Preparing for MRCP UK examinations for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
The MRCP UK examination is one of the most difficult for UK graduates. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) will find it even harder for a variety of reasons. I moved to the UK in 2010 after leaving an international public health career. Travelling from one country to another with a family had become difficult. After GMC registration in 2011, I worked for three years as a foundation doctor followed by being a locum. In August 2014, I secured a permanent non-training post as a Clinical Fellow in Medicine of the Elderly at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I started preparing for the MRCP UK examinations in 2016 and completed all three examinations by October 2018. This article is a reflection of my personal experience navigating through these examinations written with the intention of sharing helpful information with fellow IMGs aspiring to succeed in the MRCP UK examinations.
Key words: International Medical Graduates, MRCP UK examinations, Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES), examination preparation, feedback.