MRCPI in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

An internationally recognised qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The MRCPI Obstetrics and Gynaecology examination is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland as the foremost knowledge-based assessment for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland.

The qualification of MRCPI in Obstetrics and Gynaecology shows potential employers that you have advanced knowledge of this specialty - you can effectively take a patient's history, perform clinical examinations and formulate investigation and management plans.

The MRCPI in Obstetrics and Gynaecology qualification is recognised by the General Medical Council in the UK. This means that international medical graduates can apply for full registration with a licence to practice in the UK if they hold MRCPI in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

If you are undertaking RCPI’s Basic Specialist Training in Ireland, (i.e. you are formally on a BST training programme), achieving MRCPI, and meeting all other entry criteria, means that you are eligible to apply for Higher Specialist Training, the final stage of training before independent practice.

MRCPI in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at a glance

There are two 'Parts' to the MRCPI in Obstetrics and Gynaecology exam:

MRCPI Obstetrics and Gynaecology Part II Written

  • One paper
  • 100 single best answer questions
  • Three hours
  • Held twice a year

MRCPI Obstetrics and Gynaecology Part II OSCE/Clinical

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and clinical exam with real patients
  • OSCE: seven active stations, 10 minutes each
  • Clinical exam: one long clinical case, 25 minutes
  • Available in Ireland and United Arab Emirates

MRCPI Obstetrics & Gynaecology Exam Calendar 2022

Published 7 July 2021. Updated 13 July 2022

TBC dates will be confirmed and updated throughout the year. The fee for MRCPI examination has increased in line with the rising costs associated with delivering the exams, effective for all exams taken after 1 August 2022. Modest fee increases are spread across the three exam components.

Examinations Calendar 2023

Please click the button below to visit the RCPI Examinations Calendar for 2023. This includes examination dates, application opening and closing dates and examination fees.