Membership Exams (MFSRH) - Applications for Part I close 1 July 2022

Membership of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the RCOG (MFSRH) is a recognised qualification in sexual and reproductive health care. It is held by clinicians who provide expertise in community, primary and acute care. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare awards Membership by examination.

The MFSRH has two examination components and Membership is awarded on successful completion of the Part I and Part II examinations:

  • Part I: Single Best Answer (SBA) examination
  • Part II: Knowledge Assessment Test (KAT), and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) examination

The syllabus for the MFSRH examination is based on the knowledge requirements of the CSRH Curriculum Capabilities in Practice (CiPs). 

Read the MFSRH Syllabus    Read the Exam Regulations

 Read the Part I Handbook  Read the Part II Handbook 

If you experience any issues with applying for an Exam, uploading evidence or have any questions regarding the MFSRH qualification please contact Fran Hyattt at fhyatt@fsrh.org.

If you are an International candidate, and you do not have a GMC number, please email Fran Hyatt at fhyatt@fsrh.org so that we can assist you with your application. 

Part I

Applications for the next Part I Examination on 7 October 2022 will open on 29 April 2022 and close on 1 July 2022 at 9am (BST).

 

Read the Part I Handbook

What's the format of the Part I?

What is the format of Part I?

The MFSRH Part I is a written exam that is conducted twice a year, in April and October. The Part I exam comprises of 80 questions of the “single best answer” (SBA) format which will test basic clinical science and applied knowledge. There is an emphasis on basic science to reflect the updated GMC requirements and to ensure that future specialists have the scientific foundations needed to build their work on. You will be given 120-minutes to complete this exam.

The Part I examines CiPs 1, 4, 5 and 8 of the CSRH curriculum. A full overview can be found within the MFSRH syllabus.

Who is eligible for the Part I?

Who is eligible for the Part 1?

UK candidates are eligible to enter for the Part I examination when you have obtained your medical degree and are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). You will be asked to provide a copy of your medical degree and photo identification at the point of application.

For international candidates, a GMC registration number is not required if you are not working or training in the UK, and applications are approved on a case-by-case basis. The examination is not exclusive to clinicians practising in CSRH. However, active clinical practice in this area is recommended given the nature and intensity of this exam.

The MFSRH Part I is a gateway exam designed to assess trainees at ST3 level. You may want to attempt the exam before ST3 level but must be aware that the exam is pitched at ST3 level. We would advise potential candidates in their foundation years against sitting the exam.

You should be advised that, although you may be at ST3 level in the curriculum, you might not have had clinical exposure to some aspects of the syllabus. However, the exam may test theoretical knowledge within the scope of the syllabus in these areas.

 

When is the Part I?

The Part I takes place twice a year. In 2022 the Part I will be held online on the following dates:

  • Friday 1 April 2022 (online)
    Applications open 1 November 2021 and close on 10 January 2022 (9am GMT)

  • Friday 7 October 2022 (online)
    Applications open 29 April 2022 and close on 1 July 2022 (9am BST)

 

Part II

Applications have closed for the next Part II Examinations;

  • KAT – Wednesday 25 May 2022
  • OSCE – Wednesday 8 June 2022

Applications for this exam closed on 10 January 2022.

Read the Part II Handbook

What's the format of the Part II?

What is the format of MFSRH Part II?

The MFSRH Part II consists of a Knowledge Assessment Test (KAT) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The Part II examination relates to the application of clinical science to the practice of sexual and reproductive healthcare.

The KAT is a 3-hour paper that consists of 50 single best answer questions (SBA) and 70 extended matching questions (EMQ).

The OSCE is designed to assess your ability to gather information, apply your clinical skills, demonstrate appropriate patient-centred care, and make evidence-based decisions. The OSCE consists of ten active stations. Each station lasts 12 minutes, which includes three minutes for initial reading and nine minutes of simulated consultation. The OSCE exam takes between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the number of candidates.

 

Who is eligible for the Part II?

Who is eligible for the Part II?

The MFSRH Part II examination is open to you if you have have passed the MFSRH Part I prior to the application closing date.

The Part II examination examines all the CiPs across its two components at a level appropriate for an ST5 trainee. You are strongly advised to have spent at least two years working as a clinician in the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare before entering the examination. The Part II examination is based on UK clinical practice, you may find it helpful to have had a clinical attachment in the UK prior to taking the examination.

 

When is the Part II?

When is the Part II?

The Part II takes place once a year. In 2022 the Part II will be held online over two dates and it is mandatory to attend both examination dates in order to complete the Part II sitting.

  • KAT – Wednesday 25 May 2022
  • OSCE – Wednesday 8 June 2022

    Applications for this year's Part II exam opened on 1 November 2021 and closed on 10 January 2022 (9am GMT)

Fees

The fees for the MFSRH qualification are given below. 

1. Part I Exam (payable upon application)

£375

2. Part II Exam (payable upon application)

£625

3. Current Diplomate Member upgrading to MFSRH Membership

OR

Individuals not already an FSRH member

£7

 

£111

Total (two options)

Lower fees for existing FSRH members

OR

Non FSRH Members

 

£1007

 

£1111

Please note on successfully passing all components of the MFSRH qualification, you will become a Member (MFSRH) of FSRH and you will be asked to pay the membership fees associated with this membership type. You will be required to pay an annual membership fee to maintain your MFSRH status and will gain access to the full range of MFSRH member benefits. If you are already a member of FSRH (e.g DFSRH), this means your membership will change to MFSRH from your current status.

You will need to recertify your MFSRH every five years which will not incur any costs if you have maintained your annual membership payments.

How to Apply

How to apply

1. Register for a free MyFSRH account (if you do not already have a MyFSRH website account. No payment is taken at this stage.)

OR

Log in to MyFSRH if you already have a website account with us.

2. Click on the 'Browse Courses' tile

3. Select 'MFSRH Examinations' and click 'Go to course'

4. Under the heading 'Apply for the MFSRH' you will find links to the application forms for the Part I and Part II. Click on the required application form and this will open a new tab in your browser where you can complete and submit the application form and make your payment online at the same time.

FSRH Register here  Log in to 'My FSRH'

 

Membership

The award of Membership of the FSRH will be awarded to those candidates who have passed the Part I examination and Part II examination. Your membership subscription is payable annually and your membership runs from 1 January to 31 December each year. Membership of the FSRH includes the following benefits:

  • Access to 'My FSRH' a personalised area on our website which includes resources and personal details
  • Full online access to BMJ SRH - our quarterly peer-reviewed journal
  • Free webinars 
  • Regular e-bulletins with access to previous editions
  • Discounts to FSRH conferences
  • Access to our Members' Evidence Request

Read more here about our membership benefits

Recertification of Membership

Recertification

The qualification of Membership is subject to recertification every five years. 

In order to recertify you must collect at least 250 credits of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity over the past five years to demonstrate that you have maintained and developed the necessary CPD. At least 150 credits of CPD must be related to SRH. You must also agree to abide by the FSRH six principles of care in your practice. Further information regarding recertification is available on the Faculty website.

FAQs

Visit our frequently asked questions page to read some common questions and answers about the MFSRH.

Read our MFSRH frequently asked questions. 

 

 

Contact Us

If you require any further information about the MFSRH or for assistance with your applications please contact Fran Hyatt (Education Development Manager) at fhyatt@fsrh.org.