Membership Exams

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.

If you are an International candidate, and you do not have a GMC or NMC number, please email: edofficer1@fsrh.org so that we can assist you with your application. 

The MFSRH qualification consists of three components:


1. a Part One Exam which takes place in April and October each year 
2. an Evidence Based Commentary (EBC), an essay submitted online- full details are below in the relevant 'step' 
3. a Part Two Exam which takes place in June each year 

Read and download Exam Regulations.

1. MFSRH Exam Part One

  • Exam Part One – Friday 3rd April 2020
  • Closing date for applications –Thursday 9th January 2020
  • Exam Part One – Friday 9th October 2020
  • Closing date for applications – Wednesday 1st July 2020

Ensure that you are familiar with the reading list and training requirements before proceeding with your application for Exam Part One.

The handbook (linked below) includes key information for the Part One exam, Syllabus, Reading List, and Example Questions.

MFSRH Part One Handbook
Paper on SBA from the Journal (2016)

2. Evidence Based Commentary (EBC)

  • Evidence Based Commentary - Online submission
  • Closing date for submissions - 31st August 2020 (by 11.59pm)

The Faculty sets a new topic for the evidence-based commentary each year, and posts it in the login area of the FSRH website every 1st September.

You must submit your commentary online by the deadline. If you experience any issues with submitting your commentary online, please contact edofficer1@fsrh.org as soon as possible.

Your commentary must be between 1,000 words and 2,000 words long and its format must comply with the guidance notes.

You may submit your commentary before or after applying for, or passing, the Part One examination.

3. MFSRH Exam Part Two

  • Exam Part Two –  Thursday 11th June 2020
  • Closing date for applications – Thursday 9th January 2020
  • Exam Part Two –  June 2021 (date TBC)
  • Closing date for applications – Thursday 9th January 2021

The Part Two Examination consists of three components:

  1. 1. Critical Reading Question paper (CRQ) 
  2. 2. Extended Matching Question paper (EMQ); and 
  3. 3. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).


Ensure that you are familiar with the reading list and training requirements before proceeding with your application for Exam Part Two.

Linked below is key information for the Part Two exam, Syllabus and Reading List.

To enter the MFSRH Part Two, you must have passed the Part One Exam before the closing date for the Part 2 Exam: AND
have had your Evidence Based Commentary passed by the Faculty before the closing date for the Part Two Exam.

How to Apply

To start your application process, please click on the register button (if you do not already have a 'My FSRH' website account). Registration on this website is free, you will not be required to make any payment until you are ready to apply for your MFSRH Part One exam or EBC.

If you already have a log in for 'My FSRH', please click on login and then navigate to 'Take a qualification/recertify' behind log in.

FSRH Register here  Log in to 'My FSRH'

 

Fees

The fees for the MFSRH qualification are given below. 

Please note on successfully passing all components of the MFSRH qualification, you will be 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. You will need to recertify your MFSRH every five years which will not incur any costs if you have maintained your annual membership payments.

If you are already a member of FSRH e.g DFSRH, this means your membership will change to MFSRH from your current status.

If you are not a member of FSRH you will become an MFSRH 'Member' and have access to the full range of MFSRH benefits

1. Part One Exam (payable upon application)

£300

2. Evidence Based Commentary (EBC) - (payable on submission of your EBC document)

£150

3. Part Two Exam (payable upon application)

£550

4. 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

Membership

Completion of our MFSRH exam programme results in 'Membership' of FSRH and includes the following Membership benefits. Your membership subscription is payable annually and your membership runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.

  • 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

Contact Us

If you require any further information on the MFSRH, please contact Lorraine Back by phone +44 (0)20 3198 3181 or email edofficer1@fsrh.org.

Recertification of Membership

Why recertify your MFSRH or FFSRH?

It is important that medical professionals have the necessary knowledge & skills to give patients the safe, effective and individual advice that they deserve and need. Recertification supports individuals to demonstrate they have maintained knowledge, skills and standards during their appraisals, with employers and for revalidation. You are expected to recertify your MFSRH or FFSRH every five years from certification. For more information please read this guidance in full.

Recording your CPD

We recommend that you collect and record evidence to support your record of CPD activities within a structured portfolio such as an online CPD diary (if available) or using an Excel spreadsheet and folder. We suggest that activities and reflections are uploaded &/or collated whilst current. Please follow this link for an example spreadsheet that you may wish to use. We also recognise that you have recorded data through other colleges such as the RCOG. The FSRH will accept your RCOG logbook as supporting evidence.

We don’t mandate attendance at our conferences, however, we strongly encourage attendance as an excellent way to gain CPD. 

How to apply for recertifcation 

You are required to self-declare that you have achieved the required CPD via an online form.  You are required to reconfirm you have read and abide by the FSRH Personal Beliefs Guidance. You are not required to provide a record or evidence of your CPD as part of the application. You may however, be requested to provide a record and evidence of your CPD if you are selected for audit.

Before filling in the recertification online form, please have all the relevant information to hand before starting, you will not be able to save the form and then revisit later, the online form must be completed in one sitting. You will also need a stable internet connection while completing the online form.

Useful resources - RCGP's Women's Health Library

Bringing together national guidance, resources produced and accredited by the RCGP, and resources from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), the Women's Health Library is a resource relevant to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals.

The Library is divided into four sections for ease of use with the free resources clearly marked:

  • Maternal Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Pre-Menopause
  • Peri/Post Menopause

Access the library here.

Compliments and Complaints

If you have any feedback about our MFSRH and/ or FFSRH, please visit our compliments and complaints page.

FSRH Privacy Policy

The FSRH is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use, store and protect any information that you give us, in compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Laws which are the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and the UK Data Protection Act 2018.

Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property rights for any FSRH course including documents, materials and content belonging to and produced by the FSRH should not be used for purposes other than FSRH training. Should you wish to use any of the IPR for purposes other than FSRH training you must seek the FSRH’s approval in writing with your request via our copyright request form. We aim to respond to submissions of this nature within one working week.

Personal beliefs guidance

At the time of recertifying your MFSRH or FFSRH, you need to confirm you have read the 6 principles of care as outlined in the “Guidance for those undertaking or recertifying FSRH qualifications whose personal beliefs conflict with the provision of abortion or any method of contraception” and agree to abide by them in practice.

Contact Us

Contact the Specialty team on +44(0)20 3198 5187 or email specialtyofficer@fsrh.org for more information.