Upcoming Examination: The Part II will take place over two dates in 2021. The CRQ and EMQ examinations will be held online on 24 May 2021 and the OSCE will be held online on Thursday 3 June 2021. Applications are now closed.
What is the MFSRH Part II?
The MFSRH Part II is a three-part examination held once a year, usually in June. The exam is usually held in London, but on occasions may be held in other UK centres. For 2021 the CRQ and EMQ papers will be held online in May and the OSCE will be in London in June.
The three components of the Part II examination are:
- Critical Reading Question paper (CRQ)
- Extended Matching Question paper (EMQ); and
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
Critical Reading Questions (CRQ)
The CRQ is a 90-minute written paper. You are required to read three papers (usually a recent significant clinical research paper or the evidence base of a clinical guideline) and answer questions about the methods used, the interpretation of results and the application of the findings to informing decisions about patient care.
Any modules in the CSRH Curriculum may be examined by the CRQ.
Extended Matching Questions (EMQ)
The EMQ is a 2-hour written paper. The paper consists of 80 questions. Candidates must select the right answer from an alphabetised list of options that can vary from 7-15 different possible answers.
The EMQ is designed to assess your ability to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge, both basic and clinical, and apply knowledge of ethical and legal issues in the clinical situation.
The EMQ is based on Modules 2-15 in the CSRH Curriculum.
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
The OSCE is a roleplay based clinical examination, where candidates interact with a professional actor or an examiner most often to simulate a clinical scenario. It comprises of 10 active question stations in a circuit and lasts 2-3 hours, depending on how many candidates are sitting the examination.
The OSCE assesses your ability to gather information, apply their clinical skills, demonstrate appropriate patient centred care and make evidence-based decisions. It is a realistic simulation of real-life consultations, during which you will interact with a professional actor while being observed and assessed by an examiner. Occasionally scenarios may simulate interactions with colleagues, trainees, non-clinical support staff, managers or other professionals including those working within the healthcare arena.
Any modules in the CSRH Curriculum may be examined by the OSCE.
We recommend reading the MFSRH Part Two Handbook before applying to take this examination. The Handbook contains key information about the examination including the syllabus, a recommended reading list and example questions.
- Part II – 24 May 2021 (EMQ & CRQ) & Thursday 3 June 2021 (OSCE)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the MFSRH Part II examinations will take place over two days in 2021. The written components of the Part II examination (CRQ & EMQ) will be held online and will take place on 24 May 2021. The OSCE examination will take place online on Thursday 3 June 2021.
Applying for the MFSRH Part II
To be eligible to apply for the MFSRH Part II examination, you must:
- have passed the Part I SBA examination before the closing date for the Part II examination:
- have passed your Evidence-Based Commentary before the closing date for the Part II examination