Membership Exams (MFSRH)

Applications for MFSRH Part I taking place in October are now open and closes 8 July 2024 at 10:00.

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). 

Both the Part I and Part II exams are held online via online testing platforms.

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

If you are an International candidate, and you do not have a GMC number, please email so that we can assist you with your application. 

Part I

Applications for the MFSRH Part I examination in October 2024 are now open and will close on 8 July 2024 at 10:00.

MFSRH Part I 2024 Exam Date:

  • 4 October 2024
Please note these dates may be subject to change

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 I?

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 2024 the remaining Part I will be held on the following date:

  • 4 October 2024 

Part II

Applications for the MFSRH Part II KAT & OSCE 2024 Examinations will open on 6 November 2023 and close at 10:00 on 15 January 2024.

MFSRH Part II 2024 Exam dates

  • KAT Exam 22 May 2024
  • OSCE Exam 5 June 2024

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?

The Part II takes place once a year. In 2024 the Part II will be held over two dates and it is mandatory to attend both examination dates in order to complete the Part II sitting.

  • KAT Exam 22 May 2024
  • OSCE Exam 5 June 2024



The fees for the MFSRH qualification are given below. 

1. Part I Exam (payable upon application)


2. Part II Exam (payable upon application)


3. Current Diplomate Member changing to MFSRH Membership


Individuals not already an FSRH member




Total (two options)

Lower fees for existing FSRH members


Non FSRH Members





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. Complete the application form and pay by 8 July 2024 at 10:00. 


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

Read more about membership fees here.



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 can be found here.


Do you have a question?

Read our MFSRH frequently asked questions.

If you require any further information about the MFSRH or for assistance with your application please contact

MFSRH Examiner

Are you interested in a rewarding role as an MFSRH Examiner?

The MFSRH is a recognised qualification in sexual and reproductive health care, held by clinicians who provide expertise in community, primary and acute care.

Together our Convenors and Examiners play a key role in developing and delivering the MFSRH exam by writing, reviewing and standard setting questions throughout the year.

Please see the full role description for further details.

For more information about examiner recruitment, please see our examiner news article

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