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.