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The MFSRH has two examination components and Membership is awarded on successful completion of the Part I and Part II examinations:
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 Roisin MacDonald, Exams Operations Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an International candidate, and you do not have a GMC number, please email Roisin MacDonald, Exams Operations Lead, at email@example.com so that we can assist you with your application.
Applications for the MFSRH Part I Examination on 31st March 2023 are now closed. Applications for the MFSRH Part I examination on 6th October 2023 will open on 8th May 2023 and close on 10th July 2023.
MFSRH Part I 2023 Exam Dates:
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.
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.
The Part I takes place twice a year. In 2023 the Part I will be held on the following dates:
Applications for the MFSRH Part II KAT & OSCE Examinations in 2023 are now closed. Applications for the MFSRH Part II KAT & OSCE Examinations in 2024 will open in November 2023 (date to be confirmed).
MFSRH Part II 2023 Exam Dates:
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.
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.
The Part II takes place once a year. In 2023 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.
Applications for this year's Part II examination opened on 21st November 2022 and will close on 6th January 2023.
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.
1. Register for a free MyFSRH account (if you do not already have a MyFSRH website account. No payment is taken at this stage.)
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.
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:
Read more here about our membership benefits.
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 Roisin MacDonald, Exams Operations Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.