Get involved: Support our MFSRH Examinations

Posted 3 January 2024

Date: 03 Jan 2024

Type: FSRH News and Information

It’s an exciting time to engage with the FSRH, we are looking at new ways of how we can work to get the best out of ourselves and each other. We are undertaking a Quality Audit of the MFSRH Examination, developing Exam Preparation Courses and other resources, and moving to a new improved Exams platform. To support this work, we are looking to recruit to a range of interesting, rewarding roles related to the MFSRH Exams.

About the MFSRH Examination

The MFSRH is a high-stakes exam aligned to the curriculum of the Community Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) specialty training programme. It must be completed as part of the CSRH Training Programme and by Portfolio Pathway (formally called CESR) applicants who wish to achieve specialty status.  It is also taken by doctors with a special interest in SRH from the UK and globally. 

Opportunities Available

We are looking to recruit to a range of roles either supporting the delivery of the annual MFSRH examinations or supporting candidates who are preparing for these examinations.

Examinations Committee roles

The Examinations Committee is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the annual MFSRH examinations. We are preparing to say goodbye to several Examinations Committee members who have successfully served their terms with us, and so we are looking to recruit into several positions. All Examination Committee roles are for a three-year tenure, renewable for a second three-year tenure at the discretion of the Vice President of Specialty.

To be eligible to apply for an Examinations Committee role, you must meet these criteria:

  • Full registration with the GMC and in good standing with a licence to practice  
  • Be a member of FSRH by qualification and in good standing
  • Passed MFSRH examination and/or be on the GMC’s GP or Specialist Register in Community Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Genito-urinary Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology or Public Health Medicine
  • Have up to date medical knowledge and skills in SRH
  • Up to date with appraisals or have evidence of continued professional development 
  • Have at least two years’ experience as medical educator or examiner

1. Examinations Committee Vice Chair

The Examinations Committee Vice Chair is responsible for supporting the Chair to lead the examinations committee and ensure the delivery of the MFSRH examinations. The Vice Chair will support the Chair to oversee the development, delivery and evaluation of the MFSRH examination across all exam components; uphold quality assurance; review and advise on examination policies and provide leadership to exam convenors. 

Download the full role description

2. MFSRH Convenor

The MFSRH Convenor is responsible for one of the papers of the MFSRH Examination and plays a critical role in:

  • the ongoing maintenance and development of question banks;
  • design of examination papers which meet blueprint requirements;
  • standard setting and ratification;
  • delivery of examination papers.

We are currently recruiting Convenors for the Part I SBA and Part II EMQ.

Download the full role description.

Other Examiner Roles

MFSRH Examiners play an important role in the development and maintenance of the MFSRH question bank, which might include:

  • writing examination questions;
  • reviewing questions;
  • participating in standard setting examination papers.

There is a minimum commitment of one year and Examiners can continue in post for as long as they fulfil the eligibility requirements, remain competent in the exam subjects and keep up to date with examiner training. To be eligible to apply for an Examiner role, you must meet these criteria:

  • Full registration with the GMC and in good standing with a license to practice
  • Be a member of FSRH by qualification and in good standing
  • Passed MFSRH examination and/or be on the GMC’s GP or Specialist Register in Community Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Genito-urinary Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology or Public Health Medicine
  • Have up to date medical knowledge and skills in SRH
  • Up to date with appraisals or have evidence of continued professional development

MFSRH Examiner Role Description

Examinations Preparation Roles

The FSRH have committed to supporting all MFSRH candidates to better understand and prepare for the MFSRH exams.  This commitment supports the GMC’s and FSRH’s ambitions to achieve a Fairer Training Culture.

The project is intending to develop: 

  • Online assets such as videos, podcasts, handbooks and practice questions
  • MFSRH preparation courses for each component of the MFSRH (SBA, KAT and OSCE)

We are seeking highly motivated, healthcare professionals with experience of the MFSRH examination to help us develop this support. Task and Finish Group members will be committed team players who enjoy working collaboratively and who are also able to progress tasks on their own outside of meetings. We are initially looking for people available during the period January to March 2024. There is no expectation that T&FG members will take part in all tasks – even the production of one online tutorial will be a valuable contribution.

To be eligible for a Task and Finish Group role, you must meet these criteria:

  • Full registration with the GMC and in good standing
  • Be a member of FSRH by qualification and in good standing
  • Have up to date medical knowledge and skills in SRH
  • Up to date with appraisals or have evidence of continued professional development
  • To have experience of the MFSRH examination as a candidate, examiner or educational supervisor (those currently working towards the MFSRH examinations will be eligible for selected project tasks). 

MFSRH exam prep T&FG Role Description


Why engage with us?

All those involved in the development and delivery of the MFSRH Examination or the preparation courses will play an important role in the training and development of CSRH trainees, Portfolio Pathway candidates, and other MFSRH candidates.

In exchange, Members will have the opportunity to develop their own skills in the development and delivery of Examinations or Exam Preparation support. We can also award CPD certificates to recognise contributions.

Applications and next steps

To apply for any of these roles, please fill in our online application form.

Interviews will be conducted for the Examinations Committee roles.