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How to pass the MRCPsych examination

  • I. Cormac (a1) and G. Marston (a2)
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Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists is the main qualification needed to progress from the basic training grade (senior house officer) to higher professional training (specialist registrar) in psychiatry. The Collegiate Trainees Committee (CTC) recognises that the MRCPsych examinations may generate anxiety in candidates and require a large investment in time and personal resources. The examinations are competitive, with approximately 50% of candidates passing on each attempt. It is worthwhile preparing well the first time, by planning in advance and understanding the critical factors for success. This article aims to help trainees preparing for the MRCPsych examination.

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How to pass the MRCPsych examination

  • I. Cormac (a1) and G. Marston (a2)
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