Can an MBBS doctor do the MRCP?

The Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) is an internationally recognized medical membership for physicians. The MRCP exam is conducted for doctors who are interested in training at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

If you have completed your MBBS or equivalent degree from a medical institute approved by the GMC, you can apply for the examination. For an Indian medical student, the MRCP exam paves the way for an international career opening.

In the UK, MRCP is a mandatory qualification that a candidate needs to pass before entering specialty training. Any candidate with a GMC  recognized medical degree and 12 months of clinical experience after graduation, is eligible to apply.

 If you are a UK graduate, it can be harder for you to take time out of training to do an MD at the very early stages of your training. So, choosing MRCP instead of MD will be a better option if you are capable of doing self-study and preparation.

In India, too, MRCP is considered a recognised qualification. The candidate needs in-depth knowledge in the subject; only then will he or she be able to qualify.

If you are applying without proper preparation, there are chances that you may get stuck sometimes. Even the candidates with good preparation are struggling to qualify, but an MRCP degree makes the pressure worthy. So, well-designed training is a mandatory requirement for qualifying for the examination.

If you are an MBBS graduate, then surely, MRCP will be a good option for you. The only thing that you need to do is try to be well-prepared for the examination. Be well prepared and achieve your goal.

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