Medical careers and training

Medical careers

The RCP is an excellent source of information and guidance during a career in medicine. Our timeline provides resources, links and insight taking you from leaving school and considering a career in medicine, to the later stages as a senior doctor.

Medical careers

Specialty Certificate Examination

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, along with the specialist societies, deliver Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs).

Specialty Certificate Examination

Postgraduate exams

We offer opportunities for career development through our examination diplomas.

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JRCPTB

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) provides specialist physician training in the UK. It sets and maintains standards of training and competence in the 32 medical specialties and sub-specialties.

JRCPTB

CT1 recruitment

On behalf of JRCPTB, the RCP coordinates a national process of application and recruitment to CT1 posts in core medical training and in the programme of acute care common stem [acute medicine].

CT1 recruitment

International medical graduates (IMGs)

We support the cause of international medical graduates (IMGs) seeking short-term training in the UK, and are keen to provide information to help them with training and the issues around working in the UK.

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MRCP(UK) examination

The three Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom share a common membership examination in general medicine: the Examination for the Diploma of Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.

MRCP(UK) examination

ST3 recruitment

The RCP coordinates a national process of recruitment to posts in a number of specialties at ST3 level, across England and Wales.

ST3 recruitment