The RCP administers and sets two examination diplomas. The Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM) offers doctors the opportunity to review and consider all aspects of the care of elderly people and to be recognised as having this knowledge. The Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) is intended to test the knowledge required of physicians who wish to practice medicine effectively in developing countries. 


Masters programmes

Aside from setting exams, the RCP offers Masters programmes to enable doctors to develop their careers and enhance their skills in certain areas. 


Latest postgraduate exams news

DGM Written Examination Results 2014/1

The results for the DGM Written Examination taken on the 4 February 2014 are now available from the DGM results page.

Result letters will be posted to candidates by 11 March 2014.

Information regarding changes to the DGM Clinical Exam

The Royal College of Physicians intends to introduce changes to the clinical component of the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine in May 2015.

The changes will affect stations 2 and 4 of the examination. Please see the document below, 'DGM Clinical Changes - 2015', for further details.

DGM examination – Change to number of attempts

At the request of the General Medical Council (GMC), the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is introducing a policy to meet the GMC requirements to set a maximum number of attempts at which a candidate may take each separate part of an examination. The GMC has limited the maximum number of attempts at each part of an examination to six.

Please see details on the GMC website.

The policy will come into effect on 1 January 2014, however we are announcing this change to policy in advance to make sure that all candidates are aware of the change and have adequate time to plan their examination timetable if needed. For further information please check the regulations.

Confirmation of the procedure for requesting additional attempts is now available in the DGM section. We will also be directly contacting candidates who will be immediately affected when the policy comes into effect, to provide them with further guidance.

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