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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.
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
2013/2 DGM Written Examination Results
The results for the DGM Written Examination taken on the 6 August 2013 are now available from the DGM results page.
Result letters will be posted to candidates by 10 September 2013.
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.
DTM&H admissions policy
Candidates are advised that the RCP will be implementing a policy of ‘No ID, No Entry’ for the MRCP(UK) and Diploma examinations. Candidates will not be permitted to sit the DTM&H examination if they are unable to produce suitable identification (ID) on the day of the exam.
There will be no exceptions to this rule, unless a specific arrangement has been agreed with MRCP(UK) Central Office before the day of the exam.