Over 120 diplomates, including 26 RCP members, received their MRCP(UK) diploma during a prestigious ceremony on Wednesday 17 July.
The celebrations began in the afternoon with tours of the RCP gardens and building, photography and refreshments. At nearly 5.30pm the gong was rung, calling the diplomates to their seats in the historic Dorchester Library for the official ceremony to begin with the president's procession.
Guests of the diplomates were able to watch the ceremony from either the upper floor of the Dorchester Library or via livestream from the Wolfson Theatre.
After the ceremony, diplomates and their guests continued the celebrations with a buffet in the Osler Room.
This is a momentous event in many of the diplomates’ careers as they will have studied and worked very hard to pass the difficult three-part exam that serves as knowledge-based assessment for core medical training. Gaining the MRCP(UK) diploma is required before entering into specialty training and becoming a physician.
The MRCP(UK) exam involves two written parts and the PACES exam, which is a practical assessment, all aimed at testing the skills, knowledge and behaviour of doctors. More information about the MRCP(UK) diploma and exams can be found on the MRCP(UK) website.