The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom is delighted to confirm that it will open its first MRCP(UK) PACES examination centre in Pakistan later in 2020.
This decision follows the successful running of a full mock PACES at the PAK-Emirates Military Hospital in Rawalpindi on 7 and 8 February 2020.
PACES is the largest international clinical examination for postgraduate doctors in the world and will provide doctors from Pakistan the opportunity to take this high-quality examination in their own country for the first time.
RCP president and Federation chair, Professor Andrew Goddard said:
‘As part of our commitment to improving patient care by ensuring high standards of education and training, I’m delighted that we’re now able to offer our world-leading clinical examination PACES to doctors in Pakistan.
'The PAK-Emirates Military Hospital in Rawalpindi becomes the newest of more than 20 centres outside the UK providing this exam. This will increase the numbers of doctors and patients who will benefit from this rigorous examination of doctors’ skills and knowledge.
'I would also like to thank our local partners for their dedication and enthusiasm for bringing the PACES exam to Pakistan, without them it wouldn’t have been possible.’
The full announcement is available here.