Successful beginning to the new year for MRCP(UK) diplomates

Around 120 diplomates received their MRCP(UK) diploma during a prestigious ceremony on 7 January 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in our London base near Regent’s Park.

This event marked the culmination of years of hard work to pass the three-part exam that serves as the knowledge-based assessment for core medical training. The MRCP(UK) diploma is required before entering into specialty training and becoming a physician.

The celebrations began in the afternoon with tours of the building and the stunning RCP Medicinal Garden, followed by refreshments inside. There was also the opportunity to have professional photographs taken.

At 5:30pm the gong was rung for the official opening ceremony in the historic Dorchester Library, which began with a procession led by the RCP president.

We were also incredibly proud to present the 2019 Royal College of Physicians and Clinical Research Network Awards trainee prize to Dr Emily Heiden, for running of the Vision-D trial in Portsmouth. 

Guests were able to watch the ceremony from the upper floor of the Dorchester Library or via a live stream from the Wolfson Theatre.

After the ceremony, diplomates and their guests continued the celebrations with a buffet in the Osler Room.

Each year, six new members ceremonies take place at RCP London and a total of around 720 MRCP(UK) diplomas are presented. Over 13,000 of our members have achieved this significant milestone and this figure rises to 32,000 if we include our fellows.

The next new members ceremony will take place on Wednesday 8 April 2020

We are incredibly proud of our members and delighted to share in their achievements. You can follow the celebrations on Twitter using the hashtag #RCPMembers.

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