Since August 2007 there is a single training and assessment system for UK trained doctors wishing to obtain a CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in General Practice. Satisfactory completion of the scheme is an essential requirement for entry to the General Medical Council’s GP Register and for membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The MRCGP is an integrated assessment programme that includes three components.

The MRCGP is a three stage exam,

  • The Applied Knowledge Test (AKT),comprising elements that test your knowledge
  • The Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) that allow you to demonstrate your ability in controlled practical examination conditions
  • And finally Work Place Based Assessment (WPBA) a continuous portfolio of real life learning and experience

Each of these is independent and tests different skills but together they cover the curriculum for specialty training for general practice. Evidence for the workplace-based assessment is collected in the eportfolio of each GP trainee.

More on the MRCGP at the RCGP – GP Curriculum and Assessment Site.