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Examinations

Chair examiners

As chair of examiners you will need to ensure the smooth running of the exam and provide leadership during the exam.

Preparation for the day

On the day

  • Conduct the briefing meeting in the morning. The PowerPoint presentation to be used has essential information for examiners and should include the latest exam hot topics.
  • Conduct post-cycle discussions where you ask examiners if they encountered any issues with the cases or candidates and note any incidents or issues on the centre audit form (UK only).
  • Review candidate scores on the eCPS with all examiners and ensure discussion sheets are completed for candidates of concern in line with the MRCP(UK) guidance.
  • Remind examiners to complete scenario assessment forms for Stations 1, 2, 4 and 5 after cycles 2 and 3.

Ensure that the following documents are completed and sent back to the College:

  • All eCPS documents for the exam day(s) – via email
  • Centre audit form (UK only)
  • Centre incident form for each examining day (UK only)
  • Trainee examiner forms
  • Station 2, 4 and 5 assessment forms
  • International Chair’s report (International only).

*With the introduction of PACES23 from the third diet of 2023, please note that relevant chair examiners information can be found here.