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Examinations

Centre locations

UK centres

Candidates may enter PACES through any one of the three Royal Colleges. The exam is run at clinical centres across the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland); these vary from diet to diet.

Prioritisation criteria for candidates sitting in the UK

If the number of applications for the exam exceeds the places available, candidates in UK training will be prioritised. Every effort will be made to provide as many places as possible. If the number of applicants in UK training exceeds the number of places available, those who expect to apply for ST3 posts within the next year will be prioritised.

International centres

We are working hard to increase the number of spaces for the exam, however, it is not always possible to meet demand and offer places to all candidates who apply. Since 2012 we have increased the number of international places by 23%, through providing more examination days in existing centres, and by opening new centres in India, Pakistan and Jordan. We are committed to continuing to increase opportunities for international candidates over the next few years.

We will try to prioritise candidates using factors including number of unsuccessful/successful applications and time since passing Part 1, however we cannot guarantee that every candidate will get a space on this basis

Some centres no longer offer provisional places; if you are awaiting results of your current PACES exam, please do not apply for those centres as your application will not be considered.

Bahrain (Manama)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

Does not accept provisional applications.

All spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Bangladesh (Dhaka)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some seats are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status
should enquire with the local organiser.

Egypt

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 90

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local
areas at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Does not accept provisional applications.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Hong Kong

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Submit electronic application to: 
eliechoi@hkcp.org

Tel: 00852 2871 8837
 Fax: 00852 2556 9047

No of spaces per assessment period:  90--120 (can only confirm the final number later after we review the situation of our back log candidates)

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply  during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their  trainee status  should
enquire with the local organiser.

India (Bengaluru)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local areas
at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Does not accept provisional applications.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

India (Chennai)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 75

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local
areas at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

India (Hyderabad)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

Does not accept provisional applications.

All spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

India (Kochi)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the
local areas at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

India (Kolkata)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

All spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

India (New Delhi)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

All spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

India (Puducherry)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local areas at the

discretion of the local organiser.

Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

India (Pune)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local areas at the

discretion of the local organiser.

Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

India (Thiruvananthapuram)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 30

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local areas

at the discretion of the local organiser.

Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Jamaica

Details                 Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees at the discretion of the local organiser.

Does not accept provisional applications.

All spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Jordan (Amman)

Details  Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees at the discretion of the local organiser.

Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Kenya (Nairobi)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

Does not accept provisional applications.

All spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Kuwait

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

contact us.

No of spaces per assessment period: 60

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Malaysia (Kuching & Kota Kinabalu) 

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

Email: mrcp.paces@copm.online

No of spaces per assessment period: 25

Some seats are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status
should enquire with the local organiser.

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

Email: mrcp.paces@copm.online

No of spaces per assessment period: 120

All spaces are reserved for trainees of the local areas.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status
should enquire with the local organiser.

Malaysia (Johor Bahru) 

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

Email: mrcp.paces@copm.online

No of spaces per assessment period: 60

Some seats are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status
should enquire with the local organiser.

Malaysia (Penang)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

Email: mrcp.paces@copm.online

No of spaces per assessment period: 60

All spaces are reserved for trainees of the local areas.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status
should enquire with the local organiser.

Malta

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Please do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us.

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees
at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Myanmar (Mandalay)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

Email: paces.mandalay@gmail.com

Tel: 009592001464

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.
 
Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status should
enquire with the local organiser.

Myanmar (Yangon UM1)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

Tel: +44 00951 2300622

No of spaces per assessment period: 75

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status should
enquire with the local organiser.

Myanmar (Yangon UM2)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

Tel: +44 00951 2300622

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status should
enquire with the local organiser.

Oman

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 75

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees at the
discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Pakistan

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 75

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees at the discretion of the local organiser.

Does not accept provisional applications.

Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Qatar

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

Does not accept provisional applications.

All spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Singapore

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

Local trainees applying to sit the PACES exam
must also apply for the MMED exam with NUS
within the application period.
 
To apply for the MMED exam please submit a
paper application separately to the NUS via the

Tel: +65 6516 3311 / 3300 / 4527

 

No of spaces per assessment period: 75

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.
 
Local trainees must still apply during the
application period.
 
Candidates who are unsure about
their trainee status should enquire
with the local organiser.

Sri Lanka (Colombo)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 45

Accepting only local applicants. Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local areas
at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

Sudan

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us.

 

No. of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees at the
discretion of the local organiser.
 
Does not accept provisional applications.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online                          

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local areas at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Does not accept provisional applications.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

United Arab Emirates (Ajman)

DetailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online                          

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local areas at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Does not accept provisional applications.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by eligibility criteria.

United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

Contact detailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

E-mail: aAguiar@dha.gov.ae

Tel: +971 4219 1934

Fax: +971 4335 0897

No of spaces per assessment period: 60

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Does not accept provisional applications.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.
 
Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status should enquire with the local organiser.

United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Contact detailsPrioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

E-mail: aAguiar@dha.gov.ae

Tel: +971 4219 1934

Fax: +971 4335 0897

No of spaces per assessment period: 60

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Does not accept provisional applications.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status should enquire with the local organiser