MRCP(UK) PACES Success Rates for 2015

In 2015, 4484 doctors sat the MRCP (UK) PACES examination and around half were in training schemes in the UK at the time of sitting the exam.

Of the UK trainees:

Pass at first attemp
t 61.6% (1004/1629)

Pass at 2+ attempts 52.0%

So if you have previously failed you PACES exam take heart that you are not alone.

Of the ‘other candidates’ (i.e. did not state to be in an UK training scheme at the time of sitting the exam):

Pass at first attempt 36.4% (526/1446)

Pass at 2+ attempts 33.2%

Pass rates per category 2015:

CT1

CT2

OTHER

Physical examination

97%

95%

88%

Identifying physical signs

79%

68%

53%

Clinical communication

96%

92%

72%

Differential diagnosis

88%

80%

66%

Clinical judgement

92%

89%

70%

Managing patients’ concerns

95%

93%

70%

Managing patients’ welfare

100%

100%

96%

The percentages are averaged as appropriate

Scores by station:

CT1

CT2

OTHER

Respiratory

16

16

15

Abdominal

17

16

16

History

17

16

15

Cardiovascular

16

15

14

Nervous system

16

15

14

Communications & Ethics

14

14

12

Brief Clinical Encounters

25

23

22

The scores are averaged to whole numbers as appropriate.

Maximum score for Respiratory, Abdominal, History, Cardiovascular and Nervous System is 20. For Communications and Ethics it is 17 and for Brief Clinical Encounters it is 27.

 

Source: MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination performance report 2015. For the full report visit MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination performance report 2015.