What does IMRCS stand for?

IMRCS stands for the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. It is one the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and is open to surgeons who have passed all parts of the Intercollegiate Membership examination and meet the criteria set.

How can I become a member?

Membership to one of the three royal surgical colleges of Great Britain is open to surgeons who have passed all parts of the IMRCS exam.

The exam syllabus, format and content are common to all three colleges:

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. 

How do I know if I am eligible to take the examination?

If you’re from overseas you must hold a primary medical qualification accepted by the Medical Councils of the college. 

If you’re a prospective candidate, you can check if your medical degree is accepted on the World Health Organisation’s list of medical schools

You will be eligible for election as a member of the college you’ve chosen to apply for if you’ve successfully passed all parts of the exam.

If you haven’t already attempted Part 1 or Part 2 of the current IMRCS, you will be required to sit the revised IMRCS exam Part A.

How many times can I take the exams?

With effect from the April 2013 Diet, candidates will be entitled to a maximum of 6 attempts at Part A. Candidates are permitted six attempts in which to pass all components of the Part B (oral, clinical, communication skills).

Candidates are allowed up to four attempts at any combination of the MRCS Part B (OSCE), the DOHNS Part 2 (OSCE) or the MRCS Part 3 (OCC)

Where can I sit the exam?

In Lebanon, you can sit the exam at the British Council office. You can take each exam part with a different college, however you need to complete that part with the college (you cannot change college half-way through the sitting). 

How can I pay the administration fee?

All payments should be made either in LBP or USD by cash or card payment at the British Council. We do not accept cheques.

If the registration fee is not paid in full with the university, the application will not be accepted. Attach any notes confirming payment to the Royal College of Surgeons to your application form.

How can I get my results?

Results will be published on the college website.

Do you organise exams for people with disabilities?

We do our best to cater for any special needs. We will do all we can to help you understand test questions and ways of giving answers. You will be assessed fairly and objectively irrespective of disability.

If you require special arrangements, please get in touch at least three months before submitting your application. Relevant supporting material such as medical certificates should be submitted during registration. 

Where can I find out more information about the exam?

Visit the Royal College of Surgeons of England website for more information about the IMRCS exam or email examination@rcseng.ac.uk

Contact us to find out more about us and how we can help administer your exam.