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.