Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK select Surpass and the BTL Online Invigilation service to deliver MRCP(UK) written exams

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BTL Group Ltd. are delighted to welcome the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK to the Surpass Assessment Management service, assisting with the creation and delivery of on-screen examinations.  

The Surpass Assessment Management service was introduced by BTL in 2020 to support organizations with the administrative tasks required to securely deliver assessments onscreen, such as paper to onscreen test conversion, candidate exam registration, and the generation of results and test performance reports. BTL will deliver the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 written examinations for the Federation, via Online Invigilation with live proctors.

The Federation develops and delivers postgraduate medical examinations on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians, London (RCP).  

The Surpass platform will be used to deliver four diets of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 Written examinations, taken by doctors who have gained a minimum of 12 months postgraduate experience. These examinations, consisting of two three-hour papers, are part of a program of assessment for UK trainee doctors; passing these is a requirement to enter higher training in an internal medicine specialty.

For physicians in the UK and globally, the three Royal Colleges of Physicians provide an invaluable professional network, opportunities to share best practice and ongoing educational opportunities. They represent more than 50,000 doctors worldwide and support education, training and assessment for the benefit of patients.

“We are pleased to confirm our relationship with BTL to deliver MRCP(UK) online written examinations for doctors, enabling them to continue the important next steps in their career progression, despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected us all.”

Dr Gerrard Phillips, Executive Medical Director, Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK

“We’re very proud that following an evaluation of different solutions, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK have placed their trust in Surpass and our operational support teams to deliver this prestigious examination.

Jim Crawford, Chief Commercial Officer and Company Director at BTL

About the Federation

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, based in the UK and with international reach, is a collaboration between the three UK royal colleges of physicians: the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal Colleges of Physicians, London (RCP).

Collectively, they represent more than 50,000 physicians worldwide. For physicians in the UK and globally, the colleges provide an invaluable professional network, opportunities to share best practice and ongoing educational opportunities.

The Federation develops and delivers services to support doctors at every stage of their careers, including:

  • Continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Examinations (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK – MRCP(UK))
  • Training (Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board – JRCPTB)