Dear Collegue,

Are you looking to develop your career in surgery with a world-renown surgical institution that has over 8000+ RCSI Fellows and Members from 100+ countries globally?

We are getting in touch to let you know that applications for the MRCS Part A diet that will take place in September 2024 is now open and will close on 11 July 2024. Sit the MRCS Part A examinations anywhere in the world (140+ test centres worldwide).

Pearson VUE

The MRCS Part A is delivered via computer-based testing centres in partnership with Pearson VUE, which has a network of over 5,600 computer-based test centres around the world.

Candidates will be able to book a Pearson VUE centre in which to sit their examination when the booking window opens.

Candidates will be required to schedule their examination via the Pearson VUE website within the schedule timeframe and will be provided with details on how to proceed with scheduling the examination by the College.  The schedule window opens approximately 2 months before the examination date.

Candidates sitting the MRCS Part A with RCSI will receive free access to our Affiliate Membership and 20% off PasTest for MRCS Part A.


MRCS Resources and Supports

Affiliate Membership of RCSI offers access to a comprehensive range of resources supporting candidates looking to complete the MRCS exams. Candidates sitting the MRCS Part A exam with RCSI will receive a free one-year access to our full Affiliate Membership suite of resources.

Resources include:

  • Access to surgical anatomy resources such as surface anatomy and dissection guides
  • 20% discount off Cambridge University Press
  • 20% discount on Pastest MRCS resources
  • Access to exam specific Elsevier journals
  • SurgiQuiz
  • Surgical kills and science videos and support guides
  • Access to online courses


We have partnered with PasTest, one of the leading providers of revision resources for the MRCS exams, to offer discounted access to their MRCS resources. All candidates sitting MRCS Part A with us will be entitled to a 20% discount off their online subscription.

To apply to sit the MRCS Part A examination with RCSI, please click here.

For more information about sitting the MRCS Part A with RCSI, please visit our MRCS website.

For queries, please email


Best Wishes,

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland