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Introduction to the MRCP 1 Masterclass Programme

The MRCP exam should not be underestimated.
The pass rate for International Medical Graduates (IMGs), for example, was only 38% in the last report from the Royal College of Physicians (see below). Even UK Medical Graduates only had a 46.6% pass rate.

We do not recommend that candidates simply copy ‘what everyone else does’ (since more than 50% of ‘everyone else’ will fail the exam!).
Most people simply do private study and do as many questions as possible, e.g. from an online ‘reputable’ question bank. However, this is woefully inadequate for several reasons:

  1. A question bank may tell you what the correct answer is (for a particular MCQ) but will not be able to tell you where, in your own particular thought process, you went wrong. So how can you avoid making the same mistake again in the exam?
  2. A question bank will not be able to identify where your knowledge gaps are for a particular MCQ topic. This leaves you vulnerable in the real exam.
  3. Question banks cannot cover every topic in the exam syllabus, with an MCQ (or MCQs) on every possible aspect of each topic. Such question banks thus risk leaving you with even larger gaps in your knowledge, making you more vulnerable in the real exam.
  4. The Royal College question bank contains > 30,000 questions. So, the chances of questions from past papers being repeated are extremely low.

Our experience is consistent with the published research evidence in the field of medical education:

  1. Studying with another candidate (‘peer-assisted learning’ or ‘PAL’) has a higher success rate than independent study (‘studying on your own’).
  2. Studying under the guidance of a specialist in the field such as Consultant Physician (‘expert-assisted learning’ or ‘EAL’) has a higher success rate than PAL.
  3. EAL plus PAL has a higher success rate than EAL alone.

We therefore recommend the following approach:

  1. Prepare, using resources (as guided by the lecturer/professor), in advance of live teaching sessions.
  2. Attend live teaching sessions, delivered by the lecturer/professor. He/she can improve your exam technique, identify flaws in your thought processes and recognise/fill any gaps in your knowledge.
  3. After each live teaching session, spend time with a partner candidate – practice MCQs and quiz each other on knowledge. Any MCQs you get wrong, discuss them with your study partner and, if they cannot explain why you got it wrong, raise them with the lecturer/professor.


The MRCP 1 Masterclass is a teaching programme designed and delivered by a team of professionals, led by a Senior Consultant/Professor of Medicine in the UK. It is a form of ‘Expert-Assisted Learning’ (EAL).

The MRCP 1 Masterclass is a teaching programme designed and delivered by a team of professionals, led by a Senior Consultant/Professor of Medicine in the UK. It is a form of ‘Expert-Assisted Learning’ (EAL).

Content and structure of the Programme.
The entire Programme is taught in 5 themed blocks. Each block covers one or more subjects found in the MRCP syllabus. How much time is dedicated to each subject is adjusted according to the participant needs. The timetable below is simply an approximation, for illustration purposes. The entire programme encompasses 80 hours of live (online) Consultant-led teaching. These sessions are delivered via Zoom on Sunday evenings.

Participation in the programme is by invitation only. Each application is considered on its own merit. Only a limited number of doctors are invited to participate per class.

How to enrol

Click the “BOOK THIS COURSE” button at the top of this webpage if you would like to be considered for a seat on the Masterclass Programme.

If your application is successful, you will be advised as to whether you have been offered a direct or indirect seat. If you decide to accept the offer, you will be required to make the necessary payment before taking up the seat and starting your participation on the MRCP 1 Masterclass Programme (you will be sent a payment link to make the necessary payment). Please do not pay anything unless your application is approved, as any fees paid are non-refundable.

If you have not heard from us within 1 week of making your online application, you may assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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