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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

MRCPsych Paper 3

Written Paper centres in the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong

 

The MRCPsych Paper 3 will be 3 hours long, containing a maximum of 200 marks. The paper will include both ‘best answer 1 of 5’ style MCQs and EMIs. The Clinical Topics will be approximately two thirds of the paper. The Critical Review component will make up approximately one third of the paper.

 

Breakdown of questions, Paper 3 (Clinical Topics)

%

  • General Adult Psychiatry                                                    
  • Classification of disease, preventative strategies
  • Presentation of illness and treatment
  • Hospital liaison psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Medicine relevant to psychiatry & HIV
  • Research

32

Old age psychiatry

15

Addictions

11

Child & adolescent psychiatry

15

Forensic psychiatry

9

Learning Disability

10

Psychotherapy & Psychopathology

8

 

This breakdown is intended as a general guide to the Clinical Topics content of Paper 3 and is subject to change