Deputy Chair of MRCPsych Critical Review Panel

  • Status : 3-year term from February 2022
  • Salary : Voluntary role
  • Closing date : 28/02/2022

A vacancy has arisen for a dynamic new Deputy Chair of the MRCPsych Critical Review Panel to take up office as soon as possible following the interview date. MRCPsych Paper B is a written paper which assesses critical review and the clinical topics in psychiatry and this panel covers Critical Review – Evidence-Based Practice

The post is voluntary, and the appointee should expect, with the agreement of their employer, to spend an average of 0.5 p.a./session per week in the role.

The post holder must be able to attend most meetings of the MRCPsych Critical Review Panel which currently meets four times a year but is planned to increase to six from 2023. Additionally, the Panel Chair or their deputy is also expected to attend the Examinations Sub-Committee which currently meets six times each year.

The post will appeal to consultant psychiatrists who are current members of the MRCPsych Question Panels/Examinations Sub-Committee in any specialty who have both the experience and an interest in medical assessment and a commitment to ensuring the MRCPsych exams meets the highest standards.

Any member who would like to be considered for this post should submit a CV and a statement [no more than one A4 side] indicating expertise, experience and interest in this area of work to the Written Exam Manager. Please email

Applications should be received by 28 February 2022. Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams shortly after. 


Critical Review Deputy Panel Chair - Job Description - 2022