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Higher Trainee Representatives needed for MRCPsych Examinations Unit

  • Status : 2 year terms
  • Salary : Voluntary roles
  • Closing date : 01/05/2019

About the roles

The College wishes to appoint Higher Trainee Representatives (trainee in at least 2nd year of training or ST5-6) for a number of vacancies in the MRCPsych Examinations Unit.

The examinations consist of two written papers (Papers A and B) and a Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies (CASC) examination. Applications for the following positions are now open:

Examinations Sub-Committee

The Examinations Sub-Committee is responsible to the Education and Training Committee but has delegated powers for setting standards for the Membership examination, administering and making Examination regulations; and overseeing examination activities, to ensure of appropriate standard and aligned to strategic objectives.

The post is voluntary and appointees will be expected to attend at least 3 meetings per year, expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with College policy. The post will be for two years. 

Paper A Panel, Paper B Clinical Topics Panel and CASC Panel

The exam panels are responsible for producing questions for the examinations question bank, from which questions are selected for the MRCPsych written examinations and CASC. The Panels also meet after the examination to review individual item analysis/station performance.

The post is voluntary and appointees will be expected to attend at least 50% of panel meetings per year and submit new questions. Expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with College policy. The post will be for two years.

Quality Assurance Panel

The panel is responsible for ensuring the exam questions set are fair to candidates. The post-holder(s) will assist in reviewing new questions and assessing existing questions, facilitate focused Question Writing Days and ensure questions are mapped and blue-printed and meet the high standards of the MRCPsych examination.

The post is voluntary and appointees will be expected to attend at least 50% of panel meetings per year. Expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with College policy. The post will be for two years.

How to apply

These positions will appeal to those who have some experience and an interest in assessment processes, and a commitment to ensuring our assessment methods meet the highest standards. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the college.

Applications should be received by 5pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019. Interviews will be held at the College headquarters, 21 Prescot Street, London E18BB, on Friday 31 May 2019.

For full details on eligibility and how to apply, please see the guidance: