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MRCPsych Paper B is a written paper which assesses critical
review and the clinical topics in psychiatry.
Paper B is a three hour exam worth 200 marks.
One third of the paper covers critical review
Two thirds of the paper covers clinical topics, of which 30%
will be General Adult Psychiatry.
Paper B will cover the following sections of the syllabus:
6. Organisation and Delivery of Psychiatric Services
7. General Adult Psychiatry
8. Old Age Psychiatry
10. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
11. Substance Misuse/Addictions
12. Forensic Psychiatry
13. Psychiatry of Learning Disability
14. Critical Review
Under interim arrangements, candidates holding a valid pass in
Paper 3 do not need to sit paper B.
syllabus (PDF) updated July 2018
critical review syllabus (PDF)
from Paper B (PDF)
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