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Standard Setting Panel Vacancies

The College wishes to appoint Senior Trainees and Consultants to join the Standard Setting Panel for the MRCPsych written examinations.


The MRCPsych written examinations consist of two written papers (Papers A & B). The Standard Setting Panel meets four times a year and is responsible for reviewing question performance based on a modified Angoff method.


The position will appeal to those who have both the experience and an interest in assessment processes and a commitment to ensuring our assessment methods meet the highest standards.


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

Please refer to the full job description for more details.


Any member who would like to be considered for this post should complete an Application Form and email it to A Confidential Reference Form must also be submitted directly from your referee.


Applications should be received by 11am on Friday 3rd August 2018. Interviews will be held by telephone on Friday 17th August 2018.

Standard Setting Panel Guidance Notes

Standard Setting Panel Application Form

Standard Setting Panel Reference Form 

Statement Regarding Conflicts of Interest


We look forward to hearing from you!


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