MRCGP


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MRCGP

Member, Royal College of General Practitioners. Under the old system of qualification, a postgraduate qualification conferred on a medical doctor in the UK after at least 4 years of postgraduate training (under the old system), 1 year as a pre-registration house officer (PRHO), two years as a senior house officer (SHO), a year on a general practice vocational training scheme and passing the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) membership examination.

Under the Modernising Medical Careers programme, 2005, GP training entails 2 Foundation Years (FY1 and FY2) and a 3-year "run-through" GP Specialty Training Program, of which 18 months is spent as a Specialty Registrar, in which time the trainee completes an array of posts (of 3+ months each) in hospital specialties—e.g., obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, geriatric medicine, A&E or psychiatry—and 18 months as a Specialty Registrar in General Practice.

Under both systems, the trainee is considered qualified once he or she has passed the RCGP closure examination.

MRCGP

Abbrev. for Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
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