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MICGP Examination

Key Dates

  • MICGP Examination registration opens:
    13 October 2014
  • Graduation Ceremony:
    18 October
  • MICGP Examination registration closes:
    1 December 2014
  • MICGP Exam written papers (MEQ/CKT): 24 March 2015
  • MICGP clinical competency test: 28/29 May 2015

Note: All queries relating to MICGP Examination results must be directed to micgpexam@icgp.ie.

MICGP Examination - key dates 2014/2015

Please note the following key dates which are applicable to all trainees wishing to undertake assessments in 2015:

  • MICGP Examination Registration Opens: 13 October 2014
  • MICGP Examination Registration Closes: 1 December 2014
  • MICGP Written Papers (MEQ/CKT): 24 March 2015
  • MICGP Clinical Competency Test: 28/29 May 2015

Update on feedback on examination performance

As previously notified, an examination candidate who has been unsuccessful in a module/modules of the MICGP Examination may request feedback on his/her examination performance. Requests must be directed to micgpexam@icgp.ie and include the descriptor "MIGCP EXAMINATION FEEDBACK REQUEST" in the subject field.

The deadline for the receipt of formal requests is Friday 18 July 2014.

When and how is feedback provided?

Candidates will receive formal feedback from the Chair of the Examination Committee in letter format which will be sent by email attachment. This will be issued the week commencing 17 August 2014.

What will not be provided?

Candidates are not provided with detailed marks of their performance.

Note:

  • MEQ Module: The MEQ module consists of eight questions. Each of the eight questions is marked by two examiners marking independently.
  • AKT Module: The AKT module consists of 20 questions. Each question is marked independently by a single examiner.
  • CKT Module: The CKT module is a computer marked examination and consists of 200 single best answer questions.
  • Oral Examination Module: Each candidate is examined by four examiners. Two pairs of examiners mark independently and candidates receive the average mark from the examiner quartet.

Examination results letter

The examination results letter details the grade (pass/fail) achieved in each module and indicates the modules outstanding to complete the MICGP Examination. While all results are issued at the same time and every effort is made to ensure that all candidates receive their results on the same day, this cannot be guaranteed. If you do not receive a letter confirming your results by 11 July 2014, please email: micgpexam@icgp.ie and include the descriptor "MIGCP EXAMINATION RESULTS REQUEST" in the subject field.

After the issue of results to each candidate, results (pass/fail grade) will be issued to each of the directors of the general practice training schemes.

Further correspondence relating to examination performance

Once feedback on examination performance has been received by a candidate, no further correspondence regarding examination feedback will take place. Where a candidate wishes to appeal his/her results, they must do so as instructed in the Appeals Procedures laid out in the MICGP Examination Handbook 2013-2014. No appeals will be considered unless carried out in compliance in these procedures.

Recheck of the calculation of marks request

The calculations of the marks of each candidate are rigorously checked before results are issued. Where a candidate wishes to have the calculation of his/her results rechecked, they must request the recheck in writing within 14 days of the issue of the results.

How to request a recheck of the calculation of marks

Submit a request by email to micgpexam@icgp.ie within 14 days of receipt of the results letter. Please include "MIGCP EXAMINATION RESULTS RECHECK REQUEST" in the subject field.

The examination office will conduct a check of the detailed marks and related calculations, and will confirm the outcome of this checking process within 14 days.

Appeals

An appeal process is available to candidates in the following circumstances:

  • Where a candidate wishes to appeal a decision of the Examination Committee regarding an alleged breach of the examination regulations.
  • Where the candidate believes that there was a substantive error or irregularity in the conduct of the marking of the examination, and is dissatisfied with the decision and response of the chairman of the Examination Committee in this regard. The candidate is required to specify the grounds for his/her appeal.
  • Where the candidate is dissatisfied with the conduct of an examiner during the oral examinations, and is dissatisfied with the decision and response of the chairman of the Examination Committee.

Pre-appeal procedure

A candidate must write to the chairman of the Examination Committee outlining his/her concerns and formally request feedback on his/her examination performance within 14 days of the posting of the MICGP examination results letter. Where the candidate is dissatisfied with the response of the chairman of the Examination Committee, he/she may lodge an appeal in accordance with the following procedures.

Appeal procedures

All appeals must be formally addressed to the Chairman of the MICGP Examination Appeals Board using the Appeal Form and accompanied with the fee of €300.00. Examination appeals will not be accepted unless submitted on the appeals application form which is available from the Examinations Office. Applicants must complete and return the formal appeal application within 14 days of follow up correspondence from the chairman of the Examination Committee. Applicants must clearly indicate on the application form the specific grounds on which the appeal is submitted. The chairman of the MICGP Examination Appeals Board will notify the candidate in writing of the decision of the Board. The decision of the MICGP Examination Appeals Board is final.

Canvassing

It is not acceptable for any candidate or representative of a candidate to contact any examiner or officer of the Irish College of General Practitioners about the examination, except in the manner described in these regulations. Such contact may jeopardise the appeal process. See www.icgp.ie/examhandbook for the ICGP Exam Handbook which outlines the examination regulations.

Graduates 2014

Election to membership of the ICGP in 2014

All GP registrars who have or will complete GP training and hold a CSCT issued by their GP training programme AND who have successfully completed all modules of the MICGP Examination are eligible for election to the ICGP. A letter of election will be issued to all qualifying graduands on the week commencing 20 July 2014. A list of newly elected members of the College will be provided by the ICGP to the Medical Council confirming their election as members.

Transferring to the Specialist Division of the Register

For information on applying to transfer to the specialist division of the register, please see the Medical Council's website: www.medicalcouncil.ie/Registration/Online-Portal-for-Doctors/. Graduates who have difficulty accessing the online portal can ring a Medical Council helpline: 01 4983160, e-mail registration@mcirl.ie or read more information at www.medicalcouncil.ie/.

Presentation ceremony 2014

Presentation of certificates to newly elected members of the ICGP.

Date: Saturday 18 October 2014
Venue: Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

Candidate queries

Sylvia Browne, micgpexam@icgp.ie, Tel: 01 6763705.