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About MCPS
What is MCPS Exam?:

What is MCPS?
Member of College of Physicians & Surgeons (MCPS). College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan is a firm responsible for the registration of Postgraduate Doctors of Pakistan. It makes rules, enrolls doctors and conducts exams for the Post graduation in Pakistan. Currently, CPSP is registering for FCPSI, II and MCPS. CPSP also enrolls foreign qualified doctors.

What is CPSP?
The main functions of the CPSP (College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan)  are directed towards the promotion of the practice of general medicine, surgery and other specialities, and conduct examinations for the award of postgraduate degrees of FCPS and MCPS.

The CPSP has played an important role in training its Fellows in Research Methodology dissertation writing and computer orientation for both trainers and trainee through workshops. Up to March 2003 about 5519 MCPS and 5194 FCPS have graduated from this College. To ensure examination process in compare with international recognition, college invites examiners Royal Colleges of England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Middle East, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait. Joint Committee of Higher Medical training of England, which represents UK’s all Royal Colleges has recognised the Fellowship of CPSP at par with its MCPS.

The US Boards of Internal Medicine, FRCP Canada for the purpose of entry on the specialists register maintained by the General Medical Council, UK.

The Saudi Council for Health Specialities also recognises FCPS of the College at par with MRCP and FRCS awarded by Royal Colleges of UK. Besides, the colleges in collaboration with WHO has launched an awareness programme on reproductive health issues and to develop a curricula for postgraduate and undergraduate medical education and development of learning material for the trainers.

The Department of Medical Education of the College through a series of workshops has trained over 12,000 teachers to update them with new methodologies. In 1996, this department was redesigned as “WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Educational Development of Health Personnel.”

It has also been working on to extend co-operation to Afghanistan in provision and improvement of healthcare services.

What are the specialization fields of MCPS?
  • Anaesthes
  • Chest Diseases
  • Ch_Diseases Tuberculosis
  • Community Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • ENT
  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiotherapy

Who is Eligible to sit for this exam?
  • MBBS or equivalent qualification registered with the PMDC.
  • One year house job in an institution recognized by the CPSP, out of which six months should be in your particular specialization field. Deficiency in the house job period could be compensated by equal time in residency.
  • Two years residency training in any of the CPSP recognized institutions.

Is there any exemption in duration of training?
The training of the different diploma program in your concerned specialty will be accepted as equivalent to a maximum of one year training (irrespective of the number of diplomas acquired) towards MCPS requirements.

What is the examination schedule?
The MCPS theory examination is held twice a year in months of MARCH and SEPTEMBER.
  • Theory examinations are held in different cities of the Pakistan. At present, the centres are Karachi, Islamabad, Multan, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Quetta and Hyderabad. The College will decide where to hold oral/practical examination depending on the number of candidates in a city and shall inform the candidates accordingly.
  • English shall be medium of examination for the theory/practical/clinical and viva examinations
  • Any change in the centers, dates and format of the examination will be notified by the College before the examination.
  • Each successful candidate in the MCPS examination will be issued a Diploma after being elected by the College Council and payment of registration fee and other dues as per rules of the College.
  • A competent authority appointed by the College has the power to debar any candidate from any examination if it is satisfied that such a candidate is not a fit person to take the College examination because of using unfair means/misconduct or other disciplinary reasons.

What is the format of examination?
The MCPS examination comprises:
  • Theory (two essay type papers)
  • Clinical and viva voce
Only those candidates who qualify in theory will be called for clinical and viva examination. THE COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER/AMEND ANY RULES/REGULATIONS. Any decision taken by the College on the interpretation of these regulations will be binding on the applicant.

What are the address, phone numbers and email address of CPSP and it's regional offices?
CPSP Head Office
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan. (Head Office; Karachi)
Address: 7th Central Street, Defence Housing Authority, Karachi -75500, Pakistan.
Phone: 0092-21- 5892801 & 10
Fax:0092-21- 5887513

CPSP Regional Offices

1. CPSP Regional Office, Next To INMOL, Wahdat Road, Lahore
Phone: 0092-42-5863455
2. Armed Forces Institute Of Pathology, Rawalpindi  
Phone: 0092-51-561-30077
3. Pakistan Institute Of Medical Science, Islamabad
Phone: 0092-51-850704
4. Nishtar Medical College, Multan
Phone: 0092-61-513111
5. Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
6. Quaid-e -Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur  
  Phone: 0092-631-884760
7. Liaquat Medical College, Hyderabad
Phone: 0092-221-771239-40
8. Chandka Medical College, Larkana
9. CPSP Regional Office Khyber Medical College, Peshawar
Phone:0092-91-844829, 0092-91-210041
10. Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad  
11. Sandenman Civil Hospital, Quetta
12. Regional office Nawabshah

How can I best prepare myself for the exam?
The amount of practice you need will depend on your ability, the time you have available before you take the exam, and how familiar you feel with the exam's format. Beside, we have collected various MCPS web sites links, which will help you to become more familiar with the exam.

You can prepare for the MCPS by yourself or with friends.

In addition, INTERFACE offers test preparation course. This course is administered by experienced teachers.

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