What is FCPS exam?
What is FCPS?
Fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS).
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.
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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,
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 FCPS (part 1)?
Who is Eligible to sit for this exam?
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Surgery Allied
Is there any exemption in duration of training for Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Otorhinolaryngology specialization?
- 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
- Two years residency training
in any of the CPSP recognized institutions.
The training of the diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
(i.e. DGO, DRCOG, Graded specialist from the armed forces) and in
Otorhinolaryngology (i.e. DLO, Graded Specialist from the
armed forces) will be accepted as equivalent to a maximum of one
year training (irrespective of the number of diplomas
acquired) towards MCPS requirements.
Who is exempted from FCPS (part 1) exam and how can
I process my exemption request?
CPSP grant exemption from FCPS Part-I to those
applications who have acquired the following qualifications:
- MRCP (for medicine specialization only) and FRCS (for
other specialization) from all the Royal Colleges of UK and Ireland.
- Diplomate American Board of Specialities.
- FCPS Part-I, Bangladesh.
An application for exemption from FCPS Part-I must be
submitted to the CPSP with all the relevant documents and a
bank draft of Rs.2500/-(non refundable processing fee).
After due verification and payment of the prescribed
fee, the College shall grant exemption.
In all other cases after proper scrutiny and processing,
the College will decide acceptance or rejection of the request
for exemption from FCPS Part-I on an individual case basis.
All applicants who are allowed exemption will be issued an
Exemption certificate on payment of Rs.7500/- (exemption
certificate fee). A copy of this certificate will have to
attached with the application to the Research & Training
Monitoring Cell (RTMC) of the CPSP, for registration as FCPS
Part-II trainee and later with the application for appearing
in FCPS Part-II examination.
What is the examination schedule?
The FCPS Part-I examinations will be held thrice a year
in the months of MARCH, JULY and NOVEMBER.
What is the format of examination?
- Theory examinations are held
in different cities of the country usually at Karachi,
Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, Peshawar,
Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Quetta and Hyderabad.
- English shall be medium of
- 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 FCPS Part-I examination will be issued a latter to
enable him/her to seek his/her placement for training in a
recognized training institute.
- 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.
The examination will consist of two theory papers
(Paper-I & Paper-II) Paper-II consisting of 75 MCQs
(multiple true and false type).
Each paper of FCPS Part-I (MCQ type) will be divided into
three well defined sections of Anatomy, Physiology and
Pathology including other allied basic medical sciences. A
candidate would be required to secure a minimum percentage
in each of the three sections separately besides passing in
THE COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER/AMEND ANY
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
CPSP Head Office
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan. (Head
Address: 7th Central
Housing Authority, Karachi -75500, Pakistan.
Phone: 0092-21- 5892801 &
CPSP Regional Offices
CPSP Regional Office, Next To INMOL, Wahdat Road, Lahore - email@example.com
Armed Forces Institute Of Pathology, Rawalpindi - Phone:
Pakistan Institute Of Medical Science, Islamabad - firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone:
Nishtar Medical College, Multan - email@example.com - Phone:
Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad - firstname.lastname@example.org- Phone:0092-411-762846
Quaid-e -Azam Medical College,
Bahawalpur - Phone: 0092-631-884760
Liaquat Medical College,
Hyderabad - email@example.com - Phone:
Chandka Medical College, Larkana - firstname.lastname@example.org -Phone:0092-741-40224
CPSP Regional Office Khyber
Medical College, Peshawar - email@example.com - Phone:0092-91-844829,
Ayub Medical College,
Abbottabad - Phone:0092-5921-4081-9
Sandenman Civil Hospital,
Quetta - firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone:0092-81-825287
Nawabshah - email@example.com
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
FCPS web sites links, which will help you to become
more familiar with the exam.
You can prepare for the FCPS (part 1) by yourself or with friends.
In addition, INTERFACE offers
test preparation course
. This course
is administered by experienced teachers.
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