2007 MRCGP [INT]

UBD Preparing Candidates for MRCGP

In: Borneo Bulletin


A MRCGP [International] Examination Preparatory course took place at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) on August 10 and 11.

The objectives of the course were to prepare future candidates for the upcoming examination and also as part of the continuing education of the doctors.

The Membership of the Royal College Examination [International] (MRCGP [INT]) is a professional examination for doctors working in primary care (Outpatient Department in Brunei Darussalam) or as general practitioners in the region.

Brunei Darussalam was the second country in the world to be recognised as the host examination body for this prestigious examination.

According to Dr Hjh Rafidah Hj Gharif, the Coordinator of the MRCGP (INT) Examination in Brunei Darussalam, the examination preparatory course was the fourth course that had been run in Brunei Darussalam and the response from the candidates over the past years were that the course helped them in their revision and in their every day practice, as it exposed them to the experiential learning study techniques.

Up to November 2006, more than 30 doctors in Brunei have passed their MRCGP [INT] examination.

Participants were exposed to mock written and clinical examinations, and various study methods for the examination. The course was run by experienced senior MRCGP [INT] examiners.

This year, as in previous years, doctors who participated were from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, and private doctors from Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, and Singapore and also from Saudi Arabia.