Specialty Certificate

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, in association with the Specialist Societies, has developed a programme to deliver Specialty Certificate Examinations within the new training structure. The purpose of the Specialty Certificate Examinations is to:

  • ensure that certified specialists have sufficient knowledge of their specialty to practice safely and competently as consultants
  • complement workplace-based assessments
  • provide a rigorous national assessment to establish public confidence
  • offer a challenge similar to sub-specialty certification examination in North America

Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology & Diabetes Blueprint
Candidates are tested on a wide range of common and important disorders as set out in the syllabus of the curriculum.
The composition of the paper is as follows:

Topic Number of questions*
Diabetes / Hypoglycaemia 64
Thyroid 38
Pituitary 22
Adrenal 20
Calcium Bone 18
Female Reproduction 18
Male Reproduction 10
Lipids/Obesity 10
Total 200

Sample questions and further information

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