Due to Covid 19 Pandemic, MRCP UK has announced following changes although final approval from the General Medical Council is awaited.
Station 1, 3 and 5 - mini carousel
Station 1, 3 and 5 will be run as a mini-carousel with real patients, assessing 7 skills, with more time in between stations for PPE and cleaning of equipment.
Station 2, 4 and a rest station - mini carousel *Via online*
Station 2, 4 and a third station (rest station) will be run as another mini-carousel. Candidates will be in the same centre, on the same day as station 1, 3 and 5, but surrogates and examiners will be remote. Content and timings of the stations will be the same.
The whole PACES Exam will take 3 hours, and candidates may be asked to undertake the mini-cycles in either order.
Source: MRCP UK