What the assessment involves
What is the revalidation assessment?
The revalidation assessment:
- is a written consisting of 120 questions
- is paper-based (except the histopathology and radiology assessment which are computer-based)
- lasts two hours.
What does the assessment cover?
You should choose the assessment closest to your most recent specialty area. If you don't currently practise in a specialty area you can choose the foundation paper assessment.
There are 12 assessments:
The specialty assessments test minimal competence in all aspects of the specialty. We set questions at the level of a doctor with one year of experience on a training pathway working within the relevant scope of practice.
The foundation paper is based on the curriculum for the Foundation Programme. This is a two-year training programme that bridges the gap between medical school and specialty / general practice training.