Primary and Final FRCA examinations regulations

Published: 29/07/2019

Appendix 5: Dress Code for Examinations

The RCoA endorse the key recommendations of the 'Guidance on Dress Codes for postgraduate medical recruitment, training and assessment' from the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD). In particular, candidates are reminded that the same dress code should apply for professional examinations as it does for day to day clinical practice/contact with patients. This means that forms of dress should not constrain the candidate’s ability to demonstrate recognised skills including effective communication with simulated patients or examiners, nor hinder easy verification of the candidate’s identity.

Hence candidates are requested not to wear forms of dress that cover the face while taking any of the FRCA examinations. Candidates are also advised that there is no requirement to wear clinical/theatre clothing during any of the examinations.