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).

The same dress code for day-to-day clinical practice/contact with patients applies to the FRCA examination.  The form of dress should not constrain a candidate’s ability to demonstrate recognised skills including effective communication with simulated patients or examiners. There is no requirement to wear clinical/theatre clothing during any of the examinations.

Candidates are requested not to wear forms of dress that cover the face to ensure easy verification of the candidate’s identity.