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JCIE News Update - 6 August 2020

Please note that the JCIE will resume collection of Intercollegiate Specialty Examination fees at the time of application from Thursday 6 August 2020. Those who made an application during the period of examination postponement will shortly receive an email with a request to pay the examination fee.

Thank you.

JCIE News Update - 27 July 2020

Section 2 Intercollegiate Specialty Board Examinations 2020

The Examination calender has been updated to reflect the re-arranged Section 2 ISB Examinations for the remainder of 2020. All candidates who were entered in a Section 2 ISB Examination scheduled to take place between Monday 16 March and Friday 30 October 2020 should now have received an email from the JCIE Secretariat confirming their revised examination date and venue. Candidates who had entered Section 2 Examinations originally scheduled for November should have received a similar communication as venues have changed. This statement has been distributed to both groups of candidates. Any candidate who has not received the said communication and who falls into either of these categories should contact the relevant JCIE Specialty Manager as soon as possible.

Please note that there have have no changes to the published Section 1 timetable. The JCIE anticipates all Section 1 examinations to run as planned. The Secretariat will be in contact after the closing date relevant to each Specialty with confirmation of arrangements.

You may wish to keep up to date on activities during the period by visiting the information held on the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh website, News.

Thank you.

JCIE News Update - 13 May 2020

IMPORTANT: Update on postponement of examinations

The JCIE Chair and Presidents of the four surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland have issued a statement to provide an update on examination activity in response to the ongoing challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the statement. You may wish to keep up to date on activities during the period by visiting the information held on the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh website, News You can still make an application to sit an examination but during this period of postponement we will not take payment of the examination fee. When the end of the period is reached we will contact you to request payment. We will keep you updated with information when we are able to do so. Thank you.

JCIE News Update – 16 March 2020

IMPORTANT: Postponement of examinations

The Presidents of the four surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland have issued a Joint Policy Statement in response to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy comes in to force with effect from Monday 16 March 2020. Please see the Policy Statement. You may wish to keep up to date on activities during the period by visiting the information held on the Royal College of Surgeons website, Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update.

All Section 1 and Section 2 examinations due to be held from today until the end of summer have been postponed. You can still make an application to sit an examination but during this period of postponement we will not take payment of the examination fee. When the end of the period is reached we will contact you to request payment.

We will keep you updated with information when we are able to do so.
Thank you.

JCIE News Update – January 2020

Format of Section 1 examination

The GMC has approved an alteration to the format of the Section 1 examination.

The following format is applicable to all Section 1 examinations from January 2021:

Paper 1 - 120 Single Best [SBA] (2 hours 15 mins)

Paper 2 - 120 Single Best [SBA] (2 hours 15 mins)

JCIE News Update – March 2019

JCIE Fee Increase

The JCIE has been instructed by the Joint Surgical Colleges to increase the examination fee for all examinations taken from 1 June 2019. The fee increase is £55 overall (£16 applicable to Section 1 and £39 applicable to Section 2). Candidates will be sent a fee update request where applicable.

JCIE News Update – May 2017

  1. Candidate Verification at Section 2 Examinations

From 1 September 2017 candidates will be required to present current valid ID as submitted at the time of application as follows:

a. Current valid passport

or

b. Current valid UK/Eire photo-card driving licence

NO OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTABLE

  1. Examination Attempts

The four Surgical Royal Colleges wish to clarify that the number of attempts permissible in the examination is four, across both the JCIE and the Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examinations (JSCFE) examinations, as follows:

    • Section 1 – four attempts with no re-entry
    • Section 2 – four attempts with no re-entry

A formal verification process will be applied to both examination application systems from 1 January 2018 onwards.