The FRCPath examination in virology is part of the integrated portfolio of assessment methods that are designed to monitor the progress of trainees through the objective-based curriculum in virology and to certify that a candidate is fit to practise as an independent specialist clinical virologist.
Part 1 of the examination for Membership of the College in microbiology and virology now consists of a joint paper, which is described below.
Part 2 of the examination will focus entirely on specialist virology. It will consist of three components - an OSPE written paper, Complex Clinical Scenarios written paper, and an Oral examination.
UK trainees in single or joint training programmes for Virology should refer to the information available on the Infection specialty page for information regarding their Part 1 examination.