Specialty Certificate Examination

Dr Geoff Smith, Lead Specialist and Exam Board Chair

The Specialty Certificate in Gastroenterology 2018

The SCE, co-run by the Medical Royal Colleges and the BSG, is a compulsory part of the accreditation process for the Completion of Training in the UK. It is designed to test knowledge of the Curriculum, helping to ensure a safe standard of practice.

Outside the UK: The SCE is open to all doctors who are in training or have completed their training from any part of the world. Applicants are not required to hold the MRCP (UK).

The exam is a computer-based test and is held in several centres throughout the world.

2018 examination

The key dates for the Specialty Certificate Examination in Gastroenterology will be:

  • application period of 27th December 2017 – 31st March 2018
  • examination date 18th April 2018


  • The Fee will remain £665

More information on the structure, content and application process can be found at: