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Updated on: 15 Mar 2022   First published on 14 Mar 2022

Pease note that from January 2018, the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Gastroenterology and the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Examination (ESBGHE), was replaced by the European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ESEGH).

Top tips for sitting the SCE

  • Do as many test questions as you can e.g. from SCE book, mock exam on RCP website
  • Learn key flow charts from guidelines e.g.polyp follow up, Colonoscopy following CRC, variceal surveillance
  • Learn the genetics of the inherited cancer syndromes
  • Look at radiology/endoscopy images, a lot of these come up in the exam


  • Oxford Handbook of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2011 (S Bloom, G Webster) – Second Edition
  • Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 10th Ed, 2015 (M Feldman, Laurence S Friedman)
  • Textbook of Gastroenterology, 5th Ed, 2008 (Ed T Yamada)
  • The Textbook of Hepatology, 3rd Ed, 2007 (Ed J Rodes)


  • GUT
  • Gastroenterology
  • Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • UEG Journal

Online Resources

BSG website

MCQ books

Resources for pathology

Resources for endoscopy

Other resources

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