The Membership of Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom (MRCP (UK)) has chosen Aster Medcity as its permanent centre for conducting the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES), the final qualifying examination for obtaining the MRCP (UK) Diploma.
A rare honour, Aster Medcity is the first hospital in Kerala and the third in India to be chosen as the examination centre for PACES. The two other centres are in Kolkata and Chennai.
Owing to the increasing number of applications from Indian doctors and the waiting period to appear in the qualifying examination stretching to almost three years, the Membership of Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom had invited applications from hospitals across India to become its new examination centre. Aster Medcity was bestowed the honour after a detailed facility inspection and assessment by a high-level team from the UK.