Gynaepedia Examination Masterclass (GEM) for MRCOG Part II

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COVID 19 – In the event of face to face Course all precautions will be undertaken at the Venue in accordance with National Guidelines.

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Immense preparation goes behind the Masterclass. Therefore we have to charge for Candidates wishing to attend the course. The fee is £450 for two days.

We accept payment by Bank Transfer, please email for details.

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A receipt and details of the Course will be sent to you once registration is complete.

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MRCOG Part II underwent major rework in 2015. In 2016, there was a new change – The written exam has been disconnected from the OSCEs! We believe this is a good thing.

The format of the exam was totally changed in 2015. The paper is split into two types of questions – EMQs and SBAs (single best answer). The SBAs are single-best-answer type. EMQs are typical extended matching questions with a Lead In, Options and Stems. You will be faced with 100 SBAs and 100 EMQs. However, the weightage for EMQs is higher at 60% of your total score. GEM focuses on the EMQs and SBAs as we feel that with good overall preparation and targeted EMQ preparation, you are looking at a comfortable pass. We will discuss SBAs at the Course as well and give you insight from candidates who have sat for the exam previously.

Gynaepedia Examination Masterclass

Gynaepedia Examination Masterclass is an interactive two-day course held at Torquay, Devon. The course is very intense and deconstructs the anatomy of MRCOG II. We aim to unravel the mystery behind EMQs as knowing your enemy is the first step towards ultimate  victory. The days are split between Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Hot topics are covered first, followed by important favourites of the College. The emphasis is to do as many Questions that we can through the day to give you practice. More importantly, we modify your approach to the Questions so that you can swiftly tackle them on D-Day. The content is heavily audited to reflect College favourites. There are no theoretical lectures. All topics are discussed in Q&A format. By the end of the course, you will have devised a technique which can translate into a high score for the exam. We aim to equip you with confidence as you face your first Questions on the day of the Exam.
The Masterclass is highly individualised. Quality is imperative which is why we have limited seats. We leave no one behind and the Course aims to get you through the Exam with a high score.

If you are sitting the Exam for the first time and want to have a blueprint to pass the exam in the first go – you need to attend GEM.

If you tried the Exam and failed, and now want a tailored approach to put your preparation back on track – you need to attend GEM.

Here at GEM, we have done the hard work of researching the Exam. With clear, concise concepts covered at the Course, you will feel a palpable difference in your approach to the Exam.

Venue & Dates


The Grand Hotel, Torquay, Sea Front, Torbay Rd, Torquay TQ2 6NT 

Click here for Gynaepedia Examination Masterclass Programme

As per current restrictions due to Covid we may need to change face to face GEM course to 2 day interactive online course.  This should not impact the quality of the course. 


7 – 8th May 2022- Booking open

Early booking is recommended as seats fill up quickly. Feedback suggests that you are likely to gain most by attending GEM as early as possible in your preparation.

The material provided at the Course will change your tactic. The earlier you attend your course, the sooner you will be able to correct your course towards an easy pass for the exam. Therefore we recommend you to book for earlier dates so we can help you most. This aspect has been reflected in candidate feedback where many candidates felt they would have maximised benefit if they would have attended the Course sooner.


GEM is aimed solely at helping you pass the Exam. The whole emphasis is on achieving high scores. Whatever your professional level, the course will be focused on passing the Exam.
There is a wealth of free material on this website that includes most topics that have at some time appeared, or are likely to appear in the Exam. We would strongly urge you to be well conversant with the topics covered on this website. We feel that this is the bare minimum required to pass the Exam. It is likely that you will already be well versed with these topics but if not, we hope the material provided will be of value to you!

Sample Material

Please click the link below to get a Sample Mindmap on destroying(!) an EMQ on Stopping Contraception in Patients Over 50 years of age. This topic is common with the Exam and Candidates find it tricky to get it right. The Mindmap should be helpful in getting all the answers for this topic 100% correct!

At GEM, many high-yield topics are discussed with similar Mindmaps  in the popular Vade Mecum is excellent to knock out Exam questions. Good Luck!

Stopping Contraception in over 50s Mindmap


If you wish to cancel your candidature  at the Masterclass, please inform us at .If the cancellation takes place  6 weeks before the date of the Event  you are booked for, will result in a full unconditional refund. Cancellation within 6 weeks of the Event you are booked for will result in a partial refund of 50% of the original amount. Cancellation within 2 weeks of the Event you are booked for is non-refundable. We are only required to do this to meet the expenses of the basic arrangements. We will endeavour to return the  amount once basic expenses have been covered
Cancellations and changes by Gynaepedia
The course content is constantly updated to keep abreast of the changes within the College. Therefore, there may be changes to the final programme, to reflect what is likely to be most useful.
In case Gynaepedia needs to cancel the course, candidates will either be offered an alternative date or a full refund. Circumstances may arise occasionally which would result in the requirement to reschedule, postpone or cancel the course due to unforeseen events or act of God. In  this  case, Gynaepedia shall assume no liability.

6 thoughts on “Gynaepedia Examination Masterclass (GEM) for MRCOG Part II

    • Dear Mariam,
      There is a lot of content on the website that is essential to achieving a high score and a comfortable pass in the Exam. It is open access and free to use. It is the bare minimum you will need to get a good result.
      The course material itself is very high yield. The material is tied-in to the course. At the course, we spend time to modify your approach to crack the EMQs. After that, there is intense EMQ practice on all topics that are ‘hot’ and have been recurring in the recent exams. The GEM booklet assists in acheiving this mastery. It is difficult to transfer this information online.
      We would strongly recommend you to attend the course. There will be more dates for the course shortly.
      We are exploring the avenue to start a live online course as there has been a lot of interest from candidates like yourselves. We will put it up on the website when it becomes available, but it is unlikely to occur before March.

      Please use the free resources on the website in the meantime.
      All the best with the exam!


    • Hi Mariam,
      We trialled an Online Interactive Course recently with 5 candidates. Two candidates were based in UK while the other three were from the Gulf. Unfortunately it did not work as well as we hoped. It appears that bandwidth limits the usefulness of such a course. Despite a good connection, high speeds and software, the current technology is not ready to support a full classroom session.
      We will have to hold GEM at Leeds for the time being, while we wait for technology to catch up to this requirement.
      We would like to explore the opportunity to hold GEM sessions in Dubai & Singapore as there has been a lot of interest from these areas. This is certainly a viable option if we could get the critical mass of candidates within a particular area.
      We will keep you posted!

      In the meanwhile, good luck with your revision!


  1. Hi
    I wish if I get the course online or in Dubai as it is impossible for me to attaind to leed


    • Dear Elissia,

      You will be pleased to know that because of a lot of enquiries, we are planning to hold GEM at Dubai in July!
      Please register and book your place as seats are limited.
      Happy revising!


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