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80% Clinical Medicine 10% Critical Appraisal 10% Administration
ONLINE AKT RESOURCES It is of paramount importance to always look at the RCGP AKT statements which are released after each sitting.
CLICK HERE FOR AKT SUMMARY REPORTS These highlight curriculum areas which were performed poorly on in the last exam sittings and will be tested again. The area that most candidates perform poorly in is Critical Appraisal - a skill that is not well taught. Utilise the link below - it gives a fantastic introduction to critical appraisal. Critical Appraisal : An Introduction BMJ 1997 - Trisha Greenhalgh - How to read a paper: Assessing the methodological quality of published papers (the series can be downloaded free from www.bmj.com)
Hot Topics - focus on what is Hot! Look at NICE, CKS Guidance 3-6 months prior to the exam. The RCGP have also published questions on their Essential Knowledge Update and E-learning modules as part of CPD. Very topical with free MCQs so do check them out! Click the link to E-learning opposite.
CSA Clinical Skills Assessment 13 x 10 mins Simulated Surgery with Role Players From Autumn 2010 all 13 cases will be marked and an aggregate mark will be produced. The passmark will be determined after analysis of the performance of the ST3's sitting on the day and therefore will vary with each sitting.
MENTOR CSA CONSULTS Dr Giam has produced an online bank of CSA type consultations which complement and consolidate approach and technique for the exam. The cases covered are different from those on the course and encompass further ethical scenarios, diagnostic uncertainty and high challenge consultations. Details can found by clicking the link above.