MENTOR MRCGP COURSES
Testimonials
2008-2013
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2013
COURSE TESTIMONIALS

Name : GY
Mentor CSA Dec 2013
What do you want from a CSA Course?
Honest and sharp feedback.
If you fail (as I did x3) then it is inevitable that you will need objective feedback which is direct
and truthful. I did not go on this course for false reassurance about myself or to be told
feedback which was not objective or pampered to my ego.
I went on this course to pass - and my objectives have been met.
Dr Giam's VTS scheme -St Marys - has a 100% 1st time passrate for the CSA -
The teaching speaks for itself!
p.s. THE COURSE IS GREAT FUN ALSO!!!!

Name : GS
Mentor CSA Dec 2013
This course has a legendary reputation.
Don't be fooled by Dr Giam's youthful looks -
he is an incredibly wise and insightful teacher who will push you to excel.
As Dr Giam says there only two currencies one can pay with
"Honesty and Transparency"
You will get plenty of both on this course!

Name : MK
Mentor CSA Nov 2013
Nigel's CSA course played a HUGE PART in my CSA success!
The enitre day was filled with consultation practice and 1-1 feedback as well as lots of top tips
on exam technique which was invaluable!
Nigel was so supportive throughout the entire CSA process and I would definitely recommend
this course ! :-)

Name : TY
Mentor CSA Nov 2013
Score 104!
Want to know why Dr Giam's trainees at St Marys have a 100% 1st time pass rate?
GO ON THIS COURSE!

Name : OA
Mentor CSA Nov 2013
I passed the CSA on my first attempt and I had to take the exam only 3 months into ST3 for
personal reasons. I am so grateful for your help as your course played a significant part in my
preparation. I never forgot your wise words ...
"Stay positive, keep it simple" "ICE in context"

Name : Ravleen Sabharwal
Mentor CSA Oct 2013
Excellent course, I think probably the only one worth doing. It's an intense day of back to back
role plays but the scenarios are well thought out, the actor's input is really very useful and
Nigel is refreshingly honest in his feedback and advice.
Book a place early! I would recommend this course for all.

Name : JT
Mentor AKT Oct 2013
This course seriously rocks!
I failed the aktX2. This was my 3rd attempt.
Stats was always my weak point and this course helped me score
90% in that section and pass well! Thanks NG!!!

Name : KT
Mentor AKT Oct 2013
I definitely recommend this course wholeheartedly! This was my 2nd attempt at AKT, and I
passed it this time with 81%, pass mark was 67%. What this course provided me was a
direction of how to approach the exam and practical exam techniques. From my experience of
preparing for the AKT, one of the main pieces of advice I would give to others is that don't
believe others when they say as its an "easy" exam. It is only an easy exam if you know the
answers and have studied the RIGHT topics as the knowledge base is vast, anywhere from the
whole of curriculum. Don't just focus on doing questions. Read around the popular topics. NG
will help signpost you in the right direction. Work hard.
Good luck to all those who are preparing for it!

Name : IA
Mentor AKT Oct 2013
I was facing an exit from GP training, having failed 3 times.
Nigel gives hope!
He is an excellent teacher and strategises an approach to the AKT which is highly focussed
and aimed at getting your technique right for purpose!
Go on this course if you want to pass 1st time round!

Name :SJ
Mentor AKT Oct 2013
83.5%
Really good informative day!
Clarified Stats!
Really useful advice on how to sit the exam efficiently and effective time management.
Would highly recommend!

Name : GG
Mentor AKT Oct 2013
Stats, Stats, Stats!
Ignore this at your peril.
Medicine changes all the time, stats does not!
Learning an AKT approach to Stats on this course made all the difference!
Thanks NG!

Name : HSD
Mentor CSA Oct 2013
Well what can I say! The reputation of this course speaks for itself. I am IMG passed on my
third attempt. My sincere advice - do not attempt exam without this course! My sincere thanks
to Dr Giam and to the actors as well. Without your guidance I would not have passed.
Thank you Thank you Thank you so much!!!!!!

Name : TH
Mentor CSA Oct 2013
Score 105!
NIGEL YOU ROCK!!!

Name : KD
Mentor CSA Oct 2013
I would highly recommend this course for exam prep. It deconstructs the consultation in the
context of the CSA exam thus maximising your potential. It clearly made all the difference in
my resit exam success. Thanks Nigel!

Name : IA
Mentor CSA Oct 2013 and Mentor 1-1
Very good and highly recommended course.
Take the course as early as you can !!!

Name : Ian Heath
Mentor CSA Oct 2013
Good structured course and pre-course work.
Plenty of opportunity to practice model cases with good, honest feedback.
My wife will attend when it is her turn to sit the CSA!

Name : Nagasri
Mentor CSA Oct 2013 and 1-1
I found the Mentor course very helpful. I failed twice with a very bad score but after doing the
mentor course my consultation style  changed  and I passed  the CSA. Dr Giam was very
helpful . I liked his top tips. Especially the videos which were very helpful.
This  is the best course . Thank you very much Dr Giam.

Name : MMC
Mentor CSA 1-1 Oct 2013
Score 97!
I did the one to one course 4 months before the exams -  this helped me get the structure right.
Nigel's structure that I adopted was rock solid and as I practiced, I was able to gradually  
weave in the flexibility of following the patient. Summarising is not something most people do
but this was my strength and often exposed cues I had missed all along.

Name : MR
Mentor CSA Oct 2013
Score 107!
Truly an excellent course that I recommend others attend ASAP!
Very challenging cases covered and how to approach them.
Feedback given was simply excellent.
Really enjoyed the course!

Name : Kosala Perera
Mentor CSA Oct 2013
Score 97!
The course and approach taught to the CSA is absolutely SPOT ON!
The feedback is constructive and helps you implement the change you need.
Useful additional resources on website.
I truly recommend the course!

Name : AS
Mentor AKT Sept 2013 and CSA 1-1 AND MENTOR CONSULTS Oct 2013
As you know I had failed my AKT and CSA three times before I came to your courses. You told
me my mistakes and how to improve myself in the CSA which nobody told me ever before in
any other courses which I have taken in the past. Not even my own trainer was able to help.
On the AKT course -  your style, how to dig for important topics and how and where to prepare
for those topics was brilliant!! I found myself very lucky when I found the AKT paper was based
mostly from your important topics you told us that day.
How much I can praise you is not enough. The only thing I would say is "You are Great!

Name : ML
Mentor CSA Oct 2013
Really good course. Excellent structured and tailored feedback from Nigel and the actors.
Well worth the money! The course got me safely through. Can't recommend highly enough!

Name : Mohammed K
Mentor CSA Oct 2013 : 1-1
Passed CSA with mark of 93. Nigel Giam's  CSA 1-1 course IS A MUST for first time takers or if
you've struggled with the CSA exam. Highlights areas of weakness and creates an easy plan
to tackle the issues. Well worth it! Thanks Nigel!

Name : ASJAD
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2013
I have passed CSA! Thank you for your help - your course really made the difference in helping
me empathise and hone my patient centred approach!

Name : S Kumari
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 1-1
Extremely useful and tailormade feedback. Dr Giam helped me concentrate in areas that
needed development. Worth every penny spent. Would recommend to all CSA takers!

Name : TS
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2013 and 1-1
Having failed 3 times and been released from training I had no one to turn to.
I attended Dr Giam's course and 1-1 on recommendation and he lifted my confidence, helped
me focus and gave me belief that THIS exam is achievable.
I scored 87 (last sitting scored 56)!
I wish I had come to see Dr Giam first - he really is a LEGEND!

Name : NA
Course attended : Mentor April 2013
82
I came to you in desperation. I had passed the AKT first time in ST2  and failed the CSA x2
Before the exam I read all the good ingredients of your course.
As I stood in front of Euston station  I recalled your words:
"Ignore the examiner. Focus on the agenda. Don't look for hidden agendas and don't ask ICE
out of context. Readdress the patients concerns as they come up - don't park it. Share the
management and keep it simple and centred around the patient."
This was a whole new ball game (I have passed PACES at the first attempt which was about
precision, the CSA is all about technique which sadly many educators are aware of).
I only wished I had come to you first!
Thank you very much!

Name : TM
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2013
92%
A very unique course. Problem solving skills are honed on small groups.
Well facilitated by Dr Giam.
Stats coverage was fantastic!
This was the life saver!

Name : MMC
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2013
Nigel. Thanks for your inspiration and feedback. A very intensive study day but from which I
thoroughly benefited. The simplified Stats formula, handy tips and exhaustive clinical
preparation got me through First Attempt Over all 75.5% Clinical 72 % Stats 90% and
Organisation 90%. Thanks a million!

Name : AN
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2013
85%
Excellent summary of knowledge required for the AKT and sign posting to useful resources.
Really useful run through of statistics and provided with handouts of this for reference.
Small group work with lots of practice questions - again really useful!

Name : AK
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2013
Pass - 70.5%, stats 80%, organisational 85%
This was my fourth (and last) attempt at AKT - failing by 1 and 2% previously. I had tried
passmedicine and onexamination, etc, previously.
I found the course refreshing from a learning point of view - the group activities were useful
and the general approach and advice given by Nigel Giam was invaluable in preparation for the
AKT.  It was very focused and enabled me to target my revision in a more efficient manner.
His tips on hot topics, statistics and organisation were especially very useful.
I usually do not attend exam preparation courses but have to admit this is a MUST for anyone
taking the AKT. I would not hesitate in recommending this AKT course to everyone!

Name : SM
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2013
85%
An intense day packed full of learning - a great range of up-to-date questions and an excellent
handout which I referred to throughout my revision.
The teaching on statistics was especially useful. Thank you!

Name : Nisha P
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2013
Thank you Dr Giam, I passed the AKT at my first attempt with 80.5%. Very pleased with my 95%
in stats, this was my weakest area and could not have managed this without your help!
SO GLAD I attended the course - would highly recommed!!

Name : MP
Course attended : Mentor CSA March 2013
I passed!! I just want to say thank you for your advice on a course and excellent videos.
One thing I felt I really benefited from was your positive approach and energy as after failing
twice previously, a lot was about getting my confidence back.
Listening to the podcast on your website helped me
through the weak moments of the last few months :-)
Most importantly, your advice was not just for the exam but
something I will benefit from in real GP life!

Name : AN
Course attended : Mentor CSA March 2013
91!
Thank you so much for your course Nigel. I took the CSA late due to family circumstances, but
your course (although tough!) helped me pass comfortably! The kind of cases I encountered
that day helped prepare me for scenarios similar to which I encompassed on the exam day.
Thank you for your hardwork and persevering with us throughout the day. Very grateful and
cannot recommend the course highly enough!

Name : CW
Course attended : Mentor CSA March 2013
103!
The course is not for the faint hearted. As Nigel says he can guarantee you 3 things:
1. tell you EXACTLY what you are doing right (if anything!)
2. most importantly tell you EXACTLY what you are doing wrong
3. tell you EXACTLY how to fix it
The rest is up to you!
You need to be open, focussed and reactive to Nigel's feedback.
If you can't take constructive feedback which is RAZOR SHARP then go another course
(but you will be wasting your money!!!)
Thanks NG! You are the BEST!

Name : BO
Course attended : Mentor CSA 1-1 March 2013
After 3 failed attempts at the CSA, The one on one session made all the difference. It was
detailed and focused completely on me. The reason for my previous failures was identified and
advice on how best to go about the next sitting was given by Dr Giam. I watched the DVD of the
simulated consultations that we undertook over and over. That was all, .......... I PASSED !!!

Name : KE
Course attended : Mentor CSA Marchl 2013
Nigel,
I would like to express my appreciation to you for motivating me to prepare for the CSA that
resulted in me passing this May 2013 sitting. When I came to your course on 18th of April,my
confidence was low because it was my very last sitting. However, I left feeling full of hope and
energy. I found it difficult to prepare prior to attending your course because, of multiple failures
and confusion as to where to begin.
Nigel, I would like to say that you are doing an excellent job helping trainees to consult in a way
that connects with patients and ultimately make them good GPs.
I had attended a few courses prior to coming to yours and something that I had not
experienced was the course co-ordinator ever taking the seat to do cases while the trainees
watched.  I witnessed you do it a few times, showing us how it should be done. Whenever
trainees asked course co-ordinators to demonstrate certain aspects of the consultation to
help them, the request was most of the time declined.
Many thanks for your help and keep up the good work.
I am most grateful.

Name : Celia B
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2013
A fanstastic course that really helps to focus your revision on the most relevant topics.
And great statistics teaching too!

Name : Anji Lee
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2013
Extremely useful course!
Great focus on the 'statistics' section - this is a MUST know part of the course as it's worth -
20% of the exam (even if you think you know 'statistics' you need to revise this as it is very
particular to the exam and different to any stats I had done before).  If you don't know the basic
principals then they are easy lost marks - the difference between pass and fail.  After
attending the course I got 95% in the stats section - based on what I learnt on this course.

Name : OO
Mentor CSA March 2013
The course is set at a high standard. The bar is set so that candidates know to work
particularly hard for the exam. I would advice taking it at least two months before the exam
and definitely not too close to the actual exam date to allow time for working on criticisms and
suggested areas for improvement. You are assured of honest and impartial feedback and it
helps to have a neutral pair of eyes assessing you, telling you things your trainer might be
unwilling or unable too due to diplomacy or fear of hurting your feelings.
Many thanks!

Name : LW
Mentor CSA March 2013 and 1-1
This is a truly excellent course for CSA preparation! Nigel Giam is exceptionally insightful and
intuitive with his feedback on consultations. His teaching style is honest and direct, and
enables you to grow and develop your skills to meet the CSA challenge with the confidence
and knowledge you need for CSA success, as well as to become a far more helpful, effective
and empathetic doctor/GP.
Thank-you!

Name : Elle Shiraz
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2013
If you want to make sure you pass first time then this course is a MUST!!!
Looking back I honestly don't think I would have passed otherwise - every GP Trainee is going
to go through ALL the practice books/videos available in the RCGP library
BUT THIS COURSE is
going to make you challenge and improve your consulting skills and make you stand out from
the rest of your fellow colleagues.
Thank you sooooo mucch Nigel Giam!

Name : Emmanuel
Coruse attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2013
I am so thankful for the Mentor focused CSA course. Highly recommended!

Name : Ziad
Course attended : Mentor CSA  Feb 2013
Score 94!
I passed the CSA first time, largely because I attended Dr Giam's course. In fact I attended
twice I found it so useful. Dr Giam's course is exactly what you need to pass this exam. His
advice is honest, direct and accurate. His course cases are in fact harder than the real thing,
making for good preparation. My friend attended both this and the RCGP course, and the RCGP
course was no match for Dr Giam!

Name : NK
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
Must attend course.  Extremely helpful website with mock video consultations. Dr Giam
assessments are accurate and reflect on whether one is ready or not for the D-day.
Hence, go well prepared to face Dr. Giam!

Name : SJ
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
Score 108!!
This is the ONE and ONLY!
No other course needed or can compare.

Name : BG
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
I was facing the CSA for the 3rd time.
My mark went from 56 to 93!
The credit goes to Dr G and his team.
Thank you so much!

Name : Michael Ho
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
Thank you Dr Giam for all your advice and useful feedback on the course.
It definitely helped me pass the CSA first time.
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is to take the CSA!

Name : HP
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
95!
This course was recommended to me and I would do the same - it was money well spent.  
Succinct, packed with relevant info and practical feedback that made a difference to my
consultation style. It worked on the day as I passed!
Thanks Nigel!!!

Name : AC
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
Excellent focused course with challenging cases covering a range of common themes seen in
the exam.  I definitely felt ready for anything on the day with the techniques learnt and have
found them invaluable in everyday practice also.

Name : DU
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
I just wanted to thank you for the brilliant course. Four of my friends including myself attended
your course and all have passed on our first attempt with great scores. All of us are IMGs.
I think this course is all we need combined with good dedicated hours of practice..couldn't
have been possible without u....
After doing the course the exam seemed  at least 50% easier.
Thanks for setting the bar so high.
Your course seriously rocks!!!

Name : LK
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
This course is direct, to the point and emphasises the key principles for passing the CSA.
Strengths include the opportunity to practice in small groups with professional actors and also
the course organiser's knowledge and understanding of the exam itself. Highly recommended!

Name : Kate Heppenstall
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
Very useful course. Good constructive feedback given, opportunity to practise a variety of
challenging cases and great experience in preparation for CSA. Highly recommended!

Name : Niloufar Nikpour
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2013
Great course, supportive learning environment and relevant constructive feedback that allows
you to develop and learn from areas of weakness. Thank you!

Name : JG
Course attended: Mentor CSA Jan 2013
This is an excellent course encouraging you to be reactive while maintaining consultation
structure. Dr Giam's formula clearly works - I passed with a very high mark! Thank you.

Name : Syed Iqbal
Course attended : Mentor CSA Sept 2012 (for Jan 2013 sitting)
Coming from a hospital background and MRCP, I had to unlearn a lot of hospital medicine as
told by my trainers. Nigel had a unique way of helping me mould into GP mode. It was a
fantastic learning experience and I left the course with a unique ability to critically analyze my
own consultation...hence the pass! Cheers Nigel, you rock!

Name : MM
Course attended : Mentor Jan 2013
Score 84!
The course was an eye opener for me as it showed me areas I needed to work on and not
necessarily only areas you're already good at. Many thanks!

Name : JM
Course attended : Mentor AKT Dec 2012 (for May 2013 sitting)
Score 83%
Great course which focuses on the difficult areas - especially stats! Useful handouts and
questions based on the latest guidelines.

2012

Name : Haider Jaber
Course attended : Mentor AKT Dec 2011 for Jan 2012 sitting
I found the course extremely helpful and of great value. Not only it was good, rich and friendly
during the day, the material provided was very useful for the exam revision as well as the
questions. Another point I should mention here is that Dr. Giam alerted us about the essential
knowledge updates from the RCGP which I had no clue about. I think that to pass the AKT, it is
mandatory to read the EKUs, that's my experience!
I strongly recommend the course to ST2s & ST3s.
Good Luck everyone!
Thank you Nigel!

Name : VT
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2012
Would definitely recommend this course for people attempting the CSA - plenty of opportunity
to practise role-plays with realistic actors, and specific, constructive feedback from Nigel. It
helped me develop a more focussed consulting style which is essential in the CSA but also
useful for real life too.

Name : J Kelly
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2012
Scored 100! I attended Dr Giam's course 3 months before my exam. I strongly feel he has
played an integral role in my success in this exam. He is passionate about his students,
commited to helping them pass and has the ability to provide individulised, constructive and
accurate advice.

Name : Sanjay Das
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2012
Scored 101! Actors on the course were spot on. The CSA actors behaved in exactly the same
way. Nigel has a good system that suited my natural style of consultation; I had been following
another model. The CSA wasn't as medical as the course cases but similar. I found the actors
at the CSA became inconsistent, when I enquired deeper with medical questioning. So it's
more about communication and 'positive energy' to quote Nigel. Great course, better than the
other one I attended, not naming the organization.

Name : CD
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
Scored 105!
There is no other course that can compare.
Simple as that really!

Name : AN
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
Passed first time as male IMG.
Attending Nigel's course was an eye opener, it made me aware that CSA stations are not like
COT as my PD told us. As part of that awareness it helped me and my friends prepare better
as a group for CSA - the results of the group also reflect the course's importance. I would
strongly advise people to attend the course if they are not aware of the exam atmosphere.
CSA is preparation, preparation and preparation!!

Name : AP
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
This was an incredibly useful course. Be warned - it is intensive and it has a reputation for
being so, but that is exactly what the CSA is about. The feedback will be sharp and to the point.
Nigel will identify quickly where you are going wrong, support you in exactly how to get it right -
The rest is up to you!
The role players are tough as they should be - this is the closest simulation to the CSA.
Do not expect a touchy-feely course with fluffy feedback- this is a CSA Course as
it is meant to be!  But you have lot's of laughs as well! The role plays are great!
Well recommended and in my opinion the best value for money compared to all other courses
on the market. A credit to Nigel's training - all his ST3 on St Marys VTS have a
100% first time pass rate!!!

Name : SJ
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
I just wanted to say I am not going to forget what you taught us that day and the kind and
practical help and guidance you gave us. It was not only the tips and critique actually it was
your ethos, teachings and example of having a positive spirit. It was truly inspiring and I
sincerely hope to carry it forward not only as a GP however as a person as well.   
I found out I passed the CSA today and I am so relieved and grateful and so wanted to thank
you sincerely for the help you gave me to get me through. Its felt like a long road to get to this
point, its not over and there are more things to get through however its a step forward and I
am indebted for your help in this journey.

Name : SC
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
Thank you loads for all your advice and great tips! Passed really comfortably in the end-just
followed your simple yet effective methods.
Your consultation advice has made my day to day consultations flow that much better.
Told all my friends about your course and they all loved it and found it extremely beneficial. Will
continue to recommend. Keep up the great work!

Name : TS
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
Highly recommend the CSA and AKT course- I found both really informative, with incredibly
high yield and fully focused. Money well spent!  Excellent handouts which I used right up until
the exam.  Felt well prepared after the excellent CSA day with NG. I'd say this is an insurance
to a pass..... good luck- thanks NG!!!

Name : GDP
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
Great course - Nigel is very honest - at times brutally but its just the wake up call I needed.
Make sure you go at least 4 weeks before your CSA so you have time to practice and to adjust
accordingly. Read the material nigel provides on the website before attending to get the best
out of the session! Its daunting - but its better to be scared with Nigel as when the Real thing
comes around you will be calm and collected.

Name : Lana Wood
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
I found Nigel Giam's course intensive, focused, the best out of four I had. Would recommend
for everybody who gets ready for CSA exam. Don't waste your money on anything else, book
this one and you will be well prepared!

Name : Aman B
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
Passed CSA first time! Nigel gives honest advice but is in no way intimidating.
Best course I went on!

Name : Steven Hunte
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
Very highly recommended course! Time is a valuable commodity during the CSA, Nigel helps
you to appreciate this and throughout the day guides you to be able get the very most out of the
ten minutes given in the exam. The cases are similar to that of the actual CSA and the actors
are very skilled in making the experience realistic. By the end of the day you will find your
consultations more focussed and full of ‘positive energy’. If you what to know what’s needed to
pass the CSA this is definitely the course to attend. Thank you very much Nigel!

Name : G P
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
87! I am so thankful to you Dr. Giam!! Really felt this course was crucial to my passing. Really
helped me to identify areas I was performing badly in. Worked on them really hard and feel like
I would have continued to be falling into my bad habits had I not have identified them early
through your course. Highly recommend to all those who would like to pass first time!!!

Name : CK
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
I found the course extremely beneficial. The small group size meant that I had more
opportunities to practice cases. The cases themselves were challenging and were a good
representation of what was to come in the exam itself. One thing that my revision group
struggled with was recreating the fear that would no doubt occur on the day itself - this course
did that! Following my attendance I found that my overall consultation structure improved
greatly and this resulted in more efficient use of time and the ability to focus on other areas,
e.g. picking up non-verbal cues! I would recommend this course to those who are due to take
the CSA and advise them to do it well in advance of the exam day  to get the most out of it.

Name : GG
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
101!! Nigel has helped 1000's of STs get this exam.
In addition he has taught other trainers, PD's and other course organisers.
His teaching is completely his own - it is the original and simply the best!

Name : KASH
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011 / Feb 2012
Pass, Top performer West Yorkshire March/April 2012.
I needed a wake-up call November as my consultation skills were lagging - and the course
exceeded my expectations and kick-started my enthusiasm and energy for, not only revising
for the exam, but my job. In January, a few months before the March/April exam, I felt I needed
a tune-up, and Dr Giam fully delivered with some challenging cases that spurred me on to try to
improve further. I also went to a regional course organized courtesy of the RCGP, but Dr
Giam's advice was far more beneficial. I found the actors were challenging and helpful in their
feedback. Over the course of a day, yes, you work hard, but that is how the exam is as well, so
get used to it before paying the £1500!

Name : Tanivr Alam
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011 (Feb 2012 sitting)
86! I went on this course after failing the CSA three times as I was looking for help from my
training scheme since I had missed the exam by 2-3 marks each time.
I arrived quite despondent, but left with some valuable tools - positive energy, empathy, active
listening. His feedback is honest as it needs to be, fortunately I survived it on the day !!
He also gave me some one to one time which was useful as well. I would credit him with giving
me a valuable boost and improving the finer points of my consultation technique.
I have passed with a score of 86 with only four crosses on the feedback sheet and am now
free from this exam. Having 2 extensions of training, I came perilously close to not realising
my career aspirations and would like to thank Nigel for his help and advice along with my
seniors and trainer who worked tirelessly to push me over the finishing line.
I extend my goodwill to Nigel and this course and feel this will benefit anyone who is open to
suggestions and feedback as the MRCGP is one of the most unforgiving exams out.

Name : Johnny L
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
I passed the CSA on my second attempt as a male IMG. Nigel helps you conquer your nervous
energy and gives you good structure and feedback which absolutely helped during the exam.
And it is true.....You can hear his voice in between cases in the exam!!!

Name : MS
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
96! Thank you for your support and great tailored feedback.  Invaluable when entering such a
difficult to prepare for examination.  I would 'recommend to a friend' in a heartbeat.

Name : CW
Course attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2012
105!!
This course was exhausting but definitely worth it! The actors were great and gave really
useful feedback. The best thing is you get to do so much practice, we covered 24 cases over
the day, which is a lot more than most of the other courses. Really gave me a good focus for
my revision. Thanks Nigel, I will definitely recommend to my VTS group. Clare.

Name : Jayshree Patel
Course attended : AKT / CSA 2011/2012
Absolutely fantastic courses!! Well organised, interactive, brilliant practice scenarios and
fantastic exam tips. Thank you nigel for all the advice... dont think i would have passed
otherwise!!

Name : CW
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2012
Thank you Nigel for your help. I particularly found the notes helpful towards the end of revision.
A great course that i will recommend.

Name : SE
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2012
Excellent course, highlighted hot topic areas and really helped me focused my revision.  
Would highly recommend it!

Name : TC
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2012
Scored 92%!
Briliant and interactive course which most importantly relates to everyday clinical practice.
Stats was excellent! I scored 100% in this.

Name : Emma S
Course attended : Mentor AKT March 2012
Very good course if you are a leave it all to the last minute kinda person.  Good tips on what
subjects are high yield to help focus your revision. Oh and also excellent for summarising
what you need to know for stats, and will save you having to read - yawn!!!- stats books.  
Go on this course and you will pass. Thanks Nigel :)

Name : Dr VB
Course attended : Mentor CSA March 2012
Excellent course.  Very focussed on reviewing consultation skills essential for CSA and for
future practice, with personalised input to help each participant.  The Mentor CSA course
proved a key part of my revision for CSA and helped me to identify important areas for study
and practice in the run-up to the exam.  I would recommend participating in the course about 3
months before the CSA in order to maximise learning and to direct revision.

Name : Susannah Pettitt
Course attended : Mentor CSA March 2012
103!!
Thank you to Nigel for a great course which I think helped me to pass the CSA first time. I am
delighted with the result! His feedback was honest and constructive and the cases were very
representative of the exam. I would recommend to all!

Name : Nina Das
Course attended : Mentor CSA March 2012
Many thanks Nigel for a great course. I really opened my eyes to what is important and how to
hone into it! The scenarios were hard- as compared to the exam- but that is what is needed
before the actual day, that way nothing can phase you. It was the one and only course I was
repeatedly recommended and I they were all spot on. Also, many thanks for all your wishes
and messages of support. It really boosts your morale. Thank you once again and best wishes.
Nina.

Name : Thein Soe
Coure attended : Mentor CSA 1-1 March 2012
Nigel's couse is a must if a candidate fails at first attempt especially for IMGs.
Don't leave it to your last attempt!

Name : RU
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2012
Excellent course, you get all the tips on how to pass CSA. Positive energy !!! Thanks Nigel.

Name : K Chandan
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2012
Practical course
Just the perfect day to prepare for CSA!
Go for this!

Name : RWK
Course attended : Mentor April 2012
Thank you very much Nigel and your team, for a real CSA experience at your course and very
constructive feedback that helped me prepare well. Paid off!

Name : AYE
Course attended : Mentor April 2012
Thank you !!! Nigel ,actors and others candidates .
Remember Focus history - Active listening - Shared management .
Be positive !!!

Name : MD
Course attended : Mentor CSA 1-1 April 2012
This exam is a pain for IMG. If you are an IMG, I recommend this course for you. It is important
to work on your consultation's technique early in your training. For this reason I think it would
be better to book this course very early, may be even during your ST2 if you done some
general practice before, by doing this will give yourself enough time to reflect on your
techniques and rectify them if needed. It is worth every penny! (1-1 session worked for me!)
Nigel is a very  direct in his comments and feedback!!
And this is exactly what you need to pass this exam.
Do not forget to practice, practice and practice. Good luck for everyone!!!

Name : ES
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2012
Nigel breaks all myths about this exam. He is not formulaic or rigid in his approach, but guides
you in being the best you can be and in a way that is natural, fluent, flexible, reflexive and
exudes POSITIVE ENERGY!!!
Go on this course - it will change how you consult for a long time to come!

Name : EBY
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2012
Thank you Nigel, for your feedback doing the mock practice, making me aware of areas I
needed to improve and focus on....To be clear and commit.
Also thanks for the pet talk email before the exam.. That was also very encouraging....
I will encourage anyone taking the exam to attend this course and most especially work on the
feedback given during the course.

Name : Darsh
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2012
I am glad to tell you that I passed the CSA and it was first time, which I think is good as an IMG.
I sincerely believe that your course helped me to get the perspective and prepare well for the
exam. It was invaluable reading your articles on the web site as well. It was important that one
should go for the course well in advance to properly benefit from the "honest no nonsense
feedback" you give. Of course ST's need to use the advice given with sense not being slavish,
as one would have expect them to be able to use these techniques after being processed by
one's own neurones! Any technique is only as good as the person who uses them. If one finds
the methods clunky (formulaic) it is the user not the method at fault!
This course is definitely not for the weak hearted, but for those who want positive motivation,
of which NG can give plenty!
Finally, a word of caution for those who have heard inaccurate and unjustified comments
about this course; there is a Sri Lankan proverb:
" People throw stones at the mango tree which has ripe fruits"
You get the meaning?
Thanks again Nigel.

Darsh Gunatillake MBBS, DCH, MD
AiT rep for the Eastern Deanery
AiT rep for eportfolio user group, deputy rep for JIC  and Ethics committees
BMA Chair of Eastern Region GP Registrar's Committee

Name : SB
Course attended : Mentor AKT / CSA Spring 2012
Thank you very much for all your help and guidance towards my MRCGP. I attended both your
courses for preparation for AKT and CSA and give all credit of my success to your course.
I would recommend both the courses i.e. preparation for AKT and CSA to every GP Trainee.
Once again thanks Nigel

Name : Fahad
Course attended : Mentor CSA Spring 2012
I found the course very useful as Dr Giam looks at the practical aspects of passing the exam.
He gives very practical and objective feedback and that in my view is the only way to learn
when practicing for this exam. The actors are well prepared and give useful feedback. On the
whole I was able to analyse my preparation much better after doing the course. There were so
many useful tips I was able to get from him. The best thing was that we got to practice 4 cases
each at least and all the cases were challenging . I would recommend this course to the
registrars as the objectives of the course are well defined.

Name : Hema G
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2012
After failing my first attempt in March, I lost all my confidence. Dr Giam's individual feedback
showed me where I was exactly going wrong. I came out of my rigid questioning mode,
stopped looking for hidden agendas and just listened to patients. I addressed what came in
front of me and it all seemed very easy after that. I could cut down my appointment times and
also managed to finish most of my stations at CSA and passed! Hurray such a big relief!
Lots of positive energy and show that you really are interested in knowing your patients.
Good Luck to everyone doing it in Nov.
We prepared in group of 3 and found Dr Giam's feedback format helpful in identifying where
we were going wrong. Thanks very much Dr Giam!

Name : AK
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2012
I have passed ....finally!
I wish I had come to you first ... all other courses give such mixed messages.
Your message was crystal clear .... be yourself, stay focussed on the patient and keep it real!
Thanks again!!

Name : JAV
Course attended : Mentor CSA Online Consults - Aug 2012
I recently passed my MRCGP[INT] south asia exam, after unsuccessful attempts earlier. Being
a candidate from India I didn't have the luxury of attending your class. But your presentation on
CSA and the videos you posted online helped me a lot, in the importance of active listening,
considering them as real cases, avoiding the stereotyped irrelevant questions &"tell me
more", acknowledging the patients ICE, committing to the diagnosis etc and much more.
Thanks Dr Giam for the wonderful work you are doing in helping candidates get through the
MRCGP CSA exams with confidence.I would recommend your course highly to anyone
preparing for MRCGP CSA exam as the best they can have.

Name : Dure Usmani
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2012
I'm sooo excited and just wanted to thank you once again
for the absolutely wonderful course again.
Am just spreading the word to all the trainees to include this course in there" Must DO" list
they have if they want to pass!!!
I really really appreciate your help!

Name : MIE
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2012
Very good course, passed on first attempt..
makes you aware of areas you need to concentrate on..
Will highly recommend especially useful for the statistics and recent hot topics updates..
Thanks Nigel!

Name : Amy B
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2012
Many thanks Dr Giam for your excellent course. I really felt it gave me extra knowledge to the
revision websites and helped prepare me for the true challenge of the AKT.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this course.

Name : ES
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2012
79%!
If you want to give yourself the best chance to pass first time then this AKT course is a MUST! I
know people who used passmedicine/onexamination and repeatedly failed and I didn't want to
risk my chances - Even if you are scoring 65% + average on these online revision sites - the
nonclinical and statistics in particular at the course was the gold dust!
Thank you Nigel Giam!!!!!!!!!

Name : N Hussain
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2012
An excellent course and would highly recommend it to everyone. Brilliant coverage of hot
topics for the AKT and the statistics teaching was brilliant. Working in small groups made
such a big difference. Nigel was brilliant and really installed confidence and self belief in us.
Many thanks Nigel!

Name : FG
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2012
91%!!!
Absolutely astounding! Stats was fantastic! I scored 100

Name : Humera G
Course attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2012
Concise course, covered ranges of scenario and one to one feedback was ecxellent!
Scored 87!
One and only course attended.

Name : Attaullah Jakhrani
Course attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2012
A very structured and focused course. One of my friends recommended this course who was
the top scorer in Yorkshire deanery and I am pleased with the outcome.
A clear pass with 83 (cut off 72).
This course is highly recommended and please don't waste your educational budget on other  
poorly organised courses. Thanks to Dr Giam and his team!

Name : Bindu Praveen
Course attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2012
I can say attending this course was the most useful preparation I did towards CSA. Thanks a
million for all the positive feedback and right guidance which came useful on the day..Hoping
more would benefit from your experience and advice!

Name : K G
Course attended : Mentor CSA 1-1 Oct 2012
Thanks for your valuable advice during my session. It really helped me to get through my CSA.
I give your course a 5 star rating!!!

Name : Jacqueline Geddes
Course attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2012
Scored 101.
Cannot recommend this course enough. One day course where you got 4 cases, other
member of our study group went on two day RCGP course and got one case. Nigel gives you
exactly the feedback you need to improve you consultation skills.
Great course have already recommended to other ST3's.

Name : A Nagah
Course attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2012
The course helped me become more confident, more focused, and more concise - it increased
my ability to see the patient's point of view, and to meet the patient's needs in the management
plan. I strongly recommend this course for all registrars no matter what their level.
Thanks to Nigel and special thanks to the actors!

Name : Deena Rawi
Course attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2012
Scored 80 with four crosses on feedback!
Dr Giam - thank you so mush for your help and advice.
I passed my CSA exam, what a relief!
The course involved excellent feedback on performance, was very realistic and focused. Your
feedback and comments helped me focus more in my preparation and I learnt loads.
Many thanks again!

Name : P Ogbemudia
Course attended : Mentor CSA 1-1 Oct 2012
Passed CSA with a very good score!
Wonderful course. Now I can tell patients it's because of money and budget constraints!!!
And be more transparent.
Thanks Nigel!

Name : RA
Course attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2012
Very useful course. Excellent teaching method, variety and number of cases was unmatched.
One to one feedback was very precise and useful.
By the end of the course I knew EXACTLY what to do to pass the exam!!!!
And I passed in the first attempt!!

Name: MD
Course attended : Mentor CSA for Nov 12 sitting
Score 91!
The course gave me the confidence to be myself having unexpectedly failed my first sitting of
the CSA in May 2012 with 70. I was very doctor centred and focussed on the symptoms rather
than the human being sitting in front of me. The actors and Nigel were quick to see my pitfall
and gave me skills to become more patient centred. Genuine empathy, empowerment and
addressing the ICE in context were welcome learning points from this course. Undoubtedly a
big change having done the course to sitting the exam. Thank you Nigel for acknowledging 'us'
and our personal stories and your ongoing support up till the exam.
I will never forget my 'flirtacious patient'. Excellent actors. Best wishes...

Name : M Simmons
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2012
Nigels course teaches, in a nutshell, a clear intuitive structure whilst simultaneously
emphasising authenticity, truly listening and active communication as you have never seen it
before! All this wrapped up with infectious positivity. Highly recommended!!

Name : Mohammed Amin
Course attended : Mentor 1-1 Nov 2012 Thanks a million Nigel
At last, passed with 12 clear passes and good score!
Definitely, your approach of attending to what the patient has come for, and asking specific
direct questions has indeed helped me a lot. In addition, given the anxiety one tends to develop
in this situation, your philosophy of positive energy and thinking has given me the mental
strength to keep my nerves calm and professional.
Thanks again for all your help!!!

Name : JC
Course attended : Mentor AKT Dec 2012
A really useful course, I would highly recommend it.  If you need some inspiration or are
struggling with stats then definitely go on this course! Thanks Nigel!

Name : HM
Course attended : Mentor AKT Dec 2012
Small group work highly focussed and fun! Passed well, especially stats!
Thanks Nigel!

2011

Name : TS
Course Attended : Mentor AKT JAN 2011
This is a very detailed course.  Loads of useful information and some excellent bite-sized stats
formulae.  Definitely my ticket to success.
Thanks so much! Excellent value!

Name : SE
Course Attended : Mentor AKT JAN 2011
Nigel's course was PERFECT! 86%. This is so much more than an AKT course. The small group
working was brilliant and as the course is limited in numbers, you really get a very personal
approach from Nigel. He has an amazing recall of faces, names and facts! A very clinically
relevant course that I have been able to apply in practice. Thanks again!

Name : AG
Course Attended : Mentor AKT JAN 2011
I was sitting the AKT for the 6th time! Nigel's approach is amazing. He makes sure that
everyone understands everything every step of the way! I passed and wished I had come on
this course earlier - the others simply do not compare. Thanks is not enough!

Name : TS
Course Attended : Mentor AKT JAN 2011
82%! I really enjoyed this course. The stats coverage was absolutely fantastic - it is something
that I truly understood for the 1st time! Great coverage of Hot Topics - a very up to date course.
Thanks so much!

Name : Delu
Course Attended : Mentor AKT JAN 2011
77.5%. I found the course very helpful with preparing for my AKT. The precourse material was
helpful- quickly highlighted areas that I needed to concentrate on.  On day teaching was really
useful, the way the Statistics was related to my daily practise made it easy to understand.

Name : SPM
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Dec 2010 (for Feb 2011 sitting)
93/117. Very useful course.
Constructive feedback and useful tips on CSA/ general practice consultations.

Name : Christina Papadopoulos
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2011
Thank you so much for all your help and advice on the course - you described it perfectly as
'tough love' - that is exactly what it was. The opportunity to practice 4 cases and have our
individual feedback and constructive criticism was invaluable. Also the input from the actors
was useful too! And the general top tips you gave us all were exactly what was needed. I
passed the exam - it has paid off! Thank you.

Name : FD
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2011
110/117!! Thanks so much for your call. I am celebrating with the others from my VTS who
attended your course. It really is the only course which ST's should attend - with your teaching
experience and knowledge of the exam the mark says it all!

Name : Hala E A
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Dec 2010 (for March 2011 sitting)
Passed all stations! Excellent course lots of practice and good feedback to get you going for
the CSA. Would highly recommend it.

Name : Sumi B
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2011
97/117!! Dear Nigel, wanted you to know I passed CSA! Shocked!! Somehow got 97! Your
course really helped to slicken up my consultation style and your 'keep it simple' motto was
key. We had so much fun that day too. Thanks so much. Hope everyone else passed too. Have
recommended your course to everyone on my VTS!

Name : AB
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2011 and Mentor 1-1
Dear Nigel. By the grace of God I have passed!
I just wanted to say that your ethos and teaching around displaying positive energy, sincerity
and self awareness is something that I have never come across before. Your passion and total
commitment to helping support me through this will never be forgotten. I am so glad to have
met you and thank you for everything! I really do understand what it all means now!

Name : RM
Course Attended : Mentor 1-1
I am pleased to say that by God's grace I have cleared the exam. Your input in showing me the
most important point in the CSA - positive body language and sincerity was invaluable.
I thank you whole heartedly.

Name : PS
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2011
Dear Nigel. 92/117!
Your course was brilliant!
There are so many courses available out there and I am SO glad I picked this one!
Thank you for your excellent teaching and consistent support-it was invaluable!

Name : Karen Goodfellow
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2011
103/117! Good intensive course, lots of cases covered in 1 day.  Excellent, honest but
constructive feedback.

Name : Celia Wilson
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2010 (for Feb 2011 sitting)
Brilliant course - plenty of opportunity to practice a variety of role plays and also see others
performed by peers. Dr Giam is supportive and encouraging with very constructive criticism
and has many top tips to passing the CSA.
Thanks Nigel - couldn't have done it without all your help!

Name : LB
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2011
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2011
I passed!! Great course, helped to structure revision and focused my history taking. Thank you!
I'd thouroughly recommend it.

Name : AB S
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Feb 2011
Dear Nigel. Thanks so much for your fantastic course. Your trainees at St Mary's are a lucky
bunch! I can understand why St Marys VTS has a 100% CSA pass rate! I think you must have
the only VTS in the UK to have such amazing stats! I have been on other courses, and nothing
comes close to yours. I passed having taken the exam 3 times before - I only knew what was
really going wrong after your feedback, but more importantly you helped me with my
confidence and to be myself again! You saved my career and I will always be in your debt.

Name : Hamed Khan
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Dec 2010 (for March 2011 sitting)
This was an EXCELLENT course, and vital for my CSA preparation. The most important thing
that I gained was the template to help structure our consultations. The supervised simulated
consultations were realistic, and the feedback was clear and constructive. Nigel has a 'no-
nonsense' positive approach to teaching that helps candidates identify and work on their
weaknesses, whilst showing them how to maximise and harness their strengths. His
enthusiasm is contagious, and I'm personally grateful for all the help he gave me after the
course as well as during it. Thank you Nigel!! Hamed

Name : RT
Course attended : Mentor CSA Jan 2011
This is a very intensive course and excellent preparation for the CSA. Excellent role players
and the cases are representative of the type you get in the exam. Feedback is focussed and
constructive and I particularly valued Nigel's honest and no nonsense style. Helped me to
focus my revision on my weaker areas. I went on 2 courses and this one was by far the best
preparation for my CSA. I would highly recommend it.

Name : Huda Al-Hadithy
Course attended : Mentor CSA for March 2011 sitting
Nigel's CSA course is excellent focused practice on real cases, patients and scenarios that
not only present in general practice but are representative of the exam too.  Nigel has a lovely
honest manner with giving constructive feedback and guidance.  He is always very supportive
and I would definitely recommend his course.  It was the only one I did and I passed!  
Thanks Nigel.

Name : Niki Dhanjal
Course attended : Mentor CSA for March 2011 sitting
110/117! Absolutely awesome course- best preparation for the exam, of course it is run by the
CSA king! Detailed advice on technique and pitching level to pass easily. I would not
recommend attempting the exam without doing this course first- it is well worth it!!!

Name : Tessa L
Course attended : Mentor AKT May 2011
Excellent course, well structured and focused.
Covered good breadth and hot topics which came up in the actual exam.
Great preparation for the AKT and beyond, would highly recommend

Name : Shruti Patel
Course attended : Mentor AKT May 2011
Excellent course, very well organised and to the point.
I found that the Hot Topics were very relevant to the exam.
Thanks Nigel for channeling my work in the right direction.
See you next year for the CSA!

Name : AN
Course attended : Mentor AKT May 2011
Thanks Nigel for all your helped. First time round I failed my first AKT by 0.5% ouch!! But with
the help of your well organized course I have passed my AKT! I will be coming back for your
CSA course. Thanks!

Name : Amy W
Course attended : Mentor AKT May 2011
The course really helped me to get the most out of revising for the exam - well worth it!
Thanks Nigel!

Name : Allen V
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
Just got the results. I passed!! Thank you very much for your support. Your course was such
an eye opener. And you are a great inspiration. I can't say  how much I want to thank you, Nigel.

Name : CNT
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
Highly recommended course with constructive feedback.

Name : AJ
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
Passed!! The course was amazing - it deserves it's reputation. I scored 95 - the passmark for
the day was 72. So very happy about that! Oh Yeah!

Name : EP
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
A great course - focussed, specific feedback. It was useful for the CSA, but more importantly
I'm using the skills I learnt in consultations, and they flow much better as a result.

Name : MR
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
I have passed my CSA! thank you very much for the fantastic course - it
really was a kick start for me to assess where i was and to plan my
preparation ahead.

Name : Alia Faruqui

Course attended : Mentor CSA May 201
Thanks Nigel; the course was brilliant and increased my awareness as to what the examiners
are looking for. I will definitely recommend this course to my friends!

Name : AN
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
First attempt, attended another course and got 73 marks. Second attempt attended Nigel Giam
Course and marks attained 95. This was the best course because...
1. You get multiple opportunities to role play and have one to one feedback   (in other courses
you hardly get one chance to role play, if lucky two).
2. Excellent tips for practical consultation skills and CSA
3. Targets all scenarios- ethical dilemmas, clinical stations, examination, difficult patients
4. Not just a tick box exercise but make it look natural...& quote go with the flow (this was the
MOST IMP tip that helped me get through)
5, Yummy pizza
Would like to thank you Dr Giam to have helped me get through this ordeal!

Name : DF
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
108/113! The course was brill. Role players fantastic. Great personalised meaningful feedback.
Always respectful of individuals strength and weaknesses. Very supportive - THE BEST!

Name : Zaid Hirmiz
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
Thank you very much Nigel for an excellent course. This course definitely made me pass my
exam and made me score well above the passing mark. It was a very interactive course and
involved a lot of practice +++ with excellent one to one feedback. This not only made me pass
the CSA but made me a very good consulter.

Name : ES
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
Thank you very much for your course which helped me to remain focussed all throughout the
13 cases and get a positive outcome. Feel definitely the most useful course attended so far.
Will definitely recommend to anyone who is sitting the CSA!

Name : CHIA TAN
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
I took a gamble to sit for CSA 3 months into ST3, went to your course and I passed on 1st
attempt!!!! That gave me a lot of time to tidy up my ePortfolio and more importantly to apply for
a job. I have not been to any other courses and to be honest I went to yours with a very
skeptical mind, I thought I will get some practice but hopefully get some feedback. To my
surprise, I gained much more than that. I changed my practice completely after attending your
course. You taught me how to make the consultation flow, forget about the rigid ICE if no follow
up was intended, listen to the cues and simply be ourselves. Most books or courses give you  
'pre-written script' to remember, to make you appeared to be empathetic, but you gave the
best advice, imagine the patient as my best friend/ relative, and all the empathetical gestures,
remarks, tone, verbal, non verbal communication will just flow without appearing synthetical/
fake. You have given me lots of tips and more!
I don't want to spill too much beans about your course to future attendees....Come and check it
out yourself, BEST course ever and certainly worth the money, I highly recommend it and in
fact has been telling all my peers in my VTS to go to your course!
BIGGEST THANKS TO YOU NIGEL....

Name : M T Bin Jemain
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
Definitely an essential course for any ST3 sitting the MRCGP. Ideally do this course early in the
ST3 year so you can understand the CSA skills and incorporate it into your daily practice.
Hopefully by the time the CSA arrives, the consultation skills become natural.
I would also recommend this course for male IMGs doing the CSA!

Name : Areej George
Course attended : Mentor CSA May 2011
Thank you so much Nigel for all you great support and very valuable feedback during the
course which made me pass the exam well above the pass mark.
Attending your course showed me how to enjoy the exam and just be real. Thank you...

Name : Ahamd Zubair
Course attended : Mentor CSA Sept 2011
Had failed the exam twice prior to attending the course,
last attempt was failure by one mark!
Passed exam by a margin of 10 marks this time!
Small interactive group! Very helpful course with extremely useful tips!!
Practical and pragmatic approach!
Excellent feedback for improvement by Dr Giam!!

Name : AS
Course attended : Mentor CSA and 1-1 Sept 2011
Nigel - words are not really enough to say how much you have helped me.
I really had no hope having sat the exam 4 times before.
You had faith in me, showed me direction and have been a fantastic mentor! My life has been
on hold for the last 2 years and finally I can move on!
You are the best!!

Name : IC
Course attended : Mentor CSA Sept 2011
Passed 1st attempt!
Thank you so much Nigel. Really appreciated your teaching, advice and honest feedback. Your
course is so organised and so essential. I would highly recommend this course to anyone and
ESP my VTS. I used all the tips that you gave. This is 'THE COURSE' to attend for anyone
planning to do CSA. Lots of mock practices and great role players with authentic and
challenging cases. First class teaching. Thanks again Nigel.

Name : GT
Course attended : Mentor CSA and 1-1 Sept 2011
I have done it! 5th time lucky!! Got 88!
I do wish I had come to you much earlier in my training. I believe that you are one of the only a
handful of people who know how to teach and approach the CSA and indeed the consultation
in a way that is very personal and individual.
You also have the experience!
Your VTS are incredibly lucky - still a 100% 1st time pass rate!

Name : Sudhir W. from Ipswich
Course attended : Mentor CSA Sept 2011
Having recommended by a friend to attend this course after attending RCGP course, I was
sceptical about whether its value for money or not.
This course has helped me to identify my weak areas. Nigel's sporty criticism helped to bite
the bullet. I have found his course useful and recommended it to several of my friends.

Name : GW
Course attended : Mentor CSA Sept 2011
Passed on the third attempt thanks to you Nigel!
My only regret was not to attend sooner!
Nigel dispels CSA myths and coaches you through what you need to do to pass!
Don't bother with any other course - This is the only one you need!
Thanks for everything!

Name : A Musso
Course attended : Mentor CSA 1-1 Sept 2011
Dear Nigel
Just sending this e-mail to say thank you very much for your help during this very difficult time
of my life. For giving me my confidence back and to believe in me and pushing me to do this
crazy exam again and for all the positive energy! I have used that on the exam and passed it!
Hope you continue to help others and give them positive energy as well.
Many thanks
Angela

Name : Sadia Shaikh
Course attended : Mentor CSA and 1-1 Sept 2011
By the grace of God I have passed!
I just wanted to say that your teaching around displaying positive
energy, sincerity and self awareness is something
that I have never come across before.
Your passion and total commitment in helping support me
through this will never be forgotten!
I wish every one has a trainer like you! - that's all you need to pass this exam!
You had faith in me, showed me direction and have been a excellent mentor.
I will definitely recommend this course to my friends!

Name : MB
Course attended : Mentor CSA Sept 2011
Just needed to say a big thank you for all your help &
guidance which helped me pass the exams.
Your course was an eye opener, made me identify my strengths & weakness, I have
appreciated most importantly how to connect with the patient.
Just wish I had done it earlier.
Really grateful to you for making me reflect on lot of things to improve-
definitely reflected in the results.

Name : BB
Course attended : Mentor CSA Sept 2011
POSITIVE ENERGY!!!!
Don't know what it is? - You need to find out.
Go and see Nigel!!! It is infectious!

Name : SL
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2011
88% Pass!
Thanks for such a unique course - it definitely helped with my focussed AKT revision and was
a great Hot Topics update. WIll recommend to all.

Name : AM
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2011
85% Pass!
Thanks for your message Nigel. Yes passed comfortably and really enjoyed the course. The
small group work was excellent!

Name : Shailaja Shah
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011
Fantastic course.. Passed the first time !! Nigel helped zone me in with great feedback and
improve immensely in prep for the exam !!

Name : G Hussain
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011
Mentor CSA was an excellent course. I found the CSA easier than the cases on  the course but
this certainly prepares you for the most difficult consultations you will get. Feedback is very
useful. Nigel advised me to have a structure to my consultations and realised that was the
main problem with my style. Definitely recommend this course.
If you want honest feedback then you must come to this course.

Name : Vasantha Kunche
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011
Scored 81. Very good motivating course. Lots of positive energy. Good accurate feedback.
Most of all very energetic mentor. Thank you. I would highly recommend the course to anyone
due to take the CSA exam.

Name : CL
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011
Scored 103.
So happy! Your style of teaching is unique. Many more are sure to benefit.
Many thanks!

Name : Ahmad Tahir
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011
Score 78. A very well structured and intense course, with a lots of practice and constructive
feedback. This was my 4th attempt. Failed last exam by 10 marks. I wished I met Nigel before
and would not have to go through this trauma of failing CSA 3 times. Thanks a lot!

Name : Archana Prabhu
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011
Thanks Nigel, this was really a good course, not only for CSA but also for everyday
consultation skills. The key messages - smile, confidence, positivity along with the individual
feedback was really excellent. I think the CSA is not an easy exam, this course definitely
helped me get through this.

Name : AA
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011
Great course, excellent feedback, my weak points were pointed out positively. I was given
guidance to work on them to achieve the results
Nigel is also very approachable.
I contacted him few times personally after the course to get advice.

Name : Abdul Mir
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011
I had been on the RCGP, Emedica and other courses before attending the Mentor CSA. What
makes this course different is the focussed teaching of what is needed in the exam. It is an
intensive course and the mentoring is really great. Thanks to Nigel for highlighting to me with
regards to what I needed and what mattered during exam. All I could recollect before the exam
were his words. "POSITIVE ENERGY, SENSITIVITY". That is all that matters! I have
recommended the course to many of my friends and recommend it those reading this as well.
Thank you Nigel for your guidance!

Name : ASD
Course attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2011
This is an excellent and highly comprehensive CSA preparation course; you get to do 4 cases
during the day in front of your peers. The actors used are of a very high standard and behave
exactly to exam specifications- be warned, they are tough on you which is how they are in the
exam! Nigel is an excellent course leader, full of enthusiasm and energy, but most importantly
honesty- you will be given sensitive and constructive feedback tailored specifically to your
weaknesses which I found invaluable. I reflected on his wise words more than once during the
CSA exam! Highly recommended.

Name : SJ
Course attended : Mentor AKT Dec 2011 (for Jan 2012 sitting)
Really fab course. I was having real difficulty with the AKT.
Nigel helped me focus my revision on high yield areas and refinemy problem solving skills.
A real gem! Highly recommended!

Name : JY
Course attended : Mentor AKT Dec 2011
80% !
Thanks very much Nigel, the course really made me realise what I needed to focus on for the
exam, and was a really enjoyable day, not to mention the wine at the end!!

Name : HD
Course attended : Mentor AKT Dec 2011
83%! Am really happy with the comfortable pass.
So glad I came and was signposted in the right direction.
Made revising much less onerous.
Thanks again!

Name : M Sheikh
Course attended : Mentor CSA 1-1 Nov 2011
It was an intensive day but very focused and all about 'your consultation skills'. I found it
extremely helpful as it quickly highlighted my deficiencies and the fluent ways to overcome.
It was brrrilliant! 100% recommended!


2010

Name: Ajuna Yogasakaran
Course attended: Mentor AKT Jan 2010
Passed with 83.5% (95% for evidence interpretation!).
Many thanks for all your help....now for the CSA

Name: Rod Escombe
Course attended: Mentor AKT Jan 2010
79%. Focussed course. Useful to know the basics of the main NICE guidelines in advance, so
you can concentrate on the more subtle interpretations and exceptions, which in the exam will
sort the sheep from the goats.

Name: Hannah Waters
Course attended: Mentor AKT Jan 2010
89.5%! Excellent course, really useful overview which successfully covered a vast amount in
one day.  Practice questions given were a very useful revision tool, and really helped me to
focus on how to sit the exam.  The statistics part was invaluable and I dont think I would have
passed that part of the exam without it - thank you Nigel!  Would highly recommend this course
to everyone sitting the AKT and have already signed up for the CSA one!

Name: NT
Course attended: Mentor CSA Jan 2010
I passed! 12/12 - 11 clear passes and 1 marginal pass. I'm really happy and so relieved!
Thanks for all your help on the course, it was really useful.

Name: Jas Matharu
Course attended: Mentor CSA Jan 2010
I am glad to say I passed the CSA with 5 clear passes and 6 marginal passes. Thank you for
your help.  I hope you continue to help further trainees get through the exams.

Name: S Chadha
Course attended: Mentor CSA Jan 2010
Passed!!! All 12 - 8 clear 4 marginal passes.
Thank you for your support!

Name: IP
Course attended: Mentor CSA Jan 2010
Passed!!! All 12 - 11 clear passes, 1 marginal pass.
Thank you for your for a very insightful and useful course.

Name: Rob Dylan
Course attended: Mentor CSA Feb 2010
Passed 11/12! I really enjoyed the course. I can see why it has the reputation it does!

Name: S Kumar
Course attended: Mentor CSA Feb 2010
I passed! A BIG relief, especially as thought the exam was awful. Thanks loads for all your help!
You and the course were brilliant!!

Name : Asha Matta
Course attended: Mentor CSA
Passed 11/12! I got the idea of the format for the first time after attending the Mentor course. It
worked fantastically for me. I realised that I needed a format which I could use for any type of
case in the CSA and I got it from this course. Lots of practical tips on the course.
Very intensive which grills the candidates and is really challenging.
I would recommend this course to all candidates who would need to take the CSA examination.

Name : PJ
Course attended: Mentor CSA Feb 2010
Passed 12/12. Nigel's course is the only course I know of that deconstructs, indeed dissects
every part of your consultation. There is little point in trying to second guess what walks in
through the door which is what other courses do. This course equips you with the tools to deal
with anything and to expect the unexpected. A really tough course with objective and
transparent feedback. Highly commended and has an extensive undisputed reputation on our
VTS of being the best for CSA preparation. It certainly deserves it's reputation!

Name : SG
Course attended: Mentor AKT April 2010
Nigel I don't know what to say but the nightmare is finally over!!!! This was my 4th attempt & Dr
Giam helped me sooo much. I would state that his course is essential if you want to pass
AKT!!! Thanks again Nigel!

Name : Hala E
Course attended: Mentor AKT April 2010
Excellent course very useful.
Stats coverage was very good and the notes pack was very useful.

Name : AD
Course attended: Mentor CSA March 2010
I attended the Mentor CSA course on recommendation and 2 weeks prior to my exam. I had
failed the exam before and was lost as to how best prepare. The objective criticism, advice
and support that I recieved on the course was invaluable to my CSA pass. To Nigel and the
roleplayers - thanks a million!

Name : Rob Ali
Course Attended : Mentor AKT April 2010
84.5%. Great Course! Very satisfied with the result!

Name : Kem Thompson
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2010
Nigels Course was definitely value for money.
What I found most useful was the structure he provided, the framework that enables you
cover all the important bits of the three main domains in the exam. I highly recommend it.
Great course, well done, Nigel. Your course contributed to my exam success. For sure!

Name : B Haddad
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2010
I passed 10/12.
A very useful course - honest feedback which helped me to improve my consultation.

Name : N Uchenwoke
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2010
The toughest and most thorough course I have attended and I have certainly been on a few.
The new style CSA is a unique and challenging exam in many ways and it is vital you get your
clinical skills up to scratch but more importantly, your consulting style.
To do this effectively nothing beats an honest, objective forum during which weaknesses are
rooted out and strengths are honed. Dr Giam's course leaves you knowing precisely what you
need to do tho get through the exam. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Name : Rob White
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2010
An excellent course, well structured and facilitated and the perfect preparation for the exam.
A useful way to observe others and learn from their success and failure. A challenging course
for an intense exam. Many thanks.

Name : Vanh Dang
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2010
A must go-on course with realistic practice cases with highly experienced actors. Dr Giam
offers tailored support and constructive feedback to help the actual day run smoothly. A highly
packed day with top tips, and a chance to watch other St3s attempt the cases. This course
allows you to approach the exam in a methodical way and have some tools when faced with
difficult scenerios both in the CSA exam and in real life.
I would definitely recommend this course to the CSA warriors! Good luck!

Name : Hannah Waters
Course attended : Mentor CSA April 2010
Passed 11/12. Really useful course.  Very helpful insight into the CSA and how to do well.
Excellent chance to receive individual feedback.  Was also extremely helpful in devising a
structure which can be applied to all CSA consultations, and having this structure enabled me
to feel much more confident in approaching the exam.
Would definitely recommend to everyone taking the CSA!

Name : Sarah A
Course attended : Mentor AKT April 2010
I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone doing the AKT. All the important topics
including the dreaded stats are covered in a challenging but non-threatening way. I learnt a
huge amount and it really helped me to focus and tailor my revision for the exam. I was
delighted with my result.
Thanks Nigel!!!

Name : Rajni K
Course attended : Mentor 1-1 April 2010
I had failed this exam twice before and having attended the Mentor CSA course felt that I
needed further practice. The 1-1 session with Dr Giam was incredibly useful - my
consultations were videotaped and analysed in detail with constructive feedback on how to
improve with each consultation.I have passed!!!

Name : VK
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2010
Nigel - you are Legend! But seriously what a great and fun course. Intense! And so much more
than just an AKT course - actually useful practical advice that I started applying when I went
back to clinic the next day! Well done also on being awarded Teacher of the Year at GKT! I
remember when you taught and examined me for finals!! You have aged well! ;-)

Name : Pooja S
Course attended : Mentor CSA Aug 2010
Nigel - thank you for giving feedback that other courses simply do not want or have the
experience to give. Everything you said is so personalised - thank you for supporting all of us
to consult in our own individual way - you are right - it is not so much what you say, BUT HOW
YOU SAY IT!
My rigid ICE is going in the bin tonite!

Name : Satveer Singh Poonian
Course attended : Mentor CSA Aug 2010 - 84%
This course offers a lot of practice in role playing, with direct and honest feedback. The
greatest asset this course has is the fact 'THERE IS NOWHERE TO HIDE.' This is exactly what
you need prior to the CSA exam and enabled me to pass.

Name : J K
Course attended : Mentor CSA Aug 2010
I was re-sitting for the 3rd time - this course is absolutely first rate. There is not any other
course you can compare it to because
Dr Giam knows exactly what it is all about.

Name : R Holmes
Course attended : Mentor CSA Sept 2010
Really good fun! I had thoroughly enjoyed the course and although was nervous to start, I am
really grateful for the honest and to the point feedback. I was able to implement your tips and
this allowed me to pass 12/13 cases! Top notch! More from my VTS on their way!

Name : PP
Course attended : Mentor CSA Sept 2010
Very helpful. No other course I know gives so much hands on practice, with feedback for each
of the cases. Also was good to practice cases with some positive findings, rather than
assuming that in CSA most clinical examination findings would be normal, and the diagnosis is
mainly based on the history. Thanks for your help!!

Name : Vic Sivanesan
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2010
Really useful course - helped me direct my learning more appropriately! Definitely helped!
(83.5%)

Name : C T
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2010
Was taking this for the 3rd time. Excellent course. Great peer support, fun and very clinically
relevant. Much more than just an AKT course. Am sure the CSA course would have been as
good! Got 90% in Stats!!!

Name : B R
Course attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2010
Many thanks Nigel for keeping in touch and making sure we were all ok after the exam! Yes
passed and the course was invaluable. As you said no course can guarantee you a pass, but
you certainly signposted me in the right direction!

Name : A N
Course Attended : Mentor AKT Sept 2010
I had to re-sit my AKT and decided to go on a few courses to try and understand where i was
going wrong. Nigel's course was the most useful - tough questions which make you think
beyond the subject areas that you learn about from textbooks. This prepares you for the style
of questions which appear in the AKT. With useful course material, intensive teaching and
links to relevant online resources you know your money is being spent on substance rather
than posh lunches!I passed my AKT with merit equivalent - thanks nigel!
I should have come sooner!!

Name : RN
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2010
I am so pleased to let you know that I have passed the exam! I cannot believe the result after
the previous unsuccessful attempts!!!
I really owe a lot to you and your course and the excellent feedback. I cannot thank you enough.

Name : DH
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2010
91/117. A very thorough course which is effective through use of personalised feedback,
enabling the candidate to tailor the course to suit their own strengths/weaknesses.

Name : Rakhi T
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2010
Passed. 82/117. Good course. Provides many relevant cases which prepare you well for those
in actual exam. First hand critical feedback helpful.

Name : Will Lau
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2010 and 1-1
Thanks Nigel for all your help! Without your input I would not have passed.

Name : Maya Chowdhury
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2010
A fantastic course that is excellent value for money. My group all passed first time after Nigel's
course and I'm already recommending it to all my friends.
Thanks Nigel, we couldn't have done it without you!

Name : SA
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2010
Fantastic course, very focused and personalised feedback very good. Really get to know
personal strengths and weaknesses. Also great for using instruments like tuning forks and
interpreting data and pictures was very useful.

Name : IM
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2010
Just wanted to say a big thank you for helping me prepare for the CSA. I passed the exam.
Hope you continue to enlighten trainees about how to pass the CSA.

Name : RA
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2010
Nigel - many thanks for the practical, hands on approach and personalised feedback. I passed
all 13 cases - scoring 107/117.
Your course came highly recommended - your VTS trainees are a lucky bunch!

Name : Syed Arfeen
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Oct 2010
Very important and relevant course best done early to help understand the rules of the CSA
exam and how to target preparation and practice for it. Also, from it Dr. Giam is very supportive
beyond and after the course too which is bonus value!

Name : HS
Course Attended : Mentor CSA August 2010 (for Nov sitting)
I definitely recommend Nigel’s Mentor CSA course. I feel that his instruction and guidance was
spot on in helping me to achieve a clear pass in the CSA. Not only is his knowledge of medicine
outstanding but he is able to coach others to bring out their best.  He is genuinely
approachable and supportive – even beyond attending the course he was most helpful in
answering email enquiries and even called me one on occasion to talk through something I
was unsure about. I felt that he took a personal interest and was rooting for me every step of
the way! T
hank you so much Nigel.

Name : Sarah Agyekum
Course Attended : Mentor CSA Nov 2010
Nigel's course was the perfect preparation for this challenging exam. Basically there is
"nowhere to hide" - this is not a "sit back and listen" course. It is highly interactive and the
scenarios and actors are very similar to what you will experience in the real exam. Nigel's
direct, honest, constructive feedback really helped to shape and focus my preparation and
ultimately pass!  Thanks a million!


2009

Name : JS
Course attended: Mentor Jan CSA 2009
Nigel. As you know I was re-sitting the CSA for my 3rd and last time.
I PASSED 10 STATIONS!
I just wanted to say that your course was fantastic and the support you give is priceless. I have
recommended to all and will continue to do so.  

Name : Lisa Le Roux
Course attended: Mentor Jan AKT and CSA 2009
83% in AKT and PASSED ALL 12 STATIONS! Thanks again!  

Name : RK
Course attended: Mentor CSA 2009
11 CLEAR PASSES and 1 MARGINAL PASS! The course was brill.
A big thanks to your excellent role players.  

Name : S Ahmed
Course attended: Mentor CSA 2009
Thanks for your call Nigel! Yes I passed and thank goodness never again.
Once was more than enough. Best wishes!  

Name : Vad S
Course attended: Mentor CSA 2009
I have passed the CSA 2nd time and thank you for all your help. The tips you gave especially
around 'self awareness'. Thank you again!  

Name : Ashley Southall
Course attended: Mentor CSA 2009
11 PASSES - 7 CLEAR. Many thanks for an excellent course. Ticked all the right boxes. I will
plug it for the ST2's (Stevenage) next year. Hope you are well.  

Name : DS
Course attended: Mentor CSA 2009
PASSED! PASSED! :-)  

Name : JM
Course attended: Mentor CSA 2009
11 CLEAR PASSES! Thanks a Million!  

Name : JS
Course attended: Mentor CSA 2009
Your course is the BEST VALUE FOR MONEY. When others are charging in excess of 400
pounds and cashing in on ST anxiety it is clear that you are the best in terms of cost,
educational quality and support! Thanks Nigel!  

Name : AM
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2009
Thank you very much for all your efforts and taking so much interest in all the participants.
That was very kind of you. I learnt a lot. I am also thankful for your college roleplayers for
acting so well and for their efforts. This was the first course which was so useful and
informative. For the first time i understood the practical meaning of "patient driven" and
"patient centered".

Name : A Ramabhadra
Course attended: Mentor AKT April 2009
Thanks to Nigel - I have passed this exam confidently (resit).

Name : RA
Course attended: Mentor AKT April 2009
Thought it had gone bad but passed with 83%. So pleased. Many thanks for a brilliant course.
Your tips to top technique are invaluable.

Name : Alison Elsey ST2
Course attended: Mentor AKT April 2009
I have passed - 77%. So happy! Many thanks.

Name : Asha Pillai
Course attended: Mentor AKT April 2009
Did send you a text last night from Rome, results now confirmed on the eportfolio managed
79.4% overall,
I'm shocked!!!!!
Didnt think i'd get that  let alone pass, so thank you so much for all the brilliant tips and the
brilliant course material, really helped ..... hope the others passed as well.
Looking forward to CSA course now!

Name : Vivian Targett
Hi Nigel. I passed! Great News. Thanks for all your help.

Name : Amit D
Course attended: Mentor AKT April 2009
Passed the AKT! Tough exam but your course was great. Very supportive, focused and really
good fun. Would recommend to all.
See you on the CSA course.

Name : D Chatterjee
Course attended: Mentor AKT April 2009
Thanks Nigel for such a useful and comprehensive coverage of hot topics- definitely useful!
Helped me to achieve 83.4% as a first attempt as an ST1!!
Look forward to meeting you again for CSA in the near future.
Best wishes- Devoshree

Name : Lisa Wray
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2009
Hi - we all passed from the ST Marys VTS.
Well done you! Best wishes!

Name : Rachel Harrison
Course attended: Mentor CSA March 2009
Thanks for letting me know about the results. Passed all 12! 9CP 3MP.
Thanks for such a helpful course.

Name : Rajni Aldridge
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2009
Just to let you know I passed the CSA.  
Passed all 12 cases - 6 clear passes, and 6 marginal passes.  
Am just so glad to have both out of the way!  
Thank you so much for all your help and advice - couldn't have got through without it.  Will
definitely be recommending your courses to the Mary's STs!

Name : Amit Sudarshan
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2009
Hi Nigel,just saw the results..have passed..YAHOOOOOOOO!!! 11 passess-6CP
Thanks a lot. Your course was brilliant.
Will recommend to rest of VTS.

Name : PD
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2009
I passed this time - 10 stations!
Thanks so much for such a useful and focussed course.

Name : Himanshu Shekhar
Course attended: Mentor CSA April 2009
Thanks again for your help in the course.
I have passed 9 CP's and 2 MP's =)

Name : Asha Pillai
Course attended: Mentor CSA Sept 2009
10/12- 9 clear passes 1 marginal pass
Thank You Nigel for all your brilliant tips for the exam as well for consultations in the future,
Being self aware as you suggested really helped and not wasting time on silly questions saved
me! Thank you for the confidence you instilled and for the critically helpful feedback

Name : S Srivastava
Course attended: Mentor CSA Sept 2009
Passed all 12 cases !  thank you for all your help - your advice on being more focussed in the
history was really appreciated and i really worked on this, Thank you!!

Name : Saima Janjua
Course attended: Mentor CSA Sept 2009
I happy to let you know that I have passed my CSA exam.
6 clear and 3 marginal PASS.
Thanks for your support and guidance.

Name : Milad Khedr
Course attended: Mentor CSA Sept 2009
I have passed (10/12).
I have no doubt that your course have helped me focus more in my CSA preparation.

Name : Sumitha Prabhu
Course attended: Mentor CSA Sept 2009
I am glad to tell that I have passed my CSA and would like to thank you for your input and
constructive criticism.

Name : N Tavares
Course attended: Mentor AKT Oct 2009
Hi NIgel. I passed with 92%! Thanks so much for your course - it was very helpful. See you soon
for the CSA! Best Wishes.

Name : W Elson
Course attended: Mentor AKT/CSA Oct 2009
87%! Many thanks for the course! 11 CLEAR PASSES FOR CSA!

Name : Sonia Khanna
Course attended: Mentor AKT Oct 2009
Thanks Nigel for letting us know about the results. I passed! Your course really helped provide
focus in not only AKT areas but for general practice itself. Thanks again!

Name: AAJ
Course attended: Mentor CSA Oct 2009
Hi Nigel. I passed all 12 cases! Do what you normally do helped me!

Name: A Kabir
Course attended: Mentor CSA Oct 2009
Hi Nigel. I passed. Thanks a lot for all your help. The course was simply excellent and I will
recommend it to everybody.

Name: FH
Course attended: Mentor CSA Oct 2009
Yes, I passed. Thank you for all your help, it was great!

Name: Yasser Chaudry
Course attended: Mentor CSA Oct 2009
Passed! 11 Stations! I found your course the most like the exam.
Thanks for all your help!

Name: Jas Dhaliwal
Course attended: Mentor CSA Oct 2009
Passed! 11 Stations! 8CP 3MP. Many thanks for the kick up the backside! GREAT COURSE!

2008

Name : Alpa P
Course attended: CSA April 2008
Nigel. Just to let you know that I passed this time round! Thank you so much for your help. You
definitely helped boost my confidence at the right time.  

Name : Neeru G
Course attended: CSA April 2008
Passed. Thought it had gone really badly, but only 2 marginal fails. The course was definitely
helpful - the role players were brilliant as well as the tips to pass. Wish I had done the course
sooner. But hey, all's well that ends well!  

Name : Allana Q
Course attended: CSA March 2008
Passed 10 stations. Thanks for all your help!  

Name : Amy S
Course attended: CSA Feb 2008
What a relief! I passed! Thanks for the course.
Well recommended.  

Name : KS
Course attended: CSA APRIL 2008
PASSED ALL 12 STATIONS. So did all the others from the Stevenage VTS. Thanks! Will be
recommending to all.  

Name : CK
Course attended: CSA March 2008
I went on 2 courses. Yours was definitely more realistic. Your role players are very good at
giving feedback and this made a huge difference.  

Name : Abdul M
Course attended: CSA March 2008
I passed. Thank you for your guidance.  

Name : NA
Course attended: CSA March 2008
Thanks for the call. Yes I passed all 12! I have highlighted this course to our course organisers.
Hope the others faired as well!  

Name : JB
Course attended: CSA Mentor April 2008
Just wanted to say the course was really good preparation. A very realistic reflection of the
real day. Great role play and exam technique!  

Name : AV
Course attended: AKT and CSA Jan 2008
Passed both. Thanks a million.
Don't think I could afford to sit it 2nd time round!  

Name : JK
Course attended: CSA Jan 2008
This was certainly much more useful compared with the other CSA course I went on. Your
feedback is very constructive and I felt that we covered a huge amount. The OSCE practice
with the role players and small group work was invaluable.  

Name : HW
Course attended: Mentor AKT Jan 2008
I passed and so did TS. I am sure you will be getting an Enfield VTS influx!  

Name : VO
Course attended: Mentor CSA and AKT Jan 2008
Passed both. Got 4 CLEAR PASSES and 4 MARGINAL PASSES.
Thanks again for such good courses.  

Name : KB
Course attended: CSA Jan 2008
I very much appreciated your style of teaching. I managed 12 CLEAR PASSES! Really   thought
the course was brilliant especially your college role players.  

Name : PL
Course attended: Mentor CSA Jan 2008
Role players were brilliant!!! And 9 CLEAR PASSES! Will keep in touch.
Thanks Nigel.  

Name : HP
Course attended: Mentor AKT and CSA Jan 2008
Thanks for the call. Yes I passed the CSA also!!!  

Name : MB
Course attended: Mentor AKT Jan 2008
Thanks for the call. Didnt know the results were out! 84%! Went on CSA pilot. Found your
course much more useful. Have recommended to Hackney VTS.  

Name : RC
Course attended: CSA Jan 2008
Thanks so much for giving me the kick I needed. I PASSED the CSA!!! SO did the others from
SLOVTS (SS, TP, AM, HP).
Well recommended.  

Name : JI
Course attended: CSA Jan 2008
I found the course incredibly useful and the cases I had were very similar. What was great is
that your role players are trained to give feedback on the interpersonal domain.
This helped immensely! Thanks!  

Name : JI
Course attended: Mentor AKT Jan 2008
I passed 2nd time round. A big thanks to you. 88% and the critical appraisal you taught was so
user friendly and relevant to the exam. Also well done for creating the questions mapped to
NICE Guidance. I dont think there is any other course that is as up to date.   

Name : CB
Course attended: Mentor AKT Jan 2008
Thanks for the call. 86%! Happy with that.
See you soon for the CSA course.
Have heard really good things!  

Name : AP
Course attended: Mentor May 2008
Definitely the best preparation course I attended.
Excellent role players.
You do tell it like it is!  

Name : JB
Course attended: Mentor May 2008
I PASSED ALL 12! 8CP 4MP - was lost for words.
Thanks a million for your help!  

Name : RP
Course attended: Mentor CSA May 2008
Thanks for the call. Your course represent value for money! Especially as I was resitting.
Thanks for your understanding in giving a discount.  

Name : SS
Course attended: CSA Jan 2008
Got 9 CLEAR PASSES, and the rest were margnial passes. Your cases were more complex but
glad we did the difficult stuff on the course.
Thanks for all the support!  

Name : SK
Course attended: CSA Sept 2008
Passed! Was resitting. Went on the No 1Croydon Course  and UC course. Yours was far the
most useful! Am spreading the word.
Small groups means small groups!  

Name : HM
Course attended: CSA OCT 2008
Passed 10 stations. As you know I was resitting and  had been on the UC course. Your course
was as it should be.
Proper practice for 10 minutes and repeated rounds.
Keep up the good work!  

Name : CM
Course attended: CSA OCT 2008
11 CLEAR PASSES AND 1 MARGINAL PASS! I HAVE THE MRCGP!
THANKS NIGE!  

Name : SIMON SH
Course attended: CSA OCT 2008
11 STATIONS CLEARED! Fantastic course.
Probably one of the best courses I have been on ever!  

Name : GB
Course attended: CSA Oct 2008
12 Passes. 8CP and rest MP. All good! Awesome course.
Thanks Nige!  

Name : LP
Course attended: CSA Oct 2008
Resitting for the 3rd time I had lost  all confidence. Thanks for the support.
I have finally made it!  

Name : R Patel
Course attended: CSA Oct 2008
If Carling made the courses, then yours would probably be the best in the world!
Passed! Yipee!  

Name : Jenny Mason
Course attended: AKT Oct 2008
Passed! 94%!!!!!  

Name : Anu Patel
Course attended: AKT Oct 2008
Passed the AKT. Thanks buddy! Owe you a drink!  

Name : HP
Course attended: AKT Oct 2008
Thanks for the call. Yes I passed the AKT also!! 89%  

Name : BD
Course attended: Mentor AKT 2008
Thanks for the call. Didn't know the results were out! 84%!  

Name : Mano Jegasomy
Course attended: AKT Oct 2008
Passed. Thanks for asking.
Looking forward to the same kind of coaching on the CSA course!  

Name : Kelvin Badham
Course attended: AKT Oct 2008
Hi Nigel. I passed it! 84% Thanks for all your help.  

Name : Brian Doherty
Course attended: Mentor AKT 2008
I passed and took many of your AKT tips with me. 85%!  

Name : A Rowley
Course attended: Mentor AKT Oct 2008
Yes. 3rd time lucky! Expect an influx from the North!  

Name : Layth George
Course attended: Mentor Viva Nov 2008
Xmas came early for me. Nigel thanks so much for your help and support over the last few
years. I was ready to give up but you really helped me get through this tough time and your
mentoring was invaluable. God Bless You!   

Name : Farah Latif
Course attended: Mentor 2008
Passed overall with a MERIT! Thanks so much - I mean it very sincerely. Without your help this
would not have been possible.
Time to celebrate - at last!  

Name : Suham Jadaw
Course attended: Mentor Video Appraisal Autumn 2008
Hi Nigel. I passed the video with a MERIT!
Thanks so much for your invaluable help.
Wishing you and your family a happy Xmas!  

Name : Ali Najjar
Course attended: Mentor Written, Viva, Video Autumn 2008
Nigel. Your courses made all the difference. Passed everything! So finally I have the MRCGP!
Thanks so much.  

Name : Abdul Lasker
Course attended: Mentor Viva Nov 2008
Definitely the best  viva preparation course I attended.Thanks again for the support. Your
advice on my technique was invaluable and made the difference this time round.
Thanks again and I will keep in touch.  

Name : Carsten Hartman
Course attended: Mentor Written 2008
Thanks. I have finally managed to pass.
I really enjoyed your course which I thought was far more effective compared with others I
have been on. Thanks again!  

Name : Emmanuel Ighomereho
Course attended: Mentor Oct 2008
Thanks for getting in touch. Your encouragement and advice gave us the confidence to go for
it. Your effort and commitment are unsurpassed.
I have got the MRCGP!  

Name : Sam Bampoh
Course attended: Mentor Oct 2008
Definitely the best preparation course I attended.Your course was pivotal in myself and EI in
passing. I wish we had come to you first but never mind we have the MRCGP!
Many thanks for all you have done for us.  

Name : Bianca Hawkins
Course attended: Mentor Video 2008
Just to let you know that I passed the videos and hence the MRCGP!
Your course and your video service were excellent. Many thanks!  

Name : Quang Ngyuen
Course attended: Mentor CSA Resit Dec 2008
I passed 11/12. No additional comments.
Thanks for your invaluable help, brilliant course and advice.   

Name : Masroor Ahmed
Course attended: Mentor Dec Viva 2008
Thanks. I have finally managed to pass.
Your course and feedback was most effective in helping me pass.
Thanks again Nigel!  

Name : James Moult
Course attended: Mentor Nov 2008
Nigel. Great news. I passed the video.
Your advice and appraisal service were invaluable. Many thanks!  

Name : Andrew Fang
Course attended: Mentor Dec Viva 2008
I PASSED! Finally - your support meant a great deal to me.
Drinks are on me next time I come down to London.
Take care!

Name : Shafi Mohammed
Course attended: Mentor Dec Viva 2008
Thanks. Last time before your course I got NBNB. Having attended this changed to GGSS.
Thanks so much for your invaluable course and advice.
Wish I had to come to you first but at least it's over now!  

MY OWN TESTIMONIAL

My dear sister in law - Gaby - spent her life helping others less fortunate
than ourselves. We lost her to cancer in August 2012, at the tender age of
31. Her husband, my brother - Dom Giam aka Ketsa has produced this truly
beautiful meditative album dedicated to her. Proceeds will go to the
Gabrielle Gray Foundation so we can continue to help those less fortunate
than ourselves. Please do visit us and do have a listen to the album.
It's FAB!