This course is usually held in November-December and April-May, if you would like to be notified of when the course is next running, please email us
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This 1 day course provides focused preparation for the Stage 2 assessments.
- Intensive preparation for the Stage 2 exams (Specialty Recruitment Assessment)
- Key theory and technique for both papers
- Realistic timed Mock exams for clinical and SJT papers
- The most comprehensive coverage of Situational Judgement Tests
- Key topics for the Professional Dilemma Paper - Ethics, confidentiality, consent, GMC guidance
- Ideal for anyone that wants to boost their specialty recruitment assessment scores
- Suitable for applicants to GP, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology and Clinical Radiology
- 9.30am - 6.00pm
- CPD - 6.5 hours / 6.5 Credits
This is the MOST COMPREHENSIVE Stage 2 (Specialty Recruitment Assessment) preparation course available, with over 3.5 hours teaching on the Professional Dilemma paper (Situational Judgement Test questions).
In 2016, applicants to GP, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology and Clinical Radiology will all have to sit the same Specialty Recruitment Assessment (also known as the Stage 2 exam or Specialty Selection Test). The same score can be used for all these specialties, and will play an important part in the shortlisting process.
The course covers all the theory needed to get shortlisted, as well as providing you the chance to sit mini mock exams
for both the Clinical Problem Solving paper
and the Professional Dilemma Paper
(Situational Judgement Test questions). Feedback and explanations will be provided for both mini mock exams.
The mini mocks will be done under timed conditions, with questions shown on screen in exam format, to give you a feel for the real exam. The questions used in the Stage 2 Crammer mini mock papers are not available anywhere else.
The course covers : The Stage 2 assessments Clinical Problem Solving paper types and level of questions, practice questions, reading lists, understanding keywords in the exam. Mini Mock Exam with feedback.
Professional Dilemma / Situational Judgement Test paper introduction to Situational Judgement, how to rank scenarios, sample questions, practice questions. Mini Mock Exam with feedback.
The Course Director and main speaker is Dr Mahibur Rahman, an expert in the GP Recruitment process. He is a GP and Consultant in Medical Education, and has written and taught extensively on Getting into GP Training. He is the author of several books and articles on GP ST Entry, including the first article on Situational Judgement Tests for GP Recruitment
(BMJ Careers 2007).
This course is suitable for anyone that wants to get onto a specialty training programme for GP, BBT, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology or Public Health. Whether you applied and did not secure a rotation in 2015, or are applying for the first time for 2016 entry, this course is dedicated to helping you boost your scores in assessment to get shortlisted.Course Programme
09.30 - Registration
09.45 - Welcome and introduction
09.50 - SRA exam basics and shortlisting criteria for different specialties
10.00 - Clinical Problem Solving Paper - how to prepare and sample questions
10.35 - Clinical Problem Solving paper Mini Mock exam
11.15 - Break for Refreshments
11.35 - Clinical Problem Solving paper Mock answers and feedback
12.45 - Lunch*
13.35 - Professional Dilemma Paper (Situational Judgement Test) - how to prepare and sample questions
14.50 - Professional Dilemma paper - SJT mini mock exam
15.35 - Break for Refreshments
16.00 - Professional Dilemma paper Mock answers and feedback
17.45 - Questions and answers
18.00 - Summary and close
*Hot buffet lunch provided - there will be halal and vegetarian options availableCourse Feedback
Feedback from previous courses:
to help me pass through stage 2 and 3 of GP entry! Online revision was also very useful for both stages and Dr Rahman was very insightful
into all aspects of GP entry and provided a lot of worthwhile advice
!"Dr T C - GPST Entry Kent Sussex and Surrey Deanery 2016
"It has been a wonderful experience at Emedica throughout the selection process
, Dr Rahman is very supportive and encouraging. The most incredible part is he answers all our queries even after his busy schedule!"Dr K U - GPST Entry South West Deanery 2016
"I did not go to any Emedica courses in my first application in 2015. I then re-applied, went to stage 2 and 3 courses and got my first choice deanery
with 3 choice job!"Dr T S - GPST Entry Kent Sussex and Surrey Deanery 2016
"I was struggling with my stage 2 preparation and the Stage 2 crammer course was extremely helpful
and it gave me all the information I needed to prepare myself well for the assessment. Also the online revision was extremely useful."Dr S M - GPST Entry East of England Deanery 2016
"Extremely useful course. It gave me a good overall experience of exam conditions and loads of useful tips
. Well done!"Dr B D - GPST Entry East of England Deanery 2016
"Thanks to Emedica - Dr Rahman and the team, I have been offered GPST1 in the London Deanery, which was my first choice
."Dr J P - GPST Entry London Deanery 2016
"The course was very good.
The most useful thing I found was learning how to manage time when answering questions. I felt this was the key to success.
The stage 3 course
. The tips given were incredibly helpful and the scenarios at the course as well as on the online revision site were very much like those in the actual exam. Thanks Emedica! I am so grateful to have received 1st choice hospital in 1st choice deanery."Dr A R - GPST Entry Thames Valley Deanery 2015
"A very big thank you to all the team of Emedica for their help and support
. The Stage 2 crammer course
was really helpful
and got me shortlisted into first choice deanery.
And stage 3 online revision helped a lot in final preps for stage 3 assessment. Highly recommend."Dr A H - GPST Entry Yorkshire & Humber Deanery 2015
"I attended both the stage 2
and stage 3 preparation courses. I found the courses excellent
and very well organized.
I got an offer
from my first choice deanery-KSS.
Thank you Emedica! I couldn't have done it without you!"Dr M Z - GPST Entry Kent Sussex and Surrey Deanery 2015
"I would highly recommend
the Stage 2 Crammer
and the Stage 3 Assessment course. They really increased my chances of getting into my first choice deanery
and first choice county
as well within the deanery. The mock exams for stage 2 online courses
helped me to practice within the time limitation.
Once again, I would like to thank the whole Emedica team for their wonderful support."Dr Q A -GPST Entry East of England Deanery 2015
"Fantastic detailed information
that helped in my preparation
at all stages of the assessment. Thank you for your helpful e-mails
giving us information on what to expect at every stage. I was very pleased to secure a London post."Dr V R - GPST Entry London Deanery 2015
"Thank you Dr Rahman and team for an excellent series of courses
to prepare for the Stage 2 and 3 assessments.
It really helped frame
how to revise and practice for the day and I've been given my first choice of job - highly recommended!"Dr S W - GPST Entry Thames Valley Deanery 2015
with an excellent team
led by the eloquent and well informed Dr M. Rahman. The courses helped secure
me my first deanery choice
and first region choice within East of England.
Thank you!"Dr M J - GPST Entry East of England Deanery 2015
"I secured my first choice rotation
in the Thames Valley Deanery.
I would like to thank Dr Rahman for not only the great engaging lectures and tips
during the courses; but also the support
(Facebook group and email) long after the courses finished. Emedica is fantastic; I really surpassed my own expectations
and really think Emedica made it all possible for me"Dr J E- GPST Entry Thames Valley Deanery 2015
"It has been thoroughly enjoyable experience
and the learning was immense.
Thank you for all your support and guidance
and prompt email replies for queries. Wishing all the team the very best."Dr T K - GPST Entry - Kent Sussex & Surrey Deanery 2015
and enabled me to get my first choice job."Dr C M - GPST Entry London Deanery 2015
"The Emedica online revision and courses were brilliant preparation and I have no doubt they were fundamental in helping me secure a GP training post. Having attended the stage 2 course,
I would recommend it to anyone applying for GP training. The online revision was very comprehensive
and helped focus my revision in the run up to the exams. Dr Rahman and the team were very approachable and happy to answer any extra questions.
The email updates from Emedica were also very useful. Thank you Emedica!"Dr S S - GPST Entry - London Deanery 2014
"I really liked the stage 2 crammer course. I came to know my weaknesses by attending that course and then I worked hard to get good marks. Also the tips given and questions in the exam were very much similar to the questions in the Emedica online bank.
It was really a relief to see that I did not waste our money on a bad course. The simulators provided were really professional
and due to them I gained my confidence
. All in all Emedica is the best resource available if anyone wants to get into GP training". Dr B K - GPST Entry- East of England Deanery 2014 "Stage 2 was useful for the SJTs
as it explained how to think about the questions".Dr R B - GPST Entry - Severn Deanery 2014
"I attended both the stage 2 and stage 3 courses - both were extremely useful! I also used the online revision resources. I secured my first choice deanery and hospital
- couldn't be happier!"Dr R K - GPST Entry - North-western Deanery 2014
"Brilliant Stage 2 course all through. Well designed
and delivered with passion and professionalism
. It's a great achievement to be able to deliver such a huge amount of information in such a short time and remain as effective as productive. Well done Emedica!"Dr S E - GPST Entry- East of England Deanery 2014
"Very concise and detailed on everything you need to pass. Good and knowledgeable team. I gained my confidence
and it was an eye opener
. The Stage 2 course helped me to focus on areas I needed to read more".Dr V I - GPST Entry - North-western Deanery 2014
"Thank you so much for helping me with stage 2 and 3 assessments. I learnt yesterday that I secured a GP job in Severn and was ranked number 1 in the deanery. I scored 4 and 4 at stage 2
. I think the tips I picked up from your course made all the difference."Dr K P - GPST Entry Severn Deanery 2013
"I managed to get one of the last places in Birmingham and am VERY relieved I did! I would certainly recommend it. The day was of significant benefit - although it was very crammed (as the name correctly suggests) it was very informative with tips on how to score well. Further to this I scored 3 and 3 at stage 2."Dr M H - GPST Entry Northern Deanery 2013
I actually attended all the courses and subscribed to all the online resources
I got two band 4s in stage 2
and then did well enough in stage 3 that I ended up ranking high enough to have been allocated to any of the programmes in Severn Deanery - and have accepted my first choice. I would like to thank you so much for all the help without which I definitely would not have done so well (particularly in the SJTs). I will be highly recommending your courses to next year's group."Dr J M - GPST Entry Severn Deanery 2013
"I attended all of the Emedica preparation courses and used all the online resources and could not praise them highly enough. I achieved two band 4 s in stage 2 and ranked 7/110 at stage 3
, meaning that I got into my first choice area in my 1st choice deanery!"Dr F H - GPST Entry East of England Deanery 2013
"This was a very worthwhile experience. I'm very glad I chose to attend the Emedica courses and subscribe to the online training. I was able to secure my first choice rotation in my first choice deanery thanks to Emedica. Thank you very much for your help."Dr J B - GPST Entry Northern Deanery 2013
"Your teaching was very good indeed and I'm very grateful for the tips and training. The courses were definitely money well spent. To make you aware in stage two I secured a 3 in the clinical paper and a 4 in the situational judgement. I have now been offered my first choice rotation in my first choice deanery. My rank was 6/108
which I am very pleased with and I'm certain I would not have done well if it were not for the Emedica courses."Dr J B - GPST Entry Northern Deanery 2013
"I scored very highly in the stage 2 assessment resulting in me getting into London deanery - something I don't think I would have achieved without the help of Emedica." Dr E K - GP Stage 2 Course London Deanery 2012
"I found the Emedica courses to be excellent. There were highly relevant and well organised. They provided me with techniques that took me from being a good to an excellent candidate. I secured band 4 in both Stage 2 exams and was awarded a training post in my first choice deanery. I will be recommending you to my colleagues thank you!" Dr S R - GP Stage 2 Course Northwestern Deanery 2012
"I got my first choice area in my first choice deanery and I have to say I would have been totally lost without the Stage 2 and Stage 3 courses."Dr A G - GP Stage 2 Course Oxford Deanery 2012
"Extremely useful and informative course. Really focused on what to revise and work on for GPST entry. Great website resources and really helped me in securing a GPST place. Thank you!"Dr S D - GP Stage 2 Course KSS Deanery 2012
"I just wanted to let you know that I got my first choice GP scheme in Leeds and would like to say thank you to Emedica for the help they provided in my preparation particularly for stage 2 but also stage 3. I would recommend your services to others applying for GP training." Dr R S - GPST Entry Yorkshire and Humber Deanery 2012