Course DetailsWhy choose this RCA course?
Interested in a future RCA course date? Join our waiting list. Run by Dr Mahibur Rahman who passed his CSA in 2007 with merit after passing every case. He has been helping doctors pass their CSA for over 12 years, and also trained when video submissions were used as part of the licensing examsPre Course Study
- Intensive and comprehensive preparation for the MRCGP RCA exam- unique blended learning
- Start preparing before you attend with our live RCA Masterclass (usually £150) + pre-course video lectures covering key theory (5+ hours in total)
- See 25 cases role played on the day
- 4 months access to our 65 CSA cases online to use after the course + bonus videos + revision topics (worth £89)
- Learn through practise throughout the day
- Receive constructive and relevant individual feedback
- Work with experienced professional simulated patients - male and female
- Learn the techniques that will help you boost your scores in all 3 domains
- Demonstrations of how to handle difficult areas registrars often struggle with
- Ideal for anyone in ST3 that wants to pass the RCA well
- Receive a certificate for 10 hours CPD + 20+ hours further learning post course
- RCGP mark scheme for the RCA + what examiners look for
- How to hit all the criteria and common reasons for failing
- Communication and consultation skills - how to structure a consultation using the CARE structure
- Essential examinations and equipment - which examinations you need to focus on, and the equipment you need to be familiar with
- Breaking bad news - a structured approach
09.20 Introduction to the RCA and Q+A from pre-course study
09.35 Interactive cases 1 - 6
11.20 Case 7 - Live demonstration of a full high scoring case
11.35 Mock cases 8 - 13 with individual feedback
13.30 Lunch break
14.10 Mock cases 14 - 19 with individual feedback
16.20 Mock cases 20 - 25 with individual feedback
18.20 Final Tips and Q and A
18.35 ClosePost Course Study
- 4 months access to the Emedica CSA online service (usually £79)
- Additional video lectures and demonstration cases
- Access to 65 additional cases with detailed mark schemes - use to model cases
- Detailed role play sheets for accurate patient simulation
- CSA style candidate sheets for familiarity
- Detailed and specific examiner sheets to assess how you are progressing
- Animations and rapid review topic cards to revise key clinical topics for CSA
This course has been adapted with cases suitable for the RCA - it includes a mix of all 3 cases types - telephone, video, and face to face. While the RCA is a new assessment, it is marked using the same domains and mark scheme as the CSA. We have been helping doctors pass the CSA since 2008 - you can see some of their feedback here:
The Course Director and main speaker is Dr Mahibur Rahman. He is a Portfolio GP in Birmingham and a Consultant in Medical Education. He passed the CSA with merit after passing every case, and his article on 10 Tips to pass the CSA was published in InnovAit. He has helped thousands of doctors succeed in their Membership examinations since 2006. He has been involved in helping GP trainers prepare their registrars for the CSA
through the MRCGP CSA for Trainers
course. You can find out more about him HERE.
Feedback from our previous courses:
"Many thanks for all your help over the years. I have attended all your courses for gp training, most recently the CSA course. I have passed my CSA today with 104!
" Dr S A - Passed CSA
"Yes results did come out this evening as you predicted - I got 102/117
so was really pleased! Thank you so much for your help. I used the CSA 100 case crammer webinar as well as attending your course in Birmingham and both were invaluable so thank you very very much!" Dr L P - Passed CSA
"I passed my exam with a score of 95!!
Thank you for your course it was so useful." Dr A C - Passed CSA
"Just wanted to let you know I passed my CSA in May with an 86
in the end on my 3rd attempt. Thank you for your help I found your course very helpful." Dr J T - Passed CSA
"I passed with 85
. Thanks for the online help and the last-minute revision emails you sent us regularly." Dr R S - Passed CSA
"Thanks for your wishes. I am happy to inform you that I have passed CSA on my first attempt with a score of 80!
Used to listen to the crammers daily on my 40 minute commute to work- really helped. Thanks for all the guidance and push for improving myself. Really grateful." Dr D J - Passed CSA
"Alhamdillah I have passed my CSA in the April setting
. I did attend your course and purchased the 100 case crammer video which I found very helpful." Dr S Q - Passed CSA
"Alhamdulillah I passed and the cases were the closest to the exam than any other material I used!
" Dr M S - Passed CSA
"Many thanks for your support and encouragement. I passed the exam in May and can't thank you enough for your invaluable resources
. It wasn't my best performance but managed to get through the hurdle and I'm very pleased with the results." Dr P P - Passed CSA
"It gives me great pleasure to inform you that I have been able to pass the CSA in my second attempt. I am grateful to you for all your support and advice." Dr A H - Passed CSA
"I passed with a decent score. Your revision course was very helpful, and the cases were spot on
thanks." Dr M C - Passed CSAI passed my CSA first attempt
. Thank you for all your good work and support.Dr E D - Passed CSA
Thanks a lot Dr Rahman, I passed the CSA and your course definitely helped me.Dr M Y - Passed CSAI have passed my CSA in the first time
. Thank you so much for all your help. Your course was really helpful for the exam preparation including the online bank which is an extremely useful resource.Dr S W - Passed First Attempt CSA
"Im pleased to inform you & Dr Rahman that I managed to pass the CSA, first time around. I will be recommending emedica to colleagues for sure!"Dr M S - Passed First Attempt CSA I have passed my CSA exam!
Thank you so much for all your help on Emedica prep course and ongoing revision resources that were emailed to us regularly! Dr V A - Passed CSA I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help on the CSA course, it was really useful and I passed with a score of 100! Dr R H - Passed CSA
Thank you so much, and your team for all of your help. I passed the CSA: 86 out of 117!
I found your revision day and your one day crammed to be extremely helpful. I also practiced, in my study group, with all of the case scenarios on the e-medica website. Again, I found them invaluable for my preparation and I am extremely grateful for the content of your course and your website. Dr J G - Passed CSA - First AttemptThank you Dr Rahman! I passed first time!
I've always used emedica- from when I wanted to get into GP training 3 years ago to my CSA exam! Thank you for providing ongoing high-quality preparation content!
Keep up the good work!Dr M W - Passed CSA - First Attempt
Thank you so much! Passed again! Obviously Emedica has been very much instrumental in this. Dr O C - Passed CSAI passed CSA in this sitting
. Thank you very much for your support. I am looking very much forward to your course on tips for life after CCT.Dr A C - Passed CSA
"I attended your course yesterday, and it really was phenomenal... the best course Ive been on yet... so informative and such a high quality
I cant tell how grateful I am to have attended cant say enough good things about it. Its done wonders to awaken my needs for the CSA exam and I already feel so much more confident approaching it from just one day with you guys! Dr Rahman really is exceptional and were so lucky to have someone so inspirational for up coming trainees in what seems to be a difficult time for our profession, and in the gruelling nature of training, he really makes it fun again. It really was a pleasure and I dont recommend courses to anyone but this one Ive told everyone to go on!"
"Really interactive - plenty of chance to practice. Friendly staff throughout. Good learning materials to take away/cases to practice. Encouraging! Relevant. Fantastic course - many thanks as always for your hard work."
"Great simulators and practice cases really getting to the bottom of what we need. Really brilliant resource."
"Amazing course, very useful highlighted my weak points of consultation will definitely recommend it to anyone preparing for the exam and I'm so pleased that I attended Emedica."
"Very useful insights into difficult cases were provided and there were some excellent examples of communication skills in action."
"Very detailed. Focused on each candidate. Identified my weaknesses"
"Vast range of topics covered more than I was hoping for! Really good opportunity to ask data gathering questions. Always entertaining (despite a long day of teaching!) and engaging :)"
"Small number of candidates, lots of practice cases was fantastic. Feedback was very helpful, I'd recommend this course to friends"
"The practice consultations (and actors) were excellent."
"Very constructive feedback about how to add marks and improve performance + body language."
"Excellent course. Really like the practice sessions with actors and feedback. Valuable tips on exactly what the examiners are looking for."
Just to let you know I passed CSA with a score of 105
. I have done all your courses, from applying to GP training through to your CSA Immersion course and I have found them invaluable to my training and to help me focus my revision. Dr L J - Passed CSA
Just want to say a huge thank you to Dr Rahman. I attended the GPST entry course, used the SJTs, watched the 30days AKT revision videos and attended a one day CSA course. 3 years in the making. Passed AKT & CSA first time comfortably.
Sharp succinct materials. I thoroughly recommend all his courses. Dr U G - GPST3 East of England Deanery
Allhumdullilah, I passed CSA with a score of 85
. My ST3 year has been a challenge, having returned from an OOPE in South Africa in January 2018. Hence I have found it difficult to find groups to revise with. My only preparation was work based assessments, and your course. I was not too hopeful of a pass first time. But, thankfully your course and revision material really does dissect the CSA examination, remove any mysteries surrounding it, helped me focus on consultation structure, and thankfully pass. Dr M A M - Passed CSA
Just to let you know that I passed my CSA - score was 81
. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. God bless you and your team.Dr O N - Passed CSA Thanks for the course, I found it really helpful, and passed my CSA first time!
So chuffed. Thanks for all your help. Best wishes and keep up the good work! Dr N C - Passed CSA
"I got a good pass at 99 with a pass mark of 75 for my day
. I attended your course early December as I was taking the CSA earlier than my colleagues due to pregnancy.I thought the course was brilliant and I've recommended it to all my friends
. My trainer and my husband (who I did most of my case practices with) said I changed significantly after the course, for the better! It really got me motivated and focussed for the day.I found the personal feedback really useful not only for the exam but for everyday life
. I was spending far too long looking at my papers (in real life computer) and acting under confident, especially when unsure. I went on to have more confidence in being direct and focussed and being able to say when I wasn't sure and what I would do about it. I also felt more confident handling requests that I needed to refuse and dealing with difficult patients.
The CSA certainly was not all about 'ICE' which is a big focus of Bolton, where I train. I'm not sure I did too much ICE at all on the day.
The biggest help of the day was to push that this was not a communication exam, it's not all about ICE and clinical knowledge and management is just as important. I used all the tips and skills I gained on your course and honestly feel there is no way I would have passed without it
and as I said it has helped me enormously in my day to day practice." Dr K A Passed CSA First Attempt
I attended your CSA preparation course on Saturday and I just wanted to say thank you. Prior to attending the course my confidence was low, I was looking at alternative careers and was wondering how I could ever finish my training. Following on from your course I have a new found confidence and self belief
. I have identified what I need to work on to pass CSA (and importantly to become a GP) and I am excited to learn. I have attended all your courses since applying for GP training back in 2012 and I have never been disappointed
. Dr L J
Thank you for all your online support and resources that you provided for the CSA exam. I passed with 102
and am absolutely delighted. The support I got from Emedica certainly contributed to that, so thank you again.Dr A W - Passed CSA
I just wanted to email to thank you for helping me pass my CSA in April. I received the results earlier this week and I scored 92. Both your group session and 1:1 with Alastair were superb
in preparing me mentally and emotionally for my exam! Over the moon, thank you again! Dr A A- Passed CSA
"I just wanted to say thank you again for your courses. I passed the CSA on my first attempt
with a very good margin and I really think your CSA course helped give me the knowledge and skills I needed to prepare for the exam."Dr LW - Passed CSA First AttemptI passed. My marks increased by 20!
Thanks for your help and God bless! Dr J I - Passed CSA - Resit Candidate
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you! I have passed my CSA on my second attempt with a score of 92
(previously 61). I attended your CSA Preparation course and your CSA case crammer course via web-link. I am sure that I would not have achieved such a score without your help. I would highly recommend both courses to those who are sitting their CSA." Dr S H - Passed CSA - Resit Candidate
"I passed with a score of 88
and the pass rate was 74. Many thanks for your useful courses and case resource bank." Dr N O - Passed CSA
"Passed with 88 points!
Thank you so much for everything." Dr E M - Passed CSA
"Thank you for all your help and support over the last 4 years. I have really found your CSA courses very helpful and alhamdulillah I have passed my CSA in the first sitting scoring 78
- pass mark was 73. Hope to see you soon at your final course on life after CCT." Dr M J - Passed CSA First Attempt
"I passed! Big thank you to u all
- u are a fantastic team doing a great job supporting us all - could not have done it without your support." Dr P P - Passed CSA
"I came to you when I struggled with my GPST entry exam and AKT and on both occasions, I passed after attending your courses. I came to you again after failing the CSA three times and through your help I passed the exam at the fourth attempt. I am so excited with the result and remain very grateful to you and your team."Dr K O - CSA - Resit Candidate
"Thank you for all your support throughout my GP training. I have been to every course of yours from GP entry. Unfortunately, I came to you after I failed my first attempt. I emailed you and you gave me so much encouragement. With your input I was successful this time. I got 84.
"Dr H H - CSA - Resit Candidate
"Both my fiancé and I passed with scores of 85 and 98 respectively which we are really pleased with!
Thank you very much for your help at the course - it definitely altered our ongoing preparation and was key to our success on the day."Dr A B - Passed CSA First Attempt
"I'm pleased to say I passed the CSA with the score of 87. This is my first attempt.
Thank you for all your support and help. Your course was fantastic. I also used your online CSA material- extremely helpful
. You have been part of my GP training since I started thinking of GP training. Thank you again for all your support."Dr P N - Passed CSA First Attempt