West Midlands Deanery trainers can get a £50 discount off our Birmingham courses by entering this code: wmcsatrainer
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This course is usually held in the Spring, if you would like to be notified of when the course is next running, please email us to be added to the waiting list.
Half day course covering the key theory to help you prepare your registrar to pass the CSA - including the NEW RCGP CSA Marking scheme and scoring.
- Aimed at GP Trainers involved in teaching GP Registrars
- Help your GP registrar pass the MRCGP CSA examination
- Detailed breakdown of the NEW MRCGP CSA Mark scheme - assess your registrar's performance
- Common reasons for failure and how registrars can avoid them
- Detailed understanding of the RCGP feedback statements
- Making your feedback realistic and effective
- How to help a GP registrar who fails the CSA - resit candidates
- Demonstrations of simulated consultations with professional actors
- Interactive sessions to practise marking cases to the CSA standard
- 9.30am - 1.30pm
- CPD - 3 hours / 3 Credits
By the end of this course you will have a thorough understanding of how the MRCGP CSA examination is marked, the types of cases your registrar can expect, common areas that cause registrars to fail, learn how to assess your registrar, and discuss methods to help improve their performance and preparation.
The Course Director and main speaker is Dr Mahibur Rahman. He is a Portfolio GP in Birmingham and a Consultant in Medical Education. He has helped hundreds of doctors succeed in their Membership examinations since 2006. He has been running MRCGP for Trainers courses for several years, and is the author of the MPS MRCGP Revision guide. As well as being the course director for the Emedica MRCGP CSA course, he has been the main speaker on MRCGP courses for West Midlands deanery, North Birmingham VTS and a guest speaker at an event for the RCGP South East and South West Thames Faculties. You can find out more about him HERE.
09.45 Welcome and Introduction to the CSA - overview, pass statistics
10.15 Understanding the CSA mark scheme and RCGP feedback statements
11.00 Common reasons for failing the CSA
11.20 Break for refreshments
11.35 Demonstration of CSA cases - assessing your registrar (practical session)
12.20 Tips on CSA preparation
12.45 Questions and answers
13.00 Summary and lunch*
*Buffet lunch provided - there will be halal and vegetarian options available
Feedback from our previous MRCGP for Trainers courses:
"Good presentation will help future tutorials. Excellent"
"Stunning! And better that we know that Registrars are getting even more detailed information! Thank you!"
"Best workshop so far, Im sure the Registrars will really appreciate this."
"Very practical. Basic but thorough. Good to know lots about marking. Good to have role play and have feedback."
"Specific areas for feedback. Learning about specific marks."
"Marking schedule for CSA. How to prepare trainee. Enjoyable, thank you."
"Lots of content, printed notes, examples, email to follow."
"Clear and well presented, covered main 16 areas really well. Really well done, feel motivated, reinforced what I am doing."
"Specific advice, clearly delivered."
"Very concise, all of my needs were met, excellent quality/course material, excellent use of time."
"Pace of info, content, role play, suggestions. Keep it up."
"Content, very useful tips e.g. understanding the feedback given by the exam."
"Role play was very useful."
"Full of information, clear advice, very practical."
"Succinct, well delivered, useful pointers."