GP ST Entry: Stage 3 Assessment Preparation

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GP Stage 3 Assessment Preparation

GP Stage 3 Assessment Preparation

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Key Points:
  • Complete preparation for the Stage 3 assessments in 2014
  • Covers all 4 stations for Stage 3 2014 - course covers all aspects of the new format
  • Written Prioritisation - theory + mock exam
  • Simulated Consultations - all 3 types covered
  • Mock simulated consultations with professional actors
  • Individual feedback on consultations with tips on what YOU need to work on
  • 9.30am - 6.15pm
  • CPD - 7 hours / 7 Credits
We recommend that you attend the earliest date that you can - this will give you more time to practise the skills you will learn at the course.

1 day course covering the 2014 Stage 3 assessments in depth. Theory + Practice for all assessments at Stage 3 selection centres. Detailed coverage of Simulated Consultations and Written Prioritisation tasks.

Our 1 day course preparing candidates for the Stage 3 assessments for GP VTS / GP ST entry has been running since 2005 and offers comprehensive information and opportunity to practise and prepare for the selection centres for Stage 3 Assessments in 2014.  We help hundreds of doctors succeed each year, with successful candidates entering every Deanery in the UK in Round 1 2014.

The course covers the Stage 3 assessment / selection centre formats used by all deaneries in the UK in 2014. We will be covering:

What to expect at Stage 3 assessments - overview of the various assessments used in different deaneries in the last few years, and the format for 2014.

Simulated Consultations - communication and consultation skills, role play practice with simulated patients, explaining diagnoses, explaining investigations, breaking bad news, common cases for the simulated consultations, dealing with difficult patients. We will cover all 3 types of consultation - with a patient, with a relative or carer and with a colleague. You will all get to practise this task in small groups, with an individual mock case with professional actors and individual feedback.

Written Prioritisation Exercises - sample tasks with detailed explanations on ranking and how to increase your score. You will all get to practise this task individually, with feedback as a group.

Questions and Answers: There is a dedicated Q and A session where you will be able to ask questions related to the assessments and a 1 to 1 clinic at the end of the day to ask personal questions.

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, MRCGP and GP Careers. Read more about him here.

This course is suitable for anyone that wants to practise and prepare for the Stage 3 assessment / selection centres for GP ST entry in any UK deanery.


09.30 Registration
09.40 Welcome and Introduction
09.45 Stage 3 Assessment / selection centres - what to expect
10.05 Simulated Consultations - an overview of the 3 types
10.30 Written Prioritisation tasks - mock exam and feedback
11.40 Break and Refreshments
11.55 Consultation skills - patient centred consulting
12.20 Simulated Consultations - dealing with colleagues
12.55 Communication Skills - Breaking Bad News
13.15 Lunch*
14.05 Simulated Consultations Practice Session
16.30 Break and Refreshments
16.50 Simulated Consultations - examples of best practice
17.35 Common mistakes and how to avoid them
17.50 Questions and Answers
18.00 Summary and final tips
18.15 Close

*Hot buffet lunch provided - there will be halal and vegetarian options available

We have helped unemployed doctors, SHOs, consultants, staff grades and F2 doctors get shortlisted and selected for GP training. The latest round of applications (2014) has been another successful one for our delegates with success in EVERY deanery once again. Here is some of the feedback we have had in the past:

"I didn't do very well in my UKFPO application and ended up with my 60th choice of job in my 8th choice deanery for Foundation Training, so I was quite worried about the outcome of my GPST application. Fortunately, with the help of Emedica, I ranked 2nd in my first choice deanery and got my first choice job for GP training. I'm delighted and I only wish I had been on a similar course for UKFPO applications."

Dr H G - GPST Entry East of England Deanery 2014

"Great day, useful tips and useful practice. Got my first choice deanery and ranked second within it! Highly recommended."

Dr J R - GPST Entry Wessex Deanery 2014

"The one day stage 3 course was excellent. It really gave me a sense of what the examiners were looking for and gave me a structured was of approaching the stage 3 cases that allowed me to maximise my marks. I ended up being ranked 3rd out of the 232 candidates in my deanery and got my first choice rotation. I am sure that the Emedica revision aids and course significantly contributed to that score."

Dr S T - GPST North Western Deanery 2014

"Just wanted to let you know that I got into Northern Ireland which was my first choice deanery and that I ranked 5th. Thanks for all your help with the course, would recommend to others."

Dr M T - GPST Entry Northern Ireland Deanery 2014

"With help from what I learnt at the course I secured my first choice and ranked 6th out of around 300 candidates. Thanks Emedica!"

Dr J W - GPST Entry KSS Deanery 2014

"I ranked 6/232 in the North Western deanery so I am understandably thrilled and would like to thank you so much for your excellent course which provided me with an essential foundation for my exam preparation and fantastic insight into what the stage 3 exam would involve. I will recommend your course to future applicants!"

Dr E S - GPST North Western Deanery 2014

"I ranked 7th in KSS and achieved a band 3 and 4 for the Stage 2 exam. I couldn't have done so well without Emedica. The stage 3 course was particularly good and the chance to practise with actors and receive feedback was really helpful. Worth every penny! Thanks very much."

Dr E K - GPST Entry KSS Deanery 2014

"I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know that I was successful in securing my first choice deanery following the Stage 3 Assessment Course I attended. I also used the online revision resources for stage 2 and 3. I got a band 4 and 3 at Stage 2, and ranked 9th in the West Midlands Deanery at stage 3 - I really am so chuffed, and believe that, although I may have been an "ok" candidate without the courses, they gave me a better understanding of what to expect, and gave me the confidence to know that what I was doing/saying was right."

Dr S A - GPST Entry West Midlands Deanery 2014

"Got my first choice job with a rank of 15/563! Alhamdullilah Thank you soooo much for your help, & wise words of advice. I used all your tips in the exam - I'm ecstatic!"

Dr O A - GPST Entry London Deanery 2014

"I attended the Stage 3 assessment course and it was fantastic. Very professional and got me perfectly prepared for the interview stage. I used the online revision to consolidate the skills taught on the course and as a result got my first choice location in my first choice deanery."

Dr M S - GPST Entry Mersey Deanery 2014

"Having done PLAB 1 and 2, clinical assessment prior to starting my Foundation programme and in addition to completing a GP rotation as my 1st job in FY2, I felt adequately ready for the GP entry process particularly the stage 3. Friends however recommended the Emedica stage 3 preparation course which I reluctantly attended BUT it was the best decision ever. The course help me streamline my preparation and am happy to say I got into Northampton in the East Midlands which was my first choice. Kudos Emedica. Will certainly recommend you to more friends because you have got what it takes to help everyone get into GP training. Many thanks."

Dr D T - GPST Entry East Midlands Deanery 2014

"I applied to Scotland and got an offer of my first choice which was Ayrshire and Arran. I was ranked 22/291 so I would like to say thank you for the course and I will be sure to attend future courses."

Dr A M - GPST Entry Scotland Deanery 2014

"Thank you Emedica!! I attended your stage 3 course in London and found it extremely useful! I left knowing how to approach both the scenarios and written task and with lots of practice afterwards, managed to do extremely well. I ranked 25th in my deanery and have secured my first choice post! Thank you once again! '

Dr E S - GPST Entry London Deanery 2014

"My husband attended all the courses from Emedica for his GP entry and AKT + CSA. He praised Dr Rahman throughout and now I realise the reason why. All the courses have been exceptionally good. No doubt I am coming back for AKT and CSA courses too !"

Dr G B - GPST Entry Northern Deanery 2014

"Great set of courses to streamline your thought process to crack GP entry exams. Coming from a different specialty, it really gave insight into cracking the exam to get my first choice deanery! Hope to continue association with Emedica to be a successful GP."

Dr A G - GPST Entry Yorkshire & Humber Deanery 2014

"The Emedica GP Stage 3 preparation course was incredibly useful, much more so than I expected. It highlighted many aspects of the selection process that I don't think I would have otherwise considered. Realising these skills and demonstrating them on the day, I think I was able to show more clearly that I was a strong candidate, especially as I had not done as well as hoped on the Stage 2 exam. Particularly useful was the advice given for dealing with difficult 'colleague consultation' scenarios, of which I think we have least experience with, and also the discussion and practice of the written exam. The day itself was well organised, comfortable, enjoyable and there was a great lunch! Highly recommended!"

Dr P H - GPST Entry Severn Deanery 2014

"Great course and online preparation for stage 3 assessments. I was able to get my first choice deanery and rotation. Highly recommended."

Dr Y S - GPST Entry South West Peninsula Deanery 2014

"The stage 3 course was fantastic and helped me to understand the methods of assessment and the practice with actors was invaluable. With Emedica's help I secured a job within my top ranked area."

Dr L J - GPST Entry Oxford Deanery 2014

"The stage 3 course was really useful, particularly going through what's expected in the written exercise. Getting the chance to practise the consultation with actors was invaluable experience. The online consultation examples were great to practise with others and definitely made the selection centre much easier as I felt prepared for any scenario."

Dr H D - GPST Entry Wales 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

"Fantastic support. Really found that the Stage 3 course helped, especially the individual feedback - helped me to practise the areas that I am not so good at and it must have worked because I was ranked number 2 in the deanery! Thank you Emedica!"

Dr T H - GPST Entry West Midlands Deanery 2013

"I got into my first choice rotation in my first choice deanery thanks to Emedica. The stage 3 course was particularly useful, and I will use the consultation skills I learnt throughout my career. Thank you!"

Dr G D - GPST Entry KSS 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 phase 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 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

"I wanted to let you know that I attended you Emedica Stages 1-4 and Stage 3 courses. They really helped me; I scored 3 & 4 in my stage 2 exam and ranked number 10 overall at stage 3 and have been offered my first choice hospital in the North Western deanery. I would like to say a massive thank you and I will be recommending this course to others next year."

Dr S B - GPST Entry North Western Deanery 2013

"Thank you so much Emedica. I was sceptical about the courses for GP and didn't sign up until two days before my assessment but I'm so glad I did. The tips were invaluable and I learnt about things I didn't even realise the examiners would be looking for. The practice consultations were really useful to watch as well as take part in and definitely gave me more confidence on the day. I also met people from the same hospital as me who I didn't know were applying so got a day of practising in too! I've got my first choice deanery and hospital in Oxford and I really feel the course helped me to secure it. Would highly recommend the stage 3 and online resources, well worth the money and that's from a sceptic!"

Dr MF - GPST Entry Oxford Deanery 2013

"I was really impressed with the stage 3 course, I just regretted not doing it a year earlier! I had been really disheartened to not get a job last year and I was so grateful for the tips on how to tackle the written section and role play scenarios. I now have my first choice job!!! Thank you so much."

Dr C H - GPST Entry Wessex Deanery 2013

"The course was truly excellent. I was surprised but glad that it was entertaining and enjoyable. I learned so much at it that I will be able to use everyday when dealing with patients and their relatives. I got a job in my first choice deanery as a result of the course. Thank you so much."

Dr H B - GP Stage 3 Course Northern Ireland Deanery 2012

"The Stage 3 revision course was extremely helpful and informative. The simulation patient session was invaluable! The feedback was useful and guided my approach to the real thing."

Dr L W - GP Stage 3 Course Yorkshire & Humber Deanery 2012

"The Stage 3 course was the key part of my exam preparation. It made me dedicate a whole day to revision during a busy rotation. It gave me confidence to go into the real thing. It was expensive but you did get what you paid for with excellent actors / feedback an engaging course and very slick organisation on the day. I got my first choice job in my first choice deanery."

Dr M S - GP Stage 3 Course KSS Deanery 2012

"I did not get any time to practise as I needed to go to India for some emergency reasons. I came back the day before my interview. I only remembered what I was told in stage 3 assessment course. I got the post in my first choice deanery. Thank you Emedica!"

Dr S S - GP Stage 3 Course West Midlands Deanery 2012

"I am glad to let you know that I have got my GP ST1 post in North Western Deanery which was my 1st choice of deanery. I must admit that I was sceptical before attending the stage 3 course but as soon as I entered into the room I realised that attending the course was probably the best decision of mine in last few years. It was brilliantly taught and organised course. If I was to describe it in one word it was truly amazing.... Thank you."

Dr Z A - GP Stage 3 Course North Western Deanery 2012

"Thank you very much for your all your help. I got into my 1st choice deanery East Midlands and was ranked 10th out of 88 candidates. Your stage 3 preparation day was really informative, helped me focus and gave my confidence a real boost!"

Dr A C - GPST Entry East Midlands Deanery 2012

"Thanks to all the Emedica team for all the useful preparation that has helped me get an offer from my first choice Mersey deanery. Both online and stage 3 course were excellent and helped focus my learning. Once again a whole-hearted thanks."

Dr G B - GPST Entry Mersey Deanery 2012

"I have been able to obtain a GP training post in London, Tower Hamlets - my preference - and I would like to say a few words about the Emedica Stage 3 course. It was an absolutely brilliant course organised and delivered with consummate professionalism and diligence. It gave me direction, structure and vision in terms of stage 3 and removed a lot of the trepidation. The course enthused with me with such confidence that I approached my preparations with a great deal of freedom and was able to express myself in the exam. I had clarity of thought and action."

Dr S A - GPST Entry London Deanery 2012

We help HUNDREDS of doctors succeed in gaining GP ST rotations every year - read more about their experiences here.

Please book early to avoid disappointment - most of our courses for Stage 3 204, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005 were fully booked, with a long waiting list.

Course registration: 9.30am Course Finishes: 6.15pm

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