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GP ST Entry: Stage 3 Assessment Preparation

GP Stage 3 Assessment Preparation

GP Stage 3 Assessment Preparation

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Course Details

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Key Points:
  • Complete preparation for the Stage 3 assessments in 2018
  • Covers all 4 stations for Stage 3 - 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 2018 Stage 3 assessments in depth. Theory + Practice for all assessments at Stage 3 selection centres. Detailed coverage of Simulated Consultations and Written Prioritisation tasks.

GP Stage 3 course

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 2018.  We help hundreds of doctors succeed each year, with successful candidates entering every Deanery in the UK in 2017 Round 1.

The course covers the Stage 3 assessment / selection centre formats used by all deaneries in the UK in 2018. We will be covering:

What to expect at Stage 3 assessments - overview of the Stage 3 format and marking for 2018.

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.

GP Stage 3 course

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.

GP Stage 3 course

Course Programme

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
10.40 Written Prioritisation tasks - mock exam and feedback
11.50 Break and Refreshments
12.05 Consultation skills - patient centred consulting
12.35 Simulated Consultations - dealing with colleagues
13.05 Communication Skills - Breaking Bad News
13.20 Lunch*
14.10 Simulated Consultations Practice Session
16.40 Break and Refreshments
16.55 Simulated Consultations - examples of best practice
17.45 Common mistakes and how to avoid them
18.00 Questions and Answers
18.10 Summary and final tips
18.15 Close

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

GP Stage 3 course

Course Feedback

We have helped unemployed doctors, SHOs, consultants, staff grades and F2 doctors get shortlisted and selected for GP training. The latest round of applications (2018) has been another successful one for our delegates with success in EVERY deanery once again. Here is some feedback from our previous courses:

"Thanks a lot for the eye-opening opportunity this course has given me regarding what to expect at the Stage 3 assessment exams. It has never been made clearer than what you have made me see. I am very grateful, and I can only be positive looking forward to the exams."

"The actors were excellent, giving the simulated consultations high fidelity and provided really useful feedback. Dr Rahman provided high quality presentations as always and watching him demonstrate difficult aspects of the simulated consultations was extremely valuable."

"Clear concise techniques to maximise marks and make a good impression on examiner. Also, scenarios were brilliant made me feel like I was taking the assessment properly. Overall a great course."

"The lecture delivery was on point and the simulators were excellent. "

"Actors really knew what they were doing! gave amazing advice! "

"Very well organised and executed, excellent trainers and Dr.Rahman kept the group engaged throughout, not a single dull moment, there was loads to learn and take away! "

Thanks Dr Rahman for the support and teaching, I managed to get 50/52 in the 3rd stage.

Dr F O- Round 1 re-advert 2018

I wanted to inform that I have got through the stage 3 GP exam and have been offered a place in Lincolnshire. I scored 47/ 52 in the Stage 3. I want to thank Gillian, my 1 to 1 coach, who guided me so close to the exam. She is an excellent trainer and I was able to learn a lot from her. She made me aware of both my strengths and weaknesses.

Dr M F- Round 1 re-advert 2018

I am pleased to say that I have just been offered my first choice. Your stage 2 and 3 online courses were so helpful.

Dr K A - Round 1 re-advert 2018

I got first choice for GP ST training in round 1 readvert this time and this is my first attempt. I studied your online revision as well as attended the stage 3 course in Birmingham. Thank you for the instructions from the course and guidance.

Dr A A - Round 1 re-advert 2018

Thank you so much for all your dedication and special thanks to Gillian Knight as I did the 1:1 course with her and got to know in a jiffy as what I was doing wrong.

Dr S J - Round 1 re-advert 2018

Thank you very much for the training from Emedica. My 1:1 coaching with Ed Clark was excellent which helped me to secure this place.

Dr A R - Round 1 re-advert 2018

I am glad to let you know that I have got into my first preference here in Cambridgeshire for my GP training, and I have to say your course was instrumental to my success at the Stage 3 of the application process.

Dr A S - Round 1 re-advert 2018

Thank you very much for useful information provided at the course and I have got offer for the training. Please keep the good work up and I am looking forward to taking your other courses again.

Dr T H - Round 1 re-advert 2018

I am very happy to say I have secured GP rotation in first choice Deanery and this would not have happened without Emedica. A big thank you to you.

Dr V G - Round 1 re-advert 2018

" I attended the stage 3 course and got one of my top choices. I scored all 4's in the interview - thank you so much it was very beneficial and i'm so chuffed I attended the course now!"

Dr Y A - Scored 52/52 at Stage 3 London Deanery 2018

"Just wanted to say thank you very much, the stage 3 course was fantastic. I had no preparation at all except the course and its material. I got 100% 52/52 at Stage 3 and that was mainly due to the excellent information from your course! "

Dr A K - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

"I managed to get my 1st choice offer in London so very pleased. I attended the stage 3 course which was very useful, and I got full marks in the exam 52/52 so the course definitely helped! "

Dr V C - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

"Thank you for your support. I got my 4th choice offer which i'm really pleased with, in London Group V (Bexley and Sidcup). I got full marks in my interview 52/52 after attending your course. I especially found going through the written part very very useful! I really enjoyed the interview course."

Dr H S - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

"I just wanted to say that I used your Stages 1-4 course and I used the online Stage 3 materials and I got 100% in the selection Center."

Dr H W - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

"I was successful at the selection centre. In fact, I got 4/4 for all domains on every single aspect (in the written task also)! Thank you very much for your guidance at the course."

Dr V B - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

"I got 51/52 at interview. Thank you very much for your help it made a big difference. Ive been offered a London job."

Dr S G - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

"Just got my results through. I scored 50 out of 52 at the msra, and got my first choice job. Absolutely thrilled and both the course and the online resources really helped with this. Thank you!"

Dr T C - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

"I got an offer in my first-choice deanery. I found the Emedica stage 2 and 3 courses very helpful and the tips given at these courses helped me secure a place. Thanks to you and your team."

Dr M K - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

"I am pleased to inform that I got a job offer in GP training today in my first-choice preference. I scored 50 out of 52 in stage 3 and the credit goes to the Emdica course. "

Dr U N - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

I'm writing let you that I have been offered a GP training program. I wanted to express my gratitude to you and the entire staff at Emedica for helping me achieve this goal. Emedica courses and course material were extremely helpful in my preparation. The classroom sessions were pivotal in providing me a good grasp of the actual exam."

Dr V N - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

Thanks Dr Rahman. It is with pleasure that I tell you that I was able to get a placement in the training programme. It was also my first preference. To be honest, the best part of my preparation was attending the Emedica course. It was probably the only preparation I had. I work as a Registrar in Southend A&E and I couldn't get my study leave approved, making it a difficult experience for me but thankfully that single Saturday paid off in the most rewarding manner anyone could expect.
All i can tell you is to keep up the good work.

Dr A O F - Stage 3 Round 1 February 2018

"I firmly believe that had I not attended the Emedica courses I would not have got my first choice in GP jobs. Thank you Emedica! I intend using you for every assessment I have yet to face!"

Dr V V - GPST Entry North West Deanery Round 1 re-advert 2017

"I am happy to report that I received my first choice. Thank you so much for all your hard work in preparing a great interview course which was an exact simulation of the real thing! I obtained full marks in all the simulation exercises and 10/12 in the written exercise."

Dr N J - GPST Entry North East Deanery Round 1 re-advert 2017

"I could see what mistakes I did and rectified before the exam. I got a very good score in Stage 3 and I am very grateful for that"

Dr V V - GPST Entry East of England Deanery Round 1 re-advert 2017

"The way everything was explained was outstanding. It is because of Emedica that on the day of my exam nothing appeared…surprising…I was nervous before my exam, but I knew exactly how to steer my boat of consultation involving my patient at every step. Thank you Emedica!"

Dr H N - GPST Entry Wessex Deanery Round 1 re-advert 2017

GP Stage 3 course

"The guidance given at Emedica . The course puts you in the actual exam situation, so you are ready to face the challenge in the real exam."

Dr A A - Yorkshire & Humber Round 2 2017

"Fantastic course which gave me an idea as to what to expect for the exam. Will recommend to all my friends out there."

Dr J G - North West Round 2 2017

"The course was absolutely brilliant in providing me with the platform and foundation to approaching the Stage 3 exam. I felt more confident after attending the course and found the online samples extremely useful. I managed to achieve my first-choice deanery and placement thanks to Emedica."

Dr H A - Wessex Deanery Round 1 2017

GP Stage 3 course

"I was successful in securing my first-choice trust within Northern Ireland. I am absolutely delighted!! Having attended the Stage 2 and Stage 3 courses, they were definitely the cornerstone in my success. I would highly recommend both courses, especially Stage 3 as it gave me confidence and provided individualized advice on what I could improve on. I have no doubt that the Emedica resources were invaluable in my success."

Dr R H- Northern Ireland Deanery Round 1 2017

"Because of you I got my top choice, Thank You so much for all your help. Your Stage Three course in particular was absolutely amazing".

Dr A I - KSS Deanery Round 1 2017

GP Stage 3 course

"I found the interview preparation course to be excellent. A good mix of humor and valuable information jam packed into an enjoyable day. Getting to practice communication stations with actors really helped me for the Stage 3 assessment. The tips on the day and also online material for the written part of the assessment were very helpful too. Thank you so much."

Dr M J - East of England Deanery Round 1 2017

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

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