Course DetailsKey Points:
- Complete preparation for the Stage 3 assessments in 2015/2016
- Covers all 4 stations for Stage 3 2015/2016 - 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 2015/2016 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 2015/2016. We help hundreds of doctors succeed each year, with successful candidates entering every Deanery in the UK in 2015.
The course covers the Stage 3 assessment / selection centre formats used by all deaneries in the UK in 2015/2016. We will be covering:
What to expect at Stage 3 assessments - overview of the Stage 3 format and marking for 2015/2016.
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. Course Programme
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
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
*Hot buffet lunch provided - there will be halal and vegetarian options availableCourse 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 (2015) 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:
"Thank you very much for helping me pass
the Round 1 Re-advert. The course was eye-opening
and taught me a lot of things that I didn't know were expected or not expected for the actual exam at stage 3. The online material was exam-like
and very good for practice at home with family and friends. The videos also gave me a better idea of what was expected. I had also attended the 1:1 session
with Gillian, which was very helpful to provide additional confidence boost
and highlighting my flaws to improve for the actual exam. I would definitely recommend this course
to other people and I wished I had known about it before round 1, to avoid initial disappointment when I didn't get into my first choice deanery (Thames Valley) then. However, I am very pleased with my Scotland offer, which has been my first choice deanery for Round 1 Re-advert. Thank you Emedica! 'Dr C T - GPST Entry Scotland Deanery Round 1 Re-Advert 2015
"It was the best choice
, which was recommended by one of my colleagues. I didn't have much time to study for stage 2. I just did all the questions in Stage 2 online revision
course for about 5 days, whilst I was working too. And the Stage 3 assessment course
It was beneficial not only for the assessment exam but also for my clinical practice.
I have already started noticing it. I can't thank Dr Rahman and his entire team enough. My heartfelt best wishes to Emedica"Dr P S - GPST Entry West Midlands Deanery Round 1 Re-Advert 2015
"A very good course
, helped me to understand not only how to pass the assessment, but how to approach patients in my clinical practice.
Happy to inform I managed to secure a place in my first choice deanery.
Thanks a lot Dr Rahman and the team!"Dr M N - GPST Entry North West Deanery Round 1 Re-Advert 2015
"Absolutely amazing, and I was given such good advice and tips. I have recommended Emedica to anyone that I know that wants to apply for GP training or broad based training.
I loved the Emedica courses and online revision."Dr H M B - GPST Entry Thames Valley Deanery 2015
"As an IMG with one month of UK's work experience, I secured a job at my first choice deanery
and it would not happened without Dr Rahman and his team's help."Dr M A- GPST Entry East of England Deanery 2015
"The GPST stage 3 course was excellent. It provided a very accurate guide to the real assessment centre. It was perfect preparation.
I think if you follow Dr Rahman's advice and prepare well you would be unlucky to go too far wrong on the day."Dr P W - GPST Entry South West 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
"I would like to thank Dr Rahman and his team. You taught me a lot and supported me and lots of other doctors during the preparation for GP. This began from filling the application form to every stage of exam from written to scenarios. I am most grateful to you all. I could have not done it without your support and guidance. Thank you very much!"Dr S N - GPST Entry Kent Sussex & Surrey Deanery 2015
"It was a very useful day of what to expect on the day of the stage 3 exam. I also signed up to the online revision, which provided helpful video clips of consultations and good feedback. I got my first choice in Oxford and I think the course has definitely helped me get it!
Thanks a lot!"Dr T V- GPST Entry Thames Valley Deanery 2015
"I travelled from York to sit the course in London and I am so pleased that I did. The whole day was exceptionally well organised and structured. It was highly informative and also fun. The practical sessions with the simulated patients proved invaluable practice for me. I got my first choice job in a competitive area where only 8 jobs were available
. I feel that the Stage 3 course helped me greatly with this."Dr E C- GPST Entry Yorkshire & Humber Deanery 2015
"I am really grateful to Emedica as I wouldn't have got into GP training without doing this course. I got into my deanery of choice and my first choice rotation
10 minutes from where I live. Before the course I was lacking confidence and was not sure what to expect. Dr Rahman is excellent and by the end of the day I felt that I had enough practice and my confidence boosted."Dr E E - GPST Entry London Deanery 2015
"The day was fun and informative and I met lovely people whom I've stayed in touch with. I definitely think the course helped me in achieving my dream job - no1 choice out of 500 - at Chelsea and Westminster!"Dr C Y- GPST Entry London Deanery 2015
"A fantastic course. I thought I was doing well in my practice sessions but the course showed me how to go that extra mile. I secured my first choice GP job and my first choice Broad Based Training job as a result.
Thank you!"Dr D G- GPST Entry South West Deanery 2015
"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 2014
"It was one of the best quality courses
I went to. I was so impressed with the organisation of the course as well as the contents. It directed me to what and how to study and prepare for the exam. I am so grateful for Dr Rahman and his team for all the help and support which led me to succeed and pass the GP entry exam as well as getting my 1st preference."Dr E E - GPST Entry West Midlands 2014
"Emedica courses were very helpful in preparation for all stages of the GP entry exam. I secured the post in my first choice deanery
in the area where I wish to work.I ranked in first 25 percent of candidates who were invited for stage 3.
I am very pleased about this result as I did not graduate in UK and English is not my first language. Thank you". Dr B K - GPST Entry East of England Deanery 2014
"I applied last year for London and was unsuccessful at Stage 3. This year I attended 2 courses for Stage 3 (Emedica being the better of the two) and came in the top 10% of KSS successful candidates getting my first choice area.
Thank you!"Dr L J - GPST Entry KSS Deanery 2014
"I loved the course and feel that Dr Rahman is very dedicated and really cares about all of us (unlike many other courses where they just care about your money!). It is for this reason that the course is so good and so successful. I found the email updates very useful and they helped relieve the stress of this process
- particularly with such ambiguity about when results would be released. I got my dream job
10 mins from my house".Dr M A - GPST Entry London Deanery 2014
"Before the Emedica course I really had no understanding of how the stage 3 exam worked and what was required. Dr Rahman is a fantastic and very enthusiastic teacher. He explained everything that was necessary to do well in a concise way. There was an opportunity to practise our skills
which was useful
I got my 1st choice at Kings
within the London deanery. Thanks very much to everyone at Emedica for your help in getting the job I wanted for the next 3 years."Dr P M - GPST Entry London 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 way 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 Entry North western Deanery 2014
"The stage 3 preparation course I attended has exceeded my expectations.
Seldom have I found a preparation course so useful. I ended up getting my first choice at St Mary's Hospital London.
I couldn't have done it without your input. Many thanks and keep up the great work."Dr S W- GPST Entry London Deanery 2014
"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
"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 Entry North Western 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
"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
"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 2014We 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 courses for the last 15 exams were fully booked, with a long waiting list.