Course DetailsWhy choose this CSA course?
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- Intensive and comprehensive preparation for the MRCGP CSA exam- unique blended learning
- Start preparing before you attend with pre-course video lectures covering key theory (2 hours)
- See 31 cases role played on the day
- 4 months access to our 65 CSA cases online to practise after the course + bonus videos + revision topics (worth £89)
- Learn through practise throughout the day - maximum 6 in a practise group
- Participate in 7 cases including 3 full length mock CSA cases
- 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 CSA well - 1st attempt or last, we can help you!
- Receive a certificate for 10 hours CPD + 20+ hours further learning post course
- Also suitable to prepare for the Induction and Refresher (I+R) scheme simulated surgery
We recommend you attend the course early to allow plenty of time to make changes based on the feedback you will receive and to practice all 65 cases we will send you after the course.
Fully approved for Study Leave by West Midlands Deanery - course costs can be reimbursed from your study leave budget.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 10 yearsPre Course Study
- RCGP mark scheme for the CSA + what examiners look for
- How to hit all the criteria and common reasons for failing a case
- Communication and consultation skills - how to structure a consultation in CSA 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
09.25 Introduction to the CSA and Q+A from pre-course study
09.35 Interactive cases 1 - 12
11.20 Case 13 - Live demonstration
11.35 Mock cases 14 - 19 with individual feedback
14.10 Mock cases 20 - 25 with individual feedback
16.20 Mock cases 26 - 31 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 for use in a study group
- 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
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:
"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
"I'm pleased to say I passed comfortably with a score of 80
. I think attending the course prepared me very well for the exam
. Our role plays were much more emotionally challenging than the actual exam which meant I remained calm throughout. I found the information around the exam setup and the key useful phrases and feedback on our individual role plays very helpful
. Definitely recommend it."DR Y S - Passed CSA First Attempt
"Many thanks Dr Rahman, I'm still in shock after seeing the result, I passed!
I never thought I would pass it as I heard all sort of things about the IMG's, your course got me back on track and I am so grateful
. I wish I attended your course earlier on. Many thanks."Dr V S - Passed CSA
"I passed! I scored 95 points
. Thanks for your help, the course was excellent."Dr A T - Passed CSA
"I went to your course in early January, less then a month before my fourth attempt
. I was not confident, felt low and felt that I will fail and will not get the membership. After your course, I started to build my confidence and followed the advice during the course
. I am happy to say that I passed, from 65 to 81 in my final attempt
! Thank you so much to everyone at the course! Would highly recommend this course
to everyone!"Dr S N - CSA - Resit Candidate
"I attended the Emedica course having done very little preparation
and not completely aware of what the exam entailed. Thank you for the course and the encouragement you gave. As a result, Alhamdulilah I passed with a score of 94
."Dr R A - Passed CSA First Attempt
"I have attended several of your courses and they have always been fantastic. I have passed the CSA exam - no doubt your preparation course played a huge role
in that."Dr V R - Passed CSA
"Thank you very much for your fantastic teaching...I passed yay, 94 out of 117.
" Dr C N - Passed CSA
"I am very pleased to have passed the CSA
with a score of 90
. Thanks for all your help." Dr J R- Passed CSA
"I passed the CSA
, thanks a lot. I found the course very useful, especially the cases and the feedback
and I used the CARE model for my consultations."Dr A T - Passed CSA
"I'm pleased to be able to tell you that I "passed my CSA
(first sitting) with a score of 96
. Dr C T - Passed CSA First Attempt
"I passed (2nd attempt) with a score of 89
(previously 73) - I felt that your course really helped me prepare well.
Thank you very much."Dr S L - CSA - Resit Candidate
"I wanted to let you know that I've passed my CSA
last week. I do believe that the Emedica course was a very useful part of my preparation and it most certainly contributed to my success
in passing this exam. You run a fantastic course and most certainly I will recommend
it to others!Dr C G - Passed CSA
"I am so thankful to Dr Rahman and Alistair for their honest and constructive feedback
on this course. I passed my CSA
first time with a score of 92
. I did this course 4 days before my exam and it shook my false sense of security and allowed me to sharpen the areas that needed work to pass with flying colours
. I am forever indebted. Thank goodness for your commitment in moulding the future of excellent GPs. Well done to the whole emedica team."Dr S C - Passed CSA First Attempt
"I passed my CSA with a score of 94! Your course definitely helped me achieve this
so thanks again!"Dr N T - Passed CSA First AttemptI passed the CSA with a mark of 99/117
, no 'x's in feedback. I attended all of your courses since GP entry and have found them invaluable."Dr H A - Passed CSA First Attempt
"I just wanted to let you know that I passed the CSA
with a score of 99/117
. Thank you so much for your excellent and very professional
yet friendly revision course. I found it extremely useful." Dr G C - Passed CSA
"Thank you for all your help and guidance.
I just found out that I passed
with a score of 93
and would definitely recommend your preparation course
to everyone as I really felt it was a useful way to prepare for the CSA."Dr A A - Passed CSA
"Thank you so much for all of your help and advice
I managed to get 105 out of 117!
Couldn't quite believe it! I hope your well. I hope to come to the life beyond training day that you do as well so will see you then. It seems only yesterday that I came to your "getting into GP training" course!"Dr S I - Passed CSA First Attempt