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MRCGP RCA Masterclass - How to pass the RCA

Pass your Recorded Consultation Assessment

"Very useful in helping me plan how I was going to prepare for my recordings...I got my results on the 15th of July. I scored 160 and the pass mark was 144."

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This half day RCA Masterclass will help doctors understand how to prepare and pass the new Recorded Consultation Assessment (RCA) - the CSA replacement. It is aimed at doctors who plan to submit the RCA in the next 12 months.

It will help you understand how to prepare for and record your consultations so that you can pass the RCA on your 1st attempt. It will give you a clear idea of how to structure your consulations, how to select the best cases to submit, tips on making consent easy, how to record quality consultations, common mistakes that are likley to lead to failure and how to avoid them, and includes live interactive cases covering all 3 key case types that you can submit - telephone, video, and face to face.

This course will set you on the path to passing your RCA so you can start recording and assembling your submission!


1.30pm - Welcome and introduction
1.40pm - Understanding the MRCGP RCA - cases, how examiners mark, why people may fail, key differences between CSA and RCA, tech tips, how to consent
2.40pm - Consultation and communication skills - the CARE approach to RCA
3.00pm - Break
3.15pm - Interactive RCA cases 1-3 + discussion
4.20pm - Break for refreshments
4.30pm - Interactive RCA cases 4-6 + discussion
5.30pm - How to prepare for the RCA - useful resources, habits of high scorers
5.45pm - Questions and Answers
6.00pm - Summary and Close

This course is specifically tailored towards the RCA. The RCA is marked using the same mark scheme and domains as the MRCGP CSA but there are key differences in how to prepare. We have been helping doctors pass the CSA for over 12 years.

Feedback from the 1st RCA Masterclass in June 2020:

"Interactive, good demonstration of skills. Dr Rahman is naturally good at communicating and it’s always a pleasure to attend his courses."

"Excellent - I liked the relevance and providing clarity on preparation for the RCA"

"I found the webinar very useful. It provided clarity and perspective to current situation. The information about recording the consultations, instrument suggestions, marking by examiners was excellent. The cases chosen are commonly encountered these days and it was great to discuss them to improve day to day consultations as well. Dr Rahman as always provided moral support, sincere advice and insight to RCA exam."

"Dr Rahman is always very good, thorough and very informative. Detailed and relevant to the RCA."

"Good breakdown on marking scheme, steps to take to assist with RCA etc"

"Excellent. As always, Dr Rahman is very helpful. I liked everything- learning objectives, tips for recording. Overall, tips for success"

"Excellent - very informative. Gave useful tips for preparing"

This masterclass has been adapted from our MRCGP CSA Masterclass with additional material specifically for the RCA - you can see feedback from our CSA Masterclass below:

Feedback from previous CSA Masterclass delegates:

"Good introduction to the CSA and a good starting point for my revision. Great use of actors and example cases."

"Very informative and interactive. I am more empowered about things I didn’t know and to watch out for. Had a great time"

"It really helped give me a broad sense of what to expect in the CSA exam and has motivated me to start my preparations early enough, embrace feedback and practise, practise, practise."

"Role play with simulators gave the idea of digging for patient agenda"

"Very helpful to see what CSA marksheets are"

"Well thought out for someone newly thinking about CSA"

"Really good introduction + way to kick start my CSA revision. Great to have the CARE structure for consultations and very good value for money"

"Gives us an insight on what CSA is about and how to approach learning for it"

"Great first step in understanding where to start with revision"

"Main speaker is excellent, liked covering "why people fail" and "what examiners are looking for"

"Cleared up common myths, broke down the exam and the marking scheme."

"A definite eye opener"

Telephone: 0121 744 6433 email: info@emedica.co.uk