About MRCP PACES Course and Examination:
Before knowing about MRCP PACES Course, should know about The MRCP PACES Examination or MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills – PACES) course is an intensive practical course which focuses on improving your ability to carry out essential clinical skills over the 4 days including physical examination, identifying physical signs, clinical communication, differential diagnosis, clinical judgement, managing patients’ concerns and managing patient welfare.
These skills will help you pass the MRCP exam. They will also improve your clinical judgement and your relationships with patients, colleagues and allied health professionals. Communication skills are essential to reduce conflict at work, avoid complaints from patients and their families, and make your job easier.
Why Farz Academy for MRCP PACES Course?
The Farz Academy faculty members are a mix of highly qualified, motivated specialists from a variety of medical specialties. They have extensive experience in teaching clinical and communication skills. The Farz Academy team will guide you and provide valuable tips and tricks for passing the communication and clinical stations of the MRCP PACES exam.
This course will allow you to examine patients with rare medical conditions and rare cases, such as organ transplants or uncommon syndromes.
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to practice MRCP history and communication scenarios with a surrogate and get personalised feedback from an expert tutor. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a tutor in small groups. You will have ample opportunities to improve your presentation skills, clarify your doubts and get feedback from the tutor. Although it can seem daunting, you will find your confidence grows as you work together.
It is quite amazing how quickly you can improve your technique over the course of a day.
The course is divided carefully to cover 5 stations as mentioned below which is followed by mock tests and personalised feedback sessions from the highly experienced examiners.
- Day 1 and Day 2 – Clinical stations
Station 1 ( respiratory, abdomen) , Station 3 ( cardiology, neurology) and
Station 5 – (The integrated clinical assessment station)
- Day 3 – History taking and communication skills stations
Station 2 ( History taking skills station) and Station -4 (The communication skills and ethics station)
- Day 4 – Mock test
You will get plenty of opportunity to interact with each other and the trained tutors, develop essential skills and boost up your confidence to pass MRCP PACES examination.
Station 1, Station 3, Station 5
Work on essential clinical skills including physical examination, identifying physical signs, clinical communication, differential diagnosis, clinical judgement, managing patients’ concerns and managing patient
Learn to structure the consultation
Greeting / Introduction
Build up a rapport
Optimise your body language
Stick to the time frame
Verbal and non-verbal cues
Address patient’s concerns
Breaking bad news
Dealing with an angry patient
Dealing with a complaint
Duty of Candour and negligence
Counselling and Genetic conditions
Withholding/Withdrawing Life Prolonging Treatment
Fitness to drive & DVLA guidelines