MRCP Part 1 Courses

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MRCP Part 1 Course Dec 2017 (5 Days)
£810.00 - 4 - 8 December 2017
Overview
Recommended by 9 out of 10 attendees, the 5-day course provides full coverage of the MRCP Part 1 exam syllabus. Our Part 1 tutors will take you through key topics, common pitfalls and example best-of-five questions to improve your exam technique.

The lecture slides will be available online after the course, so you can refresh your memory during your last-minute revision.

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Course Information

Venue Accommodation Lecturer Info Course Timetable

St Giles Hotel Conference Centre
Bedford Avenue
London
WC1B 3AS

We don't organise accommodation for candidates attending our courses as everyone has different needs. However, we have put together some links to local accommodation below. We don't endorse or recommend any of the establishments listed, and take no responsibility for any bookings made.

Doctor in the House provides well-priced accommodation for doctors attending courses and conferences around the UK.
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Late Rooms offers good-value hotel accommodation across the UK. You can search by area to make sure you’re not too far from the course venue.
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LastMinute also offers good deals on hotel stays. The 'secret' hotels can be good value for money, so are worth a look if you don't mind not knowing where you're going to stay until you pay. Sometimes if you Google the description you can find out where they are before you book.
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There are a number of Premier Inns in Central London, including one near Euston, and another behind King's Cross train station. They are normally good, well-appointed but reasonable hotels, and often have sales or special offers if you book in advance.
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Phil Ambery is Director of Clinical Development for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicines at GlaxoSmithKline. He is also an Honorary Diabetologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge. He holds the MRCP, MFPM, the diploma of Pharmaceutical Medicine, and a CCT in Pharmaceutical Medicine. He has contributed to several texts on the MRCP MCQ examination, has authored several original publications in the field of diabetes and metabolism, and is currently writing the first edition of the Oxford Specialist Handbook of Pharmaceutical Medicine. He has a keen interest in medical education and is a partner of PMETB.

John Anderson is a Consultant Physician working in London at the Homerton and Barts and the London NHS Trusts. He specialises in Diabetes/Endocrinology and acute general medicine. He enjoys human banter, and teaching. PasTest has provided an outlet for this part of him since the early 1980s.

Harvinder Chahal BMedSci (1st Class Hons), MBBS, MRCP(UK), PhD, is a Consultant in endocrinology, diabetes and general internal medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and honorary clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London. He is the clinical lead in the obesity service. He qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital in 2001 and passed the MRCP in 2004, whilst on the Barts and London SHO rotation. In 2008 he was awarded a MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship and undertook a PhD looking at the clinical and genetic characteristics of patients with familial pituitary tumours. He has previously organised the MRCP(UK) PACES exam.

Justin Davies is a British Heart Foundation sponsored junior research fellow, at the International Centre for Circulatory Health, St Mary’s Hospital. Research interests include coronary artery and aortic physiology and non-invasive imaging. He has been a Pastest lecturer for the past seven years.

Nicholas Easom is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Disease and General Medicine at The Hospital For Tropical Diseases and University College London Hospital. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2005 and completed the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2008. He has a particular interest in virology and immune responses to viral infections.

Philip Gothard is a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and HIV at the Royal Free Hospital and an Honorary Lecturer in Tropical Medicine at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He has a research interest in malaria vaccines and has taught on MRCP courses since 1999.

Ravi Gupta studied undergraduate medicine at Cambridge and clinical medicine at Oxford, and during this time also completed a Master’s in International Public Health at Harvard. He is a SpR in infectious diseases with a special interest in HIV medicine and is currently a Wellcome Trust research fellow. He has worked on a number of research projects here and internationally and is specifically interested in antiviral resistance following roll out of antiretroviral therapy in Africa, the subject of his thesis.

Shahir Hamdulay graduated from the Royal Free Hospital in 1999 and is currently a Specialist Registrar in general medicine and rheumatology in North West London. Dr Hamdulay regularly teaches on Pastest courses.

Vishal Jayakar MD, MRCP, FRCPath is a Consultant Haematologist at Kingston and Royal Marsden Hospitals in London. His special interest is myeloid malignancies and bone marrow transplantation. He has strong teaching commitments at the St George's medical school. Dr Jayakar has been teaching on MRCP Part 1 and Part 2 courses for several years and runs his own courses for FRCPath Haematology twice a year at St George's Hospital.

Ricardo José is a specialist registrar in respiratory medicine and Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Repair, University College London.

Alistair Lindsay (MBChB MRCP DPhil) working at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK, and an Honorary Specialist Registrar in Cardiology at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He gained degrees in both molecular biology and medicine from the University of Edinburgh, UK, before undertaking postgraduate medical training in London, UK. In addition Dr Lindsay holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford, where his research concentrates on improving methods of imaging atherosclerosis.

David Makanjuola is a Consultant Nephrologist at St. Helier hospital, Surrey. He graduated from the college of medicine, Ibadan, Nigeria and undertook postgraduate training at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. His special areas of interest include renal physiology, vasculitis, dialysis and critical care nephrology.

Charlotte Manisty is a Walport Clinical Lecturer and North West Thames Cardiology trainee based at Imperial College NHS Trust. Research interests include cardiorespiratory physiology in heart failure and non-invasive imaging.

Puja Mehta graduated from Imperial College London and specialised in Rheumatology following a period of laboratory research at Hammersmith Hospital in complement. She is currently a specialist registrar in Rheumatology and General Medicine on the Northwest Thames rotation and passionate about clinical and academic medicine, as well as medical education.

Omar Mukhtar graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003, having completed an intercalated Honours Degree in the Neurosciences at Imperial College, London. He has extensive experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has a wide range of medical experience. He is currently a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at King's College Hospital, London, where he was recently voted Trainer of the Year.

Tabish Saifee is a Specialist Registrar and Academic Clinical Fellow in Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square as well as at the Royal Free Hospital, London. He has a specific interest in Movement Disorders and holds a National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Training Fellowship to fund research towards a PhD in this field. He is passionate about teaching and lectures at the Royal Society for Medicine on a Neurology revision course, as well as having taught Neurology to MSc and Diploma students at Queen Square. He also teaches on MRCP PACES courses and has been awarded Top Teacher award for two consecutive years by University College London.

Rakesh Shah is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist for the Mid-Essex NHS Trust. He qualified from UCL in 1997 and acquired a Gastroenterology/GIM training number in 2000, completing Higher Medical Training in 2008. His main interests are in luminal Gastroenterology, particularly endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. His research thesis from St Mark’s Academic Institute concerned intestinal fistulas. Rakesh is a very keen teacher and has taught on Pastest MRCP Part 1, Part 2 and PACES courses for several years. He has also served as a teaching fellow and examiner for Imperial College London and has a continuing interest in teaching, supervision and mentoring of junior doctors.

Anisha Tanna is a renal academic clinical fellow with an interest in post and undergraduate teaching. She currently works at the West London Renal Centre.
MRCP Part 1 5-Day Course Sample Timetable

Day 1

08.10   Registration & refreshments
08.35   Introduction & welcome
08.45   Haematology
10.45   Refreshments
11.00   Neurology
13.00   Lunch
13.40   Neurology
14.40   Break (5 minutes only)
14.45   Respiratory Medicine/Physiology
16.45   Refreshments
17.00   Respiratory Medicine/Physiology
18.00   Finish

Pre-course: Have you completed your online pre-course?

Day 2
 
08.30   Refreshments
08.45   Dermatology
10.45   Refreshments
11.00   Nephrology
12.30   Lunch
13.10   Nephrology
14.40   Break (5 minutes only)
14.45   Infectious Diseases
16.45   Refreshments
17.00   Infectious Diseases
18.00   Finish

Homework: Homework exam

Day 3

09.00   Refreshments
09.15   Metabolic Medicine
10.45   Refreshments
11.00   Metabolic Medicine
12.00   Lunch
13.00   Cardiology
14.30   Refreshments
14.45   Cardiology
16.15   Finish

Day 4

08.45   Refreshments
09.00   Rheumatology & Immunology
10.30   Refreshments
10.45   Rheumatology & Immunology
12.15   Lunch
13.15   Clinical Pharmacology
15.15   Refreshments
15.30   Clinical Pharmacology
16.30   Finish

Day 5

08.45   Refreshments
09.00   Endocrinology & Diabetes
10.30   Refreshments
10.45   Endocrinology & Diabetes
12.15   Lunch
13.00   Statistics
14.30   Break (5 minutes only)
14.35   Gastroenterology
16.35   Refreshments
16.50   Gastroenterology
17.50   Finish

For final revision at home: post-course exams 1, 2 and 3 (access online via MyPastest)

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