MRCP 2 PACES
The key to passing MRCP 2 PACES is seeing as many patients as possible, and being confident in making an organised management plan based on the information available. Through courses, books and online resources, Pastest provides the practice you need to ace the exam.
5 things you need to know about the MRCP 2 PACES exam:
Practice & Perfect
Consistently practising on real patients is the only way to really perfect your presentation technique, so make sure you see as many patients as possible. Seeing patients daily and attending outpatient clinics in the run up to the MRCP 2 PACES exam is highly recommended, so that clinical examinations become second nature.
Seven Core Skills
There are seven core skills that will be assessed in PACES: Physical Examination, Identifying Physical Signs, Clinical Communication, Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Judgement, Managing Patients’ Concerns, and Maintaining Patients’ Concerns. Use a variety of resources and real life practise to strengthen all these skills.
Calm & Confident
Don’t panic. Present your cases in a professional and confident manner, and endeavour to be thorough and clear in what you’re saying. Also be sure to treat your patients respectfully, so as to ensure their comfort and dignity.
The five clinical stations you’ll encounter are: Respiratory & Abdominal, History Taking, Cardiovascular & Neurological, Communication Skills & Ethics, and Clinical Consultations. Split your revision and practice appropriately, and be sure to work on your weaker areas.
Practical & Non-Practical
It’s best to have a variety of revision aids and tools when preparing for the PACES exam. For non-hands on, Pastest offers a thorough and relevant selection of online case revision. For practical, nothing beats real life cases, so try to see patients and present your cases as often as possible.