Work through 125 patient examination videos and a wealth of essential MRCP PACES revision resources.

Aligned to new format for 2021 exam sittings.

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Oct/Nov 2020 Exam
Access until 01/12/2020
Feb/Mar 2021 Exam: New Format
Access until 03/04/2021
Jun/Jul 2021 Exam: New Format
Access until 31/08/2021

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If you purchase a resource for the Oct/Nov 2020, Feb/Mar 2021 or Jun/Jul 2021 exam and it is subsequently cancelled due to COVID-19, we will extend your access to the next available sitting free-of-charge. 
125 Patient Cases
125 'gold standard' Patient Cases including over 340 high-res videos
Clear Clinical Signs
Detailed, high-resolution videos accurately display clinical findings
Mobile Friendly
Revise on any device using our mobile responsive PACES case browser

MRCP PACES Online Resource

125 Patient Cases

Prepare for the PACES exam with over 340 hi-res, ‘gold standard’ PACES examination videos showing best-practice from model exam candidates

Clear Clinical Signs

View patients through the eyes of an exam candidate with clear, close-up clinical signs and on-screen palpation findings

Case Images and Sounds

Look, listen and learn with the clinical images and sounds integrated into case videos

Spot Diagnosis

Improve your ability to recognise clinical signs with our large bank of images, with sections including Skin, Fundoscopy, Gait/Neurology and more

Role-Play Material

Enhance your preparation by practising with colleagues using our downloadable role-play PDFs

Case Podcasts

Listen on the go to candidates presenting their examination findings, and case critiques provided by examiners

Stay on Track

Access key progress data in your subscription dashboard and monitor the cases you've worked through, broken down by station

MRCP PACES experts

At Pastest we know all there is to know about the MRCP PACES exam - and how to help you pass! This expertise, developed through detailed analysis of each exam sitting and listening to our loyal customers, means we are able to produce the most accurate MRCP PACES online revision resource available.

Want some insights on the most recent exam sitting? Take a look at our White Paper report.

MRCP PACES experts

Pass Every Station

It's key to your MRCP PACES success that you can make the correct diagnoses and create suitable management plans. The MRCP(UK) 2019 Annual Report disclosed that 'Identifying Physical Signs' had the lowest pass rate; to address this, our resource will improve your ability to recognise clinical signs, including scars, respiratory sounds, heart sounds, and distinctive gaits.

Perfect your technique for every system using our Teaching Cases and exam marksheets, and benefit from top tips on each station by our PACES experts.

PACES Revision On The Go

Revise for MRCP PACES with our mobile friendly browser interface. 

The mobile interface is intuitive and streamlined, meaning you can quickly select a case and dive straight in. The filters and search functions enable you to easily navigate to a chosen topic or specialty and start revising. 

Prepare for the exam on the go with ANY mobile device.

PACES Exam Changes

After the announcement that MRCP(UK) were re-configuring the format of the MRCP 2 PACES exam, we started to film brand new Patient Cases.

We committed to ensuring that our PACES resource was fully aligned with the new Stations and timings, and it is now available for candidates who are taking the exam in 2021. 

Watch our video to find out more about the exam changes (note: the video was created before the cancellation of exams following COVID-19).

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PACES 2020: Sample Case

Watch this sample PACES 2020 case video which follows the new exam format, due to be introduced in October 2020.

This Acromegaly patient examination is aligned to the new format of the MRCP 2 PACES exam (from the third sitting of 2020), specifically the 15-minute examination component of the new Clinical Consultation Station (2 & 5).

Choose your MRCP PACES subscription

Oct/Nov 2020 Exam
Access until 01/12/2020
Feb/Mar 2021 Exam: New Format
Access until 03/04/2021
Jun/Jul 2021 Exam: New Format
Access until 31/08/2021

About the MRCP PACES exam


MRCP PACES (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) is a clinical exam testing clinical knowledge and skills of doctors hoping to begin higher specialist training (ST3).

MRCP PACES Exam Format

The MRCP PACES exam consists of a ‘carousel’ containing five clinical stations. Each station is 20 minutes long and there is a 5 minute interval between stations. Two independent examiners oversee each PACES station where there is a patient with a given condition, or a surrogate patient.

See the MRCP(UK) website for the full MRCP PACES exam format.

The Royal College are updating the format of the exam from the third sitting of 2020. The improvement project is referred to as 'PACES 2020' - read our blog for an update.

MRCP PACES Preparation

Our PACES subscription contains a variety of cases for each PACES station. The layout of the stations and the subject matter simulates the real exam allowing you to revise for a clinical exam online. As well as clinical videos our PACES preparation resource contains a variety of resources which help you to gain the theoretical knowledge needed to pass PACES. These include MRCP PACES tips for each station, role-play material which enables you to replicate the cases in each station, and MRCP PACES podcasts.

PACES Core Skills

Seven core skills are 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 practice to strengthen all these skills.

Carousel Stations

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.