Prepare for the PACES exam with over 340 hi-res, ‘gold standard’ PACES examination videos showing best-practice from model exam candidates
View patients through the eyes of an exam candidate with clear, close-up clinical signs and on-screen palpation findings
Look, listen and learn with the clinical images and sounds integrated into case videos
Improve your ability to recognise clinical signs with our large bank of images, with sections including Skin, Fundoscopy, Gait/Neurology and more
Enhance your preparation by practising with colleagues using our downloadable role-play PDFs
Listen on the go to candidates presenting their examination findings, and case critiques provided by examiners
Access key progress data in your subscription dashboard and monitor the cases you've worked through, broken down by station
Highly recommended for PACES. You will have the ease to see all patients online at your own ease. Every penny well worth it. The videos are HD, the examination steps are systematic and the viva at the end is so informative. Thanks a lot Pastest! You have made it possible for me to pass at the first attempt at UK centre. I have attended no other course in the UK.
I really learnt a lot on presentation skills, the communication station and the other stations as well. It was a very nice experience for me and I would recommend it to my colleagues. Thanks to the coordinator and examiners. Well done!!! To crown it all, I passed the exam on very 1st attempt.
Demonstrations on how to examine real patients with evident clinical signs really helped. Also I love how many cases of the same disease were demonstrated just to show the spectrum of a disease's presentation.
I think Pastest has done the fantastic job with PACES. I would recommend this to all my friends who are preparing for this exam.
I found the content very useful, the clinical videos are well demonstrated with key points emphasised. Customer service via email has also been top notch. Overall I would recommend Pastest as a revision resource without hesitation.
The best thing that ever happened to me. Pastest has increased my medical skills and my ability to pass examinations.
I have been using Pastest for a while and I found that it's getting better from the education point of view. Very good for people who love learning. Compared to other online PACES resources Pastest is far better.
PACES needs proper practice of the cases which are often given in the examination. Pastest's material provides enough resources and methodology to practice the same. I am sure, with the help of these materials, passing PACES is easy.
This is all so good... available 24 hours, 7 days a week, even if you are tired just look and listen... you will be engaged... I recommend Pastest PACES to all candidates.
Excellent teaching materials, very useful to clear MRCP. Videos of clinical patients are very good and helpful for clearing PACES.
The Pastest PACES videos are really fantastic, especially the Neurology & BCC ones. The pdf discussions also greatly helped during revision. Practising the stations gave me great confidence to complete in the specified time. I strongly recommend Pastest to anyone who wishes to clear MRCP PACES with a good score. All the people involved have done a great job.
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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).
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 in 2022 - read our blog for an update.
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.
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.
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.