PACES MRCP UK - Where MRCPians Meet Since 2006

MRCP is well establised as an entry exam for advanced specialist training in many countries including Malaysia. It consists of 3 paper i.e. Part1, Part2(written tests) and PACES. PACES in full means Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills. It is the third part and the candidate is assessed by fellows of RCP. I passed my PACES in 2005. I am glad that many seniors had guided me throughout my preparation for PACES and I wish to share my experiences with PACES candidates via this blog.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Agenda For PACES Communication

Samad shared some useful tips for communication station in PACES forum.

Almost all the examiner I talked to put lot of stress on 'setting the agenda' for history taking & communication:
  1. Your introduction with designation
  2. Your role in management
  3. Check the identiy of the patient & relative if said so in the scenerio
  4. Set the agenda i.e why is this meeting
  5. Will be willing to answer all questions
  6. No hasty gesture i.e we have 10 minutes etc, if time finishes can say I feel a few issues needs to be addressed to will make another appointment within a few days.
  7. Always, always- summarize

Anything to add from the peers?



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