- MRCP PACES courses
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- The MRCP PACES course
This course has been running since 1992 and is one of the leading courses in the country. Candidates have the opportunity to see over 100 system examinations (short cases), as well as receive advice on examination technique and skills for the exam.

The course is structured along the lines of the current adult MRCP PACES examination. Courses are held at weekends, starting at 8.30 am on Saturday, and 9.15 am on the Sunday, ending at 5.30 pm on both days. Each day comprises seven sessions each lasting one hour, with candidates rotating through all seven sessions during the day. Candidates are taught in groups of six for exam stations 1, 3 and 5, and in groups of three for exam stations 2 and 4.

The course fee includes VAT at the current rate.

- The structure of the stations

Candidates rotate through the following one-hour sessions on each day:
Session A: Mainly Respiratory and Abdominal short cases in preparation for exam station 1.
Session B: History taking station in preparation for exam station 2.
Session C: Mainly Cardiovascular cases in preparation for exam station 3.
Session D: Short cases in Skin, Locomotor, Cardiovascular and Neurology for exam stations 3 and 5.
Session E: Communications skills station in preparation for exam station 4.
Session F: Mainly Neurological short cases in preparation for exam station 3.
Session G: Integrated clinical assessment (updated for October 2009) in addition to Eyes, Endocrine and Neurology in preparation for exam stations 3 and 5.

All candidates practise history taking and communication skills themselves on both days and have the option of mock history, mock ethics and a mock short case station.

Candidates should bring along their own stethoscope and ophthalmoscope. The course fee includes tea/coffee and a buffet lunch.

Ealing Hospital is unable to provide any accommodation for candidates attending this course. The venue page provides details of helpful accommodation agencies.

Any cancellation must be received in writing. In the event of cancellation 10 days or more before your allocated course, a fee of 50 will be deducted. If less than 10-days notice is given a cancellation fee of 200 will be deducted. If your place can be rebooked we will waive the cancellation fee. If no notice is received and you do not take up your place on the course no refund will be made.

If you prefer to apply by post or fax please click here and print the form (you can fill it in online or offline). Do take into account, however, that it is only through booking online that you will be able to guarantee yourself a place here and now.

- Candidates' comments
"As a GP trying to pass my PACES, I had little in the way of supported teaching at my local hospital. Your course clearly and consistently showed me how to approach each station. The clinicians teaching were encouraging, patient and tolerant and provided suggestion and support in an entirely constructive fashion." Dr Michael Partridge

"As an overseas candidate taking the PACES in the UK, it was helpful to learn the different clinical manifestations of illnesses in the UK population. Also, the style of patient interaction and medical management is quite different from my home country, and that is definitely helpful in my exam preparations." Dr Leyland Chuang

"It was absolutely amazing, and is single handedly responsible for me passing paces first time. Neurology teaching was especially good, and the variety of cases and quality of teachers in general. I felt like I had got my money's worth after the first hour! I can't praise Ealing paces enough and am recommending it to all my colleagues who are preparing for paces." Dr Dominique McKenny-Fick

"The teaching and cases were excellent. The consultant neurologist teaching and techniques were superb. I scored 20/20 in neurology station and the credit goes to Ealing course." Dr Abdul Naseer Khan

"Excellent opportunity to see numerous patients with brilliant signs for PACES exam with an expert tutor on hand to take us through the important points - I thought the organisation was great allowing maximum exposure to a multitude of material in a relatively short space of time, incredibly efficient and effective. All candidates had a chance to be questioned or participate in the communication and ethics role plays which was really good." Dr Angela Dawson

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- The MRCP PACES venue
All courses are held in the Outpatients Department of Ealing Hospital, Uxbridge Road, Middlesex UB1 3HW. The venue page provides instructions about how to get there.

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