PREP is an intensive exam preparation course for the Primary FRCA SOE (vivas) and OSCEs. Realistic practice, exactly as in the real exam.
Day one: a full day of SOE practice. Feedback on presentation, answer structure and overall performance. Highly focused tutorials on the 'trickier' bits of the syllabus and how to handle them in the exam.
Day two: a full day of OSCE practice (two full cycles). Realistic experience of real scenarios, ideal for honing technique. Broad range of topics covered with an opportunity to consolidate knowledge in the debrief sessions.
The course is facilitated by Consultant Anaesthetists from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Course Director - Dr Nick Wilson, Consultant Anaesthetist, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust.
"Excellent course - would recommend it. Very approachable and helpful faculty."
''Wide range of realistic exam questions.''
''I have been to a few other courses and this one was extremely well prepared, well organised and good value for money.''
''Excellent feedback - I was able to use feedback received in the morning to improve performance in the afternoon."
"Good balance of teaching and practice."
"Good practice and preparation for exam conditions. Well structured and smoothly run day."
18 October 2018 – SOE day
19 October 2018 – OSCE day
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across three departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
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