AKT & CSA
Clinical Skills Assessment 2015 - an excellent PowerPoint explanation of the CSA by our Trainees who have done the CSA
CSA prep stategy
RCGP video on what the exam feels like on the day
CSA - what happen on the day & iPad instructions
The key points from the recent (2015) RCGP CSA course
YouTube clip about CSA myths and tips - Get advice from someone who passed well
YouTube clip - Managing the 1st five minutes and Managing the 2nd five minutes
YouTube clip explaining Flanagan's CSA consultation model
The CSA scoring system - This explains the scoring system and how the pass mark is set (usually around 72 +/-2 out of a maximum of 113 points).
Why do GPSTs fail the CSA - PowerPoint 2015
Using CSA feedback statements after a CSA fail - a useful resource for GPSTs and their Trainer
The Applied Knowledge Test is a MCQ summative assessment of the knowledge base that underpins independent general practice.
The AKT is a computer-based test of three hours and ten minutes duration comprising 200 question items. It is delivered three times a year at 150 Pearson VUE professional testing centres across the UK.
Approximately 80% of question items will be on clinical medicine, 10% on critical appraisal and evidence based clinical practice and 10% on health informatics and administrative issues.
AKT top tips 2017 - from 2 GPSTs who did very well
AKT 'lessons from experience' reflection from a Trainee who failed and then passed very well on his second attempt.
See the 2014 RCGP guide to the AKT a useful aid to revision as it covers the topics you need to revise.
AKT examiners' feedback from 2015 worth looking back at the last few years, as areas of under-performance are frequently re-visited
See where others went wrong and identify possible areas which will feature in next year's AKT
www.passmedicine.com a low cost bank of approx 1100 questions with good explanations of answers and web links to relevant guidelines etc.
https://www.fourteenfish.com/about/akt a useful on line resourse looking at strategy and AKT questions and clinical updates
http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/simplepage.cfm?ID=x20050322112724411760 GP Notebook's excellent explanation of medical statistics