As part of her role as Associate Dean in Health Education North West, Dr Alison Caldwell looks after GP trainees who sit the AKT and those that may fail. In this episode she shares her pearls of wisdom for preparing and sitting the AKT.
It has lots of useful information for trainees and trainers including how to break down the curriculum and where to best focus learning as well as how to actually do that learning effectively. We also cover how to improve exam technique as well as useful resources and specific advice for those who have tried and failed the exam.
Fourteen Fish for GP Trainees: https://www.fourteenfish.com/audience/gptrainee
RCGP - MRCGP Applied Knowledge Test (AKT): https://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/mrcgp-exam-overview/mrcgp-applied-knowledge-test-akt.aspx
RCGP- GP Curriculum Overview: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/training/gp-curriculum-overview.aspx
BNF Online: https://bnf.nice.org.uk/
RCGP - Clinical evidence and data interpretation: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/mrcgp-exam-overview/-/media/B4406D5D2E9A492B86AD74BC3FEFD08B.ashx
Bolton GP scheme - Medical statistics: http://boltongptraining.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Stats_Handout_2_MEHDI_FARD_ST3.pdf
General Practice Education in Health Education England working across the North West: https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/general-practice-education-north-western-deanery
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