The course is conducted as a non-profit program and is designed to provide an opportunity for aspiring MRCP candidates from all over the world, and tutored by skilled MRCP Teachers from UK and Asia.  At Excelpaces, there will be a complete intensive revision of the syllabus for four days structured along with the current adult PACES exam. PACES stations 1,2,3,4 and 5 are covered with a Mock Exam on the last day and “Special teaching sessions” provided in the mornings on selected topics.

Station 1: Respiratory and Abdominal systems
Station 2: History-taking skills
Station 3: Cardiovascular and Central Nervous systems
Station 4: Communication skills and Ethics
Station 5: Integrated Clinical Assessment

Mock Exam on Day 4

Course Duration – 4 days

Dates: – 1, 2, 3 and 4 October 2023

Course commences at 8:00 am (Except for Day 1, starting at 7:15 am) and finishes at 5:00 pm with a lunch break from 1 pm to 2 pm

Course Venue: – KIMSHEALTH, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Course Timetable

Day 1, Sunday, 1st October 2023
7:15 am to 8:30 am : Confirmation of registration and welcome
8:30 am – 10:30 am : Session A: Presentations (40 minutes each)
a) Illustration on new Marking System -Guidance and advice on New marking system
b) Approach to Station 2: History taking skills
c) Video presentation of Neurology examination

11 am to 1 pm : Session B
Demonstration of correct examination techniques and presentation skills for each system
1 pm to 2 pm : Lunch
2 pm to 5 pm : Session C: Station 2: History Taking Skills
Candidates practice history taking skills in front of an Examiner and each candidate gets a chance to present and be assessed. During these sessions, candidates will also have the opportunity to observe the performance of other members of their group with different scenarios.
Day 2, Monday, 2nd October 2023
8 am – 1 pm : Session D

8 am to 8:45 am : Presentation: Approach to communication skills
9am to 1:00 : Station 1: Respiratory System and Abdominal System
Carefully selected cases with different diagnoses relevant to the PACES exam will be arranged in multiple stations. Candidates will take turns to examine and present their findings to an Examiner and observe other candidates examining. Constructive criticism on technique and presentation including strength and weaknesses.
1 pm to 2 pm : Lunch
2 pm to 5 pm : Session E
Station 4: Communication Skills and Ethics
Candidates get trained in Communication Skills and Ethics. Opportunity to observe different scenarios encountered by other members in the group are additional benefits.
Day 3, Tuesday, 3rd October 2023

8 am to 1 pm : Session F
8:00 am to 8: 45 am : Presentation: Approach to Station 5
9 am to 1:00 pm : Station 3: Cardiovascular System and Central Nervous System

Same pattern of day 2, with a good spread of CVS and CNS cases.
1 pm to 2 pm : Lunch
2 pm to 5 pm : Session G: Station 5: Integrated Clinical Assessment
Day 4, Wednesday, 4th October 2023
8 am to 5 pm : Session H

8 am : Presentations/interactions Video on Neurology examination
9 am to 5 pm : Mock Exams
A Mock exam will be provided to each candidate: two clinical station cases, one case of communication skills and two Station 5 cases. Result of the exam will be announced immediately after with feedback on performance.
• Strict timing, assessment and feedback with real cases and surrogates as proposed by Royal College utilized.
• Candidates should bring their own stethoscope as well as appropriate ID.