Updated on 30.10.2016.
How to prepare for the Part 2 MRCOG Examination – OSCE
This article discusses comprehensively how do you Plan, Prepare & Perform well in the OSCE of the Part 2 MRCOG examination.
This article provides a comprehensive coverage of the preparation, answering techniques and tips for OSCEs to improve the candidates’ performance in the examination. The candidates must understand these thoroughly to learn the rule of the game. In fact it is more important than just reading as you would benefit greatly from these information and tips. It also includes in depth analysis of what is tested, the answering techniques and strategies to maximise the marks obtained in the OSCE. It provides exclusive tips both for the medical aspect and non-medical aspect that are tested and marked in the OSCE. The non-medical aspect is as important, if not more, as the medical aspect of the OSCE. The overall pass rate is usually higher in the OSCE than that in the written examination. The majority of the candidates who fail in the OSCE do so primarily because of there unawareness regarding the non-medical aspect that are tested and marked in the OSCE. Therefore, it is not surprising that usually the number of candidates who have never worked in the NHS (UK) or similar system is disproportionately higher in the failed group.
The written examination is the first and difficult hurdle. So once you have passed that hurdle you should try your best to prepare for the OSCE that is relatively easy to pass if you know the technique. The techniques included in this article have been used successfully over the years to increase the efficiency of the preparation for the examination and achieve higher marks. The candidates would definitely improve their performance in the examination if they could implement these techniques appropriately. By following these techniques they would have an edge over the other candidates taking the examination.
This effort is meant to guide and help the prospective candidates prepare well so that they would be in a better shape when they appear in the examination. Over the years, hundreds of candidates have benefited by following these methods.
The candidates would also find it helpful to use the examination and trainee materials provided in the MCQs, EMQs, SAQs, OSCEs, Examination, Career, Trainee and Health sections of themedideas.com in the form of Banks, Tests, Articles etc.
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