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Recovering from OSCE Disaster

“That was a disaster. I ran out of time. I didn’t answer the question. I definitely failed that case”. As a Medical educator I’ve heard it a thousand times, and you’ve probably found yourself saying or thinking it.

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AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 1)
AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 1)

How a good knowledge of fiction will help you pass the AKT

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AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 2)
AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 2)

How a good knowledge of fiction will help you pass the AKT

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AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 3)
AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 3)

How a good knowledge of fiction will help you pass the AKT

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AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 4)
AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 4)

How a good knowledge of fiction will help you pass the AKT

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“I’m terribly sorry sir, you appear to be suffering from a KFP...”
“I’m terribly sorry sir, you appear to be suffering from a KFP...”

Rightly or wrongly, the KFP has become the most feared of the current crop of FRACGP exams. This stems from relatively high failure rates, an apparent ‘randomness’ of responses and the common belief that you have to ‘read the examiner’s mind.

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AKT - it’s as easy as A, B, C (D or E)!
AKT - it’s as easy as A, B, C (D or E)!

The Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) is the most straightforward of the FRACGP exams, and yet many still struggle with it. In the 2016.1 exam cycle, the pass rate was around 64%, meaning that one-third of the candidates still have some trouble passing the AKT.

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Key Feature Problems - KFPs - 'Konfused?  Frazzled? Perplexed?'
Key Feature Problems - KFPs - 'Konfused? Frazzled? Perplexed?'

As you may have noticed the, Key Features Examination (KFP) produces a lot of discussion, controversy, dissent and "push-back" amongst not only trainees, but also supervisors and MEs.

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