Sian has written about how
she prepared for the November 2019 Part 3 exam.
Her pass mark was 95% and she won the Gold Medal.
I think her advice is as close to perfection as
human endeavours ever get.
- I attended Tom McFarlane's evening sessions from about 2-3 months
- I used the format recommend by Tom for introducing myself and how
to structure consultations.
- I then I did this with every
patient I saw at work so by the time of the exam it was second
- I started to 'properly revise' 6 weeks before. By this I mean
committing my evenings and weekends to it.
- I watched the RCOG Strat OG videos for Part 3 to become familiar
with what was wanted by the college.
- I picked 1 revision book and read through scenarios and then
briefly read my Part 2 notes around that subject to refresh my
- I arranged weekly / twice weekly group revision sessions with 4
friends also doing Part 3 to go through scenarios:
one would be the candidate, one would be the actor and one would
- There are several consultants in the region who put on Part 3
revision sessions in the evenings, I went to about 5-6 of these.
- I did some flash cards for the important histories and the
questions that needed to be covered:
Fertility history / Pre-conception history / Urogynae history/
Antenatal history/ 'Proper' gynaecology history.