MRCOG Training in Manchester.

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I run training sessions for the MRCOG several times each week.

Normally on Monday and Thursday evenings at my home in Manchester.

We start at 19.00 hours and usually finish about 21.00 hours.

The address is:

22 Lyndhurst Road,


Manchester. M20 6AA.

Phone: 0161 434 2365.

Find it here on Google Maps.


There are several "Lyndhursts" in Manchester - make sure you get the correct one - use the postcode for SatNav.

The Metro was recently extended to our area and West Didsbury station is a few minutes' walk away.

If you click here, you will get the map of the area.

Lyndhurst road is just to the right of the red arrow.


There is a useful website to help with journey planning in the Manchester area.


The teaching is free.

Anyone planning to sit the MRCOG can attend.

The sessions take place from about 19.00 to 21.00 hours.

This means the sessions are really only suitable for people who live or work close to Manchester.

However, if you are in the Manchester area, even for just a few days, you are welcome to join us.

It is also possible to join in via Skype or to listen to a podcast - the podcasts are on Dropbox.

If you don't already have access to my Dropbox files, send me an e-mail.

The materials we use for the tutorials are on the blog and also on Dropbox.

The pass rate is usually 100% for those who attend regularly and work hard.

It is rare for it to be < 80%.

This makes it worth the effort as the MRCOG part 2 pass rates are:

    < 20% overall,

    ~ 60% for UK graduates.

It is best to join the teaching at least 6 months, but preferably 12 months, before the written exam.

All you need do is get in touch.

Have a look at the Part 2 and Part 3 calendars.

We follow their cycle.

After each Part 3 exam, we prepare for the Part 2.

We practise EMQs and SBAs.

As soon as the Part 2 exam is over, we switch into training for the Part 3.

There is a huge amount to learn and practise:

    how to introduce yourself.

    which domains to include for each station,

    avoidance of medical jargon and arcane vocabulary,

    how to embolden the patient so she asks questions and tells you what she does not understand,

    how to explain difficult concepts like recessive inheritance, risk, screening versus diagnostic testing etc.,

    how to deal with angry patients,

    how to deal with complaints,

    and so on.    

 See communication skills for further details.

But we try to cover all the other types of stations as well.

For contact details click here

Tom McFarlane.


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