North West MRCOG Part 2 Written Course. 

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The next course will run from:

      Monday 13th. to Friday 17th. May 2019.

The course will be held at the Chancellors Hotel, Manchester.

It is a fantastic venue with extensive grounds, so a good place to stay.

It looks expensive, but is reasonably priced!

If you want to book a room, use the link above.

 

We restrict the numbers so that we have time to chat and answer queries.

The numbers will be capped at 25, so book early if you plan to come.

There will be three full mock exams.

 

List of contents.

  1. introduction
  2. format of the exam
  3. Hall of Fame: gold medallists
  4. dates & venue
  5. cost
  6. application forms
    1. https://nwmrcog.uk/.
  7. Course Directors
  8. provisional programme
  9. food
  10.  lecturers
  11. contents of the course
  12.     answering EMQs and SBAs
  13.     teaching on specialist subjects: contraception, statistics, oncology etc.
  14.     teaching on clinical governance: risk management, audit etc.
  15.     teaching on managerial / administrative issues: CNST, complaints' procedures etc.
  16.   how to contact us
  17.     phone
  18.     write
  19.     e-mail
  20.   Getting to the Chancellor's Hotel

 

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Introduction.

The course is designed to help you to pass the MRCOG part 2 written exam.

It will give guidance and practice in all of the exam's components.

Lamiya  Mohiyiddeen has put a prodigious amount of thought and effort into establishing what is now a very good course.

It already has four gold medal winners in its hall of fame.

Elaine Church won the gold medal in the Spring 2010 exam.

Lucy Higgins did the same in the Autumn 2011 exam.

Naomi McGuinness in the Spring 2015 exam.

And Andrew Brown in the Spring 2016 exam.

247 people have attended the course since it started in 2009.

That works out at 1 gold medal per 61 attendees!

That is remarkable as nearly 1,500 people sit the exam each time and there is only 1 gold medal.

Courses do not make gold medallists - they are special because of their ability and hard work.

The course will particularly concentrate on mock exams with EMQs and SBAs.

You will do 3 full mock exams - two back-to-back, just like the real exam if we can fit this in - it depends on the times lecturers are available.

The lectures will mostly cover subjects that are not encountered in routine practice:

contraception

medical statistics

oncology,

uro-gynaecology etc.

The provisional programme will be similar to the previous course: https://nwmrcog.uk/part-2-course-programme.

The maximum number on the course will be 25.

If you plan to come, book early to avoid disappointment.

Tom McFarlane

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Hall of Fame: Gold Medallists.

The course already has four winners of the gold medal in its hall of fame.

Elaine Church won the gold medal in the Spring 2010 exam.

Lucy Higgins did the same in the Autumn 2011 exam.

Naomi McGuinness repeated this in the Spring 2015 exam.

And Andrew Brown in the Spring 2016 exam.

Gold Medallists don't achieve their medals because they went on a particular course - they stand out because of their ability and endeavour.

But you hope the course was of some assistance!

 

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Format of the exam.

The exam changed radically in March 2015.

There are Single Best Answers (SBAs)  and Extended Matching Questions (EMQs) but no essays and no MCQs.

There are two written papers, each getting half of the marks and lasting 3 hours.

Each has 50 SBAs  and 50 EMQs.

The EMQs get more marks than the SBAs: 60% and 40% respectively.

The next big change came in September 2016.

Those who pass the Part 2 will be allowed 4 attempts at the Part 3 before thay have to take the pART 2 again.

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Dates & Venue:    

           

Monday 13th. - Friday 17th. May 2019.

Monday 18th.- Friday 22nd. Nov 2019

 

Venue.

Chancellors Hotel,

Chancellors Way,

Moseley Road,

Fallowfield,

Manchester. M14 6NN

Website.

Phone: 0161 907 7414.

E-mail: chancellorsreception@manchester.ac.uk.

   

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Cost:

The cost is 680 pounds Sterling.

     

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Medical Directors: 

Dr. Lamiya Mohiyiddeen.

Lamiya is a Consultant Gynaecologist in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester.

Dr. Tom McFarlane, retired Consultant in O&G.

 

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What the course will comprise:

The aim of this course is to help you prepare for the part 2 written examination.

You will have three full written exams with feedback and discussion.

There will be lectures on key topics - sadly, we can't cover everything in a 1 week course.

    

 

How to answer EMQs and SBAs:

There are techniques to learn - these will be covered and examples provided.

The three mock exams will give lots of opportunity to practise.

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Specialist subjects that you may not have dealt with directly:

        contraception,

        medical statistics,

        obstetric anaesthesia & analgesia,

        oncology,

        paediatrics etc.

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Managerial / administrative stuff:

        CNST,

        complaint procedures etc.

  

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Contact:

Phone:

Valerie M. McFarlane,.

0161 434 2365.

07770893006.

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E-mail:

Send Tom McFarlane an e-mail.

If I put the full e-mail address  on the internet, it can be picked up by spam companies which automatically scan web pages.

The unfortunate owner of the e-mail address is then deluged with spam.

So the address below is a copy.

 

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Chancellor's Hotel.

Instructions for getting to the Chancellor's Hotel.

There are instructions on the Hotel's website: http://www.chancellorshotel.co.uk/location/

 

Address:

                     Chancellors Way,

                Moseley Road,

                Fallowfield,

                Manchester. M14 6NN.

Post code for Sat Nav:

                   M14 6 ZT.

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