North West MRCOG Part 2 Written Course. 

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The next course will run from:

      Monday 14th. to Friday 18th. May 2018.

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. May 2018
  7. Medical Director
  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. Course Administrator
  17.   how to contact us
  18.     phone
  19.     write
  20.     e-mail
  21.   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.

Varsha Mulik 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 on the Monday - just like the real exam.

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

contraception

medical statistics

oncology,

uro-gynaecology etc.

The provisional programme is here.

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 comes in September 2016.

Those who pass the written will be allowed 4 attempts at the OSCE before thay have to take the written again.

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Dates & Venue:    

           

Monday 14th. - Friday 18th. May 2018.

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 650 pounds.

Please make cheques payable to the NW MRCOG Course.

If you wish, we are happy for you to send a deposit of 150 pounds

With the balance paid on registration at the course.

Please bring your cheque book or cash; we don't have facilities for credit cards, although we can cope with bank transfers.

Please remember to send an application form with your cheque: here.             

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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, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.

 

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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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Course Administrator:

Valerie McFarlane,

22 Lyndhurst Road,

Didsbury,

Manchester.

M20 6AA.

Phone:    0161 434 2365.

                07770893006.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or problems.

 

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Contact:

Phone:

Valerie M. McFarlane,.

0161 434 2365.

07770893006.

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Write to:

Valerie M. McFarlane,

22 Lyndhurst Road,

Didsbury,

Manchester.

M20 6AA.

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E-mail:

Send Dr. 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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Provisional programme 

This should be the final version.

 

Gold Medallists.

Elaine Church and Lucy Higgins won the Gold medal in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

We will have three full mock exams.

  

Note: We will start at about 09.00 on Monday 14th. and finish about 17.00 on Friday 18th. May.

  The programme below was that for Novmeber 2017; the content in May will be mostly the same.

Sunday 5th November

12.00 - 12:30

Introduction to SBA/EMQ

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

12.30 - 14.30

Infertility

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

14.30 - 15.45

Obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia

Krishna Melachuri

15.45 - 17.00

Post-operative complications and sepsis

Eve Rawlinson

Monday 6th November 2017

08.30 - 11.00

Urogynaecology

Kapilmeet Kaur

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee

 

11.30 - 12.15

HRT

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

12.15 - 12.45

Lunch

Karen Clegg-Jones

12.45 - 15.30

Mock exam 1

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

15.15 - 16.45

 Vulval disease including malignancy

Saladin Sawan

Tuesday 7th November 2017

08.30 - 10.00

SBA session

Laxmi Shingshetty

10.00 - 10.15

Coffee

 

10.15 - 12.15

Infections in pregnancy

Elaine Church

12.15 - 12.30

Feedback exam 1

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

12.30 - 13.00

Lunch

Karen Clegg-Jones

13.00 - 14.00

Feedback exam 1 continued

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

14.00 - 15.00

Structural fetal anomalies

Lucy Higgins

15.00 - 17.00

Maternal & perinatal mortality. UKOSS

Tom McFarlane

Wednesday 8th November 2017

08.30 - 09.30

Screening & treatment for cancer

Sonia Chachan

09.30 - 10.00

Coffee

 

10.00 - 13.00

Mock exam 2

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

13.00 - 13.30

Lunch

Karen Clegg-Jones

13.30 - 14.30

Fetal growth restriction and mortality

Alex Heazell

14.30 - 15.15

Haematological disorders in pregnancy

Clare Tower

15.15 - 15.30

Tea

 

15.30 - 17.00

Paediatric Gynaecology

Fiona New

Thursday 9th November 2017

08.30 - 10.00

Basic statistics for MRCOG

Julie Morris

10.00 - 10.15

Coffee

 

10.15 - 11.30

Applied anatomy for MRCOG

Mohamed Eltom

11.30 - 12.30

Feedback exam 2

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

12.30 - 13.15

Lunch

Karen Clegg-Jones

13.15 - 14.15

Feedback exam 2 continued

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

14.15 - 17.00

Mock exam 3

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

Friday 10th November 2017

08.30 - 10.30

Feedback Exam 3

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

10.30 - 11.30

Contraception  

Laxmi Shingshetty

11.30 - 12.00

Queries

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

 

Name

Surname

Position

Hospital

Town

Sonia

Chachan

Cons. In O&G

Stepping Hill Hospital

Stockport

Elaine

Church

Consultant in O&G

University Hospital S Manchester

Manchester

Karen

Clegg-Jones

Caterer

pamelacheshirecaterers.co

 

Mohamed

Eltom

Senior Clinical Fellow

St. Marys Hospital

Manchester

Alex

Heazell

Professor of Obstetrics

St. Marys  Hospital

Manchester

Lucy

Higgins

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics

St. Marys Hospital

Manchester

Kapilmeet

Kaur

Cons. in O&G

Stepping Hill Hospital

Stockport

Tom

McFarlane

Retired Consultant

Stepping Hill Hospital

Stockport

Krishna

Melachuri

Consultant Anaesthetist

Tameside Acute NHS Trust

Ashton-Under-Lyne

Lamiya

Mohiyiddeen

Consultant in Reproductive Medicine

St Marys Hospital

Manchester

Julie

Morris

Head of Medical Statistics

University Hospital S Manchester

Manchester

Fiona

New

Consultant in O&G

Tameside Acute NHS Trust

Ashton-Under-Lyne

Eve Rawlinson ST7 in O&G St. Marys Hospital Manchester

Saladin

Sawan

Consultant in  Gynae Oncology

Liverpool Womens Hospital

Liverpool

Laxmi

Shingshetty

Senior Clinical Fellow

St. Marys Hospital

Manchester

Clare

Tower

Consultant in Fetal and Maternal Medicine

St. Marys Hospital

Manchester

 

  

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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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