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The MRCPsych post-2015: preparing trainees and improving courses

  • Jayne Greening, Erin Turner, Gareth Rees and Caroline Winkle
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This article is aimed primarily at psychiatry trainees, MRCPsych course organisers, College tutors, educational supervisors and clinical supervisors. It describes recent changes to the MRCPsych curriculum and examinations and discusses the different approaches that educators can utilise to best help their trainees. We describe how the content of MRCPsych courses can help prepare trainees for both the written papers and the clinical assessment of skills and competencies (CASC). We discuss ways of incorporating patients and carers into course development, innovative approaches using technology to enhance learning, the role of workplace-based assessments and how international graduates may maximise their pass rate.

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Dr Jayne Greening, The Uffculme Centre, Queensbridge Road, Mosely, Birmingham B13 8QY, UK. Email: jayne.greening@bsmhft.nhs.uk
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Be aware of the structure of the MRCPsych examinations

• Appreciate the recent development of online resources to support candidates preparing to sit the MRCPsych examinations

• Be able to maximise learning opportunities for international medical graduates

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

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