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Succeeding in the GPST Stage 3 Selection Centre: Practice Questions for GPST / GPVTS Stage 2 Selection 2nd Edition (BPP Learning Media) (MediPass Series) [Paperback]

Nicole Corriette , Hamed Khan , Chirag Mehta , Matt Green , Gayathri Rabindra
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11 Nov 2011 1445381613 978-1445381619 2nd Revised edition
"Succeeding in the GPST Stage 3 Selection Centre" is an in-depth guide to help doctors fully prepare for the different tasks that comprise this stage of the GPST Selection process. This up-to-date resource provides detailed explanation of the aims of each of the tasks you will be faced with, what they entail and the various principles that can be employed to increase your chances of success. In this book, which has been written by experts with firsthand experience in this assessment, the following are addressed: detailed description of the consultation and prioritisation tasks and how to approach them; cross reference to the person specification and mark scheme - describing what the selectors are looking for, and the different ways to approach the tasks; ten practice scenarios for each of the tasks to reinforce your learning together with detailed discussion of possible answers for each scenario; Personal Perspectives - with tips from individuals who have successfully completed the selection process; and, discussion of the key concepts and terms that you will be faced with including amongst others significant event analysis and GP contracts. Written by GPs who have first-hand experience of the process, this guide is a must have resource for any doctor serious about succeeding in their application to the GPST training scheme. "I have tried courses and other books and did not pass last year for GPVTS Stage 3. This time I practised the scenarios in this book with friends and made it through. It not only tells you how to say things but gives you real examples of what to say in the real exam and what to write in the prioritisation exercises. My honest opinion now is that courses are a waste of time. Use this book and practise all the examples with three other friends and you'll know what I mean". (Amazon reader review). "I have found the book best guidance for Stage 3 GP assessment. It contains valuable information about the assessment and many examples of all the 3 parts of the exam". (Amazon reader review).

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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: BPP Learning Media; 2nd Revised edition edition (11 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1445381613
  • ISBN-13: 978-1445381619
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Gayathri Rabindra, MBBS, MA Gayathri Rabindra gained her pharmacology degree from Cambridge University and completed her medical degree at Royal Free and University College Medical School. She is currently a GP ST1 on the Sidcup Vocational Training Scheme, having successfully gained a place in the London deanery. She is also involved in delivering GPST courses. Dr Nicole Corriette BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH, DRCOG, DCH After winning numerous awards at UCL Nicole completed her MRCGP with a distinction overall and was nominated for the Fraser Rose medal by the RCGP. She is currently a partner in a large practice where she is the practice teaching lead and also has experience in delivering GPST courses. Hamed Khan MBBS Hamed Khan graduated in 2006 from Barts and The London Medical School. After completing an Academic Medical Education Foundation Programme, he started a GP Vocational Training Scheme in South London. He has extensive experience of teaching medical undergraduates, and has published in various journals. Currently he is the Lead for Education on the London Deanery GP Trainee Committee. Chirag Mehta Chirag is currently a GP ST3 working in the West Midlands Deanery and has passed his AKT and CSA exams for the nMRCGP. He has already published the book 'Succeeding in the nMRCGP AKT' and has also helped co-author a book for medical students on core clinical cases. Matt Green, BSc (Hons), MPhil Since 2005 Matt has been supporting doctors to progress their career through providing application and interview advice together with helping doctors to develop their non-clinical skills including leadership, management, teaching and communication.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 3 Jun 2013
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Very thorough and helpful, I used this in conjunction with MCQbank and foudn myself well prepared. Definitely worth a purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Needs additional scenarios 7 Feb 2013
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I found this book easy to read and a good way to prepare without getting anxious! There's a lot of information in it and I found the written exercise chapter to be very good practice, even if on the day I still found that I was short of time. The main draw back with this book is that the practice scenarios are all using patient cases. I am very used to these types of situations just from working in a hospital. But I think there really needs to be some material on the colleague and relative/carer stations that happen in the interview. The colleague in particular can be tough, as in reality other staff members rarely come to you with personal problems or major concerns about other colleagues. This would have been good to have included and to have been able to practice prior to the interview.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 17 Mar 2010
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It takes you through each of the three stages of the selection centre. The first section is on the patient simulation. It describes what the examiners are looking for and how these match up to the national person specification, and gives plenty of worked examples of suggested ideal consultations. Even if you do not practice, this is useful reading, however you will gain the most by practising the scenarios with colleagues or ideally an actor. It gives a scenario for the Dr, one for the actor, and then plenty of discussion with suggested ways of running the consultation. The second section gives some examples of the group practice scenarios, and again tells you what the examiners are looking for. To get the most out of this you need to practice with friends. The third section is the written prioritisation exercise, and it gives you plenty of worked examples to practice, and describes exactly what the marking criteria are and how these match up to the person specification. It even tells you how to reflect with good model answers. You won't go far wrong if you by this book, much cheaper than the courses, and probably much more useful (in my humble opinion).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average but still useful 25 May 2014
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I applied for the Aug 2014 round, and got my first choice job in London.
I used a few resources to help with stage 3: this book, the ISC book, emedica's online stage 3 materials, MCQ bank's online materials. This book was the least useful resource from that list.

The format of the stage 3 assessment they describe appears to be out of date. They describe 15-20 minute scenarios, whereas the actual exam are all 10 minute scenarios. Their examples of the written prioritisation task were not comparable to the actual thing (harder in the real exam). The book is thick and appears impressive, but there is a ridiculous amount of repetition in it e.g. after each mock consultation there is a page wasted on asking you whether you created a safe environment for the patient and introduced yourself properly. This could all be done once and referred back to.

On the plus side, the consultation scenarios themselves seem pretty realistic in terms of what you can get on the day. Plus they give lots of useful phrases which you can incorporate into your consultations as appropriate.

Overall, an average book. I was umm-ing and aah-ing whether to buy this or not. In the end I'm happy I did buy it, because for the price it is, its just not worth risking being ill prepared for this exam. The exam is challenging and competition (in popular deaneries) is tough. It's worth investing your time and cash in preparing for this assessment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really useful! 5 Mar 2012
By brian
If you only buy one book for the GPST stage 3 then this should be the one. The practice scenarios are very useful for the simulation exercises, although on the day you will have; one patient, one relative, and one colleague - in the book the scenarios are all patients. Bear this in mind when practising with a friend. But if you get the hang of the way to approach these this should not be a big issue.

The best bit of the book in my opinion is chapter 4, which describes a really useful approach to the written prioritisation task. Like the book says, practice doing this under timed conditions. It goes really quickly!

Great book, only reason it dropped a star is that it needs some scenarios for relatives and colleagues as well as patients.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 30 April 2011
By sj
This book is excellent....I was sharing my friends and when I ordered this book i didnt realise that its coming from USA! so i ended up getting mine day after my exam!,.however made good use of my friends and found the book to be excellent.,,..couldnt have passed and ended up on a London GPST post without it! a must buy for the exam
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 17 Mar 2011
By rw12
I succeeded at Stage 3 selection after using this book without having to pay for an expensive course!!
Great relevant examples with well structured answers. Slightly out of date as still contains group exercises that were scrapped this year but you just ignore that bit!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Useful but will need to seek out additional material
I have found this book useful in preparing for the Stage 3 Selection Centre but have to say I am completely baffled at some of the other reviews here - initially I thought I must... Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2012 by Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
I highly recommend this book to all the candidates who want to appear in Gp stage3 exam. I took a very popular course twice which wasn't of any help!! Read more
Published on 21 July 2010 by kay
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book!
I found this book extremely useful in preparing for the GP Selection Centre. It gives logical approaches to the scenarios and plenty of practice examples. Read more
Published on 24 Mar 2010 by Ms. Helen S. Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
Bought this book for my wife, It is an Excellent book and i am pleased to say that my wife,
Just got into GPVTS for WM deanery - and i must say the book helped a lot.
Published on 22 Mar 2010 by Dr. Alexander Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent companion
I have tried courses and other books and did not pass last year for GPVTS stage 3. This time I practised the scenarios in this book with friends and made it through. Read more
Published on 22 April 2009 by Dr. Azadul Islam
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book
I have found the book best guidance for Stage 3 GP assessment. It contains valuable information about the assessment and many examples of all the 3 parts of the exam.
Published on 12 April 2009 by Mr. S. N. U. Haq
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