MRCOG Training in Manchester.

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There are two programmes:

I run tutorials,

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen runs a Part 2 course and a Part 3 course.

The tutorials.

I run tutorials for the MRCOG.

They used to take place at my home.

They are now on-line via Zoom

Anyone planning to sit the MRCOG is welcome.

We start at 18.00 hours and usually finish about 20.00 hours.

UK time: check the time difference if you are in a different time zone - easily done on Google or other search engine.

The sessions are free.


We focus on either Part 2 or Part 3, depending on which exam is next.

    But material relevant to one is usually just as relevant for the other.


The tutorials are recorded and available as podcasts for those who can't join live.

The podcasts can be downloaded from Dropbox.

If you don't 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.

Probably because they are organised and working hard, not because of the tutorials!

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 before the written exam.

All you need do is get in touch.


Check the Part 2  and  Part 3 calendars on the RCOG website.

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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