Complicated work rotas make it difficult for doctors in a study group to get time off together during the working week. As a result, we are often asked to run bespoke events during weekends.
Yesterday we ran a bespoke training course for a group of psychiatrists preparing for the MRCPsych Paper 3 exam in March 2011. The exam of the Royal College of Psychiatrists includes questions on evidence-based medicine as well as clinical psychiatry.
The psychiatrists had all studied the Critical Appraisal Online Course over the last two months and the teaching focused on consolidating their new knowledge and skills using real clinical papers. It was great to see how confident everyone was by the end of the day.
With critical appraisal making up 40% of the questions in the MRCPsych Paper 3, we fully expect these psychiatrists to pass the exam with flying colours. Good luck everyone!