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succeed in many postgraduate exams, including FRCS, ISFE,
FRCEM, MRCGP and MRCPsych exams.

Critical Appraisal One

Critical Appraisal One is a unique critical appraisal skills training service for individuals. Critical Appraisal One gives you access to one of our highly skilled tutors for face-to-face training tailored to your exact requirements. Critical Appraisal One is committed to delivering results and making your critical appraisal skills outstanding. You will gain life-long skills to appraise clinical papers with confidence.

Critical Appraisal One represents excellent value for the individual who requires a more focused and intensive approach to help with professional development or exam revision. When failure is not an option, Critical Appraisal One is the answer.


Your agenda

We teach you everything about critical appraisal. The agenda will be adjusted to spend more time on topics or papers of your choosing. One training day lasts eight hours.


Your location

Venues have ranged from hospital meeting rooms to the headquarters of major pharmaceutical companies. We have travelled the world to deliver training events. Distance is no object.


Your source material

The examples we use to illustrate key concepts can be replaced by your clinical papers or past exam papers and questions.


Your course

Critical Appraisal One is your course. The focus is on you and your success.

Is Critical Appraisal One suitable for you?

The majority of people booking Critical Appraisal One training sessions are senior doctors and dentists who have failed postgraduate exams and cannot afford to fail again. Often the doctors and dentists are preparing for exit exams and Consultant posts have been lined up if they pass.

The price of Critical Appraisal One reflects the one-to-one nature of the training with an expert.

  • £895+VAT (8 hours tuition plus up to 8 hours preparation time for clinical papers or exam questions)
  • £995+VAT (As above plus Critical Appraisal Masterclass place before the personal coaching)
  • £1095+VAT (As above plus Critical Appraisal Workshop place before the personal coaching)

All options include access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course and The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal (4th edition, 2015). We expect that these materials will have been studied prior to the training session. Travel expenses and meeting room expenses are extra and charged at cost.


Critical Appraisal One cannot be used to complete work for an academic programme or examination on behalf of the customer. For example, we will not ghostwrite essays or literature reviews.

Alternative option

If the price of Critical Appraisal One is out of your budget, consider sharing the cost of a bespoke event with like-minded colleagues.