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Intercollegiate MRCS: An Update November 2010

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Intercollegiate MRCS: An Update November 2010

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  1. Intercollegiate MRCS:An UpdateNovember 2010

  2. MRCS 2004 until 2010 • Part 1: ABS MCQ • Part 2: clinical problem solving MCQ • Part 3: oral, clinical, communications skills • Now withdrawn in UK

  3. MRCS From 2008 in the UK • Part A: MCQ • Part B: OSCE

  4. MRCS Part A • two MCQ papers each of two hours: - applied basic sciences (c.135 questions) - principles of surgery-in-general (c. 135 questions) • taken on same day • marked as one • minimum 50 % in each paper to pass • unlimited attempts

  5. MRCS OSCE • Comprehensive evidence based review after first three diets • Examiner feedback • Candidate feedback • Statistical analysis • ICBSE Committees • ASIT • PLG • Changes approved for introduction May 2010

  6. MRCS OSCE:Summary of changes 1 Examined stations increased from 16 to18 • One communication skills station removed • One surgical pathology station added • Two extra clinical stations • 25% more time with examiners than 2004 MRCS

  7. MRCS OSCE:Summary of changes 2 Broad Content Areas reorganised • Reduced from 5 to 4 • More logical structure • Change to weighting e.g. more anatomy • Pass ‘hurdle’ raised • Candidates must pass all 4 BCAs to pass the OSCE

  8. Broad Content Areas: Mark Distribution

  9. MRCS OSCE:Summary of changes 3 Domains reorganised • Reduced from 6 to 4 • Increase from 16 to 20 marks for each station • Domains no longer a pass/fail criterion

  10. MRCS OSCE:Summary of changes 4 • All stations have at least one examiner i.e. no unmanned stations • Less candidate choice • May only opt out of one speciality choice for clinical examination

  11. MRCS OSCE Reliability

  12. Future Plans • Use of visuals in Part A • Expand question ‘banks’ • Increase number of diets each year (up to 5) • Additional venues • Second major review after Feb 2011

  13. MRCS: website • http://www.intercollegiatemrcs.org.uk

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