23 -25 September 2016 – A total of 56 candidates attended the 12th Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (MRCP-PACES) Preparatory Course organised by IMU and Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban (HTJS). This preparatory course was conducted at the IMU Seremban Clinical Campus and HTJS Day Care Centre. The 2-day course consists of intense face-to-face small group teachings, followed by a 1 day mock assessment which mimics the real MRCP (UK) PACES exam. We also welcomed observers in the mock examination, which serves as an eye-opener for them.
The programme is tailor-made to the candidate’s specific training needs on all 5 PACES stations, focusing on a unique and highly effective approach to tackle commonly encountered PACES scenarios. Candidates also received personal feedbacks on their performances throughout the course.
This preparatory course is organised annually in the month of September, shortly before the year-end PACES assessment period in Malaysia. We were very honoured to have the members of the panel examiners from the MRCP (UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination as the examiners during our mock exam. The course received positive and overwhelming response from the doctors within Malaysia and internationally. Most of the participants stated that the course was relevant, informative and well organised. Over 95% said that they would definitely recommend the IMU-HTJS PACES Preparatory Course!