Get the study materials SPMM, Oxford and birminghamm ect
Attend one course and at least couple of mock exams
Join a group of 3-4 people
Meet 3-4 times a week and 2 weeks before exam everyday
You can also find someone to practice on skype when you are not in group
Understand the task very well
Do what has been asked
Make a structure in your mind before entering the station
If the patient tries to ask something, answer it but remeber to come back to your stucture
Overall approach is the most important
Keep the actor at ease
Show interest in simulator
listen to simulator, do not ignore the simulator, if you do not him/her because of noise or other reseaon , say, Can you say that again? if the patient is talking in low tone , say, ' Could you please speak a bit louder because the enviroment is noisy'?
Be nice and polite to the simulator, try to smile.
If english is not your first language, then try to write phrses for each station and memorise the phrases, it helps alot.
Do not rush the actor, speak slowly
Try to finish the main tasks in each station and very important aspect of the station if you could not finish the station,say i will come back & I would like to ask ..................
Say thanks at the end
on the day of exam ,try to be relax, confident,smiling and professional
if you have any question you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org