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  1. Hi , Who is this position for and where is it based?
  2. Hi, I would not mind helping out with the setting up of OSCE's .for MRCPsych. I have recently cleared the MRCPsych exams and have attended CASC courses too. I must add that I do not have an active Facebook account but can be contacted on sabujohn1@gmail.com. regards
  3. Hi, I am interested in joining the CASC group, I live near Burton and work in Derby. Please txt or call if it is alright to join you. 07903167876
  4. I am looking foward to any one interested in a study group in Stoke on Trent and preparing for the CASC exam in Janury 2013.- 07903167876
  5. I had to re sit all part of the current MRCPsych papers due to the recent changes in validity of the duration of the individual. papers. However having passed the paper in the past and being prepared for it this time, I felt the questions were not particularly difficult but I did not finish the paper which just as many other candidates was due to the critical appraisal and statistics section needing more that the average time per question (about 45-50 seconds each). Would it be reasonable enough to obtain a poll from as many candidates as possible (in a democratic way), whether the majority have managed to complete the exam? If not it should make a case for a re-exam or at least refund of our money back. Clearly the college would not want either of these options but If it is not flagged up, this trend would continue and its a costly exam for the candidates but an easy way for the college to make money (reading from the profits they made in the past year from exams alone) The exam is not about testing the candidate's knowledge but determining the number of candidates the college feel appropriate to let through in that sitting. Interestingly if all candidates attempted less than 50 percent of the questions, they would still be able to choose 40 or 50 per cent to get through clearly with poor standardization methods (no matter how robust they claim their marking and cut off methods to be) because all they would be left to do would be to play with the numbers and this could also apply to those situations where say all candidates competed only 30 percent of the questions and so on.
  6. Thaks for the message. I putting my applications in for the Jan CASC too. My contact no is 07903167876.
  7. Hi , I am based at Northampton and would be interested to join a study group. Where exactly are you based in East Midlands?
  8. Interestingly , the college is now proposing that neither a pass in papers 1 and 2 nor MRCPsych part 1 would be indefinitely valid. This should be reason to unite both the old style MRCPsych part 1 holders and the new style Paper 1 and 2 pass holders in raising this issue as it concerns them both, as those who passed paper 1 and 2 should note that this statement time limits their results too as the college proposes to apply this regulation retrospectively.
  9. Interestingly , the college is now proposing that neither a pass in papers 1 and 2 nor MRCPsych part 1 would be indefinitely valid. This should be reason to unite both the old style MRCPsych part 1 holders and the new style Paper 1 and 2 pass holders in raising this issue as it concerns them both, as those who passed paper 1 and 2 should note that this statement time limits their results too as the college proposes to apply this regulation retrospectively.
  10. I would be happy to contribute for this cause and have colleagues who would be keen for the same I am forwarding this message to them. Good luck to all.
  11. I am not sure if it is late but there is an article in BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY (2004) 184, 197-199 by the then Chief Examiner of the Royal College of Psychiatrists about the old MRCPsych exam stating that it was a thoroughly tested pattern and the reason for the removal of the caps/ limits on the number of attempts in any part of the exam to quote: ' Candidates who have not achieved this level of knowledge were previously restricted to a finite number of attempts at the examination. This ruling was modified recently and candidates were allowed as many attempts as they wished in the written parts of the examinatio. Analysis has since shown that candidates who fail the clinical examination have an increased chance of passing on future attempts. Therefore, it was agreed recently that no restriction should be placed on the number of attempts at all parts of the examination.'
  12. just signed on to the petition and requestiing my colleagues to do the same.
  13. The Part 1 is valid until 31st July 2010 according to the RCPsych section FAQ, not thats it should be a consolation.The last paper 3 exam therefore should be the one in June 2010.Please correct me if I am wrong. Best of luck
  14. The Part 1 is valid until 31st July 2010 according to the RCPsych section FAQ, not thats it should be a consolation.The last paper 3 exam therefore should be the one in June 2010.Please correct me if I am wrong. Best of luck
  15. The Part 1 is valid until 31st July 2010 according to the RCPsych section FAQ, not thats it should be a consolation.The last paper 3 exam therefore should be the one in June 2010.Please correct me if I am wrong. Best of luck