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Anyone sat part II with <12 months G.A.P.?

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I think I have been confused/misadvised..

My application is in for Part II - after 24 months psychiatry jobs, using some considerable previous experience in paeds to make up the '30 months minimum'.

BUT I will only be halfway thru my 2nd 6 months in general adult come the time of the exam - and it has gradually dawned on me that they said 12 months GAP is a mandatory requirement for application. (I thought it was only required to be an SpR...)

Anyone know if they'll let me do it? - is this a bendy rule, especially in view of 3 and a half years previous SHO experience and membership in Paeds?

I got a letter today confirming receipt of application, but they'll let me know if I'm elegible only 4 WEEKS before the exam - and that might mean 6 weeks of hard study from now 'til then for nothing...

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Hi!

I have had a similar predicament. &nbsp:lol:ue to a lack of knowledge re: Part II requirements, I had only completed 6 onths general adult prior to my application for the exam. My clinical tutor was really supportive and wrote a letter to the exams professor at the College. &nbsp:lol:etailed adult on call, significant functional component to then current OA job etc etc.

Upshot was that I have been accepted to do the exam (although revision ain't too great!).

My advise - talk to your tutor and see what they think

Chris

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Thanks, Chris.

Ahh - the rules DO bend after all.

I'm still waiting to find out..and finding getting motivated to study - really study - is hard.

Now I've got a bit more hope, I think I'll go and study the structures of the posterior fossa to celebrate. Ha ha.

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My advice is not to sit and wait for the college to tell you you're eligible. I have seen several people now who were confirmed to be eligible only two weeks before the exam and their stress levels rocketed! I also agree that you should ask your supervisor or clinical tutor to support your application. Just to finish on a cynical note - the college would rather accept your money to sit the exam and hope you have to resit it and pay again, than say you aren't eligible!

Breen

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Absolutely.

I am full steam ahead studying for an exam I may not be allowed to sit, and have been for some time..

I see very little of my wife and baby daughter.

Its three weeks to go, and no confirmation as yet.

Amazing how a College responsible for mental health can put its potential members through such anguish, and most likely all as a result of simple beaurocracy.. :-(

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