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Exact format of paper 1 & paper 2

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Does any body know, how many EMIs and Best of 5 are going to be in paper 1, paper 2 and paper 3 in new system. Could not find clear information from the College Website.

Will there be any ISQs (True/ false) at all in new exam. ::)

Any body knows about this breakdown, please help????? :'(

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It sure did help. Thanks.

Appendix 1 shows everything about paper 1.

I sincerely hope they use the same questions from before.

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[highlight]Paper One (Mandatory minimum of 12 months Specialist training.  Recommended maximum of 24 months of Specialist training by end of ST2) will be a basic paper. This paper will consist of a number of multiple choice questions (MCQs)1 from 5 single best answer, and extended matching questions (EMQs) centering on areas such as history taking, treatment explanation and record keeping (Please refer to eligibility structure document).[/highlight]

I spoke to a chap who just passed his part2 who said that from what he has heard, the first couple of papers are a 'piece of pi**'. DO you see what he meant or is it just me?

Is paper 1 going to all be about answering real basics about psychiatry, like patient confidentiality, avoid direct eye contact with an extremely angry patient on A&E, what antipsychotics do, what antidepressants do?

I am beginning to wonder if paper 1 is really going to be as easy it seems to be, then do other people think paper 1 and 2 can be sat on the same day AM/PM???  Because paper 2 is all about things that we did when preparing for part 1. See for yourself,

[highlight]Paper Two (recommended to be taken between 12 and 48 months of Specialist training by end of ST2/3) will be a more specialist paper using a similar variety of format of questions – 1 from 5 single best answer, and EMQs. This paper will concentrate on areas such as psychotropic drugs, advanced psychology and neuropsychiatry (Please refer to eligibility structure document).[/highlight]

I know Im being highly ambitious, but having failed twice, the second time by a whisker, i am keen on catching up with my colleagues.

I would appreciate a discussion guys. what does everybody else thnk?

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From what I understand, Paper 2 covers most of the syllabus for the old Part 2 exam (eg neuropsychiatry, genetics, statistics etc) therefore I believe that it is harder to pass both Papers 1 and 2 compared to the old Part 1. What other people think? :-?

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