RACGP live OSCE course – Prepare for your FRACGP with Australian specialists
The RACGP OSCE Preparation Live Workshop (GP303) is an intensive, interactive and hands-on workshop specially designed for GP registrars preparing for the RACGP Fellowship OSCE. The workshop is conducted in a small group setting and is facilitated by expert General Practitioners with more than ten years experience in the Australian health care sector.
The RACGP live OSCE course consists of intensive tutorials and small group, personalised clinical coaching that focuses on all elements of the RACGP OSCE Fellowship Exam. Candidates work specifically to gain critical skills and insights required for excellent performance in the RACGP OSCE Fellowship Exam. The RACGP OSCE Fellowship Exam is a high-stakes examination that represents the final hurdle to attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and specialist registration as a Vocationally-Registered (VR) General Practitioner. This course provides candidates with the intensive, personalised preparation required to excel in this exam.
This course may be completed in isolation, or in conjunction with other RACGP Fellowship preparation courses in order to prepare for the RACGP Fellowship OSCE. The course therefore forms part of a program (series of courses) that may be completed by GP registrars as they prepare for Fellowship:
RACGP OSCE Bridging Course (GP301)
Comprehensive clinical skills training for GP registrars preparing to sit the RACGP Fellowship Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). The course is delivered via 40 comprehensive and interactive modules and lectures and is facilitated by unlimited support from the specialist GP faculty.
RACGP OSCE Preparation Online/Live course (GP302/303)
Specialist preparation courses prepare GP registrars for the RACGP Fellowship Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). GP registrars may elect to enrol in specialist online (GP302) or live (GP303) courses written specifically for the RACGP Fellowship exam and facilitated by specialist GP faculty.
RACGP live OSCE course objectives
The aims of the RACGP OSCE Preparation Live Workshop (GP303) are to:
- Develop the ability to establish rapport and to communicate effectively with the patient in a pleasant, clear and logical manner, using appropriate communication skills and language
- Develop communication skills at an inter-professional level
- Develop the ability to take a relevant and organized history, following appropriate cues and eliciting positive and negative details important to the assessment and management of the patient
- Develop the ability to perform an appropriate and systematic examination that is appropriately focused and not overly inclusive
- Develop the ability to select relevant, cost-effective investigations in an appropriate sequence, including investigations conducted in General Practice
- Develop the ability to make an accurate diagnosis based on interpretation of the history, physical examination and investigations
- Develop an awareness of, and ability to deal with, public health and social issues raised in the exam
- Develop an ability to make immediate management, short-term management and preventative health decisions
- Develop an ability to demonstrate the performance of procedures that are completed appropriately and competently, with regard for patient safety and comfort
- Develop an ability to deal with ethical, medico-legal and professional issues
- Develop an ability to critically appraise clinical literature, to identify its strengths and weaknesses, and to explain to patients the evidence supporting recommendations made
RACGP live OSCE course structure
The RACGP live OSCE course is run as a completely representative trial RACGP Fellowship OSCE featuring 14 stations each of either 8 or 19 minutes duration. The stations are designed to reflect the typical difficulty and spectrum of presentations seen in the real exam. The course is facilitated by senior general practitioners and conducted in a small group setting to allow a personalised focus and maximal interaction. The course consists of intensive tutorials and small group, personalised clinical coaching that focuses on all elements of the RACGP OSCE Fellowship Exam.
|The course is founded on the METC Institute all you can learn model. For the duration of their enrolment, course participants may make unlimited use of the medical and surgical specialist faculty to have their questions answered. Questions and discussion with the course facilitators occurs via the METC Institute online learning portal.|
Participants can ask questions about any aspect of their course, their general studies or their career and will receive a response within 24-hours (business days).
About the RACGP OSCE
The RACGP Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) comprises 14 clinical patient presentations – either eight minutes or 19 minutes in duration, with three-minute rest periods. Candidates can expect to complete the OSCE in approximately four hours.
The eight-minute station of the exam requires candidates to focus on certain aspects of a consultation, rather than an entire consultation. This may include physical examinations or practical procedures. The 19-minute station requires candidates to focus on and manage entire consultations, including outcome and follow-up.
The most recent OSCE report shows an overall pass rate of 83.57% and a mean score of 68.80%, out of a total of 986 candidates who sat the exam. Pass rates by number of attempts was 85.76% for the first attempt, 76.19% for the second attempt, and 58.33% for the third attempt.
The METC Institute RACGP OSCE preparation bridging course recognises that candidates typically under-perform in specific areas including but not limited to:
- Comprehension and focus on the salient points in the OSCE station
- Patient-centred communication
- Approach to history-taking for specific presenting complaints
- Systematic physical examination
- Prioritisation of and engaging the patient in management
The course therefore ensures appropriate focus on these general areas of difficulty. Find out more about the RACGP AKT exam by visiting the RACGP website.
RACGP Fellowship preparation
The METC Institute is committed to delivering GP registrars with comprehensive and high-yield exam preparation courses that are directive, convenient, and emphasise active learning as the ultimate method of study. This course is one of a suite of courses which assist GP registrars through the succession of Fellowship examinations.
Advanced Knowledge Test (AKT)
Online question-based exam. The AKT is sat at the same time as the KFP exam.
Key Feature Problem (KFP) exam
Case-based online exam. The KFP exam is sat at the same time as the AKT.
OSCE (Clinical Exam)
Before attempting the OSCE, candidates must have passed both the AKT and KFP exam.
Successful completion of the AKT, KFP, and OSCE results in RACGP Fellowship.