Maximise your performance in GPST Stage 3

Our focused one-day course will teach you how to secure your place on a highly sought-after and competitive GP training rotation.

The course will take place on 27 January 2011 in Hammersmith, West London, led by GP Enterprise Award winner, author and experienced GP tutor, Dr Raj Thakkar BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCGP MRCP(UK). 

The course is EPASS accredited by RCGP Scotland, which assures GPs that the content will meet their learning needs. Read more...

The cost is £199 (£175 if booked by 31 December 2010) Book Now

The course utilises specially detailed explanations of what you need to pass the highly competitive GPST Stage 3 assessment.

The GPST Stage 3 assessors will require you to demonstrate the qualities necessary to be ‘a good GP’. Dr Raj Thakkar’s practical advice, insights and techniques, will significantly increase your chances of success.

Attending the course will:

  • teach you everything you need to know to succeed in the highly competitive GP Stage 3 assessment.
  • help you understand the format of the exam, what to expect on the day, and how you will be marked.
  • show you how to consult in a patient-centred way that will maximise your chances of passing.
  • teach you the principles of prioritising effectively and reflecting in a way that will impress the assessors.
  • give you the opportunity to practice and enhance your skills.

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The tutor: Dr Raj Thakkar BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCGP MRCP(UK)

Dr Thakkar has taught the GPST Stage 3 course since 2007 and also teaches CSA skills. He has written books on GPST Stage 3 and the CSA.

He wrote and taught Pastest’s GPST Stage 2, GPST Stage 3 and AKT courses. He has published more than 100 articles for magazines and websites including GP, MIMS, Healthcare Republic, and the BMJ, and for organisations such as the GMC and the Medical Protection Society.

He is also the resident doctor for Nursery World magazine and has been an adviser to GP and MIMS for three years.

Dr Thakkar gained his neuroscience and medical degrees from University College London. During his vocational training in the Oxford deanery, he was the first registrar to win the national GP Enterprise Award.

After completing his MRCGP, he worked as a senior GP registrar in cardiology and completed his MRCP. He has been a GP partner in Buckinghamshire since 2004.

Testimonials for Dr Thakkar’s previous GPST3 courses

‘Thank you very much for all the insights from your course. I felt much better prepared going into the selection process this year’

‘Very useful. Lots of information packed into the one-day course’

‘Invaluable. Practical aspects were excellent and very helpful’

‘Advice on reflection was excellent, based on our needs and very clear’

‘Very interactive and informative’

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