Thank you from Ipswich!
'As one of eight doctors from Ipswich Hospital to attend the PassPACES Course, I just wanted to pass on my thanks
for a fantastic course. The patients were amazing; not only having superb clinical signs, but also pointing us in the right
direction should we be struggling!
The clinical lecturers taught enthusiastically, with a good sense
of humour; the mock exam and the way the lecturers responded during the mock was extremely relevant and useful for the actual
exam. The feedback we were given during the course reflected the style of the exam marking system and was invaluable for improving
any "weak" spots.
It was a 100% pass rate for the Ipswich group who all attended
the PassPACES Course - all of us "first timers" - thank you so much for helping us to achieve this.'
Dr. Johanne Brooks, MRCP, Ipswich, UK
Dear Dr Bessant and the PassPACES team,
I just want to say thank you so much for a fantastic course. I passed first time and was amazed and
absolutely delighted to score 172/172! I definitely could not have achieved that mark without attending the course:
the teaching was really outstanding and we were exposed to so many patients with such excellent signs. I expected that
the course might feel rather intimidating but the lecturers were enthusiastic, supportive and provided very helpful feedback.
The course gave me the confidence and the structure to approach more complex cases (particularly neurology) and 'work
things out' in a logical way.
Thank you for a really enjoyable and inspiring 4 days!
I have already recommended the course to my colleagues and will continue to do so!
Dr. Emma Tenison, MRCP, Royal United Hospital, Bath
‘I would like to thank you for your excellent course. The high quality lectures I received and the wide variety
of patients I encountered during the PassPACES Course really made all the difference.
your course 2 months prior to my exam made me realize the amount of work I needed to put in and it certainly paid off, as
I was able to optimize the planning of my revision.
I have been successful in passing my PACES with a
score of 165/172 on my first attempt. I believe that I would not have achieved such a high score if it wasn't for this
course. Thank you once again!’
Dr Edward Chong, MRCP, Sheffield, UK.
I attended the PassPACES course as part of my preparation for the
MRCPI clinical exam. The course was exceptionally well organised, with fantastic teaching and a challenging case load. An
emphasis on exam technique and insights into the MRCPI marking scheme were added bonuses.
The organisers were kind enough to tailor mock exams for myself and several other MRCPI candidates to meet the criteria
of the Irish exam. I feel the course played an integral part in my success on exam day. I passed at the first attempt with
the highest score at my exam sitting.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Bessant and all at PassPACES.
Dr. Oliver McElvaney, MRCPI. Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Eire
Just mailing to let you know I passed my PACES exam in February 2015, with full marks in Abdomen, Cardiovascular
and Neurology and high marks in Station 5.
I attended the PACES course in January, 5 weeks before
my exam. The variety of pathology seen during the course is priceless, with patients knowing their own clinical problems.
The tutors were fantastic and helpful. I found the MOCK exams really useful as they highlighted the weakness, and the areas
I can’t thank you enough for the PassPACES course, which has been one of the best courses I have attended
in medicine to date. Definitely recommend it to my colleagues
Dr.Vinay Kumar, MRCP, Blackpool
Dear Dr Bessant and the PassPACES
I wanted to thank you all very much for all guidance and support at a very well organised revision course.
I passed my PACES exam this summer with a score of 170/172.
The PassPACES Course as well as the Pocketbook
for PACES which I used as my main textbook had a big hand in this! I really would recommend both to candidates preparing for
I will indeed be recommending PassPACES to all upcoming PACES candidates!
you so much once again.
Dr. Sarika Shah, MRCP, Lister Hospital, Stevenage.
Firstly, may I say how excellent the PassPACES course is! It is
a credit to you and I am very pleased that I chose to attend. It was very professionally organised and it was a joy to see
and appreciate in the flesh so many signs that I have only ever read about in textbooks. I am pleased to say that I passed
PACES at the first sitting in June, a few weeks after attending the course.
Overall I think the exam was
fair and I was marked in a reasonable way. I did lose marks in places - but I deserved to, and equally I was rewarded for
good performance also, scoring full marks in several stations. All the best.
Dr. Nicky Goodfellow, MRCP, John
Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
just wanted to let you know that I was successful in my PACES exam. In fact, I almost received full marks, with 171 of
the available 172 points and I am extremely pleased about this result.
I would like to thank you again
for your help, not just through the course material but also through the Pocketbook, both of which were my only
resources on this second attempt.
I am also very pleased as I recently had great news about
getting my first choice job as a registrar, which will be in Medical Oncology at the Royal Marsden.
Thanks again for your help towards this exam, I am ever so grateful!
Dr. Vassilis Aggelis, MRCP, Royal London Hospital.
Thank you so much for running such a fantastic course, which I and four of my friends attended in January this year
- all five of us were successful in our MRCPI in February!
The teaching was excellently delivered and
the personal constructive feedback we received each day was very beneficial. Thank you also for focusing on the Irish long
case and Irish marking schemes - it was much appreciated.
I came away with the confidence to tackle
almost any case that would be thrown at me!
I passed my MRCPI exam two weeks after the course
- and I couldn't have done it without your help!
I would highly recommend the PassPACES Course
to others who are sitting the membership examinations, and I have been advising my fellow Cork colleagues to attend this course!
Thanks again to you and all the staff,
Dr. Deirbhile O'Keeffe, MRCPI, Cork University
Dr Bessant and PassPACES team,
I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for all the
guidance and support at your very well organised revision course. I passed my PACES exam on my first attempt! Who could ever
The PassPACES Course was very intense, but absolutely necessary to put things right and build up my confidence.
I feel my faith in medicine has been restored and I have become a better doctor for my patients.
Thank you so much once again for helping me through and wishing you continued success in your work.
Dr. Iason Thomas, MRCP, Singleton Hospital, Wales
I passed PACES on my first attempt with a score of 171/172. I am
certain that without attending PassPACES that would not have been possible. Seeing so much pathology and being asked all the
questions before the exam makes the whole process so much easier.
Dr. Bradley Porter, MRCP, Stoke
I am writing to thank you and all the tutors/instructors
I had the pleasure to be taught by, on the PassPACES course in February. I found out this week that I passed with an overall
grade of 168/172. I was over the moon.
I truly feel the PassPACES course played a significant
role in my preparation and subsequent passing of my PACES examination. I attended a few courses over the stretch of my PACES
revision; none came close to the level of detail and expertise of the PassPACES course, so again thank you for that.
The course prepared me well, and I cannot commend the course highly enough.
Dr. Joanna Lynch, MRCP, Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
I attended the PassPACES course last June, and I just wanted to inform you that I successfully passed my PACES exam
with a score of 167/172. I would like to thank you and the staff at PassPACES for all the help you provided.
Thanks and regards,
Dr. Paul Torpiano, MRCP, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta.
I am writing to say what a good job I think you have done with
I think much credit must go to Dr Bessant for organising it all with such efficiency. I felt that the emphasis
was always on the quality of education and patient welfare. The course particularly benefitted from consistent time keeping
which was important to give us all a fair amount of time with each patient. A large part of the course was spent actively
examining patients, rather than watching. These qualities should not be taken for granted and were not present on
another PACES course that I attended.
Well done - word of mouth keeps these sorts of course
going and certainly everyone I speak to who has done this course shares these sentiments.
was very fortunate to have passed my PACES exam! I am so relieved to have got through first go. Perhaps a little bit of luck
along the way helped, but no doubt PassPACES made a huge difference to my chances.
Thanks you for
your help. Now to spend a bit more time with my wife and baby over Christmas!
Dr. Christopher Phillips, MRCP,
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
PassPACES is a great course. You will have the opportunity to learn all the skills needed to become a better clinician
as well as to pass PACES. The course is very well run, and the tutors are extremely knowledgeable, but more importantly approachable.
I took this course in January 2016 and passed PACES on my first attempt with a score of 169/172. Worth every penny!
Dr. Mo Obeidat, MRCP, Walton Centre, Merseyside
Dear Dr Bessant and team,
Just to let you know that I passed my PACES exam on the 6th of
February (170/172)! Thank you so much for your help.
Dr. Naina Mohan, MRCP, Croydon University Hospital.
‘I just wanted to inform you I passed my MRCPI clinical exam in June. I attended your course in May and found
it truly amazing from start to finish. Without PassPACES I would never have passed.
I was delighted
that I attended a course five weeks prior to my exam. This allowed me sufficient time to plan and target my revision, based
on the clinical teaching that I received at the course.
All the cases I encountered in my exam had
been taught to me at the course.
You have a very talented team of tutors and do great work. Thanks
again for helping me through and wishing you continued success in your work. Kind regards.’
Dr. Roisin O’Connor, MRCPI, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Eire
Dear Dr Bessant
I just wanted to put in writing
my sincere thanks and appreciation for the last four days on the PassPACES course. The course was absolutely amazing
in all ways.
Every lecture relevant, every session well organised and the teaching second to none.
I have never in my life experienced anything quite like the PassPACES course - I have never had such high quality teaching.
I was doubting myself at the beginning of this month and I was apprehensive on the evening before the course began,
but I was thrilled after every day because I was never made to feel anything but supported.
patients I met knew everything about their condition and taught me a great deal. For example, I don't think I have ever
been confident about hearing AR before, but this has now changed.
The teachers are all enthusiastic and supportive
... Never intimidating or belittling.
I feel much more confident for my upcoming exam and
I also feel I have become a better doctor for my patients.
I feel my faith in medicine has been restored
and feel happier about life in general.
Once again thank you so much for everything, I will
never forget the last four days.
You are all a credit to the profession.
With best wishes and deepest thanks ...
... I wanted to you to let you know that your course stood up to its
name for me – I am now Dr Alan Kevern MRCP!
I would like to take this opportunity again
to sincerely thank you and your team of excellent teachers for everything you have done for me when I attended the course.
I am sure I would not have passed if it wasn’t for you.
Passing PACES is really the
icing on the cake as the course itself was invaluable in providing excellent clinical teaching and exposure to patients with
signs I will never forget.
I don’t want PACES to end here though, I am very much looking
forward to helping my junior colleagues and supporting them in their efforts to complete their membership. I will be thoroughly
recommending the PassPACES course to everyone.
Once again heartfelt thanks to you and your team,
With best wishes,
Dr Alan Kevern, MRCP, Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent.
Dear PassPACES team,
Thank you very much. I passed my PACES exam by a very
good margin (163/172) and have my ST3 job, so will be dual qualified in a few years all being well.
Thank you very much
Dr. Bret Palmer, MRCP, Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Dear PassPACES Team,
I recently attended the PassPACES course from 1st
– 4th June. My exam was the following day! I recently found out that I passed my exam with an extremely high score (164/172,
including full marks in both the Station 5 scenarios).
I have no doubt that the PassPACES course
and the Pocketbook, which are both designed to improve the chances of success at the PACES exam, played a significant role
in my strong performance in the exam.
The theoretical knowledge, examination techniques, identification of physical
signs and the non-technical skills which I have been able to develop at the course will stay with me for the rest of my career
and allow me to become a better physician.
The 4 days were very well organised covering all areas
of the exam. The mix of patients was excellent and the different teaching styles of the lecturers were refreshing.
I just wanted to again express my gratitude towards Dr. Bessant for leading the very well organised course, covering
all areas of the exam and for being editor for a very valuable accompanying textbook, and to the rest of the team for providing
an outstanding learning environment.;
Many thanks again to all the team. I would 1000% recommend
Dr. Asim Khan, MRCP, Basildon & Thurrock NHS Foundation
I attended your course at the end of May and I just wanted to let
you know that I passed the MRCPI exam which I sat in mid-June. Your course was instrumental in my passing the exam and I enjoyed
every minute of it. The focus on the Irish exam was really helpful and I will recommend it highly to any colleagues or friends
who intend to sit the exam in the future.
Many thanks again,
Dr. Elizabeth Smyth, MRCPI, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Eire.
I would highly recommend the PassPACES course.
Through attending this course I was able to better structure my exam preparation and revision. It taught
me how to approach cases on the wards in a focused, exam oriented manner. There were a good range of cases available to examine
and be taught on.
One of the biggest strengths of the course was the way in which the tutors helped prepare you for strategies
to cope with the unexpected cases that were complicated and not 'barn door'. When it came to the neurology case in
the exam, the diagnosis was unclear, but by using some of the skills I gained on the course I was able to work my way through
logically, without panicking and gave a sensible differential. I gained full marks in this case, which I would not have done
prior to the course.
I passed with full marks in all stations except one with a score of 170/172.
Dr. Roslyn Perring, MRCP, Ealing Hospital, London
I passed the exam at my first attempt, and I'm sure that this was because of the excellent teaching
that you provide on the PassPACES course. The 2 other doctors from my hospital who attended the course also passed.
The teachers were all really supportive and helpful, and gave great advice about how to tackle different scenarios and
how to present findings for the exam. Being able to see such a variety of clinical cases really gave me confidence in the
exam. During the exam it felt like I'd already seen these cases before on the course. I particularly appreciated the teaching
on Neurology, Ophthalmology and Cardiology - I was dreading these stations in the exam, but they turned out to be my strongest
stations. The mock exam on the final day was very representative of the actual PACES exam that I sat, and this helped me to
stay calm and focused during my PACES.
Once again, thank you to everyone involved with the
PassPACES course which was really helpful in preparing me and getting me through PACES with a score of 153!
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this course to other PACES candidates.
Dr. Catherine Hyams, MRCP, Newham General Hospital, London.
‘We are delighted to inform you that all three of the St James' Hospital MRCPI candidates who attended PassPACES
passed the Irish MRCPI examination.
PassPACES both significantly added to our
knowledge and gave us the confidence and finesse to perform under pressure at our Irish MRCPI Clinical examination, in a manner
we all agree would not have been possible had we not attended your course. We appreciated that special attention was given
also to the Irish long case. We received constructive, personal feedback throughout from excellent lecturers, who are approachable
and eager to teach. This course was recommended to us by colleagues and we are very keen to do the same.’
Drs. James Nolan, Stephanie Menzies and Cathal O'Broin, MRCPI, St James’ Hospital, Dublin.
The PassPACES course is far superior to all the other PACES courses out there. It delivers teaching
of the highest calibre and one would struggle to find the breadth and depth of clinical cases and syndromes in one location
that is provided at PassPACES. As a previous multiple written exams failure, I passed my PACES first time with a high
score, and I attribute this solely to the excellent teaching and exposure to the full range of medical patients that I had
on the PassPACES course. The teaching also enabled me to refine my presentation technique - a skill very much required
in the PACES exam and one that really is pass/fail.
I cannot recommend this course highly enough
to anyone preparing for their final MRCP. I plan to use what I learnt at this course in my everyday practice, too, as
it has helped me to identify complex medical problems through the sheer skill of a detailed and considered bedside examination
Dr Georgina Ashfield, MRCP, Milton Keynes
like to thank Dr Rupa Bessant and each of the Brilliant team of doctors at PassPACES for all your guidance and teaching on
the course which I attended in June, and which helped me to pass my MRCP PACES exam.
I will be recommending
this course to all my fellow colleagues for the following reasons:
1) As a GP I have been out of the hospital environment
for 3 years. The lecturers tailored the teaching on an individual basis within the group enabling all group members to learn
from each other in a very constructive manner.
The knowledge which I gained will be very useful for
my future medical career.
2) I have attended many courses and I found that PassPACES compared
to the other courses really represented the cases which came up in the exam.
3) All the lecturers are of
a very high standard and are very enthusiastic about teaching which makes it a great environment to learn.
4) The mock exam was an excellent way to finish the course, providing a trial run before the real thing. The individual
feedback received by your examiners at the end of the mock is really useful as it helps you focus on your weaker areas.
Once again ‘Thank you so much PassPACES!!
Dr. Shalini Maini, MRCP, General
I'm just emailing to let you know that
I passed both my MRCPI clinical and PACES!
I am so delighted and want to thank you for such an
PassPACES was excellent preparation for both PACES and the MRCPI clinical exams. The quality of the teaching
and the variety of cases were superb. The cases on both exams were very similar to those I had already seen on the course.
I was given a chance to do mock exams in the format of both the Irish and UK exams, which was hugely useful.
I'd highly recommend this course!
Dr. Anna Feeney, MRCP(UK), MRCPI, Mater Hospital,
‘Dear Dr. Bessant,
I just thought
I’d let you know that I passed PACES at my first attempt on Sunday! Very, very happy!
you so much for organising such a fantastic course; I really felt there was a genuine interest to make the attendees better
physicians and to reach a standard which is maybe no longer expected in modern-day medical school training, or even, the NHS.
When I wrote the BMJ article in September, I didn't fully appreciate the value of the comments made about the course,
but I am glad this has been all confirmed! 'Choosing the right course'. BMJ Careers, 2 October 2012.
As you know, I was nervous during the course, but it all came together on the day! Please pass on my thanks to the examiners/
instructors from the course,
P.S. The Pocketbook for PACES is fantastic - thanks again.
Dr. Farhana Ara, MRCP, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK
Dear PassPACES team.
I received my results from my exam on the 13th June,
and I passed with full marks in all but two stations. My overall mark was 163/172. Very much thanks to the brilliant PassPACES course.
I couldn't imagine a better way to prepare for the exam. My partner will be sitting her paces next year and
I've encouraged her to book onto the course when she knows which diet she'll be applying for. I will continue to spread
Thanks a lot!
Dr. John Reicher, MRCP, Northwick Park Hospital
I would like to thank you for such an excellent and thorough course.
passed PACES on my 1st attempt, scoring a 163/172.
I am sure every PACES course has a large repository
of patients with excellent signs, but I believe PassPACES delivers by constantly emphasising the PACES way of thinking; whilst
preparing you for the classical PACES patients (pulmonary fibrosis, aortic stenosis, etc.), it also makes you comfortable
presenting patients with multiple signs where a single diagnosis is not achievable within the 6 minute time window of
the examination. Not only does this help with exam preparation, but it also prepares you for the real life scenarios you will
face in the future as a registrar.
Another forte, which I found particularly helpful, was the station
5 preparation and mock exams. The constructive criticism provided by the lecturers on the course led me to see patients in
a 'station 5 setting' on getting back to the wards, and ultimately resulted in the achievement of full marks in both
of my station 5 scenarios.
Thanks again to all the doctors who taught on the course, and to
Dr Bessant, the organiser.
To those facing PACES - good luck, and make sure you attend this
Dr. Mark Philip Cassar, MRCP, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
I just wanted to write and thank the PassPACES team. I struggled
with PACES before so attended the course and just found out I passed with a score of 161/172. The course had a large number
of patients with a wide variety of conditions and we were given good advice on how to spot subtle clinical signs that could
easily be missed.
There were no surprises in the real exam, having examined patients on this course, but even if there had
been, the course taught me how to be systematic and give an intelligent presentation and differential diagnosis. The clinical
lecturers were enthusiastic and approachable. The mock exam was a good experience to practise examining and presenting in
front of someone who remains expressionless (like the real thing)! The last day provided a good session where one could freely
examine patients and clear up concerns with the lecturers.
I would recommend the course not only to
pass PACES but for one's career in general.
Dr. Eleni Josephides, MRCP, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London.
Dear Dr Bessant and colleagues,
just found out that I passed by a good margin at my first attempt. As an F2 doctor with only three months experience
as a medical SHO, sitting PACES so early in my training was daunting. However, PassPACES provided me with a systematic approach
to the exam and improved my self-confidence enormously.
The excellent teaching and individualised
feedback I received from your knowledgeable and approachable team were vital to my success, for which I am extremely grateful.
Thank you all.
Dr. James Kang MRCP, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
I just wanted to say that I passed my PACES. This was after several
attempts and without your course I don't believe I would have been successful. The advice given, the level of exposure
to a wide variety of patients and especially the mock exam were all very helpful. Thank you all the lecturers.
Dr. Asiya Suleiman, MRCP(UK), St Mary's Hospital, Dublin, Eire
I wanted to let you know that I passed the MFOM Part 2 exam. What
The course was excellent. I have never seen so much pathology in one place! A real PACES community!
The teaching was very good, in the general systems overviews at the start of each day, the small group work
and individually when presenting patients. The teachers were patient, approachable and helpful, informing our thought
process to aid the presentation of our findings.
It was daunting as I have been out of hospital
medicine for a very long time, but I soon got over that!
I was really grateful that you were able
to offer the MFOM candidates a long case to help specifically in our preparation, which was different to the PACES exam.
Thank you very much for such a great course, it really improved my confidence and "reminded" me of much I
With many thanks,
Dr Milly Hanlon, MFOM
Dear Dr Bessant and all the tutors at PassPACES,
I would like to thank you all at PassPACES
for the expert teaching and guidance I received at your course in September.
Through excellent clinical
teaching, a wide variety of fantastic patients, who not only had great clinical signs, but a vast knowledge of their condition,
very enthusiastic teachers who gave me invaluable exam tips on how to approach even the most difficult of cases, I can
certainly say this was the best medical course I have ever attended.
I was given plenty of opportunities
to perfect my examination technique and received personal feedback through small group teaching. I was also able to practise
history-taking and communication skills based on previous exam scenarios. Whilst I was extremely nervous for the mock exam,
it was easily the best way to prepare me for my PACES exam, highlighting my strengths and weaknesses and again learning through
As my actual exam was 7 weeks after the course I was able to structure
my revision carefully and develop the knowledge I had gained on the course even further.
I passed my PACES exam at my first attempt with a score of 167 out of 172, which I am absolutely delighted with!
I know I would not have achieved this without attending your course. Thank you very much again for all your help and
I would recommend your course to anyone sitting their PACES exam in the future.
Dr. Eimear Wright, MRCP, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast.
We just graduated with our MRCPI a couple of weeks ago.
We wanted to say thanks very much for all
the help received at the PassPACES course, which probably made the difference between passing and failing.
We were faced by some very intimidating examiners on the day, and the mock exams really helped.
Dr. Kieran Murray, MRCPI, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin and Dr. Aoibheann Flynn, MRCPI, St James, Dublin.
I just wanted to let you know that I have just passed my PACES
exam and I am very grateful to you and your team for the truly excellent teaching that I received on my PassPACES course.
I think that you have created an exceptional course and it really prepared me well for the exam. I was very impressed at the
time, not only by the quality and variety of patients that we were able to examine, but also by the high quality teaching
provided by all of the facilitators.
I really do believe the PassPACES Course was worth
every penny, which is not something I would say of many other courses I have attended so far in my career. For example, a
one day neurology PACES course: in comparison the structure of the course was much less useful and the quality of teaching
was not as high and I left feeling that I was glad I had chosen the PassPACES course and not the other 2 day course that they
Thank you very much for putting on the course, I am sure it is a huge organisational commitment for you,
but I am convinced I would not have been properly prepared for the exam without it. I will certainly recommend it to my peers.
Dr. Benjamin Cooper, MRCP, Queen’s, Romford
Dear Dr. Bessant and PassPACES Team.
This is Jer Ming here, who joined the PassPACES
course from 5th to 8th June and I am glad to inform that I've pass my PACES exam!
I am indeed grateful to you all for the thoroughly enjoyable and informative course prior to my exam.
There was a wide selection of cases and the examiners are very helpful and approachable!
A million thanks will also not suffice for all the great work that was done by you and your team.
Once again, thanks for everything!
Dr. Low Jer Ming, MRCP, Kuantan,
‘I just wanted to let you know I passed
PACES at my first attempt with a mark of 167/172, scoring full marks on all but two stations. I couldn't believe it when
i received my results, especially as I'm a radiology trainee who did not have day to day exposure to patients or access
to any organised teaching. I'm sure my success was due in a large part to your course.
not only exposed me to a huge number of very knowledgeable and helpful patients with interesting signs, but also taught me
how to approach each station with a professional attitude and a higher level problem solving approach. I must thank your team,
including the patients involved, for all your hard work.’
Dr Helen Cliffe, MRCP, Radiology
ST1, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
I would like to express my
gratitude to you for organising such an amazing PACES course with excellent lecturers.
Dr. John Cheong-Hin Chan, MRCP, Imperial College, London
Dear PassPACES team,
I am writing to inform you of my success in the Paces exam. I felt
that the PassPACES course was key in preparing me for the exam, in immersing me in a competitive learning environment with
the opportunity to see a large number of clinical signs in a short space of time.
I scored very
well in the exam, dropping only two marks in total, and wanted to feedback my good news.
Dr. Ali Boyce, MRCP, Winchester Hospital
all the Teachers at PassPACES.
Many thanks with all your help preparing me for PACES. I passed
at my first attempt, with 88%, and no doubt in huge part to attending your course. It was well structured throughout, providing
me with immediate tips to put into effect, as well as areas to continue developing in the run up to the exam. This was particularly
important for me, as I attend the course 2 months before my exam. The level of teaching was excellent with enthusiastic teachers
who really took the time to give personalised feedback. The PassPACES course covered all aspects of the exam and enabled me
to enter the exam feeling prepared and ready to sit it. I am extremely grateful and would recommend it to everyone sitting
the PACES exam.’
Dr. James Offer, MRCP, Queen's Hospital Nottingham
‘I recently attended the PassPACES course and discovered
yesterday that I had passed the PACES examination, with a score of 168/172.
The PassPACES course was fantastic;
amazing patients with not only great clinical signs, but real knowledge about their conditions, and brilliant tutors who clearly
I will definitely be recommending the course.
Thank you again to everyone for the hard
work they put in.’
Dr. Emma Ormerod, MRCP, Bristol Royal Infirmary
I just wanted to leave some positive feedback to you post-exam.
I went on the PassPACES course in January this year and passed my PACES exam in March (first attempt!). Many thanks
to all the course organisers, I can safely say that this course was the difference in getting me over the finish line!
Dr. Tom Koczian, MRCP, Kingston Hospital
I just wanted to let you know that I passed my PACES exam at the first attempt, with full marks in several
stations, on March 12th. I could not have done it without the help of the course. The course was not only great exam revision
but reminded me why I did medicine in the first place!!!
Before I did the course I would have panicked
on my neuro station but the patient with dermatomyositis and proximal myopathy at the course was great as I got a similar
case in my exam.
I have recommended the course to those I work with when they are practising for PACES.
Thanks for the help of the whole PassPACES team!
Dr. Sethu Mani-Babu, MRCP, Maidstone
I just wanted to let you all know that I passed my exam on 1st
March on the first attempt! I think the course was by far the most valuable thing I did to prepare - although I was initially
worried about being able to afford it, I feel it was definitely worth the fee. I will certainly be recommending it to others
sitting their PACES!
Dr. Hannah Carlin, MRCP, Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle.
To Dr Bessant and the team of dedicated lecturers at PassPACES
I am writing to inform you
that I passed the PACES exam in March on my first attempt. I scored full marks in 6 out 8 stations (including neuro and communication
skills), which was all thanks to the teaching and the similar patients I encountered at the course. The teaching I had received
enabled me to elicit the findings in the exam with ease. The tutors provided with many useful tips which were instrumental
in my success. The course material and structure was excellent.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone
preparing for their PACES exam.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
Dr Reema Jagdish, MRCP, Whiston Hospital, Merseyside.
Dear Dr Bessant,
I passed PACES at the first attempt with a score of 167/172. I
found the PassPACES course extremely helpful; most of the cases that came up in my exam were very similar to cases used for
teaching on the PassPACES course. Having this prior experience meant that not only was I able to swiftly identify the positive
signs and arrive at the diagnosis, but I was also familiar with presenting the case and fielding the examiner's questions.
The course also teaches how to approach the Station 5 cases, which are harder to prepare for than the other stations.
I would highly recommend this course - it was well organised, with a wealth of patients with clinical signs and expert
tutors to help with presentation skills.
Dr Daniel Hammersley, MRCP, Brighton and
Sussex University Hospitals.
Just wanted to say thanks so
much for the course I attended at the end of January. I sat my exam soon after on 7/02 and I passed! I scored 160/172.
The PassPACES Course was instrumental both to passing my exam, and also to building me up as a better doctor. Once
Dr. Mohammed Abdul-Latif, MRCP, Whipps Cross Hospital, London.
I attended your excellent course in October. I'm delighted to tell you get I passed with good marks. My success
was certainly down to your course, nothing else prepared me for the reality of paces.
Dr. Claire Swarbrick, MRCP, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
Thank you very much for all the excellent teaching that I received at the PassPACES course.
I passed the exam on this attempt because of this course. I scored full marks in several stations. I had previously
attempted the exam, but failed as I had just lacked confidence.
I have recommended PassPACES to all my colleagues,
and will continue to highly recommend it anyone who is taking the exam in the future.
Dr. Sweni Shah, MRCP, Queen’s Hospital, Romford.
Dear Dr Bessant and all the staff of PassPACES,
I would like to thank you again for an excellent
course. It seemed like a lot of money when paying for it, but after doing the course I had no doubt I had invested wisely.
I am delighted to say I managed to pass both the PACES and MRCPI first time.
Without the course I am
unsure whether I would have achieved such a feat.
Everyone rightly mentions the fantastic teaching
but I would like to also praise how efficiently it was run, right down to the strategic tea breaks. This enabled maximum time
to be assessed and see good cases.
Dr. Antoine Murray, MRCP(UK), MRCPI, St James's
I attended the PassPACES course from the
14th to 17th of May, a month before my exam which was in Newcastle. I am very happy to let you know that I got
through the PACES in my first attempt and feel very grateful to the Team of Lecturers, lead by Dr Rupa Bessant, who gave me
confidence and the skills to face the exam.
I am very glad that I chose to attend your course
as I feel it really gives you the passport to success in PACES, especially as an International candidate from Sri Lanka.
Thank you very much!!
Dr. Ruwanthi Thakshila Jayasekara, MRCP, Colombo South
Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka
I just wanted to say thanks so much for your help in September. I genuinely don't think I had any real concept of
what the PACES exam entailed before I attended the PassPACES course. It hasn't just prepared me for PACES, but I feel
like, by changing how I approach clinical assessment, it has improved my clinical practice as well.
I've got my results and I passed. Thanks for the preparation; and to all the tutors, thanks for the patience, encouragement
Dr. Ireti Adejumo, MRCP, Nottingham City Hospital.
I just wanted to thank you for the truly excellent course at PassPACES, which was worth every penny. You
have assembled a fantastic supporting cast of teachers and patients!
I will definitely be recommending
the course to my colleagues.
I thankfully passed my exam.
Dr. Francis Carr, MRCP, Barnet General Hospital, London.
I just wanted to let you know that I passed first attempt with a score of 155!
The course was
fantastic, very well organised and provided a huge variety of essential cases to see.
case that came up in my exam, I had seen before either at your course or in practice.
wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your course to my colleagues.
Dr. Amber Woodcock, MRCP, NNUH Hospital, Norfolk
I thought I would let you know that I took the exam on 1st October.
I'm very happy to report that I passed the exam with a very good pass. The PassPACES Course was invaluable in preparing
me for the exam. I have recommended it to my colleagues. I can honestly say is difficult for me to imagine a better
preparation for the exam when it comes to examination technique as well as exposure to signs etc. Many, many thanks!
Dr. Ben Irving St Richard’s, MRCP, Chichester.
Dear Dr Bessant and all at PassPACES,
Just wanted to email to let you know I passed my PACES
exam on my first attempt!
I even managed full marks in several stations...I am shocked
but very happy!
I attended the course 2 weeks before my exam and I had read all the reviews and been given recommendations
from friends but the course was even better than expected.
Thank you for organising a course that delivers
excellent, high quality teaching throughout the 4 days. The wide variety of patients really helped build confidence and
teach me how to focus my revision in the last 2 weeks.
The PassPACES Course is probably the best
teaching I have had since starting medicine and was worth every penny!
Please pass on my thanks to
all those involved in teaching and to the patients.
Dr Sunit Davda, MRCP, Luton & Dunstable
I just wanted to say thank you for taking me through the PACES
I honestly would NEVER have passed if it wasn't for the amazing array of patients you allowed us to be
exposed to over the 4 days, rather than relying on my own patient "hunting" around the wards.
Cardiology was BY FAR my weakest station and I was thrilled after getting full marks after seeing so much cardiology
over the duration of the course. Although my history station was difficult I still passed it by applying the basic yet
reproducible skills the course taught me.
So thanks again to you and the team...now to enjoy
the summer :)
Dr. Philippa Rohman, MRCP, Royal Free Hospital, London.
I am emailing to say ‘Thank you’ to all the PassPACES team for the teaching I received at a recent course
in September (9th to 12th).
Fortunately, I passed on my first attempt of PACES, and I am glad
I picked this course. Dr Bessant was great and I learned a lot from her. I hope others achieve the same success, and I will,
of course, recommend the PassPACES course to others. It was full of many signs that came up in my exam.
Worth every penny!
Have a great Christmas,
Dr. Aisling Lavery, MRCP, Belfast
I am writing to say a BIG thank you. I have
passed PACES with 164/172. The course provided a good framework for my PACES preparation, and it was exciting to be exposed
to such an array of clinical cases.
I will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues!
Dr. Su-Ann Yeoh, MRCP, Southampton General
I am happily emailing to let you know that I passed my PACES exam! I really have to thank you for putting together
such a thorough and well-run course. It was unbelievably productive for preparing for the PACES and it framed the rest of
my revising for the exam. It was definitely worth the cost of the course and I will recommend the course to anyone preparing
to sit the exam.
I am starting a ST3 post in cardiology at Imperial College in the
autumn. Fortunately, I can start without difficulty now that I have passed the PACES!
Dr. Naeema Ginwala Hasan, MRCP, Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge.
I graduated from Sri Lanka and came to the U.K. for my overseas training. I got through the PACES exam in first attempt
and this is because of your course and your book as well. I am thankful to all the hard working dedicated teachers on the
PassPACES Course for their guidance and to the patients as well.
This has been the best course ever in my
career and I will recommend it to anybody sitting their PACES exam.
Dr. Ganeshalingam Sriram, MRCP,
Luton & Dunstable Hospital.
Dear Dr. Bessant,
I am writing to thank you for your pearls of wisdom and help throughout the PassPACES Course which I attended in May.
I am pleased to inform you that I passed PACES on my first attempt in July.
I cannot thank you enough.
I scored full marks in all but one station with at total score of 158/172.
your course to my colleagues for sure.
I hope that this email finds you in good health to
teach the next generation of hopeful doctors.
Greetings from Malta.
Dr. Ramon Casha, MRCP, Matter Dei Hospital, Malta
I just wanted to say thanks for all the help and guidance I received during the PassPACES Course.
I passed on the first attempt and I'm very, very relieved and extremely happy.
course has definitely helped me in terms of presentation and examination skills, knowledge and confidence. Thanks once
Dr Janice Ting, MRCP, Tameside General Hospital.
Great news, I passed! First time too, and by a good margin, scoring 156/172.
have done it without the help of your dedicated team or the interesting and kind patients.
you so much.
Dr Sarah Hogan, MRCP, St Mary's Hospital, London
Just found out I passed PACES, and wanted to thank you all again for your brilliant course - without which I'm certain
I wouldn't have passed!
I will be recommending it to all other CMTs!
Dr. Freya Rhodes, MRCP, Whipps Cross Hospital, London
I would like to thank the course organizers for the successful conduct of the PassPACES Course, which helped me greatly
in passing MRCP.
Having attended multiple PACES preparatory courses prior to the PassPACES course, I dare say that your course
is one of the best I’ve attended.
The course was intensive and targeted, the organizers
were incredibly experienced and the patients were very knowledgeable with regards to their condition. I was pleasantly surprised
by the extensive variety of cases available to us.
I left the course feeling ready and prepared for the
June PACES diet, and sure enough, I passed on my first attempt.
PassPACES was an absolutely fantastic learning
experience, for which I am very grateful. I will certainly recommend the PassPACES course to all who wish to pass PACES.
Dr. Tan You Jiang, MRCP, Singapore General Hospital.
I attended the PassPACES course in May and I'm very pleased to let you know that I passed my PACES exam in July.
I thought the course prepared me really well and I enjoyed it very much.
As far as I've heard, all
members of my small teaching group at the course have passed too.
Thank you very much for all your hard work.
Dr. Janani Jayawardena, MRCP, West Suffolk Hospital.
I just wanted to let you know that I passed the MRCPI clinical exam.
The PassPACES Course was fantastic!
It was extremely well organised and made all the difference for me on exam day! Dr Bessant and her team were outstanding.
I attended the course three weeks before my MRCPI exam and I felt it gave me enough time to put what I had learned into practice.
During the course I saw examples of all the cases I had in my exam.
I wouldn't hesitate in
recommending this course to anyone, as it is thanks to PassPACES that I was successful on my first attempt.
Dr. Breda Hennessey, MRCPI, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
I just wanted to let you know that I passed (158) ! Thank you for all your advice and for having me on your incredibly
well run course.
I have told every medic I know that they must do your course. I actually wish I had done it a couple of years
ago as I feel it has made me a better doctor. The skills I learnt and seeing the patients that you presented to us have without
doubt improved my clinical abilities.
Your course is what medical school should be like.
I wish you could take over my training programme - I'm sure you would make it a much more efficient and valuable experience!
Thank you again for your thoroughly enjoyable course which prepared me extremely well for the exam.
Dr. Helen Collyer-Merritt, MRCP, Worthing Hospital, Sussex.
I am delighted to inform you that I have passed my PACES examination on first attempt with full marks in most stations,
and with a score of 169/172!
I am really relieved and grateful to you all for all the help and
amazing teaching that I received during the June PassPACES course. You are all brilliant at what you do. Your excellent course
is well structured and truly reflective of the exam. The course gave me the final boost to pass PACES on my first sitting.
Thank you again for your help and encouragement.
Dr Farah Latif, MRCP, University
Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you
know that I passed the FRACP (Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians) examination.
The turning point in my preparations was the PassPACES course and the shear variety of clinical cases boosted my knowledge
base and instilled a much greater confidence in me. I particularly liked how patients gave feedback on our clinical skills
at each station and their personal insight (and passing tips) was golden. The clinical lectures were stimulating and relevant.
I am highly recommending the trip for next year’s cohort.
our paths will cross again soon,
Dr. Eoin O'Dwyer, FRACP, St Vincent's
The PassPACES course was excellent. The quality
of the teaching was fantastic, with a huge range of patients with varying clinical signs. The faculty were all very professional,
and each offered their own specialist take on the examination which was perfect preparation for each of the clinical stations.
Moreover, beyond preparation for the exam, PassPACES has equipped me with skills and approaches that I use in my daily
clinical practice, and made me a better doctor for it.
Dr. Stefano Palazzo, MRCP,
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
Hope you are well. I sat for
the PACES in October and Passed!
Thank you all so much for the targeted teaching and the excellent
array of cases you arranged to show us.
This was my first attempt and being a relatively new
UK doctor, and an overseas medical graduate, it could not have been possible without your course.
Thank you all so much.
I always treasured the words you said on the last day 'Dr.Hakim,
You have it in you. You will pass.’ Even though I failed your mocks, I learnt from the feedback of Dr Ford, and prepared
myself better because of that. Your words had also given me the confidence I would have otherwise lacked.
Thank you and may God bless you.
Dr. Rubyyat-A (Ruby) Hakim, MRCP, James Cook
just emailing to let you know that I passed both my MRCPI clinical and PACES!
I am so delighted and want to thank you
for such an excellent course.
PassPACES was excellent preparation for both PACES and the MRCPI
clinical exams. The quality of the teaching and the variety of cases were superb. The cases on both exams were very similar
to those I had already seen on the course.
I was given a chance to do mock exams in the format
of both the Irish and UK exams, which was hugely useful. I'd highly recommend this course!
Dr. Anna Feeney, MRCP(UK), MRCPI, Mater Hospital, Dublin
I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for your excellent PACES preparation course. I attended the course in early September
in London. I sat the MRCPI examination in early October and passed the examination at the first attempt which I am thrilled
I have advised my fellow Irish candidates of the course.
Dr Tim Barry, MRCPI, Mater
Just to let you know that after having attended
your course in October, I then successfully passed my PACES exam in Birmingham!
Thank you for a brilliant course.
It is obviously very useful for the exam, but generally a great course for brushing up skills and knowledge.
I would recommend the PassPACES Course to anyone - doing PACES or not!
Bainbridge, MRCP, Southampton General Hospital.
Thank you for your amazing course. I just wanted to let you know that I passed PACES with a score of 160/172, and have
now finished MRCP(UK) exams.
This was not my first attempt but definitely my most confident
thanks to your excellent course.
My colleagues and I are very grateful to you and your experienced team.
I will make sure to recommend your course to all my colleagues.
Dr. Andrew Beharry MRCP, San
Fernando General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago
am from the Singapore contingent from the September PassPACES Course. I am pleased to inform you that all 3 of us practising
at my hospital (myself, Lim Lee Yen, and Tay Sok Boon) have successfully passed the exam.
you for organising this very well run course, which provided a good range of cases with classical signs that we do not often
see in the wards.
Preparing for Paces forced me to integrate clinical experience and knowledge and the course came at the right
time to help me consolidate what I have studied.
I am sure future participants will benefit as much
as we did!
Dr. Yinghao Lim, MRCP, National University Hospital, Singapore.
I attended the Pass PACES course in September. I found the course incredibly useful and just wanted to let you know
that I passed my exam with a score of 169/172.
Dr Julia Webster, MRCP, Whiston Hospital,
Dear Dr Rupa and the whole PassPACES team,
A million thanks!
We would like to give you the good news that we both passed our
PACES exams in Singapore!
The PassPACES course is excellent at delivering good teaching in
a short period of time. The tutors really gave very good tips and comments on our examination technique and presentation skills,
which I thought was truly helpful towards our preparation for the examination. There were a wide variety of patients with
different conditions at the course, which provided fantastic revision for the PACES examination.
We are so happy that we attended this course, without which we may not have been able to pass the examination first
Thank you so much and all the best!
Drs May Anne Cheong and Jonathan
Lum, MRCP, Singapore General Hospital
I'm thrilled and relieved to be able to tell you that I passed my PACES exam, scoring full marks in most of the
stations, including both Station 5 cases.
Many of the things I learnt on your course helped
for the exam.
I found the PassPACES course a really fantastic experience. It was a privilege to meet patients with such
a range of diseases, who were so happy to share their experiences and even give us advice on examination technique and tips
on how to do well in the exam!
So thank you!
Dr. Antonia Timmis, MRCP, St
George’s Hospital, London.
Thank you so much for all your
help and teaching on the January course.
The course was incredibly well run and really
enjoyable. The standard of teaching was excellent and the patient cases very comprehensive….I had seen
every case that I got in my exam on the PassPACES course!
Both my sisters and I have attended your
course and all passed PACES first time as a result! (I scored 168/172).
I have already recommended your
course to my colleagues.
Dr Alison Prescott, MRCP, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
It gives me great pleasure to announce that I have passed both
MRCP(UK) PACES and MRCPI clinical exams on my first attempt!
I must say it’s all thanks to the guidance and encouragement
at your course that I was able to fly through the examination stations. The course highlighted my weak areas, allowing me
to focus my revision according.
I really think that your course was the sole reason for my success
in the final chapters of the membership exams and for that, you have my utmost gratitude.
I just wanted to say that you were such a great motivator and a teacher that I felt like a better doctor every time I left
the doors of the teaching premises after each course day.
Best wishes and regards from Ireland,
Dr. Rahul Kapoor, MRCP(UK), MRCPI, University Hospital Waterford, Ireland
I passed MRCPI after attending the PassPACES course in London. The course is really amazing with a fantastic
and friendly group of tutors. I would especially like to thank Rupa Bessant. She is making extraordinary efforts in arranging
the course and helping candidates passing the MRCP/MRCPI throughout the world.
Personally I think it would have been
impossible for me to pass without attending this course.
I am highly recommending the PassPACES course to all my junior
Dr. Rahim Khan MRCPI, Galway University Hospital, Ireland.
I just wanted to let you know that I passed the MRCPI. I am now preparing to continue in Dermatology and wanted to thank
you for a really focused and well organised course.
Aside from that, I also really enjoyed the course
material. It was incredibly motivating & the teaching was excellent.
I would also have to commend
the patients who were extremely dignified and taught us a thing or two!
I would have no hesitation
in recommending this course to anyone doing the MRCP.
Wishing you and your team the very best.
Dr. Oonagh Molloy, MRCPI, Drogheda, Eire
I am happy to report that I passed PACES exam on this occasion!
May I pass my
particular thanks to Dr Rupa Bessant for organizing the perfect structure of this PACES course, inviting the teachers
of top level, and bringing all the variety of typical cases!
Having attended several courses, I agree
with the opinion that it is the best course to prepare for PACES and gives a high chance to pass the exam! I
found a mock exam very useful, and believe that it helped me to get a high mark on the station 5 in my exam.
I do recommend this course to my colleges.
Dr Marianna Selikhova, MRCP,
University College London Hospitals.
I have recently found out that
I passed the PACES examination at my first attempt with a mark of 163/172, scoring full marks in several of the stations,
including both Station 5.
I wanted to thank you so much for the course as it really helped
me with so many of my sessions. The station I was most apprehensive about before the exam was Neurology. During my exam I
walked in and performed the initial screening test on the upper limbs that we were taught at PassPACES and saw that the patient
had proximal weakness. Before proceeding I made a point of asking the patient to turn around and inspected for winging of
the scapula - which he had! I thought back to the patient I had seen in PassPACES with this condition and was able to elicit
all of the clinical signs and present my diagnosis of fasciscapulohumeral dystrpophy with confidence. I scored 100% in that
Thank you for your fantastic course, it made such a huge difference to my result!
Dr. Sophie Merrick, MRCP, University Hospital Lewisham, London
I got my results this week and have passed PACES. I wanted to thank you for your help with preparation, through the
PassPACES course. Doing the course was probably the single most useful action I took in preparing, and helped focus my revision
on areas where I needed to improve.
Dr. Sanjay Budhdeo, MRCP, Addenbrooke’s Hospital,
Dear Doctors, Staff and Patients from the PassPACES Course,
I have passed the PACES exam in Hong Kong
at my 4th attempt, after taking the PassPACES Course in January! The cases I encountered were very difficult on the exam day
but I am glad that I gained enough skills through the course to pass it.
I wish to thank all of the
staff for organising this practical and useful course.
I will recommend this course to my colleagues
in Hong Kong!
Dr. Hiu Ming Wong, MRCP, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong.
I'm just writing to say thank you so much - I passed PACES,
with full marks in several stations, which I can't quite believe! I attended the PassPACES Course in February, and I’m
sure that without the PassPACES Course and the Pocketbook I wouldn't have been so successful.
I really enjoyed the PassPACES Course, not only for the sheer volume of patients and signs it allowed me to witness,
but also because of the approachable and knowledgeable lecturers who themselves were so passionate and inspiring (especially
Dr Charlotte Ford and Dr Fink).
The entire PACES process has also reminded me how
much I enjoy clinical medicine and teaching others.
Once again, I wanted to say thank you very
much for your teaching and guidance.
Dr. Sumeet Hindocha, MRCP, St Mary’s Hospital,
Dear PassPACES team,
Thank you for all your help
on the course. It was an excellent course and I have been recommending it to my colleagues. I scored 93% and I
have every certainty that this was in part due to the high quality of teaching provided on your course.
Dr. Karen Sayal, MRCP, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
Dear Dr Bessant,
wanted to thank PassPACES for a fantastic course that really helped me in my preparation for my PACES exam. I passed with
a score of 170/172.
The high intensity of patients with signs and the useful tips we were given along the way were all
great. It was particularly helpful in my neurology station in which I had a patient with myotonic dystrophy but with subtle
facial signs. I started with my screening tip that I learnt from the course, got my answer straight away and smiled to
myself (on the inside) as I went through the rest of the exam!
Thanks again for all your help and best wishes,
Dr. Jemima Finkel, MRCP, Newham University Hospital, London.
‘Dear Dr. Bessant and
other PassPACES team members,
I am glad to say that I passed PACES exam.
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. This course has immensely helped me especially during the stress of the
exam. The variety of cases, a lot of clinical signs, very well structured program all deserve double thumbs up. I have attended
other courses but none of them stand up to the PassPACES course. I think the wonderful thing about this course is that you
get to examine all the patients yourself.
Thank you once again for putting
things in perspective and helping me pass the exam.’
Dr. Aarthi Surendran, MRCP, Darent Valley Hospital.
Dr. Bessant & the PassPACES Team,
Thank you for your help! I happy to say I passed
on the first attempt (with full marks on most stations)! Before taking the course I was really unaware of what was expected
The course was extremely well organized and did four key things for me:
my clinical presenting with very constructive direction from seniors.
Put a large number of textbook
cases in front me. (Nothing like seeing the real thing and having Consultants to talk you through findings!)
Taught me fundoscopy
The mock meanwhile put me in the PACES mental state before the
Having taken your course I felt comfortable, unafraid of the eye, and really relaxed and ready on the big
I have readily recommended your course to anyone who asks!
dedication really comes through in the high standard of teaching.
Dr. Ronit Das MRCP, DHMSA DPMSA, Nottingham.
‘Just to say thanks very much for a fantastic course.
It made such a difference to
me passing the exam in August. The PassPACES course increased my confidence and provided invaluable preparation.
The cases were very close to those I encountered in the exam, and some of the questions I was asked were exactly the
Once again thank you for a hugely valuable course.’
Dr. Anna Forbes, MRCP, Hammersmith
‘Hi Dr Bessant and the
wonderful team at PassPACES,
We would like to say a great BIG
THANK YOU to all the PassPACES tutors for helping us to pass our exam. We attended the course in early October in
preparation for our PACES exam in Singapore.
We are very happy to tell you that we both passed,
and this is without a doubt, largely contributed by the team at PassPACES, the fantastic tutors and the knowledgeable patients.
The patients were fantastic tutors themselves, showing us the signs that we missed initially. The tutors showed us how important
it was to take a step back and inspect thoroughly. A great learning opportunity which we strongly recommend to anyone
who plans to do PACES.
We just wanted to extend our thanks and sincerest appreciation
again for organising such a well-run course, and for your valuable advice and teaching, that has helped us to be successful
in the exam =)
Wishing you the very best,’
Dr. Newman Cheng, MRCP and Dr. Chiang Jianbang,
MRCP, Singapore General Hospital.
I wanted to inform you that I passed PACES and to thank you for
your all your help. I believe this is a fantastic course and, as well as being a vital aid for passing PACES, I see it as
an essential part of one's training as a physician. I believe I will benefit from having attended this course for years
It would take months of travelling wards and attending clinics to see the vast and varied constellation of
clinical signs condensed into the course.
The teaching is of the highest standard and is delivered
by specialists who are enthusiastic about medical education.
In the exam I got full marks in all the stations
where I had encountered the pathology on the course. So many thanks and continue the great work!’
Dr. Philip Coakley, MRCP, Homerton Hospital, London.
‘I would recommend this course to anyone taking PACES. These four days were precisely what I needed before
my exam. The broad range of patients, experience examining under pressure and the feedback I received were all invaluable.
I finished the course having a lot more confidence in my approach to Station 5, with picking up signs and being able to have
a sensible discussion about diagnosis and management. I gained a much better understanding of PACES and of what was expected
from me. I passed at my first attempt with full marks in six out of eight encounters. Thank you for the course!’
Dr. Malvika Gulati, MRCP, Northwick Park Hospital, London
‘The PassPACES course was very well organised. I liked the structure of the course, with an early lecture on the
subject of the day, followed by seeing a huge volume of interesting patients with excellent clinical signs. The patients were
so well-informed about their conditions and even helped us to elicit their signs! The tutors were excellent - friendly, knowledgeable
and approachable, teaching things simply and effectively in small groups. They stretched the group’s knowledge and guided
us through unusual conditions.
'The Pocketbook for PACES' is an excellent resource of
everything and more that you would need to know to pass the PACES exam. It is easy to read and easy to carry around with you
on the wards. It is well structured, in a clear and concise format, and much more comprehensive than other books of a similar
size. The viva questions at the end of each topic are a good guide to help direct learning about wider knowledge in each subject
and to give confidence in the exam.’
Dr. Emily Renninson, MRCP, Cheltenham General
‘Dear Dr Bessant and the PassPACES team,
Thank you for running such a brilliant course.
I attended the Jan 15th-18th PassPACES course
(and no other revision courses!)
Exam 27th Jan Brighton
With only 5 weeks to revise for the exam, your course was a significant and pivotal part of my practical and psychological
preparation. Thank you to the tutors whose tips on technique, along with their wisdom and enthusiasm for their specialities
was inspiring and insightful. The opportunity to see such a variety of patients with fantastic signs and unforgettable histories
was certainly fundamental to my first time success.
Warmest wishes and many thanks again.’
Dr. Clare Warrell, DMCC FRGS MRCP, Hammersmith Hospital, UK
‘Hi Dr Bessant,
Just to let you know I passed my PACES exam. I got a score of 168/172
which I am really proud of. Many thanks with all your help.’
Dr. Pratik Solanki, MRCP, Kings
College Hospital, London, UK
‘Just a quick email to
say thanks a million for the course. I'm sure you have heard it a million times but just to reiterate, it was an extremely
well run, professional course, with an extremely motivated group of enthusiastic specialists. The set up was perfect, focused
on the important aspects of the exam, and highlighted the areas that I needed to cover in more detail myself.
In a move that has shocked no one more than myself, I've managed to pass the MRCPI, and genuinely don't think
I would have been successful without the course. Every lecturer I met was clearly passionate about their chosen field and
that made a huge difference. Special mention has to go to those mock short cases which were an invaluable experience, so thanks
for the push!
All the best and thanks again, I'll be praising the course for many years to come!’
Dr. Osmond Morris, MRCPI, St James’ Hospital, Dublin, Eire.
I am writing to express my gratitude for your time and efforts
in organising such an informative and educational course. I have recently passed my PACES on my first attempt scoring 160
A large part of my ability to achieve this came from the succinct key messages, which were easy to remember,
the systematic approach that I learnt from the course, and the experience I gained through such a variety of patients.
Indeed the history station in my exam was the one that I had practiced on the course.
was delighted to have passed my PACES at this stage in my career as a CT1, which provides me with more freedom in strengthening
other areas of my experience in preparation for the next stage of my training. I would also like to add that the course not
only taught me skills in passing exams, but also lifelong clinical acumen, including methods and structures in the examination
and management of conditions seen in both acute and chronic settings.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Please do forward my appreciation to the tutors.
Thank you again and I wish you continuous success
in benefiting the next generation of clinicians like myself - I will certainly recommend this course to my colleagues for
many years to come.
Dr. Simiao Liu, MRCP, St. Georges
‘Dear Dr. Bessant
and the amazing PassPACES lecturers,
I passed my PACES on my first attempt and can't be more thankful
and grateful for all your excellent teaching and constructive comments during the course!! Extremely pleased :)
The PassPACES Pocketbook had become my bible coming up to the exams - the amount of information contained in that concise
small book is invaluable!
My deepest gratitude to all the instructors on the course. THANK
YOU ever so much!!’
Dr. Pei Gee Chew (Peggy), MRCP, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool
‘Dear Dr Bessant,
The first thing to say is that I have passed the exam
I am really grateful for the extensive, thorough and sometimes gruelling preparation that the PassPACES course
offered in terms of attention to detail, presentation skills and, perhaps most importantly, station 5. Nothing prepared me
for the real thing as much as the mock test, which was powerful in its ability to replicate the PACES examination, not only
with respect to patients and clinical signs, but also in terms of the psychological challenge that nervousness presents, which
one must learn to master on the day of the exam!
As a first year CMT, I never quite expected to pass
first time, and am still astonished that it has happened. I genuinely think that having attended the course, my confidence
level, clinical acumen and performance skills were given a much-needed boost! I therefore cannot speak highly enough of this
course as excellent PACES preparation. I was particularly impressed by some of the patients' vast knowledge about their
own condition, and their examination tips/advice.’
Dr. Prarthana Thiagarajan,
MRCP, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.
I attended your PassPACES course this year. I just wanted to let you know that I did pass PACES, with a score
of 166/172. I had not done medicine for many years, as I am an Emergency Medicine Trainee. This also meant that I had
relatively little ward based teaching. So I would like to extend my thanks to you for your tutoring and encouragement. Please
also thank the many consultants and registrars on the course who gave excellent guidance on how to examine quite complex patients,
and good feedback on how to fine tune examination and history/communication skills, both throughout the course and during
I also thought that your book 'The Pocketbook for PACES' was excellent. It was my sole revision material, which
I read cover to cover at least three times and used it when seeing patients on the ward. I did have the PACES classics, but
thought that this book was clearly more targeted to the modern PACES exam. It is clear and concise with some lists and up-to-date
tables (i.e. ABCD2 scoring), and appropriate detailed explanation when necessary. It also provides structured approach and
management on many conditions that I do not see very often (i.e. HIV and SLE). The 'Top Tips' were easy to remember
gems. Indeed I now keep this book in my locker at work for quick reference when seeing some patients in the Emergency Department.‘
Dr. Jacqualine Seckley, MRCP, Emergency Medicine Trainee, Musgrove NHS Trust, UK
‘Dear Dr Bessant and colleagues at PassPACES,
I've just found out that I passed my exam with a score of 153/172. I am delighted, and very grateful for your course,
without which I don't think I would have passed. I had a thoroughly enjoyable four days, during which an impressive number
of cases and breadth of material was covered.
Coaching from both tutors and expert patients helped
take my clinical skills to the next level. As a GP trainee, only a couple of months out of foundation training, I was daunted
by the prospect of the exam, but PassPACES gave me confidence and a targeted approach to preparation.
Many, many thanks once again.’
Dr. Amy Kang, MRCP, GP VTS ST1, Oxford Deanery
Many thanks for organising the course. I'm delighted
to say I passed on my 1st attempt. I'm certain this was in no small part due to your course. I got a score of 164 which
is testament to the structure of your course and the hard work of the tutors and patients who kindly agreed to take part.
Many thanks once again to you all.’
Dr. James White MRCP, Royal Liverpool Infirmary,
‘I would like to convey my sincere gratitude to the PassPACES
team. I attended the course because every successful candidate that I spoke to had gone through the rigorous but well prepped
It was at the course that I finally understood what PACES was all about. The standard was high across all
the specialties, the staff were very professional and I would highly recommend the course to any one preparing to take the
exam. As a GP trainee, I am proud to have acquired skills and knowledge that I feel have made me a more confident and better
doctor. I am therefore over the moon in attaining full marks in ALL but 1.5 stations on my first attempt!’
Dr Tim Mogga, MRCP, GPVTS, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital, UK.
‘Many thanks for your wonderful course. I'm very pleased to say I got through on the first attempt,
not bad for someone just starting CT1! Thanks of course in a large part to you.
I especially found the course
useful for laying out how to approach stations, working on timing and presentation, as well as how to ensure I can give a
good differential and a coherent presentation after just six minutes examination. I also thought that the course was very
useful for station 5, which I felt most ill-prepared for and did not really know how to approach beforehand.
I've recommended PassPACES to all my friends as well as the Pocketbook for PACES, which I only discovered late on
in my revision but found absolutely invaluable.‘
Dr. Will Watson, MRCP, Bury
St Edmunds, UK
‘I would highly recommend the PassPACES
course to anyone sitting for the MRCP PACES exam.
The quality of the teaching is first-class; the lecturers
are experienced and provide comprehensive teaching, covering all that you need to know for the exam. The best feature of this
course, compared to other courses, is that the teaching sessions are carried out in small groups.
I was 33 weeks pregnant when I sat for my exam. I was definitely not in my best shape and did not expect to pass. This
pre-exam course gave me the confidence I needed to perform optimally in my exam and I passed on my first attempt.
Definitely money well-spent! Thank you.’
Dr SP Tan, MRCP, Homerton University Hospital,
‘I am from Singapore and I attended your course in May this
year. I am glad to announce that I just passed the October PACES, at my first attempt!
your course was a huge factor in my success. I would like to record my gratitude to all the tutors, patients, and surrogates.
The tutors provided valuable feedback in allowing me to shape up my performance. The variety of cases was excellent. Thank
you once again.’
Dr Wang Dingyuan Alvin, MRCP, Singapore
‘I passed PACES on my first attempt and want to extend a big thank you to PassPACES for their amazing
course that went a long way to ensuring my success. I felt that PassPACES course consolidated the knowledge I had already
acquired through private study.
The number and diversity of clinical signs was astonishing, and
very representative of the actual exam. It was an intense 4 days with lots of information, but it was run very well with meticulous
timing - no coffee breaks were missed! The teaching structure was very conducive to learning. There was a demonstration for
each of the four systems with helpful tips and advice.
The mock exam was good for experiencing the
intensity and format of the exam and for identifying weaknesses. Particularly useful was having a single examiner for all
4 clinical stations so that he could establish trends in weaknesses and give personalised feedback and advice based on this.
My examiner told me I needed to improve my presentation skills and I therefore focused on developing these over the following
weeks, which I am certain helped me pass my PACES exam. I have also found that my improved examination and presentation skills
have enriched my day-to-day performance as a clinician. I would highly recommend this course to every PACES candidate.
Thanks again to the PassPACES team.’
Dr. Davinder Theti, MRCP, CT2, St Georges’
Hospital, London Deanery, UK
‘Dear Dr Bessant and
all your colleagues
I attended the first PassPACES course of this cycle and I thought you'd be very gratified to know that
I passed my exam! The course played a massive part in that, in helping me understand how to approach the exam and to extend
what I said and thought. I even managed full marks in abdo and, surprisingly, neuro.
Again - huge
thanks to the army of doctors for all your help; as well as all the patients and surrogates involved (one man in particular
breathed out again and again and again until I finally heard his AR murmur!)
I wouldn't be sitting here
with this smile on my face without all the hard work that you put in to making the course a success. I also wouldn't have
made it without your book, so thank you again for all the work that went into that.’
Dr Alison Lievesley, MRCP, CT2, Liverpool
wanted to express my gratitude to all involved with the PassPACES course. I was lucky enough to pass the exam at my first
attempt and PassPACES was instrumental.
More than just patients with signs (although the patients
and their signs are fantastic) the quality of teaching and feedback around assessment of the different pathologies allowed
the maximum to be gained from each clinical encounter. This is achieved by creating a professional "exam style"
environment while candidates examine, backed up by lecturers who are supportive, love their subject and are genuinely interested
in helping others to improve.
The sense one gets is that the teaching is tailored to individual
needs allowing everyone to get the most from their time at the course, culminating in a mock exam in which an individual lecturer
gives specific relevant feedback.
This course not only prepares one for PACES, but also gives a great
basis for day to day practice at work. I would gladly go on the course again, although I am unlikely to want to sit the exam
again! Thank you again.’
Dr Luke Dancy, MRCP, Basildon, UK
‘I sat my PACES exam in June and passed first time with a score I could only have dreamt of before
The course is especially well organised, with clear instructions provided in advance. The Course Tutors were
very knowledgeable, with some excellent tips for 'on the day' issues and how to look slick and confident under exam
pressure! However, the big plus - patient selection! So many expert patients willing to hand over valuable tips on how to
elicit some of their rarer signs and maintain patient dignity at the same time! We must have seen just short of 150 patients
in 4 days! It was also my one and only exposure to Myotonic Dystrophy outside of a text book, for which I am especially grateful!
This is the only exam preparation course I have ever done, and I can't recommend it highly enough!’
Dr Joanne Evans, MRCP (UK), D.Phil (Oxon.), CT1 Newham University Hospital, London, UK.
‘Thank you so much for organising this excellent and intensive four day course, which completely consolidated
and refined my revision for PACES. The PassPACES Course propels you forward and equips you, so that when it comes to the exam,
you have that little bit extra to make you stand out. I think the quality of the lecturers and their teaching was excellent,
which meant that when I got to the exam I knew that even if I didn't get the diagnosis, I could at least have a sensible
discussion with the examiners (which is exactly what happened on a couple of occasions).
passed, achieving 100% in some of the stations.
Thanks once again’
Dr Priya Patel, MRCP, CT1 Acute Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK.
'I recently passed my PACES exam first time around after going on the PassPACES course.
PassPACES gave me an excellent feel for the standard required in the exam and provided a framework to base my revision
By the end of the course, I was picking up subtle signs that I would never have seen before.
It was especially good for me, because I was working in A&E at the time, with precious little time to revise.
I'm glad I attended the earlier course in the block, because it gave me plenty of time to practice and get myself
to the standard required.
The atmosphere on the course was very friendly - the faculty were
superb and very approachable.
Palmer, MRCP, Mersey Deanery, UK.
‘I wanted to email to
pass on my thanks to all of the PassPACES team, especially Dr Rupa Bessant, for the invaluable help the course gave me in
preparing for my PACES. Thankfully I managed to pass at first attempt and am aware that I owe a debt of gratitude to the course.
The course was recommended to me by a senior colleague and I attended with high expectations. I am delighted to say that it
still managed to surpass all expectations. At all levels of organisation the course was superb and I know that these sentiments
are shared amongst other doctors who attended the course. I shall certainly recommend the PassPACES course to other doctors
taking their PACES examination soon.’
Dr. John Williamson, MRCP, Queens Hospital,
‘I would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for
such a superb course back in May... I am recommending you to all my friends and colleagues preparing for PACES. The course
was brilliantly organised, the teaching and the quantity and quality of cases to see was exceptional and I thoroughly enjoyed
every day, learnt so much and came away feeling totally inspired - it was just brilliant.
And you really do prepare
us to pass the exam!! I have just passed PACES first time with a score of 167/172 and absolutely cannot believe it!!
I have no doubt that PassPACES was key to my success.
You were incredibly supportive and helpful
when my exam date was changed at the last minute, while I was on the course, in deciding to take the exam earlier than planned
and I am so so grateful to you all - thank you very very much.’
Dr Angela Clare Dawson MRCP, Queen Elizabeth
Hospital, Woolwich, UK
‘I cannot recommend PassPACES highly
enough. I attended the course 5 weeks prior to taking the exam and subsequently passed, achieving 100% in half of the stations.
The course was excellent for so many reasons. It provided high quality medical tuition and exposure to relevant
patients. Most importantly, there was a strong emphasis on putting candidates in the 'PACES frame of mind'. This was
essential for me as I am a 53 year old GP, with three young children. I work in a rural Practice 40 minutes from a hospital
and as a result had no opportunity for tuition or ward teaching. The final mock exam and feedback on the course highlighted
personal areas requiring attention which was invaluable. The course was intense, but one never felt intimidated. There was
always the opportunity to ask (sometimes very basic) questions without fear of embarrassment.
In short, a pleasantly arduous four days, and a course superior to any I had previously attended.’
Dr Julian J Rippin BSc, BMedSci, BM BS, MSc, PhD, MRCGP, MRCP
‘I wish to thank you for a wonderful course.
I am from Pakistan, so had very little exposure
to the sort of patients that appear in the MRCP exam. I must say the course was the ideal tool to improve on my competence
as well as confidence. I just got my result and I passed with flying colours, which I honestly believe it had a lot to do
with this course. During the course there were quite a few instances in which Dr Bessant grilled me like I have never ever
been grilled. Truth be told I had nightmares :) Having said that it was those very instances that got me the result I so wanted.
Thank you PassPACES and thank you Dr. Bessant.’
Dr. Ahad Qayyum, MRCP, Lahore,
P.S. The Pocketbook for PACES was the only book I read for the
exam. Top notch.
‘Thank you once again for such an excellent course. It looked
to me like a massive undertaking to arrange something like this for 4 days, and to make sure everything runs smoothly - very
impressive indeed. I just wanted to say that this course gave me something special - a belief in myself. I started seeing
the light in the end of the tunnel and realising that I CAN be logical and calm and make sense of what signs I elicit. With
this realisation in mind, I am now in a much more positive frame of mind, which will allow me to give it my best shot in 10
…. Just a quick email to say a big huge thank you - I have just found out that I've passed (first
attempt). I can read books and examine patients, but your course truly made me believe in myself. :-)
Good luck, and keep up the fantastic work!’
Dr Evguenia Galinskaya, MRCP,
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK
'I would like to say a
big thank you to all the outstanding lecturers on the PassPACES course with a special extra mention to Dr Rupa Bessant, without
whose guidance I would not be sitting here celebrating my success in obtaining both the MRCPI and MRCP (UK).'
Dr. Sanjay Chotirmall, MRCPI, MRCP(UK), Dublin, Ireland.
would like to thank you all for your excellent course. I passed first time. The course sets a benchmark for you and the teaching
is first rate and enjoyable. I have leaned skills I apply to my everyday practice. Many thanks to the instructors and organisers,
especially Dr Rupa Bessant whose advice was brilliant. With gratitude.’
Dr Lou Wiblin MRCP, Durham,
'I just wanted to let you know I passed - with full marks in
several stations. Thank you for the course.'
Dr Victoria Beasley MRCP, St Mary's Hospital,
‘The PassPACES Course contributed significantly to my success
in the PACES exam, which I passed on my first attempt. It is a very well organised course, with enthusiastic lecturers, who
have excellent teaching skills. Each candidate has the unique opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of clinical cases,
some of which are quite rare and extremely interesting.
I highly recommend this course, not only
to candidates preparing for the exam, but also to every junior doctor who wishes to reinforce his clinical, diagnostic and
communication skills and build up his confidence as a clinician.’
Dr Melina Kostoula MRCP, Watford
General Hospital, Eastern Deanery, UK
‘I just wanted to drop
you a line to say thank you again for organising an excellent course. I am pleased to say I passed, with a really good mark
of 93%, and I am sure the intense revision PassPACES provided was the sole reason I did so well.
Dr. Andrew Dawes, MRCP, North Middlesex Hospital, London.
'Thank you all for your inspirational teaching and enthusiasm. I passed PACES first time round!'
Dr Justin Garner MRCP, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
‘I am very glad to inform you that I passed the PACES exam with a score of 162/172 (94.2%). I take
this opportunity to convey my thanks to you and your team of committed teachers for the wonderful preparatory course. Keep
your good work going!!’
Dr. Mahalekshmi Desikan MRCP, Institute of Neurology,
University College London, UK
‘I just wanted to drop
you a line to say thank you for helping me pass my PACES exam (first time round!).
course was just what I needed, with a great selection of not only patients and signs but also doctors teaching on the course.
You should be very proud of your course.
Thank you once again.’
Dr Mohammed Choudhury MRCP, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
'I'd just like to say a big thank you to Dr Rupa Bessant and all the other course lecturers who taught
me on the PassPACES course in June. The course was superbly organised with some fantastic, friendly and enthusiastic lecturers
and patients with really interesting clinical signs.
I've attended other courses, however this is by
far the best and I've been highly recommending it to other colleagues. It has taught me so much more about clinical medicine
than simply passing the exam. Without doing this course I'm sure I would not have passed first time.
Thank you so much! '
Dr. Kate Fraser, MRCP, Brighton, UK
‘I am pleased to inform you that I passed my clinical MRCPI exam in October. It wouldn't have been
possible if I had not attended the PassPACES course.
My sincere thanks to you & your excellent
team, who helped to build my confidence, especially for the long cases. I have told my colleagues that the PassPACES course
is also highly recommended for the MRCPI format.
I found the Pocketbook of PACES immensely helpful
in preparation for long cases.
Thanks & Regards,’
Dr. Nitish Marathe, MRCPI, Kerry General Hospital, Eire.
‘I just wanted to drop you a line and say how much I enjoyed the course. I thought that it was extremely well
organised and packed with great teachers and patients. It obviously did the trick because I passed, so thank you very much
to all involved especially Dr Bessant who obviously puts a lot of hard work into this course!
Dr. Emily Akufo-Tetteh, MRCP, Bristol Royal Infirmary.
‘To the whole team in PassPACES,
I have passed my PACES!
I have been to many PACES courses and your course is definitely very different. It tuned my skills and knowledge in
such a fine way and equipped me to encounter the most unexpected case in PACES.
Thank you very much for your
amazing course and teachers!’
Dr. Sandora Lai, MRCP, Nottingham City Hospital, UK
‘Hello. I have done PassPACES course in October and I am very pleased to say that I passed my exam
with a very good score. I scored full marks in several stations, including both Station 5.
I really liked the way course
approach the PACES. I have done various courses in past, but unlike PassPACES, others focus too much on diagnosis. I believe
PassPACES helped me in polishing my clinical skills.
I will recommend this course to all PACES candidates.
Only thing you need to do is to listen and follow advice given at course. It is really worthwhile.
Thank you again for all your support.
Dr. Manish Kushe, MRCP, Liverpool Royal Infirmary.
'I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help and guidance
on the recent PassPACES course.
It was such a good environment for learning and developing.
All we wanted to do was stay on the course until the day of the exam.
I will definitely be recommending
the PassPACES course to all my colleagues.'
Dr. Andrew Furness, MRCP, Royal Surrey Hospital,
‘I attended your course in May, and I passed PACES on my
first attempt. Just wanted to extend special thanks to all the tutors and organizers of the course. Intensive, well organised
and with a good range of patients to examine. Enthusiastic and very experienced tutors, including patients too. Exceeded my
expectations! Highly recommended course to all. Thanks again.’
Dr Chee Kiang Phua, MRCP, Tan
Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
‘Just to let you know
that I heard that I passed PACES. Thank you very much for the help! Your course was the strongest overall that I went to.
Neurology and Ophthalmology were particularly strong. I preferred the format of the PassPACES course to that of the other
courses. There was also a good emphasis on professionalism in approach and presentation.’
Dr Mark Peterzan MRCP, Newham Hospital, UK