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MRCP  PACES Clinical Course (4 days) London

Our PACES courses are held at the Professional Education Centres at Guy's Campus and University College Hospital in London.

PACES Course timetable
Courses now commence at 8.00am and finish at 5.00pm to permit an extra hour of teaching on each of the first three days. Each of these days comprises four one hour and 45 minute clinical sessions and commences with a demonstration of clinical examination techniques relevant to that day's clinical sessions.

Clinical stations
involve structured bedside teaching with an emphasis on technique and presentation. Teaching takes place in small groups of 1 lecturer to 6 candidates.

History Taking and Communication Skills stations
have 1 lecturer to 4 candidates allowing a full 20 minutes to be allocated to each candidate.


Mock Examination

On Day four each candidate will be given a Mock Examination.
This will comprise a 40 minute Clinical assessment on a 1 to 1 basis, which will cover the four main clinical stations (Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Abdomen and Neurology), followed by individual feedback.

They will also have a 20 minute Communication Skills and a 20 minute History Taking Mock examination session.
In addition to these sessions candidates will also have the opportunity to observe different scenarios encountered by the three other members of their group.

Station 5 (Integrated Clinical Assessment)

Station 5 Teaching based on Survey of Past Candidates:

In 2009 the Royal College of Physicians (UK) introduced changes to the format of Station 5 of the PACES examination.

Consequently PassPACES courses include a Station 5 Mock Examination with the format and timing of the MRCP examination. We also continue to provide clinical teaching in Dermatology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology and Rheumatology.

In order to ensure that our Station 5 teaching and Mock Examination accurately reflect the scenarios faced by candidates during the PACES examination PassPACES lecturers carried out a survey of over 300 candidates who attended previous PassPACES courses. We are grateful to these past candidates for giving us detailed accounts of their experiences in Station 5 of the PACES examination upon which we will base our teaching.

Mock Examination for MRCPI candidates
For candidates sitting the MRCPI we provide a Mock Examination in the MRCPI format, with a Long Case and Short Cases in place of the PACES format Mock Examination. For more information please click here.



September - October 2019

8th - 11th September       (Sunday - Wednesday)       Guy's Campus                          Fully Booked (23rd August)

12th - 15th September     (Thursday - Sunday)           Guy's Campus                          Fully Booked (23rd August)

18th – 21st September     (Wednesday - Saturday)    Guy's Campus                          Fully Booked (23rd August)

22nd – 25th September    (Sunday – Wednesday)      UCH Education Centre             Fully Booked (29th August)

28th Sept - 1st October    (Saturday - Tuesday)         UCH Education Centre             Fully Booked (12th September)

5th - 8th October              (Saturday - Tuesday)         UCH Education Centre             Fully Booked (24th September)

9th - 12th October           (Wednesday - Saturday)     UCH Education Centre            Fully Booked (30th September)

13th - 16th October         (Sunday - Wednesday)       UCH Education Centre             Fully Booked (27th September)

If you would like us to put your name on our waiting list for a course that is fully booked please submit a booking form for that course.
Places do sometimes become available after a course is fully booked. 


January / February 2020

7th - 10th January          (Tuesday - Friday)                  UCH Education Centre 

12th - 15th January        (Sunday - Wednesday)           UCH Education Centre
16th - 19th January         (Thursday - Sunday)              UCH Education Centre

22nd - 25th January        (Wednesday - Saturday)         UCH Education Centre

26th - 29th January         (Sunday - Wednesday)           UCH Education Centre

30th January – 2nd February   (Thursday - Sunday)      UCH Education Centre 

6th - 9th February           (Thursday - Sunday)               UCH Education Centre 

10th - 13th February       (Monday – Thursday)              UCH Education Centre 


Please note: Candidates will be entitled to move to another course or obtain a full refund if they are allocated a PACES examination date on or before the final day of the relevant course. We will always endeavour to transfer such candidates to an earlier course wherever possible (Please see our Terms & Conditions).


PassPACES Course Fee: £1495

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking



PACES Courses Format

We provide a complete intensive revision course covering all of the PACES stations including:
Station 1: Respiratory system and Abdominal system
Station 2: History taking skills
Station 3: Cardiovascular system and Central Nervous system
Station 4: Communication skills and Ethics
Station 5: Integrated Clinical Assessment

Format of PACES Examination (Link to Royal College of Physicians website)