Exam Skills – Preparation for Success

This one-day course is aimed at Wessex core and specialty doctors in postgraduate training (doctors) who are preparing for postgraduate exams.

All doctors are encouraged to participate, as the course is suitable for those who have not yet sat exams, as well as those who have. Wessex trust and staff grade doctors are also encouraged to attend if places are available.

Course content

The course covers all aspects of exam preparation and exam technique. There is also a focussed session on advanced communication skills for oral exams.

Participation will support doctors to succeed in their exams through careful planning and awareness of all the factors that underpin success.


The programme is built around Understanding the ‘exam game plan’ and looks at:

– Study skills
– Time management
– Study planning
– Support networks
– Resources
– Motivation
– Wellbeing considerations
– Cultural issues
– Exam technique for written exams
– Advanced communication skills for oral exams

Participants are also offered the opportunity of a personal coaching session (to be arranged after the event)

Related courses

Attendees are advised to attend Exam Skills – Advanced Communication Skills for Oral Exams (using Video Enhanced Reflective Practice), to continue to develop further exam skills.

How to book

All these courses are available to book via the HEE Accent Course Manager system. When booking, please search for the relevant course title in the Course/Conference search field. If you have not yet registered as a user with the system, please do so before booking your place on your preferred event(s).

For further booking assistance, please contact PDU.WX@hee.nhs.uk

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