The flower buds are waiting for the morning to blossom.Remember the day of part 3 exam is an opportunity for you all to blossom.Be humble yet fresh and confident like these flower buds
For all those who are appearing for part 3 a few tips are here which I followed
1.Book your accomodation (YMCA Indian Student hostel;book it on phone on the day you get your part 2 result.They are always tight with bookings.Its in central London,one of the best area of london,tube station is near and near to RCOG college as well.You get Indian food there)
2.Start preparing for your tourist visa on priority basis.
3.Book Dr Mustafa's online session Ato D .Google floreo associate mrcog osce course and you can book it easily.Its a must to do this.
4.Start reading patient information leaflets so as to get used to words which patient can understand and along with that brush up your guidelines in a way that you can apply those guidelines on the role player.Say its a patient of Urinary incont,brush up your guideline in a way tht what are history points,examination,inv,treatment options.
5.Books;part 3 book by Lisa Joel and Edmund Neal.A must do.Also Tonny Hollingworth is good.
6.Subscribe to start og part 3 online resources.See the videos daily to get an idea as to what they want.
7.I just had 1 month to prepare and in between this had lot of personal family drawbacks.So all of you can definitely clear this exam in 1 month time.But i would advice you appear immediately after part 2 as you are fresh with knowledge
1.Catch hold of a layman (your sibling or good friend);a non medico and practice with them.Roleplayers script are given in the books .So its easy.I did it with my sister,who is a non medico and an excellent role player and my best critic.The feedbacks she gave me were just right for clearing the exam.
Some people do it with their medico friends on skype etc .I didnt follow this so can't comment on that.
My reason for practicing it with a non medico is that:Part 3 is not about knowledge.Its about Communication.You already have the best of
knowledge.Just apply it.If a non medico likes you way of communication you are on the right track.Pay heed to their feedbacks very carefully.
2 Communication with patients
3.Communication with Colleagues
5.Application of knowledge
Keep in mind all these domains for every station.
1.Reach atleast 9 days before the exam.It better if you take someone along for emotional support which is very important(I went alone and cried like a baby every night).Since my sister joined me a day before the exam it boosted my morale .
2.In london if possible try to do RCOG osce course.I couldnt do tht as i didnt want to leavr so early.Was short of prep time ,thts why.I did Teal fenning course instead.It was helpful.In that course you will have majority of people who are working in UK.So don't compare yourself to them.You are working in a different set up and so not used to things in UK.There is nothing to look down upon yourself Be strong ,take the feedback given in the course in a positive way.Remember you guys have the guts to appear for this exam without working in UK.This means a lot.
3.One day RCOG course which is 2 days before the exam so that.Also dr Mustafa's last session F if your exam is on day 2 or 3.
Be confident ,Be your best on that day with the patient(Tone of your voice,A smile on your face;these little things do make a difference)Rememeber just imagine that role player is your family member and how nicely I can explain or manage tht role player.In structured viva do have a calming look.They want to see smiling confident faces rather than annoyed faces.Eat well before the exam (the room you are shut in before the exam has lot of sandwiches coffee nachos)Give your brain a kick of coffee and glucose.And trust me you all will ace the exam.All the best.