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Pass mark?

Discussion in 'MRCS Revision' started by Elvis, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Elvis

    Elvis New Member

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    Anyone take a guess at the approximate pass mark? I know the algorithm they use to draw up the actual passing mark but what % do you think would be the lowest to guarantee a pass?

    I reckon 70% should just scrape through?

    Anyone else have any thoughts?
     
  2. SukhdevParhar

    SukhdevParhar New Member

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    Is this for Part A or Part B?
     
  3. Elvis

    Elvis New Member

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    Part A...
     
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    Sorry it took a while to get back to you. Been a little busy. Pass mark for Part A when I sat it was 166/253.

    Part B slightly more complex.

    Overall pass mark 171/256.
    Also minimum marks in 5 broad content areas of:
    28/40 for anatomy and surgical pathology,
    19/32 for surgical skills and patient safety,
    26/48 for communication skills,
    26/48 for applied surgical science and critical care,
    45/80 for clinical skills

    Also minimum pass marks in 6 domains of:
    40/80 for clinical knowledge
    16/32 for clinical skills
    14/28 for technical skills
    24/48 for communication
    16/32 for decision making and problem solving
    18/36 for organisation and planning.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. Elvis

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    Thanks for that (sorry its a bit belated!)
    I passed!

    ..and now on to part B!

    Absolutely bricking it about the viva. Can anyone share their experience? Is it a question of being taken through some pre set questions or are the exmainers allowed to hand you a prosection and "freestyle"?

    If anyone can recommend any books too, that would be great.;)
     

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