CSA – Podcast Special

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InnovAiT has just released its latest audio podcast. This one is all about the CSA exam and covers everything the GP trainee needs to know.

We have interviewed all of the key players involved, from registrars to the chief examiner, to give you the most rounded set of views possible. Everyone involved includes their top tips to help you pass first time. Its FREE and is accessed by clicking on the image, or alternatvel subscribe to the SAGE General Practice channel on iTunes and download it directly to your portable device.

In this 1 hour 10 minute podcast InnovAiT interviews the RCGP chief examiner, Dr Pauline Foreman, about her aspirations for the CSA, recent changes, the legal challenge by the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, the subsequent judicial review, and the cost of the exam. Two trainees, Dr Matt Williams and a colleague from HEKSS deanery, discuss their preparation techniques and their ideas, concerns and expectations before the big day; and later their thoughts after they have sat it whilst awaiting the result, including what they wish they had known beforehand. Dr Sophie Jukes, a CSA examiner, is interviewed by Dr Sadiya Ayaz, about how she became an examiner and what the exam involves from her perspective, including the main traps candidates tend to fall into, so you can avoid them. Finally, Carole Been and George Savvides, two experienced CSA role players, are interviewed by Dr Helen Lawal about the day from the actors’ perspective including their preparation techniques and calibration.