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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.



May - June 2018

8th - 11th May          (Tuesday – Friday)              Guy's Campus           Fully booked (24th April)
14th - 17th May        (Monday - Thursday)          Guy's Campus           
Fully booked (2nd May)
19th - 22nd May       (Saturday - Tuesday)          Guy's Campus           
Fully booked (25th April)
23rd - 26th May       (Wednesday - Saturday)     Guy's Campus          
Fully Booked (3rd May)

29th May - 1st June   (Tuesday – Friday)            Guy's Campus           Fully booked (25th April)
2nd - 5th June          (Saturday - Tuesday)          Guy's Campus          
Fully booked (18th May)
6th - 9th June           (Wednesday - Saturday)     Guy's Campus          
Fully booked (16th May)

11th - 14th June       (Monday - Thursday)          Guy's Campus           Fully Booked (10th May) 

September - October 2018

5th - 8th September         (Wednesday - Saturday)              Guy's Campus

10th - 13th September     (Monday - Thursday)                    Guy's Campus

15th - 18th September     (Saturday - Tuesday)                   Guy's Campus

19th – 22nd September    (Wednesday - Saturday)              Guy's Campus

23th - 26th September    (Sunday - Wednesday)     UCH Education Centre

27th - 30th September    (Thursday - Sunday)         UCH Education Centre

2nd  -  5th October           (Tuesday – Friday)          Hammersmith Hospital

6th  -  9th October           (Saturday - Tuesday)        UCH Education Centre


Please note: Candidates booking a course commencing 27th September or later 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)