Welcome to Oxford Psych Course
Welcome to the Oxfordpsych Course
Since it’s establishment, the Oxfordpsych Course has helped many psychiatrists prepare for their post-graduate clinical exams, especially CASC, focusing on the transferable skills required to both pass exams and to improve clinical practice.
Good luck to all who are preparing to take the CASC exams this winter - we wish you well.
In the recent Royal College of Psychiatrist's CASC exams, more than 48% of successful candidates had taken part in Oxfordpsych Course Training in the last 2 years - "I strongly recommend the course to every trainee.... I felt different after the course -more confident, less anxious, in control and skilled. The experience of interacting with the actors and tutors was so valuable and helpful. The team is fantastic and they had a great role in polishing my clinical skills and pointing them in the right direction." Dr Basma Hasan. For further feedback from candidates, please see below
Over the past six years, the Oxfordpsych CASC Course has developed a range of revision options for trainees appearing for the MRCPsych CASC exam. These include individual on-line tutoring, Intensive CASC Communication Skills Training, Mock Exams, now at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield (same venue as real CASC exams) and more recently a brand new comprehensive 3 day Comprehensive CASC Course (including increased practise sessions, rapid revision and a mock experience), all of which can help trainees prepare for their clinical exams and improve everyday clinical practice.
Comprehensive CASC Course - focused training to learn CASC skills, practise stations and contextualise your learning in a mini mock experience. Two 3-day Comprehensive CASC Courses in Oxford and a 2-day Comprehensive CASC Course in Dublin. Places still available
Mock CASC Exams - English Institute of Sport, Sheffield (same venue as real CASC exams) Sheffield - 16 stations in 2 circuits, single and paired, undertaken individually under exam conditions. Four Mock Exams available. Places still available
To book a course, please visit the registration page.
New format: The Oxfordpsych Comprehensive CASC Course - Oxford will now be held over 3 days offering a comprehensive training package to help candidates learn the skills and competencies required to perform well in the CASC exam. There is increased opportunity to practise the skills in a large variety of stations with feedback from experienced tutors and actors, rapid revision of the content for key scenario groups and a mock-style experience.
Format of training:
Comprehensive CASC Course - 3 day training in Oxford. Day 1 and 2: skills, competencies, circuits, feedback, principles, extended practise. Day 3: rapid revision of key content of common stations, mock-style experience.
In Dublin we offer the Comprehensive CASC Course as a 2-day training.
2013/2014 WINTER TERM
Oxford 1 - Friday 29th November - Sunday 1st December 2013 - 3-day training - course complete
Oxford 2 - Friday 6th December - Sunday 8th December 2013 - 3 day training - places available
Dublin - Saturday 14th December - Sunday 15th December 2013 - 2-day training - places available
Mock CASC Exam - Saturday morning - 11th January 2014 - places available
Mock CASC Exam - Saturday afternoon - 11th January 2014 - fully booked
Mock CASC Exam - Sunday morning - 12th January 2014 - places available
Mock CASC Exam - Sunday afternoon - 12th January 2014 - places available
Interactive online sessions:
We are also offering 1:1 online tutoring for candidates interested in practising scenarios online. The online sessions take place in an interactive online environment where you can practice stations with our professional actors and receive instant feedback from the tutors. We use Adobe connect software for the sessions and you can also access a recording of your session immediately afterwards. Each 60-90 mins session with access to your session recording, costs £100.
You can book a session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We also organise CASC courses in Dublin, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Singapore, Egypt, Malta and Sheffield. Please email email@example.com for more information on our bespoke training.
We have got excellent feedback from all our UK, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Maltese, Indian, Egyptian and Burmese candidates who attended the Oxfordpsych Clinical Skills Training - please see below and also the Blog for their feedback.
"Thank you for all your help with the CASC Examinations! I found out yesterday that I passed 16 out of 16 stations and I could not have done this without your help. As I said at the time I attended your course, it was obvious that every doctor and every actor genuinely wanted to help. The feedback was invaluable because it highlighted my weaknesses. During the CASC examination there were several stations where my mind went blank or when something unexpected occured. At these times, I relied on Oxford Course communication skills. Finally your mock examination was very well organised and the reflections we undertook stayed with me during the rest of my revision." Asha Mashru - UK - September 2012.
"I am writing to thank you because I passed the exam, at the first attempt! Your insights and advice have been very helpful. I'm really grateful for your training which changed my mindset and approach towards the exam, such as focusing on he things I can improve and not in the fact that I'm overseas." Mohamed Morsy - Egypt - September 2012
"I want to share good news with you that I passed CASC exam in September 2012. I passed 13 stations. Thank you and the team very much in guidance, teaching techniques like weaving and helicoptering and constant reminder to be a clinician. This has helped me to improve my skills and this pass the exam. I think I continue to improve the skills I learnt." Suneetha Siddabattuni - UK - September 2012
"I would like to thank you all for the advice and suggestions during the weekend course (18th & 19th August). I just did that course and have passed the CASC in first attempt. I passed 15/16 stations." Soni Jha - UK - September 2012.
We look forward to meeting you!
Our Wide Range Of Courses
"One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails,
And not the gales,
That tell us the way to go."
(Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
Oxfordpsych Winter term bookings - now open!
Excellent feedback for new 3-day Comprehensve CASC Course format - see the CASC Course page
Oxfordpsych Mock CASC Exams - new venue - the English Institute of Sport - Sheffield - the same venue as the real CASC Exams - booking now open