MRCGP AKT Exam Revision – High Yield Topics from the January 2015 AKT Exam

MRCGP AKT Exam – High Yield Topics from the January 2015 AKT Exam

Dr Mahibur Rahman153080449

After each MRCGP AKT examination, the examiners release a report highlighting key information from the last exam. This includes pass marks and rates, and also key topics – both those that were answered well, and those that GP trainees performed poorly on. These topics are frequently examined again in the next few sittings of the AKT exam, so it is worth ensuring that you have a good understanding of them.

As some of you may be preparing for the April or October MRCGP AKT Exam at the moment, we thought it would be helpful to look at the high yield topics from the latest examiners’ report.

Key facts from the January 2015 MRCGP AKT exam:

The top score was 97.5%
The mean score was 76.9% (this is higher than usual)
The lowest score was 45%
The pass mark was 71.5% (this is the highest it has ever been so far)
The pass rate was 75.8% (higher than average sittings)

Scores by domain:

Clinical medicine – 77.1%
Evidence interpretation – 77.2%
Organisational – 74.8%

High Yield Topics

The examiners’ report from this diet of the MRCGP AKT exam highlighted the following key topics:

  • Sickness certification
  • National screening programmes
  • Immunisation
  • Emergencies – including anaphylaxis, CPR
  • Antibiotic prescribing
  • Serious but rare conditions – adults and children
  • Childhood asthma management
  • Contraception – including “quick start”
  • Headaches

The MRCGP AKT is a comprehensive examination, so it is important that you cover the entire curriculum. Remember that 80% of the marks are related to applying knowledge relating to clinical medicine in general practice, 10% to evidence interpretation and 10% to the organisational domain.

Emedica Alumni can get a £20 discount off the Emedica MRCGP AKT course by entering this code when booking: alumnimrcgp

Our AKT course offers comprehensive coverage of all 3 domains, and is updated after every exam to take account of high yield topics from the examiners’ feedback reports.

Further reading:
Complete Examiners’ report – January 2015 MRCGP AKT Exam

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