The Department of Medicine offers two annual revision courses for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Clinical Examination: A two-day weekend course and a week-long course. These courses are held at Dunedin Hospital, the home of the Dunedin School of Medicine.
These courses each provide candidates with the knowledge, motivation, and plan of action to best prepare themselves for the Clinical Exam.
Dates: 2–3 May 2020
Venue: Barnett Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Hospital
Format: A two-day course which is designed to assist candidates preparing for the RACP Clinical Examination in Adult Medicine in 2020.
Cost: NZ$850 (GST inclusive)
The course provides candidates with an in-depth understanding of the structure of the RACP Clinical Examination in Adult Medicine and the assessment criteria for both the long and short cases. It involves lectures and video presentations of short cases and two live long case presentations. In addition to taking a close look at the long case, the course will cover the various short case system examinations and will ensure candidates are employing proper technique in each instance, with an emphasis on the more difficult short case examinations. There is time for tutorial group discussions and critique of long and short case demonstrations. The course will provide candidates with the knowledge, motivation and plan of action to best prepare themselves for the clinical exam and maximise their chances of success on exam day.
The Dunedin Clinical Exam Weekend Course is open to 2020 RACP Clinical Examination candidates. The course fee includes tuition, course notes, refreshments, and a restaurant dinner on Saturday evening.
Any cancellations made prior to 15 February 2020 will be refunded, minus an administration charge of NZ$50. Cancellations made after 5:00pm 15 February 2020 will be refunded minus a cancellation fee of NZ$250, unless the candidate fails the written examination and advises our office immediately.
The Programme for 2020 is yet to be confirmed, however it will be in similar (with subject to change) in layout to the programme in 2019 which is listed below.
|Saturday 6 April 2019|
|9:15am–9:40am||Introduction to the course – Dr J Schollum |
What is the clinical exam? What are the examiners looking for?
|9:40am–10:30am||How to structure and present a long case with common problems – Professor R Walker|
|10:30am–11:30am||Demo 1: Long case presentation with discussion – Professor R Walker / Dr J Schollum|
|11:30am–12:30pm||Demo 2: Long case presentation with discussion – Professor R Walker / Dr J Schollum|
|12:30pm–1:20pm||Lunch – Hunter Centre (Great King Street)|
|1:20pm–1:50pm||Structure of shorts and marking schedules – Dr J Schollum|
|1:50pm–2:40pm||Demo 3: The abdominal short case – Professor R Walker|
|2:40pm–3:30pm||Demo 4: Thyroid / endocrine examination – Dr S Farrand|
|3:30pm–4pm||Break – Hunter Centre (Great King Street)|
|4pm–4:40pm||Demo 5: The respiratory short case – Dr C Wong|
|4:40pm–5:30pm||Demo 6: Rheumatology short case – Dr S Jordan|
|7pm–onwards||Dinner at Etrusco (included in course cost) |
Note A bus will collect doctors from Great King Street entrance of Hospital at 6:45pm
|Sunday 7 April 2019|
|9am–9:30am||Clinical exam form a candidate’s perspective|
|9:30am–9:45am||How to structure a problem list – Dr J Schollum|
|9:45am–10:30am||Break – Hunter Centre (Great King Street)|
|10:30am–1pm||Demo 7: Neurology – Dr J Fink with patient demonstrations|
|1pm–1:45pm||Lunch – Hunter Centre (Great King Street)|
|1:45pm–2:30pm||Demo 8: The cardiology short case – Dr B Green|
|2:30pm–2:40pm||Wrap up / questions|
|2:40pm||Information session for candidates who are here for the full week|
How to register
You are welcome to put your name on the waiting list for the Revision weekend course. However, the course is currently oversubscribed and it is unlikely you will be invited to attend.
To apply to go on the waiting list for the Weekend Revision Course please email email@example.com.
Full-Week Course 2020***
Dates: 4–8 May 2020
Price: $3,950 (GST inclusive)
The full week course is only accepting waitlist currently. If you would like to apply to be on the waitlist please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the individual registrant. A list of accommodation options near Dunedin Hospital is available on our website or will be sent to you on request.
Please email the course administrator for all Dunedin RACP Clinical Examination Revision Course enquiries: