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Dunedin RACP Clinical Examination Revision Courses 2020


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.

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RACP Clinical Examination Revision Weekend – May 2020

Dates: 2–3 May 2020
Venue: Colquhoun 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: NZD$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 NZD$50. Cancellations made after 5:00pm 15 February 2020 will be refunded minus a cancellation fee of NZD$250, unless the candidate fails the written examination and advises our office immediately.

No refund will be made for any cancellation after Friday 1 May 2020.


The Programme for 2020 is to be confirmed, however content and timetable will be similar to the 2019 programme. Please note this may be subject to minor change.

Saturday 6 April 2019

9:00am Registration
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
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)
4:00pm–4:40pm Demo 5: The respiratory short case – Dr C Wong
4:40pm–5:30pm Demo 6: Rheumatology short case – Dr S Jordan
7:00pm–onwards Group Dinner (included in course cost)

Sunday 7 April 2019

9:00am–9:30am Clinical exam from a candidate’s perspective
9:30am–9:45am How to structure a problem list – Dr J Schollum
9:45am–10:30am Break
10:30am–1pm Demo 7: Neurology – Dr J Fink with patient demonstrations
1:00pm–1:45pm Lunch
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

Register securely online

Registrations for the May 2020 RACP Clinical Revision Weekend Course are now open.

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RACP Clinical Examination Revision

Full-week Course 2020

Dates: 4–8 May 2020
Price: NZD$3,950 (GST inclusive)

The full week course is currently accepting waitlist only which is over-subscribed. If you would like to apply to be on the waitlist for 2020 or 2021, please email

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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.

View accommodation options on our Website

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Further information

Please email the course administrator for all Dunedin RACP Clinical Examination Revision Course enquiries: