MRCGP AKT Exam – High Yield Topics from the October 2012 Exam

MRCGP AKT Exam – High Yield Topics from the October 2012 Exam

Dr Mahibur Rahman

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.Child Health

As some of you may be finalising your revision for the January 2013 MRCGP AKT Exam, we thought it would be helpful to look at the high yield topics from the latest examiners’ report.

Key facts from the October 2012 MRCGP AKT exam:

The top score was 93%
The mean score was 74.3%
The lowest score was 40.7%
The pass mark was 69.8%
The pass rate was 71.6%

Scores by domain:

Clinical medicine – 76.1%
Evidence interpretation – 69.8%
Organisational – 64.1%

High Yield Topics

The examiners’ report from the October 2012 diet of the MRCGP AKT exam highlighted the following key topics:

  • DMARDs and inflammatory arthritides
  • Drug calculations
  • Oral contraception and LARC
  • Childhood development
  • Childhood immunisation schedule
  • Childhood screening programmes
  • Antenatal screening / antenatal care
  • Controlled drugs – prescribing, regulations, storage
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes – diagnosis, management, interpreting diabetic blood results
  • Topical steroids for skin conditions

The MRCGP AKT is a comprehensive examinations, 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.

The highest scorer in the April AKT examination was Dr Razwan Ali. He attended the Emedica AKT course about a month before his exam. You can read his AKT Preparation Tips on our blog.

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

Further reading:
Complete October 2012 AKT Summary report