MRCGP AKT Exam – High Yield Topics from the January 2014 AKT 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.
As some of you may be revising for the April 2014 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 2014 MRCGP AKT exam:
The top score was 95%
The mean score was 75.8%
The lowest score was 39.5%
The pass mark was 70.5% (this is the highest it has ever been so far)
The pass rate was 74.7%
Scores by domain:
Clinical medicine – 76.3%
Evidence interpretation – 74.3%
Organisational – 73.3%
High Yield Topics
The examiners’ report from this diet of the MRCGP AKT exam highlighted the following key topics:
- Hypertension – NICE guidelines on management
- Good Medical Practice – 2013 GMC guidance
- Freedom of Information
- OTC supplements and interactions with drugs
- Normal childhood development
- Eye disease – acute eye problems
- Certification – fitness to work / Med3
- Osteoporosis – DEXA scan interpretation
- Diabetes – diagnosis, management (including insulin therapy)
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.
Complete Examiners’ report – January 2014 MRCGP AKT Exam