MRCGP AKT Exam – High Yield Topics from the January 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.
With the April 2012 MRCGP AKT Exam coming up, we thought it would be helpful to look at the high yield topics from the latest examiner’s report.
Key facts from the January 2012 MRCGP AKT exam:
The top score was 94.5%
The mean score was 73.1%
The lowest score was 42%
The pass mark was 68%
The pass rate was 74.9%
Scores by domain:
Clinical medicine – 74.6%
Evidence interpretation – 69.2%
Organisational – 65.4%
High Yield Topics
The examiners report from the January 2012 diet of the MRCGP AKT exam highlighted the following key topics:
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• Hypertension management
• Drug dosage calculations
• Drug management of neurological conditions (e.g. Alzheimer’s)
• Dementia assessment
• Erectile dysfunction
• Childhood development
• Neonatal problems
• Contraception – including LARCs and side effects
• Certification – fit notes, insurance reports
• DVLA guidelines
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.
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Complete January 2012 MRCGP AKT examiners report