MRCGP AKT Exam – High Yield Topics from the January 2011 Exam

MRCGP AKT Exam – High Yield Topics from the January 2011 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.

Key facts from the January 2011 exam:

The top score was 93.5%
The mean score was 72.7%
The lowest score was 42.5%
The pass mark was 68%.
The pass rate was 74.9%.

Scores by domain:

Clinical medicine – 73.9%
Evidence interpretation – 72.1%
Organisational – 64.0%

High Yield Topics

The examiners report from the January 2011 diet of the MRCGP AKT exam highlighted the following key topics:

• Common eye problems, especially those needing urgent referral or admission
• Normal findings in childhood – including development
• Childhood immunisation schedules
• Contraception
• Drugs that require monitoring
• Prescribing in pregnancy – infectious diseases
• Common injuries
• Acute abdominal pain – including in children
• Good Medical Practice
• Patient – practice interface – e.g. handling complaints

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.

Emedica Alumni can get a £20 discount off the Emedica MRCGP AKT course by entering this code when booking: alumniakt2011

Further reading:
Complete January 2011 MRCGP AKT examiners report

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