AKT- Applied Knowledge Test
A 3 hour test consisting of 200 MCQ/Extended matching questions. Tests taken at driving test theory centres.
80% clinical questions, 10% evidence/statistics, 10% health admin. Its important to remember that 80% of the mark is gained from clinical questions. Clinical experience in general practice is important.
It's VITAL to answer ALL the questions.
You can take the AKT in ST2 but you are strongly advised to do so after your second GP post. You have only 4 attempts.
- Use your debriefs to explore differential diagnoses, think about the differentials when you see patients
- the 'Guidelines' series
- NICE guidelines. http://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/Topic
- RCGP website. A useful resource. http://www.rcgp.org.uk and e-GP
- BMJ learning website. http://group.bmj.com/products/learning
- GP update course. An intensive course that includes a comprehensive workbook with on line updates. http://www.gp-update.co.uk/
- passmedicine website. http://www.passmedicine.com/
- the onExamination website. http://www.onexamination.com/
- numerous books; for example the PasTest series. http://www.pastest.co.uk/category/mrcgp-books-and-online-revision-by-pastest
- ***Beds and Herts RCGP Faculty runs a very good course on the AKT. Contact the faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org ***