This assessment tests your consulting and communication skills. It is intended to be like an everyday surgery in any general practice. They are held in London and are set in a consulting room with actors playing the role of patients who will come in for 10 minute appointments.
Detailed information regarding the simulated surgery is available in the Simulated Surgery Guidance Notes document.
Simulated surgery sessions are held at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in London (NW1). Dates for these sessions are listed below.
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017
Registration and payment must be received by 22 September 2017
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018
Registration and payment must be received by 22 December 2017
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018
Registration and payment must be received by 12 April 2018
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018
Registration and payment must be received by 14 June 2018
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 2018
Registration and payment must be received by 20 September 2018
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019
Registration and payment must be received by 19 December 2018
Please note the above dates are subject to change.
Number of permissible attempts and associated costs
Applicants are permitted a maximum of four attempts at the simulated surgery assessment. The first attempt is free, subsequent attempts will be charged at £850. A successful attempt at the simulated surgery assessment is valid for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the assessment.
Preparation resources for entry assessments
For some information about resources you could use to help prepare for the new Induction and Refresher (I&R) learning needs assessments, please read this document.