Participants will be involved in a series of simulated scenarios that follow the same format as the CASC examination, 10 minutes linked stations and 7 minutes individual stations. Following each simulation, there will be a debrief that allows participants to receive personalised feedback and to assist everyone in learning positively and constructively from the experience. The course is facilitated by and feedback is given by CASC examiners and recent successful exam candidates.

Prepare for your MRCPSYCH CASC examination with Maudsley Simulation

Time: 08:00 - 19:00

Refreshment and lunch included.

Usual South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust terms & conditions apply.

Learning objectives 

After completing this course those attending will:


• Gain better experience of scenarios such as those encountered in the MRCPsych CASC exam.

• Have enhanced assessment, diagnostic and professional skills that are required to pass the CASC exam as well as to demonstrate competencies within psychiatry training.

• Have a better focus and further develop a structure that candidates can use in preparation for and during the CASC examination.

• Improve their examination taking skills by incorporating personalised feedback to their approach.

• Gain necessary competencies needed to manage more complex clinical presentations that will be helpful for transitioning from core to specialist trainee.

Date: TBC

CASC Preparation exam

Interested? Submit your contact information to simulation@slam.nhs.uk to be notified once we have dates for the course.

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CASC EXAM - Preparing for the MRCPsych CASC

Why choose Maudsley Simulation CASC prep course?


• In addition to having several opportunities to go into a scenario, trainees will also be able to learn from observing other participants performing multiple scenarios.

• Candidates will be offered video footage of their own scenario.

• Course was co-designed by CASC examiners and recent candidates who passed the CASC exam.

Course Outline

This one-day simulation course is aimed at core trainees who are preparing for the MRCPsych CASC exam. The course focuses on clinical skills necessary to pass the CASC exam. It evolves from the tasks of history taking and risk assessment, case formulation and differential diagnosis to treatment planning and management of more difficult cases. The course will help improve candidates' confidence and other professional skills such as communication, stress management and maintaining control of an interview. Candidates will leave the day with tips on how to successfully pass the exam.


The learning objectives of the course are based on the core curriculum set out by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

PRICE: £480