We are London GP trainees who have been through the same process you are about to face. Our courses aim to help prospective GP trainees get the best marks possible by preparing them for the biggest hurdles that those taking the exams usually face.
Our vow to you, is you will be taught by those who have excelled in GP examinations. As such, the CSA will be covered by GP’s who have not only passed the CSA first time but have a tried and tested approach with our actors who have previously worked on the real CSA exam. The AKT will be covered by doctors who not only scored at least more than 10% average compared to the pass-mark set by the RCGP in that year, but also more than 80% average in each of the 3 AKT sections. The Stage 2 Full day Course is taught by doctors who gained direct entry (top 10%) and likewise the Stage 3 session is taught by those who scored full marks at the simulation centre and gained entry onto their first choice London deanery GPVTS.
Dr Sujeen Chandramoorthy is a one of the course tutors who will be focusing on covering all aspects of the AKT and Stage 3 selection centre. He scored very highly in the AKT surpassing well over 80% average as well as 100% in the Statistics section which is an area that a lot of trainee’s struggle with. As a result, he has played a huge part in constructing the new GPST Courses AKT question bank, concentrating on key topics that are repeated in the AKT. He also scored very highly in the Stage 3 written prioritisation exercises and the interview scenarios which allowed him to receive his offer of GPVTS in London, Whipps Cross. Sujeen graduated from St Georges University of London in 2010 in Biomedical sciences where his final thesis was published. He then attended Hull York Medical School in 2015 (MBBS) and completed his foundation years in the Birmingham deanery. He has been involved in multiple teaching events, quality assurances projects, publications and an international audit. He has also been a medical school interviewer at two different institutions. During GP training he has completed a PGCERT diploma in teaching from Queen Mary’s University and is due to complete his certificate in diabetes training from Warwick University.
Dr Laleesh Chandramoorthy is one of the course tutors who will be covering teaching on the selection centre interview scenarios and AKT. He scored almost full marks in every single aspect of the scenarios which allowed him to gain entry to the GPVTS scheme in London, Romford. He has also completed the AKT exam and will be assisting in the feedback of mock exam in the AKT sessions.
Laleesh graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and has finished his foundation years in the Yorkshire deanery before accepting his GPVTS London training programme. He has organised and participated in teaching throughout his foundation years and has been on the official interviewing panel for prospective medical students at Barts.
Candidates who enrol onto the course will gain Laleesh’s specific technique of tackling each scenario. He says ‘‘There is a method to preparing these scenarios because the 3 simulated situations do not change; a consultation with a patient, relative and non-medical colleague. With the right coaching and approach there is no reason why you cannot gain full marks in the interview exercises and entry into your first-choice deanery.’’ Laleesh has completed a certificate in Learning and Teaching at Queen Mary’s University and it set to complete his certificate in diabetes training from Warwick University soon
Dr Aniruthan Renukanthan is one of our course tutors, who will be covering teaching on the clinical problem solving and professional dilemmas aspects of the Multi-specialty recruitment assessment (MSRA). Aniruthan came in the top section of MSRA results, which enabled him to receive a direct offer for GP training without needing to sit to stage 3. He also attained a place on the Academic General Practice training programme (St Georges) but opted to complete his training under the Royal Free GP VTS Training scheme. He has completed the AKT and scored on average more than 80% in the 3 sections of the AKT exam.
He graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2015 with distinctions. He was awarded the Arthur Burrows Prize in 2014 for top achievement in the locomotor module. He has also completed an intercalated degree in Molecular Therapeutics (undertaking research in cardiovascular pharmacology) and attained this in 2012 with 1st Class honors.
For foundation training, he attained a place in the North Central Thames London Deanery. He has completed a range of rotations at Whittington hospital (FY1) and North Middlesex hospital (FY2), including experience in A&E, microbiology, orthopedics. These greatly contribute to his knowledge base of clinical cases encountered in the MSRA. He has played an active role in teaching/medical education throughout his foundation years and assisted in OSCE teaching and providing mock OSCES for medical students.