Where:

Manukau Superclinic, 901 Great South Rd, Manukau, Auckland 2104

When:

24 and 25 Aug 19

What:

The SDAW is designed to assist registrars with learning and demonstrating competence in practical skills.  The SDAW focuses on the skills that are critical, commonly done poorly, or for which it is difficult to get instruction.

Written exam

These instructions are for NZ candidates.

UCPEX written exam is on Friday 20 November 2020. There are multiple locations, and you should refer to email instructions sent to you separately.

  • Auckland (MIT Manukau),
  • Hamilton (River room, Pinnacle Health, 711 Victoria Street, Hamilton)
  • Wellington (Otago University Wellington Conference Centre, 23A Mein St, Newtown)
  • Christchurch (MHERC, 116 Marshland Road, Shirley, Christchurch)

We strongly recommend you arrive by 8.45am. Sign-in and receive your candidate number outside the exam room itself.  If you fail to sign in by 9.00am you may not be allowed entry.

We brief you at around 9.15am, and the exam starts at 9.30am. We anticipate letting you leave before 12.00pm

Bring a water bottle which you have with you during the exam.  We will ask you to turn all electronic devices (including phones and smartwatches) to silent and put them into a bag.  Bags are not allowed at the desks, and we will provide a secure area for them.  For any emergencies on the day, please use 02102447070.

Bring pens (we recommend at least two).  Do NOT use a red pen, which we reserve for markers.

The exam paper will be on your desk, with the instructions on the front cover. You may read the instructions but do NOT turn pages to read the questions.  We allow 10 minutes for reading, and as part of that we ask you to check that the candidate number is on every page of the paper, and to count the number of pages is correct.  After the 10 minutes reading time, we will let you know when you can start writing. You have 2 hours for completion.

You may leave anytime up until the final 15 minutes of the allotted time. After that time you will be asked to remain in your seat so as to not disturb others.  All papers and paper used to write notes will be handed in.  Once the invigilator has checked all papers are collected, you will be invited to leave.

All questions derive from Urgent Care Course material. The answers required are from the course material and what you have learned in utilising and applying the knowledge acquired during the course.  For this year there are XX short answer questions and XX multiple-choice questions (information will be shared soon).

Written paper short answer questions

Some questions will call for a certain number of answers. If a candidate gives more than the required number of answers, the UCPEX markers will include the first-given answers and ignore any extra ones.

Common technical mistakes:

  • Leaving questions unanswered.
  • Illegible answers.
  • Not answering the question (For example, when a question calls for management of, or plan for a condition, don’t list clinical history or examination features, or tests you might order to help diagnose the condition. If elements of the history are called for, don’t give examination findings, and vice-versa.)

Please check you’ve answered all questions and that the answers are legible.

If you completely mess up an answer, cross out the answer entirely and put a star against it, along with the letters “PTO”.  Write the question number and your answer on the back of that sheet of paper.

Written paper multiple choice

In the multiple-choice questions, provide your answers on the sheet supplied by circling the appropriate letter:

1 A B C D E

Select one answer per question. There is ‘negative marking’ in this section (ie ticking all choices for an answer will result in marks being deducted).

Where:

Manukau Superclinic, 901 Great South Rd, Manukau, Auckland 2104

When:

24 and 25 Aug 19

What:

The SDAW is designed to assist registrars with learning and demonstrating competence in practical skills.  The SDAW focuses on the skills that are critical, commonly done poorly, or for which it is difficult to get instruction.

Key information
Timings

Please arrive by 8am.

Please sign in and grab your name badge.  Our admin staff will direct you to the ‘module’ where we hold the SDAW.  Once there, Dr Matt Wright will greet you and/or someone can show you to your room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation

Please familiarise yourself with the skills checklist, the equipment provided, and room furniture.  If you wish to move furniture around, need more (or less) furniture or equipment, please first find Andrew (admin team).  He will photograph the room and record where things have been moved from/to.  We have to return the module to it’s pre-used state at the end (we’ve had our wrists slapped before so now we attend to this carefully).

General timings

Each station is 45 minutes long.  We intersperse the sessions with breaks.

SDAW session times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The specialists have all committed until morning tea (10:05am) and it would be great if they stayed to have a coffee / cup of tea and socialise.

Once the specialists have left, the fellows continue with the 4-6 sessions for the rest of the day by themselves.

Refreshments

We will provide tea/coffee, lunch in the cafeterian downstairs.

Demonstration, assessment, sign-off

Dr Wright has commuicated separately.  Expect groups of up to 6 registrars, each with their own booklet of checklists.  Introduce, demonstrate (does not have to be in the order listed), allow  time to practise, assess and sign-off as competent if you have time (and the registrar is competent in your opinion).

Observers and videographer

Be aware that we have one videographer filming the demonstration and some of the registrars as they practise.  Please let the admin team or videographer know if you decline to be filmed.

There may an observer, and they should introduce themselves, stand back and watch, and only arrive and leave at breaks.

Invoicing and payment

Our General Manager, Adrian Metcalfe will be in touch about payment. We align with MCNZ rates ($123.60 per hour), and can be paid to you or a charity of your choice.

Where:

Manukau Superclinic, 901 Great South Rd, Manukau, Auckland 2104

When:

24 and 25 Aug 19

What:

The SDAW is designed to assist registrars with learning and demonstrating competence in practical skills.  The SDAW focuses on the skills that are critical, commonly done poorly, or for which it is difficult to get instruction.

To be updated prior to SDAW. Currently no observers.

Where:

Manukau Superclinic, 901 Great South Rd, Manukau, Auckland 2104

When:

24 and 25 Aug 19

What:

The SDAW is designed to assist registrars with learning and demonstrating competence in practical skills.  The SDAW focuses on the skills that are critical, commonly done poorly, or for which it is difficult to get instruction.

Saturday

All admin should aim to arrive by 7am.   First tasks:

  • Unload all vehicles and move equipment to correct locations (upstairs, cafeteria).
  • Door signs put on doors
  • Set up reception and cafeteria by 7.30am – Nat, Afnan, Dayna (one person to stay at reception from 7am)
  • Set up upstairs (rooms, equipment to rooms etc) by 8am Adrian, Alex, Hadi, Janse, Andrew

Anticipate:

  • registrars arrival from 7.30am (reception, cafe)
  • Fellows/specialists arrival around 8am (send to module 7)

Briefing

  • AM to brief registrars in cafe at 8am. MW to join to brief on in-room activities
  • first up groups, timing buzzer, one station to next, yellow lines, door signs
  • AM plus 2 to bring upstairs (groups for different areas)

Upstairs

Each stations’s equipment is in a box for that room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downstairs

Reception – sign in sheets, labels

Cafeteria – cups, refreshments, suggestions box, instruction signs

Note – lunch boxes arrive at 11.30am

General timings

Last session

  • set up door signs for Sunday
  • Move yellow tape
  • clear up cafeteria for tomorrow
  • expect plastering person to arrive to prepare for tomorrow

At end of Saturday

  • Box up Saturday stuff and back to admin area
  • Put Sunday boxes in rooms

Expect to be able to depart Saturday by 5pm, and Sunday by 5.30pm (depends how quiickly we can pack up).

Sunday

  • arrive by 7.30am
  • Reception person from 7.30am
  • double check rooms
  • pig skins etc for suturing
  • brief 8.15am