Welcome

to oxfordpsych

Since 2007, Oxfordpsych have been helping psychiatrists prepare for the Royal College of Psychiatrist CASC exams, both in the UK and overseas. Over the past twelve years, we have worked with many doctors who are now senior psychiatrists both across the UK, and in many countries overseas. You are most welcome to join us!

The aim of Oxfordpsych training is to enable every psychiatry trainee appearing for the CASC exams to demonstrate the clinical and communication skills needed to pass well, with confidence. We offer intensive, personalised training, focusing on both the clinical and communication skills and competencies being assessed in CASC, which are then applied across the range of stations in the RCPSych CASC blueprint, including those in the new station format. Our teaching techniques are rooted in adult learning theory, and as a team, we are passionate about supporting you and enabling you to do well. 

We offer a range of training opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive CASC Courses - UK, India, Malaysia, Malta
  • New* Combined Irish BST Clinical Exam and CASC Course
  • Mock CASC Exams - EIS - Sheffield
  • Oxfordpsych Overseas - Malaysia, India, Ireland, Malta
  • Online CASC Materials and CASC videos

 

For more information, please see the relevant pages, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions - we are always happy to help!

 

 

What participants say about Oxfordpsych courses:

"Absolutely brilliant - thank you so much. When I booked I was at a loss to know how to effectively prepare for this exam, but now I feel like it might be possible to pass!" Oxford 2017

"Very well structured; good teaching of clinical core skills and methods to approach stations; exam orientated; lots of practice." Oxford 2017

"Excellent course. I didn't expect to learn so much that was also relevant for my general clinical practice... I feel calmer, unparalysed, safer" Oxford 2017

"What was done well? The breakdown of the interview, core skills for tackling scenarios, good feedback, no overload of information" Oxford 2017

"The teachers were not afraid to demonstrate or put themselves in our position." Oxford 2014

"Very well organised. Good balance of circuits and presentaitons. The small number of delegates meant that feedback was more individual which I think is a real strength" Oxford 2017

“Staff were approachable and helpful; very constructive feedback from consultants; excellent actors who gave very helpful and personalised feedback; small group sessions - interactive and useful; good food!” Oxford 2015

“Highly competent and helpful actors/examiners; great enthusiasm, well taught; well organised; excellent course - learning for a lifetime.” Oxford 2015

 

Overseas with

Oxfordpsych

At Oxfordpsych, we believe that working overseas should not reduce your chances of passing the CASC exam, so we are bringing our Comprehensive CASC Courses to you!

Our Comprehensive CASC Courses overseas - recently held in Dublin, Egypt, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Malaysia and India - focus on the skills specifically needed for psychiatrists working in countries other than the UK. In addtion to looking at differences in communication and interview styles, there are specific sessions focusing on UK Mental Health legislation and sevices, and how this knowledge particularly impacts on management, in line with the new CASC circuit format.

For more information, please visit the Oxfordpsych Overseas page.

Mock CASC Exams

Oxfordpsych Mock CASC Exams take place at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, twice a year, ten days prior to the real CASC exams. The Mock CASC Exam is a great opportunity to experince what the real CASC exam is like, in the same venue, in the same booths and under the same exam conditions. You will undertake 16 stations individually, interview actors with experience of the real CASC exam and receive written feedback from experienced examiners. The range of stations will match the CASC Blueprint from the Royal College, and will include a circuit of stations in the new circuit format. This will help you feel more equipped and confident and reduce anxiety for the day of your exam, as you will be familiart with the environment, the exam format and know what to expect. 

For more information, please see the Mock CASC page.

Oxfordpsych Online CASC Tutoring

Oxfordpsych Online CASC Tutoring offers an opportunity to fine tune your skills and get personal feedback from experienced consultant psychiatrists and CASC experienced actors. Online CASC tutoring is offered on an individual basis by arrangement, in one-hourly sessions, using a digital audio-video portal, which can record your sessions to improve reflection and thereby enhance your performance.

For more information, please see the Online CASC Tutoring page.

 

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"I found the Mock CASC Exam very useful - it really helped to reduce my anxiety and have an idea of what to expect. I passed the same number of stations as in the real exam, so I think it is a good reflection of the real thing. I would recommend the Mock to everyone." Sheffield 2016