I found the CASC videos very helpful; they provided a good overview of the relevant subjects and were very informative with the structure and content of the CASC stations. I didn’t do any extra courses; I read the theory, worked in a good study group, used the casc videos and managed to pass first time. When I got tired reading I just watched a couple of videos. I would definitely recommend the casc videos as a useful resource in any CASC preparation.
The CASC is a challenging exam where the candidate needs to cover a lot of tasks in a clinical situation under strict time pressure in a structured manner whilst building and maintaining a good rapport with patient. Although the books and courses help and give pointers, it is very helpful to watch an experienced clinician tackle the common CASC scenarios, along with rare ones such as how to assess the capacity to make a will, so we can have an idea of what to do when faced with a similar situation. The videos and PDF files helped me with my structure and also taught me ways to phrase some difficult questions. I would definitely recommend the videos for any CASC trainee and sincerely believe they helped me pass the CASC scoring 16/16 stations in my first helped me so much to pass the CASC from the first attempt.
PasstheCASC.com was an invaluable resource to help me prepare for the CASC examination. My revision group used the tutorials to help us understand what we needed to cover in the stations in terms of depth and breadth. In the last few days before the exam I used the videos to help me revise the stations I found more challenging or that I hadn’t already practiced in my group. I also used the videos to help me understand how to structure stations and how to phrase certain questions. Thank you Dr Mishra!
I would recommend these videos for CASC especially for International Medical Graduates. These videos are an ‘eye opener’ as they give an insight into the requirements needed to pass this exam which can be daunting if you are clueless. If you have never seen a Consultant do a complete MSE this can give you an idea and can also help you to see what is achievable in 7 or 10 minutes. I found that the ‘3 Keys’ helped dispel the myths perpetuated by many and encouraged me to be compassionate to myself. The ‘3 Keys’ is a great guide and even provide tips on how to prepare for the exam well in advance. I would also recommend listening to the tutorials which give detailed explanations into each task and also highlight deficits in the videos.
Pass the CASC.com is certainly the best course and has helped me enormously not only preparing for the exam but also to overcome exam related anxiety. It was a full package, videos, teaching and material; all in one! Your one-hour introductory video was extremely helpful to deal with my negative cognitions about myself. In my CASC exam scenarios, I found them a lot easier to perform because I had watched many videos. Also one person performing as a lead for all stations gives you a lot of confidence that you can do it as well no matter whatever situation it might be. Adding Pass the CASC.com (now at the birminghamcourse.co.uk) to one’s preparation really makes a difference.