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The Hammersmith Medicine GP Recruitment Stage 2 Course is run by GPs who who have been through the exam themselves and amassed valuable tips on how to score highly in what is now an extremely competitive selection process. It is held in our modern centre in Kingston, London.


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On this course you will be shown how to approach the different format of questions in both the Clinical Problem Solving and Professional Dilemma papers. We focus on knowledge areas which have proved difficult for past candidates including topics that you may not have thought about for years to maximise your chance of success in this assessment.

There is a timed mock examination for both papers which is sat under timed exam conditions to demonstrate the time pressures you’ll be under on the day. There will then be time spent going through the answers with the experienced tutors.

We have spent a great deal of time researching and writing the Hammersmith Medicine GP Stage 2 course to make sure the tutorials are spent going over topics that will really boost your marks, not just re-covering common topics that you’ll already know a lot about. 

We began offering this course in January 2012. Since then we have received excellent feedback with candidates reporting that the topics we taught came up during the Stage 2 exam and that attending the course made a real difference.

The course is held in our own Health Centre in Kingston upon Thames, London. It is smart, purpose-built, air conditioned, only a 5 minute walk from the rail station and is next door to a car park.


"This course has certainly increased my chances of passing. It has helped condense so much learning into a short time and I have achieved more with you in a day than I could possibly have achieved alone."

"Excellent excellent course – I feel it addressed everything that could come up in the exam."

"This course was amazing! I feel much more confident now. Wish me luck!"

"I would definitely recommend this course. The format is excellent with a perfect balance between the knowledge and situational judgement papers."

"This was an incredibly useful revision course and the handbook looks excellent. Many thanks for your help."


Course Programme

08:30 Registration

Introduction to the GP Stage 2 assessment and how to prepare

09:15 Clinical Problem Solving Tutorial (covering frequently asked questions and focusing on knowledge areas where candidates have scored poorly in previous years)
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dermatology / ENT / Eyes
  • Endocrinology / Metabolic
  • Gastroenterology / Nutrition
  • Infectious disease / Haematology / Immunology / Allergies / Genetics
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Paediatrics
  • Pharmacology / Therapeutics
  • Psychiatry / Neurology
  • Reproductive (male and female)
  • Renal / Urology
  • Respiratory
12:30 Clinical Problem Solving paper mock examination (timed exam)
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Mock examination paper feedback
15:15 Professional Dilemmas tutorial (covering fundamental principles, how to interpret questions and rank answers)
15:30 Professional dilemmas mock examination (timed exam)
16:15 Mock examination paper feedback



Answer questions anonymously!
On our course we provide clickers. You can answer all questions just as in an exam, and you can do so anonymously with a click of a button! Anonymised results are instantly charted and displayed.


Dr Richard Hughes
Richard Hughes graduated from Nottingham University and completed his vocational training on the Chelsea & Westminster


scheme (Riverside) after a successful selection centre experience! He has a broad interest in undergraduate and postgraduate education. He is a clinical methods tutor and current examiner for the Imperial College undergraduate examinations.

He has a particular focus on improving candidate’s examination techniques to improve on-the-day performance with great success steering numerous candidates to achieve their first choice GP rotation over the past three years.

Dr Shivani Tanna
Shivani Tanna is a prize-winning Imperial College London graduate who is currently working in Chelsea, London.


She successfully gained a place on the Chelsea and Westminster (Riverside) GPVTS in London after tuition from Dr Richard Hughes!

She has successfully tutored trainees who gained their first choice rotations through the GP selection centre process.

This highly praised and accomplished medical educator enjoys teaching Imperial College London undergraduates clinical methods, ethics, and professional development. Her academic interests are clinical communication and selection. She has published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Clinical Epidemiology, and BMJ Careers, and presented data at the Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Conference and at the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) Meeting.

We provide clickers. You can answer all questions just as in an exam, and you can do so anonymously with a click of a button!  Anonymised results are instantly charted and displayed.


"A really well organized and focused course – thank you."

"This course really helped me to know the right way to study and prepare for the exam. It covered all of the important topics. I would definitely recommend it."

"A very good and well taught course, focusing on all of the subjects that are challenging or long forgotten."

"I think this course has given me an excellent foundation to build on. Presenters had excellent knowledge."

"An excellent course – so much information!. The situational judgment tutorials and mock examinations were particularly helpful."

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