The CSA with Confidence

The most comprehensive CSA resource on the web!

CSA Start Up: intro

the basics about the CSA & planning

The CSA Marking Schedule

first, you need to understand the schedule

CSA frameworks

frameworks to help guide your approach

CSA Study Groups

advice on forming groups

CSA Practice Methods

the different ways to prepare for the CSA

CSA Tools

marking sheets, CSA templates etc

Scripts & Phrases

phrases to help you word what to say

ICE and PSO

ideas-concerns-expectns & psycho-social-occup

The Patient's Narrative

working out "the story"

Decisions, Diag & Red Flags

understanding the theory plus some tips

Explanations

the theory behind good medical explanations

Analogies

analogies are powerful explanation tools

Video Clips - clinical examn

clinical examination videos

Video Clips - explanations

explain common medical conditions easily

Video Clips - full CSA cases

come and see the massive library

Top Tips for CSA

great advice from examiners, trainees and me

RED FLAGS FOR THE CSA

the most popular CSA document around!

Examiners' Feedback

things that cause trainees to pass/fail

Feeling stressed? Nerves?

if you're feeling the pressure & struggling

On the Day of the Exam

last minute checks & things to do

Helping IMGs

to help doctors from abroad with CSA

Things in development…

  1. Telephone Consultations 
  2. Time Management in the CSA 
  3. Special CSA – common difficult areas trainees struggle with
  4. Video Clips – microskills – consultation microskills to focus on 
  5. Why People Fail 
  6. “Unfortunately I failed” – ‘failures lie not in falling down, but not getting up”
  7. Practice CSA cases – some CSA style cases to practise with 
  8. Adding Structure to your CSA consultation – the 4 S’s
  9. Funny CSA – some light hearted stuff to make you smile
  10. CSA for Trainers – how you can help your trainee pass
  11. CSA books and resources – whats currently on the market
  12. CSA courses – courses in the UK to help you pass

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