To help you prepare for PACES we have made these past scenarios from stations 2, 4 and 5 available to give you an idea of what to expect on the day.
Station 2 and 4 and sample scenarios
Most of these sample scenarios have previously been used in the examination. They are no longer suitable for use in the real exam because they are out of date, too technical, or have been used for a long time previously. The sample scenarios will give you an idea of what happens during the exam at Stations 2 and 4, but please note in the actual examination, candidates only receive the section marked ‘Information for the candidate’.
Sample scenarios for Station 2 (history taking) and Station 4 (communication skills and ethics)
Station 4 examiner guidance examples
This document contains examples of the types of statements found in the examiner guidance section of Station 4 scenarios. They give an indication of what examiners may be looking for candidates to demonstrate in different types of scenarios.
Station 5 sample scenarios
Station 5 scenarios are created by the host centre for real patients. This ensures that the scenarios are a reflection of the everyday practice of candidates. The sample scenarios will give you an idea of what happens during the exam at Station 5. Please note in the actual examination candidates only receive the section marked ‘Information for the candidate’.
Sample scenarios for Station 5 (brief clinical consultations)
|Station 5 sample scenarios|
|Station 5 sample 1|
|Station 5 sample 2|
|Station 5 sample 3|
|Station 5 sample 4|
|Station 5 sample 5|
|Station 5 sample 6|
|Station 5 sample 7|
|Station 5 sample 8|
|Station 5 sample 9|
For more details on how to pass each skill see the advice from examiners.