Sample scenarios

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 They are no longer suitable for use in the real exam because they are out of date, too technical, or have been used for a long time previously.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 2 sample scenarios Station 4 sample scenarios
Station 2 sample 1 Station 4 sample 1
Station 2 sample 2 Station 4 sample 2
Station 2 sample 3 Station 4 sample 3
Station 2 sample 4 Station 4 sample 4
Station 2 sample 5 Station 4 sample 5
Station 2 sample 6 Station 4 sample 6
Station 2 sample 7 Station 4 sample 7
Station 2 sample 8 Station 4 sample 8
Station 2 sample 9 Station 4 sample 9
Station 2 sample 10 Station 4 sample 10
Station 2 sample 11 Station 4 sample 11
Station 2 sample 12 Station 4 sample 12
Station 2 sample 13 Station 4 sample 13
Station 2 sample 14 Station 4 sample 14
Station 2 sample 15 Station 4 sample 15
Station 2 sample 16 Station 4 sample 16
  Station 4 sample 17
  Station 4 sample 18
  Station 4 sample 19
  Station 4 sample 20
  Station 4 sample 21
  Station 4 sample 22
  Station 4 sample 23
  Station 4 sample 24

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
PDF iconStation 5 sample 4
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PDF iconStation 5 sample 8
PDF iconStation 5 sample 9

 

For more details on how to pass each skill see the advice from examiners.