Review of Pastest Stepping Hill PACES Course

December 22, 2007 – 4:56 pm

Review of Pastest Stepping Hill PACES Oct 2004
Duration: 2 Weekends (4 days)
Price: £1350
Overall Rating 4/5
Summary: Excellent

Course Title
Pastest Limited
Location Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport
Date Oct 2004
Duration 4 days
Price £1350
Organisation 5/5
Food 2/5
Literature 3/5
Teaching 4/5
Value for Money 3/5

Course Format

4 days over 2 consecutive weekends close to PACES exam, Small groups of 5
students per case. Lecturers were well drilled and friendly. The course
paid particular attention to communication skills. Good variety of
cases. Different patients on each weekend. Good Emphasis on rheumatic
heart disease. Eyes could have been better taught.


Excellent. Wouldn’t have passed without the course.

Would you recommend this course?


Overall 4/5


  1. 16 Responses to “Review of Pastest Stepping Hill PACES Course”

  2. i will be taking the mrcpi clinical examinatin in june would you recommend a good practical review course.thanks

    By aziz kamali MD on Feb 24, 2008

  3. Aziz,

    I am afraid I didn’t attend a course, I recommend you read through the reviews on this site. After you have been on a course, please feel free to drop me a line with a review of your course.



    By admin on Feb 24, 2008


    By MOHAMMED ABUBAKER on Apr 25, 2009

  5. i am planning to appear for the forthcoming mrcp exam to be conducted on sept 22 ….just started to prepare for it n its kinda scary actually for me…can i get to know the pass mark of this exam and how much r u supposed to score for better results.

    By esther on May 6, 2009

  6. I strongly recommend a course called EXCELPACES conducted in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. It is a 4 days intensive course covering all the 5 PACES station with excellent cases and surrogates with scenarios. All the teachers are current MRCP examiners from various countries including UK, Middle East, SriLanka and India.Candidates are from Middle East, Malaysia and India.Beautiful accomodation and fantastic food. I passed only because I attended this course and it is very cost effective. Visit their website called EXCELPACES. You won’t regret attending this course. Many reviews about this course in internet

    By Dr K.M.Nawas on May 9, 2009

  7. Next EXCELPACES course date 2009 October 1,2,3 and 4. All the best my dear MRCP aspirants

    By Dr K.M.Nawas on May 10, 2009

  8. i want to apply for mrcp part 1

    By asiya mussaddiq on Jun 22, 2009

  9. sir
    thanks for the information. i am planning to take MRCP-PACES exams in nov 2009 Chennai. please recommend me the books for preparation and where i can get the same ? And also where i can get Ryder books ?
    please reply. thanking you
    With regards
    Dr Shivanand.

    By Dr.shivananda on Jul 4, 2009

  10. This blog is an idea to share materials, information and knowledge and I hope you find it useful.

    By dr said on Jul 24, 2009

  11. Pass the PACES course conducting 2 courses just before the Chennai exam Oct 31st to 3rd Nov and 4th Nov to 7th Nov. the course totally revamped with main emphasis on the new station 5 where the max marks are placed. Passing MRCP will not possible without passing the new station 5. our course going to teach how to approach station 5 exclusively. it is tough course with session starting at 8 am and finishing at 8 pm with practical hands on training to every one individually. contrary to other course where pushy candidates has the opportunity and present the cases to examiners here every one assessed individually by the examiners every day. last day only mock exam for every one individually

    By Pass the PACE course on Sep 3, 2009

  12. From what I have heard, station 5 is only as important as other stations.It is a new station and so new for candidates,examiners and course tutors. People who appeared felt that new station 5 is not so difficult.It is also not true that if you do not pass this station, you will fail for PACES. The new marking system is such that the performance in all the stations carry importance and there are different aspects marked seperately in each station.

    By Praveen on Nov 21, 2009

  13. new station 5 carries more than 30% of the whole mark, failing the station of course fail you as a whole. The station 5 can be very tricky with the scenarios. Its all luck. If simple case good but it can be the opposite

    By Dharma on Feb 8, 2010

  14. i have selected in mca and i have back in 4 and 5 sem .i am bca student .i have taken college for mca bt i am confused that if i will fail in back thn i cnt do mca is any method to pass anyhow in mcrp by money.

    By rahul on Jul 12, 2010

  15. Agree with Dharma about Station 5 being so crucial to get right. I attended the PasTest course and the Pass the PACES course and still managed to take 3 attempts to pass. I finally passed having attended a Station 5 Course run by Futures Medical ( Well worth the £380 I paid and they covered skills tested in all Stations but with emphasis on Station 5. I could have saved myself about £1500 if I’d have known about this course earlier!

    By Dhinesh on Aug 8, 2012

  16. hi, could any one let me know if there is a mrcp part 1 training course in abu dhabi?also i wanted a study partner for the upcoming exam om 14 th Jan 2012.
    thank u

    By sanaa on Nov 4, 2013

  17. Past test paces stepping hill hospital 2 days weekend course is waste of money . They only had 2 abdomen patients.imagine just two. No AR case in cardiology . Showed very limited neuro case . Limited neuro courses. Don’t waste 850 pounds for this course . Better to do passpaces it’s 1450 pounds but I have heard they had 80 plus paces cases .

    By Dr Hadeel Bashir on Jun 18, 2016

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