I attended GoldPERC approx 10 weeks before the primary exam. It was perfectly structured to help me hone my exam technique for the written part and completing a full viva exposed my strengths and weaknesses in a way that was crucial to my practice for the real thing.
Practicing the written under exam conditions as well as a full viva session was by far the best preparation for the real thing. The sessions and exam feedback by actual examiners was invaluable in the last few months of preparation.
Attending GOLDPerc was a crucial part of my exam preparation. The individualised feedbacks I received from both experienced first part examiners and trainees who had recently sat the exam was invaluable. I highly recommend GOLDPerc to all CICM trainees at any stage of exam preparation.
As someone who has recently passed the CICM primary written exam, this exam-focused course is perfect for any CICM trainee or junior ICU doctors preparing for the CICM primary exam.
The practice written examination and VIVA under exam conditions with individualised feedback from first part examiners was invaluable in my preparation for sitting the primary.
The value of actually practicing the test and the viva under exam conditions cannot be understated. Gold PERC is one of the only opportunities for candidates to do this as well as recieved feedback from past examiners.
The course was really organised and the experienced facilitators were really helpful at giving exam tips. The mock VIVA was really good at preparing for the real one. Definitely worth attending.
The course really helped me improve the structure of my written answers over the last few weeks of study. It was very helpful to have examiners give feedback on written and viva questions. Running a full viva was also great.
The Gold PERC training day is held at Gold Coast University Hospital.
The course will run in the GCUH Education building (Block E) in the morning and move to the intensive care unit in the afternoon.