Next GOLDPERC course 23rd-24th June 2022

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The GOLDPERC organisers would like all candidates to recognise that the situation with COVID-19 remains dynamic.

We intend to hold GOLDPERC 2022 as an in-person course on the Gold Coast, bearing in mind that this may need to be changed at relatively short notice. 


GOLDPERC – a must-attend in any CICM Primary Exam Candidate’s calendar!

GOLDPERC is a carefully designed exam preparation and simulation course - not just another didactic primary lecture series!

GOLDPERC will teach and guide you through the essential topics giving you an edge over others by helping you avoid common pitfalls:

  • The months leading up to the exam - how & what to study
  • The Written SAQs - how to make those ten minutes count!
  • You've got a letter inviting you to a Zoom viva - well done! … Now what?
  • The Viva - how not to fail at the last hurdle!

The Faculty

No other course can boast a faculty as experienced and illustrious as GOLDPERC.

  • The current Chairwoman and Deputy Chairman of the CICM Primary Exam
  • A previous CICM President
  • Our most junior faculty are all CICM Examiners, ICU education fellows or CICM Primary Medal winners

The teaching prowess you will be exposed to is second to none!

The Material

During our two day focused course: using our interactive teaching model, the GOLDPERC faculty will:

  • Optimise your potential
  • Focus your study
  • Magnify your chances of success

We do not just address knowledge gaps

  • We have an expert in performance psychology to help you overcome the obstacles you face that make the challenge that much harder!

The course is designed for those sitting in the upcoming session (August 2022) and the level of knowledge expected reflects this: it will challenge you - but few ever failed from being over-prepared!

If you're sitting at a later date, we suggest you attend the course in 2023.

Next Course

23rd – 24th June 2022

The course is capped at 20 candidates, so register now to prepare yourself to take on the primary examination with confidence.

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.

Alex Nesbitt

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.

Cassie Foote

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.

Kerina Denny

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.

Jack Simpson

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.

Ronan McKeague

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.

Cameron Anderson

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.

Wafira Yusof

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.

Andrew Carr