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AKT (Applied Knowledge Test)

    • The AKT is a summative assessment of the knowledge needed to be a GP
    • It is a 200 question test done on a computer over 3 hours
    • There are 3 opportunities to sit this exam every year. Check the dates here
    • It is expensive to sit, so revise well beforehand, ideally at least 2-3 months.
    • The exam covers a huge amount but make sure you specifically revise:
      • childhood immunisation schedule
      • NICE and SIGN Guidelines
      • statistics
      • emergency drug doses
      • drug interactions and side-effects
      • paediatric developmental milestones
      • QOF
    • Read what the RCGP has to say about the AKT here.
    • Online MCQs seem to be a very effective way of approaching revision for this exam, so do lots of them. Make sure you do the RCGP Sample Questions too.
    • You can read detailed reports on previous exams to see what people's areas of weakness tend to be, so that you can focus your revision.

 

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