Essay question – OPAT

OPAT clinic is becoming increasingly important in the current NHS as we are moving towards more community-based care.  It is a must that any trainee preparing for part 2 should learn about OPAT clinic. A potential essay question is – How would you set up an...

Managing outbreak

Managing an outbreak is in the curriculum. Any microbiologist practising in the NHS needs to know how to manage an outbreak. Influenza and norovirus outbreaks are frequent in winter months. We also get to see outbreaks of C difficile, multiresistant Pseudomonas,...

How much time should you give yourself to prepare?

It is difficult to say how long you need as it very much depends upon you – your method and speed of study, whether you are working while preparing for the examination (Non-UK trainees; UK trainees – tough, you will be always working while preparing), whether...

Format of part 2 FRCPath Microbiology examination

The Format of the Part 2 FRCPath was changed in 2017. Please make sure to check the RCPath website before you start preparing for the examination. The examination format now (from RCPath website, accessed 29/4/2019) Exam is closed book.2 days exam: Day 1 – paper...