2014, Paper 2 SAQs

The overall pass rate for the written paper was 75%. The college examiners have made the following comments about this written paper:

"Twelve of the thirty questions had an overall pass rate of less than 50%. Topics covered by questions with a pass rate of less than 30% related to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, SSEPs, management of confusion and fever in a young woman post-partum and management of respiratory failure in a patient with an anastamotic leak post-oesophagectomy"

"Candidates are also reminded to include in their answer only information that is relevant to the question and to make sure their writing is legible. Candidates who failed the written section passed an average of 12/30 questions compared with candidates scoring >50% and gaining an invitation to the oral section, passing an average of 20/30 questions.