GP Selection Centre: Common Written Prioritisation Scenarios
Advice & Insight From GP Stage 3 Specialists
The GP Stage 3 Selection Centre Written Prioritisation Task requires you to rank 5 scenarios according to priority, justify your rankings and the actions required as well as reflecting on the task as a whole. This can be extremely challenging given the limited time available, and potential variability in scenarios.
Despite this ‘variability’ in possible scenarios, we have analysed past GP Stage 3 Selection Centre Written Prioritisation Tasks from the last ten years, and noted the following ten key scenario categories which repeat year on year.
Hence, whilst the wording of the scenarios may change, the concepts remain exactly the same making preparing for the Written Prioritisation Exercise considerably easier and far more rewarding.
Medical Emergencies (eg. Anaphylaxis/Chest Pain)
Non-Emergency Medical Presentations (eg. Abdominal Pain/Low Grade Fever)
Personal/Family Matters (eg. Missed Call From Partner)
Colleague Requesting Assistance
TTA Requiring Completion
Patient/Relative Requesting To Speak To A Doctor
Colleague Requesting To Speak To You
Non-Time Pressured Tasks (eg. Arranging Mess Christmas Party)
Given the regular repetition in these scenarios, we would recommend pre-planning justification and action points for each of the 10 common Written Prioritisation Scenarios (and applying these points to the specific scenario details at the Selection Centre). Alternatively, if you are attending a BlackStone Tutors GP Stage 3 Course, we will provide model answers for each of these common scenarios as well as 30+ Past Written Prioritisation Exercises.
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