Applied Knowledge Test (AKT)
This is a multiple choice style exam that tests your knowledge base.
The AKT may be taken during ST2 or later and is available to take three times a year.
The test is a three-hour multiple-choice test of 200 items. It is computer-based and delivered at 150 Pearson VUE professional testing centres (driving test centres) around the UK.
Approximately 80% of question items will be on clinical medicine, 10% on critical appraisal and evidence based clinical practice and 10% on health informatics and administrative issues. All questions will address important issues relating to UK general practice and will focus mainly on higher order problem solving rather than just the simple recall of basic facts.