How to Pass the MRCPsych CASC
Andrew Iles, Rose Woodall, and Flavia Leslie
Andrew Iles was awarded the BMJ Clegg Scholarship in 2003 which gave him the opportunity to undertake a placement in medical journalism in the BMJ offices, London. After graduating with a degree in medicine from the University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2004, he completed his general hospital training in South Wales. He went on to specialise in psychiatry, completing his basic psychiatric training in South Wales and Oxford. After achieving membership to the Royal College of Psychiatrists in June 2008, he chose to sub-specialise in forensic psychiatry. He is currently employed as an ST4 Specialty Training Registrar in forensic psychiatry on the Maudsley Training Scheme at Broadmoor Hospital. Rose Woodall completed her medical training at the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2004. After completion of her house officer year in South Wales she entered the Mid Glamorgan and Powys Psychiatric SHO rotation. She completed basic training in 2008 and gained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists shortly afterwards. She is presently locum consultant at Talygarn Unit, Pontypool, Gwent, where her substantive post is that of speciality/staff grade doctor for North Torfaen. Flavia Leslie is a Consultant in general adult psychiatry for West Berkshire, based at Prospect Park Hospital, Reading. She qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1977, trained as a GP and was a partner in general practice before changing to psychiatry when she joined the Charing Cross registrar rotation, then the Royal London senior registrar rotation. She became a consultant in 1992 for South Oxfordshire and West Berkshire.
She was senior organiser of the MRCPsych clinical examinations at Fair Mile Hospital on numerous occasions, then examined OSCEs (objective structured clinical examinations) several times and most recently the CASC.