There is no short cut to success and whenever you hit the rock bottom you bounce back higher. Both these facts get reinforced every time you achieve any wonder. Same went with me. I am Alhamdulillah an MRCOG now that was once thought of a distant dream, especially being a non UK candidate.
During this journey of mine, there is an exhaustive list of people who held me up and taught me things that contributed in where I’m standing today. One among those gems is surely Asma Naqi.
Once you look around for the Mentors to guide you through the way to this qualification, Asma Naqi must be among the top notch choices. She is an institution in herself, an emblem of self-directed learning which helps you depend on yourself and is the most advanced way of learning in current age. She will literally wake you up from numbness, helps you reach out for the enlightenment of knowledge and makes sure you do! She makes you asses your own needs, contemplate on them and then look out for the ways to sort them out. She knows exactly which neurons to activate in what situation.
Moreover, I understood the logic of the part 3 exam, demonstration of teamwork and leadership skills, affective expression of knowledge and essence of empathy and above all the art of reflective learning from this torch bearer.
I thank the BeMRCOG team to be a part of my struggle and wish the very best of luck to all those who are still on the way towards their aim. Fight hard and you will surely achieve it sooner than soon.
Becoming a Member of Royal college has been my dream. It has come true today.
BeMRCOG has helped me in understanding the modules of the exam in a better way. I’m indeed very happy to have Dr. Asma guide me in understanding the domains of the exam very well. She has in fact helped me how to look at the exam. I had a study buddy from the group, which really helped me pass the exam in the first attempt.
Thank you Asma and members of BeMRCOG who have helped me through the tough days and accomplish my dream.
I am very happy today after I have passed my MRCPI and MRCOG and I would like to share my experience with BeMRCOG because Dr Asma’s courses are one thing that has helped me in difficult times.
Earlier on I passed MRCPI in first attempt and I feel that I was lucky because I took part in BeMRCOG’s part 2 course also because of which I had all my basic knowledge in place with a very structured approach. From the part 2 course I learned how to approach a patient in a systematic manner and in an easy-to-remember sequence. I also got huge benefit from attending Clinical Governance workshop because that is also incorporated in MRCPI now.
For MRCOG oral assessment, I found BeMRCOG the most informative course that teaches you communication skills in detail. I attended live workshop with Asma that gave me my first idea about new format of the exam. I particularly enjoyed the Clinical Governance workshop because it was a scenario based learning which helped me to know how to apply clinical governance in my daily life.
The WhatsApp group practice was very useful and l felt that group was my family. Asma did big effort in mentoring and training us despite of her very busy schedule. I made many friends there who helped me to pass this difficult exam.
Dr Asma is a very honest person. l will always remember l subscribed to her course before l pass my part 2 exam. That time it was old style OSCE. The exam pattern changed and despite 2 years passed after that she gave me the new style course on my old subscription soon l passed my part 2 exam.
l appreciate your commitment Dr Asma. Thank you very much for your support.
My journey with BeMRCOG started in April 2017. It was the first group I joined. I didn’t know anything about how to prepare for part 3. I started going through e-tutorials and attended the online workshop. E-tutorials helped a lot as the fog started lifting. But I didn’t clear in May 2017, mostly because of my own lack of preparation and lack of understanding the exam.
After that failure, I wanted to quit ,it was at that time Dr Asma Naqi, the wonderful mentor encouraged me to continue. There were so many opportunities to improve our communication skills during group practice sessions, that slowly and gradually I overcame my hesitancy and started participating actively. The constructive feedback by Asma, the gentle nudges in right direction and constant encouragement helped a lot. I started enjoying the sessions and I also attended the clinical governance workshop, which showed us, how things work in UK and I got a scenario on consent in my exam ☺.
Thank you Asma for your constant guidance and help.
Hello All ,
This is Miss Tanuka Das Gupta (convocation yet to attend 😋).
Asma’s course was a gateway for me to enter the NHS system. She knows exactly where we ‘the overseas candidates’ lag behind. She not only looks into your knowledge but your overall performance in terms of reflexes and personality which is extremely important in part 3 MRCOG.
God bless BeMRCOG
‘The best teachers teach from the heart ,not from the book.’
To be able to pass this exam without ever having worked in UK is an achievement by itself and it could not have been possible without Dr Asma who guided me through it all.
It takes time to understand the MRCOG part 3 exam but once you get an idea ,it’s not a difficult exam at all.
Part 3 Be MRCOG tutorials explain everything regarding the exam from the domains to the confidentiality and consent. All the 14 modules are explained separately and thoroughly with examples ..
In my opinion BeMRCOG course is one of the best online course available in recent times. With daily WhatsApp group activities Dr Asma guided us at every step. Her teaching style is unique and can be beautifully explained by the following quote;
‘Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.’
I highly recommend BeMRCOG tutorials which in my opinion is the first step in the right direction.
I feel privileged to be able to write a testimonial for this group which has supported me in such hard times. Today seems such a wonderful day with my dream of MRCOG accomplished.
After clearing my Part 2 in January 2018, and passing through the euphoria, I finally decided to sit for my part 3 in May 2018. However, when I started to prepare I had no clue of how to begin with this final part. I searched online and I came across this online course and its the only e-course I registered then. Perhaps it was the most wise step I took that time.
The two day workshop on 17th and 18th March was an eye opener. It was really helpful to get a clear understanding on what theexam is all about. Though quite exhausting, it was a learning experience I won’t forget for times to come. It was lovely being able to interact with such a wonderful mentor.
Then came the group practices where the learning continued on an all together different level. I also attended the clinical governance workshop. It was such a non-conventional and simplified approach to a subject which gives creeps to non UK candidates.
Unfortunately, in the exams in May, I tasted failure. I still remember the Debriefing Session after that..,and Asma saying that she could see that I have still not come out of it. I recollect her words today, ”To begin with, we have to first unlearn things, then only can we learn things in the correct way”. And within the next couple of days, I shed all my frustration and never looked back since then..
I went through all her e-tutorials word by word. Believe me, whatever is needed for this exam is embedded in them. Every time you read through them, you learn something very new and subtle. The next round of Group Practice started from the scratch. These were the real building blocks since they teach you things no other course tells you. Because it focusses on the attitude and mindset required to clear the exams. There is no other way of learning the concepts of leadership and teamwork better.
I tried to work in the directions given by Asma, and today with the degree in hand, everything seems worth it. Believe me, Asma is a wonderful Mentor. She will tell you on the face, without any sugar coating, where are your weaknesses. We just need to accept it and wipe off that weakness from our mindset and things become much simpler..
Finally , Passed MRCOG in my second attempt. As Asma says, there is a right time for everything. Thank you Asma for your immense contribution in my success. Also met some very interesting friends in the group , learning with whom made this experience much more enjoyable. May God bless you Asma for helping out people like us who were struggling to get things right.
A wonderful person, and an incredible mentor ,that’s what you are Asma.
I am Yin Yin Shwe from Myanmar. I cleared my Part 3 MRCOG in November 2018 in the very 1st attempt.
I joined BeMRCOG in July 2018. BeMRCOG course is the one and only online course I joined on the recommendation of my friend Ei Mon Han who passed in first attempt after attending this course.
I attended 2 days online workshop and the clinical governance workshop. From e-tutorials and workshops, I understood competency of ST5, patient safety and empathy; those 3 things were essential things to pass the exam.
Asma, you always guided us to have empathy and not to go beyond ST5 level in exam even if we work in reality at consultant level. Your voice still echoes in my ears. You not only guided me to pass the exam but also to apply everything I learnt in my daily work.
Thank you very much! Asma. You are a wonderful mentor, leader and motivator.
BEMRCOG has made my MRCOG dream possible in the very first attempt.
I am extremely happy to write this testimonial, never thought I would be doing it. I used to read others testimonial and pep up my self. Maybe today writing this I can help someone’s dream come true.
I joined BEMRCOG in June ‘ 18 and 4 months of being at this platform has transformed me as a person in all walks of life i.e. personal as well as professional. BeMRCOG is the only online course I have done but I took all varieties it offers; the e-course, the part 3 workshop, the clinical governance workshop and the group practice (twice).
Asma’s way of teaching is unique. Don’t expect spoon feeding. Though she is tough outside but very soft inside. She cares & knows about all her students. She gives very valuable critical feedback and it really depends on the person how he or she takes it. But that very feedback is the game changer. Because once you know your faults, loopholes and weaknesses, only then you know where and how to improve.
The e-tutorials are a storehouse of information. Everything you need for this exam, you’ll find it there. Each time you read you’ll find something new. The audio version of the tutorials made it easy for me to keep listening even on the go while whatever I was doing.
To top it all is the WhatsApp group practice. It was an amazing experience!! Though tough and gruelling schedule during work, it has enough of breathers in between. Daily activities help like presenting or giving feedbacks on separate domains improve your communication skills tremendously. With this daily practice, within a short span of time, I was able to incorporate crucial skills like 360 degree view situational awareness, so much so that It has become my reflex behaviour in day to day life.
This group activity introduced me to the idea of reflective practice which I was totally unaware of. There is no spoon feeding, on the contrary, Asma makes you work hard to look for your own pitfalls, so much so that It gets imprinted in your head and you don’t need to revise.
This is why I recommend joining this group practice because it helps you form the reflex behaviour which ultimately comes up naturally under the stress of the exam.
After joining this platform and experiencing a variety of learning experiences, I develop a strong trust for BeMRCOG tutorials and group practice that didn’t feel the need to join any other online course as it met all my needs.
This has been my second family and I have made many lovely friends. Most of all Asma who is a real mentor and true friend.
Thanks for coming into my life.
My MRCOG journey is over Alhumdulillah!
I passed my MRCOG Part 2 in January 2018 and part 3 in November same year in the very 1st attempt. One of the contributors in my success is Dr Asma Naqi. After part 2 I got lost as what to do and where to start. I booked for Dr Asma’s course in July on the recommendation of a friend who passed in first attempt herself and felt benefitted from this course.
I found the e-tutorials very helpful. The understanding of Clinical Governance and work systems in the UK became clear to me through these tutorials. I understood all the modules, the theme of the station and what is my level as ST 5. The tutorials included recorded stations showing how a good candidate should perform so it was also a great help. It provided for me a base and when the base is right you can’t stumble.
So I am very thankful to Dr Asma and the entire team of BeMRCOG for their help and support for reaching my goal and recommend this course.
I started preparing for part 2 MRCOG early this year in the month of February. It was a proud moment for me when I cleared part 2 in my first attempt . The real ordeal started when I got a slot to appear for part 3 at Delhi in November. I was totally lost. Just didn’t know how to go about. I was reading PIL and guidelines randomly. But after enrolling myself in the BeMRCOG e-course, group practice and attending Dr Asma’s workshop, I realised that my preparation must include a new dimension. She taught me where to start and where to end a consultation. And what should be done outside the station and with what mindset one should enter the station. I thank her for helping me in this journey of acquiring MRCOG.
I am extremely thankful to God that I have cleared MRCOG in first attempt.
I did my FCPS in 2014, thereafter I continued my service without any gap. I passed SLE and joined as an senior registrar in KSA, continued my service & study together for MRCOG, it was my dream I am grateful to God that finally I achieved it.
Dear Dr Asma,
Thank you very much for your support, help & encouragement. I have attended some e-courses but I found BEMRCOG course very useful. I started my preparation for MRCOG with Bemrog team lead by you Dr Asma Naqi, no doubt you are really great mentor, I got ideas of domain & modules from you. Really it was very beneficial with your detailed explanations and feedbacks. I have passed in first attempt. I am really grateful to you “A genius Dr. ASMA NAQI”.
I strongly recommend this course. My best wishes always remains with you & your team.
Thank you very much!
Beyond my dream with BeMRCOG
Hello, friends and BeMRCOG family!
I am Dr Wai Phyo from Myanmar. It gives me the immense pleasure to write a testimonial for BeMRCOG course because it will serve as evidence why I joined this platform and how this platform recreated me to become a confident candidate for MRCOG Part 3 exam. I joined this course after I found out that many non-UK based Candidates passed from this group, including one of my friend, Ei Mon Han. And I wished at that time one day I would write a testimonial on BeMRCOG website like many MRCOGs who passed the Part 3 MRCOG examination with the support of BeMRCOG course.
The question that usually arises after passing the Part 2 MRCOG examination is when to give Part 3 ? I personally prefer it be given immediately as the theoretical knowledge is still fresh. So I joined BeMRCOG in November 2017 right after my part 2 exam.
At the beginning of the journey, it was not easy for me who didn’t know what the meaning of domains, module, SBAR, signposting. However, after listening to e-tutorials from this course again and again, I started to realize that e-tutorials are the method of transferring knowledge and are necessary to undertake specific tasks. You know e-tutorials from this course are the building blocks of MRCOG. You have to listen and apply them again and again in your daily work. If not you will be in trouble with our Mentor Asma 😉.
Now I would take the opportunity to tell you about Asma. She is amazing, her voice is sweet, her knowledge is tremendous but if needed, she is very strict in discipline. She is my mentor, friend, elder sister and sometimes I feel like she is a mother of all of us. As being mentor, she encouraged and guided me to change my attitude, way of thinking and speaking. Initially, it was difficult to change my practice and behaviour like other well-knowledged candidates. She wanted us to behave like UK ST 5 trainees, to think as wide as possible. E tutorials can only be completed with Asma. Every single word from Asma is marvellous and useful to learn from her. The way of her teaching techniques is totally different from other online courses. She wanted me to learn the approaching and solving methods not only for exam but also for the rest of my life.
Difficult, right? But trust me you won’t even know when your attitude, behaviour and knowledge started to change little by little, day by day while you are on the BeMRCOG platform. Eventually, all these enhancements will be helpful in your exam. Honestly, I am obsessed with learning in BeMRCOG group activity.
Asma added me in WhatsApp group after I joined BeMRCOG which was 10 months before the exam. So I got chances to learn from other excellent Candidates. And I was lucky enough to be a co- Moderator in the group at one point. That was a huge experience for me and made me popular in the group 😊😊. I learnt from the good and the mistakes from friends and Asma is always ready to correct our mistakes. Her teaching technique is not a spoon feeding technique. She encourages ( sometimes forced us 😉😉) us to identify our needs by ourselves while she was there to support and clarify further concepts. We made small groups do different tasks as modules, competencies, flash cards, team-working, leadership skill and feedback. As time passed, we were bonded with each other and this group became my second family. You know WhatsApp group activity was the most I liked but without Asma and e tutorials, that group will be not be completed.
I also attended two days Online workshop. This was a live session and completely different from any other workshops. Asma’s individual feedback is the essence of this course. After that workshop, I realized that how to perform on the day of the exam.
Honestly, I had no idea how to pass this hard and mysterious exam in very first attempt. That was beyond my dreams. But now you can see I fulfilled my journey with the guidance of Asma and BeMRCOG team. If I can do it, you can also do it. Only you need to follow BeMRCOG instructions.
Thank you, Asma and your team for letting me in this wonderful family. I wish I can see and greet you in person.
Dr Wai Phyo
I met Dr Asma on the journey of MRCOG when I was struggling to pass part 2. I missed part 2 three times by 1-2 marks. My sister Dr Nargis who was Dr Asma ’s student too advised me to join Asma for part 2 as she gives you an orientation on how to study according to exam requirements… and that was it! I cracked part 2 in the immediate next go after Asma’s guidance. Therefore, immediately on the day of the part 2 result, I joined the e-tutorials as once again advised by my dear sister who was Asma’s student… It was something that immediately made the base strong…it gave me a structure of how to go about part 3 preparation as I was totally disoriented. The clinical governance workshop and the 2-day workshop for the part 3 was an icing on the cake to the e tutorials… that helped me understand things like never before.. along with that it also helped me pass MRCPI part 2 in one go simultaneously while preparing for MRCOG Part 3… Asma continuously kept on motivating me with her messages..
And here I am, passed part 3 with only 2 months of preparation and in the 1st attempt …but was confident in my performance because Asma’s voice in e-tutorials kept echoing in my ears. So to be MRCOG, you have to join BeMRCOG.. without which I think the journey of MRCOG is incomplete… Once again thank you to Dr Asma and the entire team of BeMRCOG for helping a dream turn into reality…😊
Hello my friends …
This is to share my experience of MRCOG part 3 exam for all those who are preparing for it. Believe me as Asma rightly says this is an easy exam, you just need to find the key points in each module and that’s it, you got it .
I attended courses before I joined BeMRCOG course and group practice. There I did a few cases, but still I never got an idea of the pattern of work and exam in UK. I was completely lost just 2 months before exams , when one of my friends recommended Asma’s courses.
And when I joined this course, I realized where I was wrong and what I needed to improve. It felt like a teacher with a stick observing all the students silently. I was a bit shy and despite of having gone through all her e-tutorials, I never spoke up in the group practice thinking I would go wrong. Then one day I got a personal message from her asking me to share my problems. I just opened up and shared the issues I was facing. I felt extremely better after having that conversation. Each and every one of us is capable of doing it but there are certain hindrances in life that comes in our way and stop us from improving. It felt like I have an elder sister with whom I can share all my feelings.
She corrected me and she again corrected me, over and over again until I knew what actually was wrong with me. There are a very few teachers who do that; trying to bring out the reason and find a solution when a student is not performing. And I say this proudly to all of you that I was one among those from BeMRCOG, who have passed this exam in first attempt with just 3 weeks preparation .
So dear friends get yourself completely involved for each and every word that comes from her mouth, there is a lot of meaning in it. I am sure you also can do it with a good mentor like her. Flash cards helped me a lot, in the exam I was able to identify the module correctly and talk about it.
Just be yourself, identify your pitfalls and improve on it, this is what you will get to know here at BeMRCOG. Asma in her last talk said, ‘Deal with 14 stations as they are your day to day patients’. and that’ s all I remember before I entered each station.
I am extremely thankful to Allah who has given me an ooportunity to write testimonial for BeMRCOG. There was a time when I used to read testimonials from other students and now writing mine after passing Part 3 in first attempt.
When I cleared part 2 exam, I was totally blank regarding part 3 requirements being a non-UK based candidate. I skipped the immediate exam due to personal commitments, so decided to join some online course meanwhile. Thankfully I chose BeMRCOG.
This course provides you with module-wise e-tutorials which you can listen to at your convenience. Right from the beginning, I got the idea what the exam is about; the five domains and module wise preparation. This strong foundation helped me build further blocks over it. I always took scenario according to the module and honestly speaking Asma is the only person who makes this strong base.
During all my practice Asma’s advice kept on echoing in my mind regarding any scenario which made things easier for me. She always tried to build in us all the qualities which are expected of us during the exam as we are competing with UK candidates. There is no spoon feeding but she will train you in a way that you will unknowingly develop the leadership skills and holistic approach.
BeMRCOG made my dream come true. It’s a tough path but the fruit is beautiful.
Dear Dr Asma,
Thank you very much for your support, help and continuous encouragement. I have attended with you the e-course, group practice and online workshop. Really it was very beneficial with your detailed explanations and feedbacks. I have passed in first attempt with 80% score. I strongly recommend this course and here is my experience with BeMRCOG:
When I passed MRCOG Part 2 in January 2018 I felt totally lost. I started my baby steps with BeMRCOG. I was scared to share my thoughts and talk in the group, so Asma contacted me privately and encouraged me to start speaking.
In the live workshop, she insisted to turn on cameras and I wasn’t understanding why. Now I know that she wants to train us on facial expressions and body language during communications with the patients and colleagues. Communication can be a critical step to failure if you are not trained well on communications.
When you will listen to her recordings in the e-course and group practice, you will know what I mean. When previously I used to read reviews from other people, I used to wonder how they did it. Now I know how, just practice and work on your foundation. Of course I took a lot of other courses which were live and online, but Asma ‘s course was the first step to learn how to go about everything and it laid the right foundation to make the further journey easy.
Thank you very much!
I feel extremely thankful to Allah that today I am writing this testimonial as I always used to idealize those who wrote previous testimonials. Today I will write about my quest towards MRCOG and how I was lucky enough to have joined BEMRCOG which helped me achieve my dream degree.
I did FCPS in Obstetric and Gynaecology in May 2017 but still my journey was not over because since the start of my career I was enthusiastic about being an MRCOG. After passing MRCOG part 2 in September 2017, my journey to the final step began.
This was the start of the next phase where I found myself lost. I tried to gather information from various sources, started the OSCE books and PILS and had an attempt of part 3 in May 2018. But was not successful. Reason was that I didn’t understand the exam.
In that phase of stress and depression I found BeMRCOG. And all of a sudden, it felt like it lighted a candle in a dark corridor and I saw the exam from a completely different perspective.
Dr Asma is a brilliant mentor she inculcated the UK practice into us by giving tasks that generated reflective practice. Her style of teaching is so innovative and excellent that I started to apply her teachings in my daily life.
Her teaching of 14 modules and the importance to understand them was amazing. Her e-tutorials are too good and comprehensive. She took us through practice and made things clear in how to tackle all sorts of different scenarios.
I followed her advise through out and scored 86% marks in OSCE which was a moment of immense happiness for me. I will always be thankful to her for the help and support in making me reach my dream destination. May Allah bless her always.
Thank you so much my mentor!
Dr Rabia Ali Khan
I am Devi Pushparaj from India. I cleared my part 3 MRCOG in September 2018. It was one of the most wonderful moments of my life. I take this opportunity to share my experience through this tough journey with a pleasant and priceless ending.
I gave my part 3 in November 2017 and was not successful. I didn’t have the proper guidance or understanding regarding the exam at that time. It was during the preparation of my second attempt did I come to know about BeMRCOG and Dr Asma. Only then did I get a clear picture of the exam and how to prepare for it. Her e-tutorials were of immense help. The WhatsApp group was a boon I would say. It served as a platform to come out of my inhibitions, practice stations, give feedbacks, learns from own mistakes and others as well, to know in detail about each module and the various themes and also to make good friends. I found a very structured way of approaching the part 3 exam through this course.
Workshop for part 3 preparation is quite different from the routine in a way you learn strategies to tackle any station not just the ones under discussion.
Dr Asma is a wonderful person who connects personally with each and every member of the BeMRCOG family. She is a great mentor and loves to help her family members achieve their goals. I can’t thank her enough for the help and guidance she has bestowed.
So my dear friends, with the right course, guidance and good amount of structured practice with your study buddy, MRCOG is well within our reach, especially for overseas candidates.
All the best.
It gives me immense pleasure to write a testimonial for BeMRCOG part 3 course. The aim is to help you understand about this platform and how you can gain the maximum benefit from this which will ease your journey of MRCOG like it did for me.
There are many online courses available for Part 3. I did not take any other than BeMRCOG.
BeMRCOG part 3 course comprises of different components which are designed by Dr Asma Naqi especially keeping in need for overseas candidates. Part 3 requires certain skills, competencies & attitudes which need time to develop. Being on this course is a simulated distant learning program which is very structured under her direct supervision. I was lucky to be on this platform since my part 2 exam preparation, which provided me enough time to develop subconscious attitudes & behaviours required for this exam.
Now I’ll write about the different components of this and how it helped me to get through this exam.
E-Tutorials: This is the basic component of this course. The course subscription is one year (unlike other courses) which is enough time to prepare for the exam.
It starts from very basics covering all the 14 modules, domains & consultation model in a very structured way. It’s important to follow them in a sequence to make sense. It’s audio-visual and can be accessed at the comfort of your home at a time suitable to you.
It is a comprehensive guide but it’s important to do the hard work yourself. I made my notes & templates with the help of these tutorials alongside other books for each module.
It has a very important section on clinical governance which covers almost all the points needed for this exam. (Optionally, you can attend Clinical Governance online workshop from beMRCOG as well to help you understand the UK systems. I attended this workshop during my part 2 preparation).
Sample stations are helpful to know how to perform in a particular module. It helped me pick up appropriate words, sentences & tone of voice.
If you follow the e-tutorials systematically, they are enough to understand all the required components of this exam. You do need to look into other study resources as well, but it provides you with a path & guidance which you can follow as suitable to your own needs. The rest is your own efforts and practise 🙂
2-days Live Workshop:
This is one of the essential components of the course covering all 14 modules.
It simulates the real exam situation with 2 minutes reading time & 10 minutes of performance.
It requires you to go through the e-tutorials at-least once to get the maximum benefit.
You get to attend a high-quality workshop interacting with candidates from all over the world. Asma’s valuable individual feedback is the essence of this workshop. You might be disheartened, but honest & realistic feedback is very important if you want to be successful and improve yourself. I learned a lot from other candidates’ performances and their feedbacks as well.
This is one of my personal favourite component of this course which I enjoyed the most (even though my own performance was pathetic 😉
WhatsApp Study Group:
It was one of the complementary/voluntary components of the course when I subscribed (now there is some change in policy to assure the quality of this practice). It is a great platform for group practice. It is moderated in a very structured way of practising which is based on e-tutorials and modules. It’s a great way to interact with others and learn from each other. Even though I could not be very active but being in the group clarified a lot of concepts like modules, themes, competencies, flash cards, team-working, leadership skills, choice of words, appropriate sentences and situational awareness (to name a few). I used to listen to each and every audio which let me keep in touch with the exam preparation even on tougher days. All the learning is group effort which is helpful to everyone but participating in the group helps your own learning the most. Tasks are allocated to different people & each task has a purpose behind it.
I am aware that there are many other active groups which let you do group effort but the difference in BeMRCOG WhatsApp part 3 study group is Dr Asma’s unique moderation, strict discipline, quality assurance and her valuable detailed feedbacks which you will not find anywhere else.
This course is CPD accredited which are internationally recognised
You have direct access to your mentor 24/7 who is just a text away.
Helpdesk is very efficient in solving the queries. I can say it very confidently as I have been a subscriber for more than two years
There is also an option of 1-1 sessions. I did not take any.
My experience with BeMRCOG family has been great. I wish and hope to see it expand more.
Dr Rubab Khalid
Hello, I am Meenu from India. I passed the part 2 exam in Jan 2018. I began my preparation for Part 3 exam with a lot of negative comments that as a non-UK based candidate, it is not possible to pass Part 3 exam in the first attempt. Adding to that I did not have a regular study partner which everyone kept saying is a must for this exam.
There is a wealth of information and reading material on the internet and social groups for this exam. Having collected them, I was only left more intimidated and confused by the sheer volume and complexity of it all. I was totally losing the plot in preparation. That was when I discovered BeMRCOG and enrolled on the course.
After my introductory session with Asma and going through her tutorials on the website, I realised that what is actually required is, in fact, an understanding of the needs of the exam first and then to understand each core module next. And there are just 14 of them, which is an achievable target. And Asma’s tutorials explain them so nicely.
I joined the group practice pretty late. But within the short span of time, I was able to make a lot of friends. And Asma’s style is unique. Nothing is spoon-fed. Asma will show the right way to prepare. It’s up to each individual to do the actual preparation. And she hammered in habits and thought processes that can make or break the exam.
Communication tools, Feedback, patient safety, teamwork and leadership all unknowingly became a part of my daily routine. The 2-day workshop was hectic. But Asma is so observant and picks up on every word you utter and the feedback was invaluable. This workshop is not the regular circuit practice like you find in other courses. It is a completely different experience and individual attention is paid to each person with the focus again on the module as a whole and not just the task at hand.
This course helped me fill up my gaps in understanding UK practice. Asma also made tough subjects for non-UK candidates like Clinical governance more easy to understand by giving practical examples. Her workshop gave a lot of clarity on complex topics like consent, confidentiality, work-place behaviour, risk management. I was able to handle these issues in the exam confidently because of this course.
I finally stand here having achieved my dream of “becoming” MRCOG. And a big, big thanks to Asma and BeMRCOG team for helping me live this dream. All I would like to say is that it is possible to pass this exam in the first attempt. Thank you, Asma for showing the way.
I dreamt of passing MRCOG some 3 yrs ago, but very soon met the reality check when I failed my first attempt for part 2. I realised it requires more hard work than I expected.
Then I came to know about Dr. Asma’s workshop through some friends which I found very motivating and I subscribed her online course for part 2. I made my own notes as per her guidance but I failed again. This was the time when I was really upset. Zillions of thanks to Dr Asma that she remained in contact with me in this time of despair. She re-motivated me and I restarted. This time she analyzed my notes critically and guided me how to modify them. She helped me throughout this period in making algorithms of y notes.
When I completed my notes, we started revision and she guided me how to do revisions of the topics in an effective way. Believe me, these algorithms making was the most fruitful thing for me, because it not only made my topics short and to the point, but also helped me during revisions. Dr Asma remained in touch throughout the months of my preparation. As far as I know she is the only mentor of her kind, who will give her advices and direction until you pass exam.
I found her very strict and critical in giving comments about my preparations, so much so, that sometimes I felt reluctant of reporting her back about my progress. However, today I feel that this strict check really helped me pass this difficult exam.
I liked her method of revisions because she sets the standards of hard work too high that you are compelled to burn midnight oil. Another good thing about her is that she gives individual attention to all the candidates according to his or her particular progress towards exam preparation.
The day I received my result, I prayed a lot for Dr. Asma because it was not possible for me to accomplish this success without her stewardship. Now I’m heading towards part 3 with full trust in her team and I am sure that with their help I can fulfil my dream, InshaAllah.
Hi I am Sirisha. Happy to share with you that I passed MRCOG part 3 examination. It took me 3 attempts. 1st attempt I was unprepared but I did put every possible effort in my 2nd attempt but still couldn’t perform well.
Then I joined BeMRCOG. In the debriefing session, I told Asma that I worked very hard but still failed. She said that I didn’t understand the exam. I felt weird on this feedback as I lost with only 2 scores. But still I wanted to try in the new way, as my way of preparation obviously did not work.
There onwards, I strictly followed Asma’s tutorials, participated in group study, took criticism positively and subsequently got good score this time.
BeMRCOG is a long, but complete course. Asma facilitates learning by assigning tasks. The preparation style was all new to me. Everything that happens in the practice group is exam-oriented. Team work, leadership, feedback, reflection and UK system became a part of my routine practice. Each day I was preparing for the exam even while going through a regular day. Additionally, I was practicing as many stations as possible.
On the day of exam, I was very stressed. I had palpitations night before and couldn’t sleep. I still performed well, because I had already developed a sort of automatic reflex that met exam standards.
There are many courses available for MRCOG Part 3 preparation. Every course is useful. but I benefited more from BeMRCOG. Many thanks to Asma. I will remember her whenever I see ‘MRCOG’ beside my name.
2 years ago, when I started into my journey of MRCOG, it was all hazy and full of uncertainties. The only solution in front me was to take it as a challenge and keep going towards the destination.
My journey with BeMRCOG started when I came across a workshop on Clinical Governance. It turned out to be the first ray of light to show me path in my struggle, opening new doors and giving me an insight into the uk systems and what the exam revolves around. With the passing time, my relationship with BeMRCOG family grew stronger. I passed part 2 and soon after the euphoria was gone, I started to feel palpitations thinking about part 3. I felt it was unachievable and so far off for me.
I was confused between many courses and Books. Finally I reached out to Asma once again for guidance and advise; and today I can say with confidence that joining this online course for part 3 was the best decision I made at that time.
BeMRCOG course formed the strong foundation to buid on further. We started off with small and general tasks that were not only achievable but helped me to overcome my fear of expressing myself in front of other people. As we progressed in practice, I noticed refinement in my performance day by day. Commitment and discipline were the first lessons we learnt. It was such a beautiful combination of group activity and independent practice. There were times we worked as a part of a team, and at other times we got leadership roles. I felt myself growing in communication ,confidence and expression.
And today. I am very happy to pass part 3 in the first attempt. BeMRCOG was not only a base to achieve success in MRCOG, but it also turned out to be a journey of self-discovery. I don’t recall Asma teaching us medical knowledge available in books and guidelines, instead she encouraged us to think logically, come up with new ideas and solutions and be self-sufficient. By grooming this ability in us, she prepared us to deal with any situation.
Finally, BeMRCOG not only taught me how to pass an exam, but also how to be a better human and be more useful, sensitive towards others, compassionate and honest clinician in my day to day life.
I am so proud to be a part of BeMRCOG family. Thank you and Best wishes.
Today I ‘ll take the opportunity to say thanks to Dr Asma Naqi and BeMRCOG team after passing MRCOG .
When I started this journey it was not easy and I did not have idea how to start. But after going through e-tutorials and with Asma’s guidance my concepts totally changed. The way she guides and gives feedback is amazing that no one else does really. I never looked at MRCOG in terms of themes, flash cards and much more hard work. She does not spoon-feed, instead she works to modify the way you think, which eventually helps you to reach your goal.
I was in the WhatsApp group, but I didn’t participate actively due to busy routines. Also, in the beginning I didn’t have much idea of how to practice, but with the time when I heard recordings of friends in the group and Asma’s feedback on each task individually trust me it totally changed my concept of the exam and I started getting things clear in my mind.
It’s a marvellous platform and Asma as a mentor and as a human is an excellent person in herself . The course subscription is for 1 year that it gives to chance for a long time to go through tutorials as well as group activities. There is no burden to pay again and again, and most people do pass during this time period. So, it very cost effective with a one-off fee for so much to get.
I will say thanks again to Asma Naqi, her wonderful team that is always eager to help whenever u ask them.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Asma and her team for the expert guidance.
How much I wish that I knew about BeMRCOG earlier. Every word from Asma is a golden word and the most practical advice not only for the exam but also for so many lessons in day to day life. I still remember when I told her after joining BeMRCOG that despite of practising very hard in my first attempt, I failed. She told me that what you practise (the quality) matters, not how much (the quantity) you practice….and that was it! From that point onwards, following her tutorials and being involved in the WhatsApp group made me confident for the exam and I cleared it!
Asma also makes sure she bring behavioural changes towards our real life patients which is not only helpful for exam, but teaches us the correct ethos. My main tip from my experience with BeMRCOG would be to follow each and every advice seriously, and listen all the tutorials carefully, they would help to prepare you very well for the exam. The live workshop is an added bonus!!
Once again, thanks a lot to the whole team and I wish you keep helping everyone to achieve their dreams.
Thank you very much for helping me to get through this different exam, Part 3, in March 2018.
The beauty of this course is the continuity and persistence that keep us ‘on’ in OSCE mode through out day and night. E-tutorials along with WhatsApp group practice changed my entire concept of learning. And then we proceeded to live workshop. My performance in the workshop was not good and Asma marked me ‘fail’…It was a difficult day for me. But she picked the problem and I remember her words ‘If you would’ve read the scenario and utilized the 2 minutes properly, you would have done very well’. From that time onwards, I stopped everything and started to focus on utilizing the 2 minutes for as many stations as I could found.
The aim of sharing this incidence is that correct guidance is very important for this exam. Someone should guide you , interrupt you , appreciate you – correctly throughout.
For Asma , as an educator your title (mentor) justifies all aspects of education. Initially it was difficult for me to cope up with the intense group practice, where you were playing a very strong leadership role behind the scenes. I again express my sincere thanks and best regards for all team, BMRCOG.
Today my dream came true. Being an MRCOG is indeed the greatest achievement, best feeling and the most proud moment so far in my life!!!! It was never possible without Dr. Asma’s valuable guidance and the whole BeMRCOG family.
I booked this course half-heartedly and never took it seriously, until I badly crashed in the first attempt of MRCOG Part 3. I was heart-broken and shattered as it was my first ever failure in life. Then we had a debriefing with Dr. Asma. It was very traumatic for that time. But later on, I started to think over and over about Asma’s feedback and advice and I still remember her words, “First you have to unlearn the wrong things and then learn what’s actually required”. I thought over it again and again, and I did a very critical analysis of myself after the debriefing and then started probing what’s missing and jotted down all my shortcomings.
After coming out from that traumatic event, I started learning all over again, afresh with a new view to the modules in e-tutorials from a different perspective as guided by Asma. Believe me she has very nicely compiled/organized the whole vast syllabus in a nut shell . I must say that it’s a hidden treasure, every time you read it you will get to learn newer things.
Asma possesses a very unique and full of energy style of teaching, it enables you to discover your own hidden potentials and discourages blind copying others. If you follow her course seriously, with one year subscription and instructions you un knowingly develop skills and techniques to successfully pass the exam.
A complimentary Whatsapp group created by Asma helped me a lot, as she not only gives different tasks in the group but pay individual attention to everyone in the group by giving her valuable feedback which are the pearls of wisdom. Though some members in the group thought that the exercise given in the group was a waste of time, but trust me her valuable advice really helped me in rectifying my mistakes, as well as, boosting the confidence in myself – I knew clearly what I did good and what are the areas that need more practice. I have never seen such an enthusiastic mentor in organizing specialized activity in such a large group. Whatever task was given had a purpose behind it, therefore, I suggest all the members to actively participate in the group practice tasks. This is indeed a great opportunity to start believing in yourself , and that is what exactly is required for this exam.
Although, I took only one session of 1-1 practice with Asma, but that one hour sitting really helped me a lot in rectifying how to cover all domains in an effective and efficient manner and uncover my hidden potential.
I will forever be very grateful to Asma, for being so caring, dedicated and concerned about our preparation; She’s really a gem of person.
As a closing note, I would like to add that Asma is as strict as a teacher should be, which I realize has helped me to stay on track, practice in right direction and avoid unnecessary reading; but at the same time she is super kind like a mother. God bless you always!
I am extremely grateful to be able to write this testimonial for BeMRCOG as that means I was able to successfully clear my Part 3 MRCOG in May 2018. I did my training in the Middle East and I am working in the same hospital currently. So, for me, to decide to do the MRCOG exams was not an easy choice being a non-UK candidate. But that did not stop me from clearing all 3 parts of the exam in the first attempt. And that is because I had the right guidance.
I joined BeMRCOG in Nov 2017 partly because it’s an online platform that allowed me to be in the comfort of my home, partly because the material was open for 1 year which is not provided by any other course, and partly because of extremely good reviews unanimously given by everybody about Dr Asma Naqi and this course. I realize now that this was most pivotal and important decision I made that not only helped me clear the clinical exam in a single shot, but also become a better doctor and a better person. I was successful without having to attend any other course or UK circuit practice.
Let me take this chance to thank:
Dr Asma Naqi-
for being a mentor, guide, friend, role model, for being the brains behind the most effective practice program; that helped a stranger shy introvert like me, open up and find the strength to speak freely and without fear, for all the out of hours unofficial sessions of encouragement and for always just being a phone call or text message away, for meeting me in person before the exam that helped with my stress management.
The team of BeMRCOG-
for an running excellent website, for always being readily available when needed and for running all the online meetings smoothly and with minimal glitches… You guys are amazing.
My BeMRCOG WhatsApp group-
Dr Asma added me to this group when I joined in Nov 2017, and I didn’t know that these people would become my lifeline. We have shared all our joys, miseries, faults, and excellence with each other, forming a bond like no other. I owe my success to the time spent in the activities of this group. They helped me realize my potentials and my mistakes.
BeMRCOG helped me understand what was needed in the part 3 exam and provided the guiding light needed for me to pass the exam. During the 6 months that I was part of this family, I developed subtle changes to my practice and behaviour that I didn’t even realize that I had picked up. Even though I didn’t notice it, the examiners must have noticed this in the exam and this was enough for me to pass.
Once again, forever grateful to Dr Asma and this course. May the Almighty shower his choicest blessings on BeMRCOG.
Dr Fathima Minisha
I passed MRCOG part 2 exam in January 2018…..Words are powerless to express my gratitude for Dr Asma …She has helped me tremendously…I highly recommend BeMRCOG tutorials ….MRCOG is no doubt a tricky exam but with the right guidance it can be achieved .
A good teacher is like a candle…it consumes itself to light the way for others
Thank you Dr Asma …best wishes always 😊
I passed MRCOG part 2 exam in Jan 2018. I cannot express my gratitude for Dr. Asma Naqi in words. Being non UK candidate I didn’t know many basic things about practice in UK. Previous failed attempt further added to my frustration.
Dr. Asma methodically dissected my weak points and guided me in the right direction. She specifically instructed how to make notes, corrected them multiple times till she felt satisfied. I think that exercise made all the difference in the end.
She was there at each step. When we felt low she had the kind encouraging words, but the strict ones if necessary too. I will be forever grateful.
I wish to thank the whole BeMRCOG team for making it possible.
Here is my story.
MRCOG Part 2 is a tough exam because it not only tests your knowledge, but also its clinical application.
As I have no experience of working in the UK, so naturally my knowledge was limited to books or colleagues. So when I was preparing for this exam I always felt that I need some guidance regarding UK systems.
During my search, I came across BeMRCOG and attended a 3 days workshop conducted by BeMRCOG. I was surprised to discover that the only change I needed was the pattern of study itself. Then, I subscribed for the part 2 e-course. I was expecting like other courses to get some ready to eat all cooked stuff, but Dr Asma Naqi encouraged me to do a structured study by going through modules and making my own notes.
Trust me once I made my own notes , all confusion started settling and my concepts became strong enough that Alhamdulilah I cleared my written exam right away.
I am grateful to Dr Asma for her guidance and support and her Help desk team too. I would recommend BeMRCOG e-course and live workshops to all who want to clear this exam so you can achieve your dreams like I did.
Dr Shazia Tariq
I am Dr Ei Mon Han from Mandalay, Myanmar and I am working as specialist register in my local hospital.
I cleared my MRCOG part 2 exam in September 2016. When I started to prepare for my Part 3 exam, it was exactly 6 month before the exam. I started my preparation with uncertinity and difficulties, because I couldn’t attend any RCOG courses due to my personal limitations. So, I googled available online courses, and discovered the Clinical Governance (CG) Workshop run by BeMRCOG.
It captured my interest as we are from non-UK region and lack knowledge of UK systems, which is a huge barrier to understand exam requirements. It was also my first time experience to an online course and to be honest, I was not sure in the beginning of the course, however, received warm greetings and great support from Gary and the helpdesk team and I felt more comfortable.
What I want to point out here is the way Dr Asma teaches different aspects and issue of CG. She made us learn the UK system based on the problem solving and case approach. She also points out the exam approach of CG issue. Time Punctuality is the another point what I admired very much. Although one day course was finished, she allowed access to online tutorials and materials of CG and clarified our queries. That one day course is invaluable for non-UK based trainees, especially for me.
Then, I decided to attend Part 3 clinical course which I found very different to other online courses. Different modules and study group formed an invaluable support for my preparation of Part 3 exam. Here, Dr Asma used very unique style of teaching. She never teaches in spoon feeding manner, instead she helps us to develop our own style of learning and problem solving. In addition to that she always try to fill the gap of everyone individually to meet their needs. For me, as I have a problem with fluency in English language, she continuously encouraged me to speak, record and put up in study group where she gave individual feedback to each and everyone.
Another problem which I faced during exam and found difficulty with is that 2 min is very limited for me to read question and make idea before entering the exam room. When I ask Dr Asma how to overcome this problem, she gave me the answer to clarify module and theme of the question. I used that tip in each and every station in the exam room.
Like everyone else, I also thought that MRCOG is very difficult. However, BeMRCOG Course made my study smooth and made my dream come through by helping me pass in the FIRST ATTEMPT and without any courses in UK or at RCOG.
Thank you Dr Asma and your team for this wonderful experience!
Alhamdolillah by the grace of Allah, I have accomplished this journey that seemed impossible for me. Some people learn quickly and some late .. I was from 2nd group but important thing is to not quit and keep it up. Each word that is taught here counts, I have gathered pearls from this course that were taught no where else.
I strongly believe if I can do it, each and everyone of you can do it !
Asma knows I wasn’t able to even talk in the beginning, but continued hard work and practise what is taught to you as many times as you can, especially with the keys you are making. I did as Nargis did … little more push … Insha’Allah that day will be soon there for you too.. thanks
I am Dr Ameena Shahbazker, from Pakistan, also working and practising in Pakistan. So, MRCOG was difficult to understand initially because our practise here is quite different from what we are expected for this exam .
It took a lot of hardwork , perseverance and patience , but nothing is impossible .
Dr Asma Naqi and her course were with me since day one; motivating , inspiring , guiding , and cultivating hard work in me .
I have learnt that there is no short cut for hard work . Asma cultivated hard work ,structured thinking , and the essence of a consultation in me. She was always there despite of her very busy routine. She made me feet that we were in her thoughts always. She is a great mentor. Despite of all our efforts to be spoon fed, she never gave up on us. The best thing about this exam and Asma’s mentoring is that I have come out to be a changed better person and a better doctor for my patients. I am really grateful for that !
So don’t just study for the sake of exam , apply it in your daily life and be MRCOG ! Every day!
To get the most out of her course, read all her tutorials and listen to them. You may not understand anything at first but believe me as you practise and then refer back to each tutorial again and again, you will feel that the clouds are disappearing and the sun is shinning bright in the sky. You will be able to see everything so clearly then, just as what is expected out of you in this exam . Asma has left no stone upturned in her course , it’s all whatever is required is all there.
I would really suggest everyone that after practising every module, just go back and listen to her audios and read her tutorial, every time . Yes EVERY TIME! That’s what has worked for me , and every time I picked up some thing new.
Make your own notes flashcards and practise, practise, practise in your clinics , in your home , everywhere.
Inculcate the habit of justifying using evidence for every thing you are saying , and doing , be it a viva or a patient station . Remember to tell WHY? That’s the key !
Best of luck!
Greeting from Myanmar!
I was very surprised that I cleared MRCOG part 3 in FIRST attempt. This could not be done without your guidance and support. I really appreciate the way you teach, the whole systematic approach and your team. You helped us to develop self-learning and own style of solving the problem. When I was sitting in the exam room and facing the problem, I thought of you and used the tips you gave us.
Thank you so much my great mentor. If I get chance to come to UK, I will definitely come and greet you Asma.
I passed MRCOG part 2 in September 2017 from India and November 2017 was my 1st “attempt” for part 3.
I am using the word “Attempt” because I went through several problems in my family and I heard that it was not possible to pass part 3 in one attempt by overseas candidates.
I subscribed BEMRCOG because I was not able to get seat in any other course in the UK before the exam. But the preparatory workshop simply changed my mind. I learned the orientation, choice of words and the non verbal language.
The 2 day workshop was hectic but it was worthy in all aspects. The constructive criticism was really helpful. One station was really very much helpful in actual exam was “explanation of post mortem Examination”. I simply repeated the words said by Dr Asma in the practice.
Actually it was only after the course, I decided to go for “exam”, rather than the “attempt”. And I passed the exam in 1st attempt.
I really have no words to express my gratitude for BeMRCOG.
I would like thank Dr. Asma Naqi for her unique style of teaching during attending my 3 days webinar course for MRCOG part 2 that helped me pass the exam. I recently attended MRCOG part 3 live online workshop.
It was an awesome experience which helped me a lot to understand my deficiencies & how to overcome them.
I strongly recommend this course for those who are struggling for MRCOG.
I am Dr Humera Mumtaz working in Saudi Arabia and passed my MRCOG part 2 in sept 2017.
Passing this exam as a non-U.K based doctor wouldn’t have been possible without support and guidance from Dr, Asma Naqi and the BeMRCOG Team.
Her courses helped me a lot in understanding the UK health system and the vital role of clinical Governance principles in it. She has a unique way of mentoring and her systematic approach taught me the right way to tackle the exam questions. She possesses the art of making you see things beyond the surface and through the depth.
Her team is also very efficient and supportive.
I highly recommend her courses to all those struggling to pass MRCOG .
Familiarise yourself with the latest technology and internet (very important). Almost all of us have Smartphones & Tablets these days. Just explore their positive potentials. It’s always worth investing in latest gadgets and data plans. This is the ONLY way to remain updated in knowledge, because things change very rapidly and its our own responsibility to keep up with the pace. No one else can do it all for us.
• Understand the exam well. Go through the Part 2 section on RCOG website thoroughly, especially the modules and know what you are expected to be asked in the exam. Understand it’s a UK-based exam and you need to prepare according to their standards.
• Gather UPDATED essential reading material and ORGANIZE it in a way that it’s accessible to you whenever required. It may require some online subscriptions. It’s better to spend some money rather than looking for free material.
• Allocate adequate study time. It depends on your own personal & professional circumstances and keeping some extra time for unforeseen situations.
Next comes the courses… a BIG question
There are many available and honestly I have attended a variety of courses. Each and every course has its own agendas and focuses. No course can guarantee success. You are free to make your choice but choose according to your personal needs. By the end of the day, you will have to do the hard-work.
What you need for success in this exam is deep understanding of Ob/Gyn, continuous hard work and serious commitment. It all comes from inside and self-motivation. Success is the product of all what you have been in your professional & personal life for many years.
As far as my own personal experience, WE are already on one of the BEST online courses with the best mentor Dr. Asma Naqi here at BeMRCOG.
WHY DO I GRADE IT AS THE BEST COURSE?
1. It provides you EVERYTHING you need all in one place (study material, road map, guidance, continuous professional and personal support).
2. The course is according to the RCOG curriculum and modules.
3. CPD accredited (I used these credits for my Saudi license).
4. Audiovisual tutorials and ease of access anytime anywhere (I used to listen to these tutorials while doing house chores ;), ***a big plus point to add for time management).
5. You always have direct access to your mentor, all you need is to text Asma and discuss whatever you wish, study related or even personal stuff.
6. This course helps to develop your thought process & deep understanding of the subject which is the essence of this exam
7. It is conducted by a mentor who is working in the UK and has worked outside UK, therefore understands the needs of international students. Who else can guide you better about the systems in the UK? (Main point for overseas candidates like myself).
8. Even if you are unsuccessful, there is another unique feature of BeMRCOG – The Debriefing Session, which no other courses offer. No one gets back to you and check how are you coping with the failure and what needs to be done to improve future outcome.
(Here I would like to share my personal experience. When I failed my second attempt, I was very disappointed. Every other course was celebrating the success and no one even bothered to think about the unsuccessful candidates. But it was Asma who called in a debriefing meeting, free of cost and provided valuable support which was the most needed thing at that difficult time. But it’s important that you don’t blame anyone & accept the responsibility of your failure. Be receptive to identify your deficiency, take criticism and be willing to modify your approach accordingly to avoid repeated failure.)
9. “Doctors in Difficulty” section is also unique and very professional. You can seek help for your non-academic difficulties right from the comfort of your home and with complete confidentiality.
I want to highlight a very important point here; The course and the mentor is available, but it all depends on YOU and only YOU that how to use this facility and make the best out of it. I always got a prompt response from Asma & Helpdesk whenever I needed them. BeMRCOG is worth each and every penny.
**I didn’t find ALL these features on any other course all in one place and this is the reason that I grade this as the best online course.
I will now write some more important points which can be helpful to gain the most out of this unique platform based on my own experience. While going through BeMRCOG course, I followed this myself and sharing with you here:
BeMRCOG Induction Modules:
Follow the induction modules advise (honestly and religiously). It can change your whole approach to the exam, study pattern and even your clinical practice. It will make a real difference.
Brainstorming & Modules:
Don’t miss the brainstorming questions. Do the modules in a sequence to make a complete understanding of the topic. If you find anything missing just add your points. No course can cover the whole RCOG curriculum as it is very vast, and no one can instantly update material as it is very fast pace of new updates and guidelines.
Webinars and Workshops:
Don’t miss any of the online webinars AND do take them seriously with intention of learning. You get the most up-to-date and practical information from these online events at BeMRCOG. It’s a great opportunity to interact with others from all over the world and you will not feel lonely in this journey. I have attended ALL the webinars conducted by Asma, sitting at my home (what more can you ask for?). BeMRCOG uses one of the best softwares to conduct these online workshops with minimal technical issues.
Make NOTES for last minute revision and try to keep them as short as possible but must contain all important points. Keep adding if you come across new points. Make them in a format you are most comfortable with & ensure they are available to you anytime for example if you prefer paper notes you can keep a photo in your mobile and revise on the go.(Your notes can help only YOU and no one else)
SBAs need basic theoretical knowledge. It’s the single best answer but sometimes the best answer is not in the question then go for the 2nd best :). Practice as much as you can, but use the latest and authentic books & resources. Keep in mind some books do have errors. If you have doubts just look into the original source.
EMQs are a very tricky and scary part of the exam for all of us (including me). They usually test the clinical and practical management. I think it’s only possible with MENTAL flowcharts. Focus on each and every word of question and read very very carefully. Understand what is being asked. Sometimes there is the same answer for two questions. Don’t hesitate to mark the same answer (you have 50% chance of getting it right). Practice, Practice & practice. Many books & online resources are available but follow the latest ones & with authentic references.
BeMRCOG Website has a great question bank of SBAs & EMQs according to each topic.
Exam recalls are important BUT not the only thing. Almost always they are incomplete and poor. Use them to have the idea what to expect in exam. Try solving them yourself and it will help you in your thought process. Real exam gives a complete scenario and much easier to solve (if you know the topic well).
There is no hard and fast rule that you should read 3 or 5 years. It depends on the importance of the topic and level of evidence. Best way is to find out whether there is any TOG about a particular topic and then analyse its relevance to our level of exam.
Time management is extremely important during preparation, revision & exam. Make the best use of your time as I mentioned above (listening to tutorials while doing house chores of course through bluetooth wireless earphones :). Don’t miss out on the activities you enjoy because it helps you to focus better.
During exam just relax and learn to overcome anxiety if you find some difficult questions. No one can know the whole paper and no need to waste time overthinking on things which you will not know (even after passing the exam).
• Don’t miss any topic in the curriculum. Keep an eye on RCOG website. Do have some idea about each topic so your wild guess won’t be too wild in exam 🙂
• Keep things simple. Sometimes during preparation we focus too much on complicated things and straight forward questions are missed.
This is my experience of MRCOG part 2 exam and I hope it will be helpful to some extent.
I have no words to thank Asma Naqi and whole BeMRCOG team for my success. It would not have been possible without this platform. It’s like a family and I am proud to be a member of this family.
Before I end, I would like to share the most valuable lesson that I have learnt through my journey.
“SUCCESS IS BECAUSE OF MANY PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE, FAILURE IS ONLY YOUR OWN.”
I wish everyone all the best.
It is a privilege to write about my experience with BeMRCOG.
After I passed part 2 MRCOG I had no clue as to which course would best prepare me for part 3,
however, I wanted to take from someone who worked in the UK and was familiar with the health
system. A friend introduced me to BeMRCOG and said, “Dr Asma is very good. She does not
spoon feed you but she will guide you.” At first I hesitated as I wanted someone to spoon feed me, but
finally I joined .
It started off with the workshop in which my performance was poor. I could not even give a proper feedback, because I lacked basic understanding of part 3. I then started preparing through Asma’s lectures and notes. A few days later the group work started. It took me sometime for me to understand what was going on in the group. The older members in the group were so well versed and Dr Asma entrusted responsibilities to everyone in the group according to their capabilities. At first I used to write down what I was going to share pertaining to the tasks but after I knew what to say, it was spontaneous. I got the ‘know how’ and the foundation to build upon from this group. The rest was practice, practice, practice.
Dr. Asma is disciplined and expects the same from every member of the group. I passed part 3 MRCOG in the first attempt and I attribute this in part to Dr Asma Naqi. I suggest that students pay attention to her lectures. Thank you Asma for what you do in this group. I hope that you will continue your BeMRCOG training for many years to come.
After Allah, I’m very grateful to Asma Naqi for ‘BeMRCOG’ who helped me to make my dream come true!
This change in pattern from OSCE to part 3 clinical assessment is a very big challenge for non-UK students(as reflected by a dramatic change in passing rate)
I really feel blessed to have Your course Asma!
Its only BeMRCOG who taught me COMMUNICATION SKILLS so well which is incomparable to any other courses, Importance of CLINICAL GOVERNANCE and very well explained 14 modules BASICS OF EACH MODULE. Your course has given me general structure of each module that has helped me to build up my base and answer any unexpected scenario!
Thank you for keeping personal interest in each student and working on our personality too This is another unique feature of BeMRCOG as I did many other courses but nobody knows who is Nargis!! We, non-UK candidates, are on our own during this journey. Thanks a lot for understanding our needs and giving your personal attention that gave me confidence to walk through this difficult journey and achieve my goal!!
I would highly recommend this course to all non-UK candidates as its a one time investment and Asma not going to leave you until you pass the Exam!!
May Allah reward you the Best!
Alhumdullilah by the grace of Allah Almighty, I was able to clear my MRCPI Part-II in 1st attempt, specially OSCE. It was all due to the able guidance of my dear mentor Dr Asma Naqi, who imparted related instructions so professionally and comprehensively that I started feeling very confident in quite initial part of training workshops.
I recommend these workshops and training sessions to all the aspiring MRCPI/ MRCOG candidates with a guarantee that they will surely take a step towards success by being part of these sessions by Dr Asma Naqi.
Alhamdolilah! Today I passed my MRCOG part 2 exam. I want to thank Dr. Asma and the whole BEMRCOG team for getting this success because you people gave me step by step guidance from the beginning regarding how to study, how to compile the course and how to attempt the paper. Well, I’m celebrating my biggest win and would like to recommend this course who really need the platform to take initiation for this exam. Thank you so much.
Billions of thanks to BEMRCOG team; especially Asma! with out your input it was really difficult to get through. Highly appreciate for organizing and conducting such a systematic course with personal input, focused on improving individual weaknesses and instant feedback.
Thanks again to help me making my dream true.
I highly recommend this course to those who want to be ”MRCOG”.
BeMRCOG is a unique course in itself. Its very methodical, detailed and systematic information, covering all aspects of MRCOG . It clearly shows the hard work and effort put by Dr Asma to help us in achieving our dreams. Besides she provides the moral boost as well by writing the BLOGS and is readily available to help us all the time . She gives detailed feedback and tries to make us perfect in whatever we do. She covers all from the starting line to the end line in the stations in the part 3. The whatapp group she made for PART 3 is another advantage to discuss with colleagues and remove our fear of public speaking.
I took the MRCOG part 3 course and clearly benefitted from this and would recommend this to all especially, the NON-UK candidates, as we are new to UK system. She gives a clear picture of how things work in UK and we become familiar with UK Systems and the whole MRCOG part 3 becomes easier once we know that .
Thank you Dr Asma for making the whole journey easier for us .
Clearing MRCOG, its like a baby achieving one of the major mile stones in life.
Thanks for being my mentor!
For all aspirants looking forward to joining this course, it has recorded lectures on various topics around which OSCE exam is based. Especially for overseas candidates like me, it gives crystal clear ideas of how to deal with a particular station. Dr.Asma has a very clear voice which sticks in mind. From entry to exit of station , course covers everything you need to pass OSCE.
Thanks to Dr Asma, for her immense contribution in making this possible .
I am glad to write about Dr Asma Naqi, who is running a BeMRCOG online course in spite of her hectic schedule. Starting from the name of the course which aspires to become a member of RCOG till success in a simple way is unique in Asma’s course.
It’s quiet different from other courses-
A) It is an ongoing online course ( not a one or two days) which is quiet economical,
B) covers all and important aspects in audio tutorials,
C) Group workshops and individual feedback are very important,
D) last but not least the online help desk available for technical difficulties and guidance.
The focus is for candidates who are not working in UK. It is simple, clear, structured, well framed to face MRCOG exams…
I have no words to express my gratitude.
Without your insightful and detailed seasons on NHS working pattern and improvisation of communication skills, it would not have been possible to clear the OSCE. The one to one Skype session were really helpful and individual feedback was invaluable.
I am going to be remembering and thanking you through my steps in the admission ceremony!
I would highly recommend your tutorials especially to non UK MRCOG aspirants.
THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR SINCERE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT.
Dear Dr Asma Naqi
I want to thank you for your prolific guidance and valuable advice that proved to be effectual and rewarding. For an overseas candidate like me MRCOG OSCE is like an enigma but your teaching was of great help in solving it. The tutorials were beneficial in providing an overview and the two online workshops were quite substantial in both content and context. The interactions aided in refining the approach.
Once again, a word of thanks for being a kind and considerate teacher.
I wish you all the best in your efforts of coaching many more candidates and guiding them to success!
I don’t know where to begin, as I am overwhelmed with emotions right now. But I know that words can’t describe my feelings of gratitude for you in this arduous journey of MRCOG. You are so good in what you teach that each and every thing that you say leaves an everlasting impact on the mind. I highly recommend Asma’s BeMRCOG to all those aspiring for MRCOG and specially to them who sometimes feel lost. Thank you Asma for everything.
I am writing to thank you very much for your teaching, support and encouragement towards my success at the MRCOG.
I found your beMRCOG course very useful. In particular, I appreciate that I undertook all the preparation online by virtual and e-learning. This minimized the inconvenience of travel and associated costs. The course was also very comprehensive and updated in line with the RCOG curriculum. It did go beyond my expectations in guiding me towards understanding the UK practice and culture.
The two skype based OSCE practice circuits were also very useful towards achieving this success. The stations were relevant and well detailed. The individualized feedback that you accorded each of us is highly appreciated.
I will recommend your course to my colleagues without reservation. It is sincerely worth more than its cost and all the time invested going through the modules.
‘I just want to take the opportunity to say a big thank you for all of your help and support in this exam period. Without your guidance and the brilliant BEMRCOG course, I’m sure I would be on my 3th attempt at this exam. Please keep up the good work because you are doing wonderful things In Helping us all. Congratulations to everyone who passed and for those who haven’t don’t give up!
I highly recommend this course,I will say is an excellent site for both UK and non UK trainees preparing for the MRCOG.”
Dear Dr. Asma,
I thank you very much for your much appreciated effort in keeping me on my toes while revising. I found the notes in your lectures very helpful. Unfortunately I did not manage to complete them on time for the exams as I started quite late with your lectures and I went back to what I have previously prepared.
I am very thankful I made it through this time as this was my third attempt at written and thank God I made the OSCE at first attempt. I have written my experience and advice for other candidates in the Do’s and Don’ts Forum of your website, hope that is of some help.
Thank you Dr Asma, for your encouragement throughout my preparation !
Thanks you so much Dr. Asma to help me out for OSCE exam without UK travel and without other courses.
I strongly recommend this course for those who are beginners, those who are struggling and those who need continuous and consistent support and guidance.
Special and prominent feature of Dr. Asma’s course that makes it different from any other courses, is her physical and spiritual presence in helpless situations. On steps when you could not move your body to find a way ,she is there to hold your hand so TIGHTLY EVEN YOU CAN CRY WITH PAIN……….. Now, I think this was much better for me as I’m relived after my success in the first attempt in OSCE without any UK experience.
I think to have her course and support along with Dr Tom’s sessions, it is enough to pass the exam in one go.
Aimlessly adrift in the sea of mrcog? Finding OSCE a nightmare?
There you will find Dr Asma as the one who can guide you in the right direction. She is focused, determined and more than a guide..
Thanks a lot for being there for me.
Wish you all the best in life.
Long time I awaited for this course, when it was in process.finally started in August 2013 . The reason behind this wait was
Dr Asma who was candidate of MRCOG few years back and now conducting this course Masha Allah.My opinion at the
time of joining this course was that she will be the right person for a proper guidance and preparation of this exam.
Because she passed through all those difficulties which can be a problem for us.i am happy that my idea was right .
she is trying her level best to help her students as much as she can. she is very quick in response regarding any
problems in course. I can recommend this course to anyone who is intersted and searching for a proper guidance .
i just want to say her thanks for all her efforts for her students May God bless her.
One of the best thing I ever did was join this course…Even though its been only few days since I joined this course,I can
already see and feel the difference…..Thanks a lot Dr Asma:)….You are the best:)))
Asma you are no more just a teacher for me but a spiritual guide and a continuous and kind support! No matter I go through the
exam or not but I am lucky enough to have such a person in my life! May Allah bless you always for all this !! Sadaf Sarwar.
I had been working really hard to go through MRCOG Part II exam, but honestly I could not get any direction to go to. I tried with a lot of advises,courses and even the course provided by RCOG that I attended the last year. But all these were just distracting my thoughts further.I kept on asking all the successful candidates about the exam tips but all in vain.Then by chance,fortunate enough , I joined Dr.Asma,s tutorials………a whole new track and that made things so easy for me .I am still a candidate but now my prospective has changed all together and I know one day I shall achieve my goal,InshaAllah.
I just want to give whole credit to Dr.Asma as her sincere,hardworking and individual based effort is something I will always be obliged to her for.Its really my luck to have a supporter like her.
I would really advise all my colleagues to join her on line course as it is the best one especially for those who have never worked in UK.Its not just a teaching support but a full time guide, a sincere teaching friend and a righteous assessor of your preparatory work.
Thank you Asma for being there for me, as now whenever I am stressed by the exam its not my family but its you that I count on! May Allah bless you and take you to the heights of success as being such support to candidates of our age is just like giving a life support treatment to an end stage patient so you are doing a double rewarded job!
I’ve always been a person admired by my teachers,colleagues,friends and patients and it’s the first time I am admiring someone so much!!! You are really special!!!
“I was a struggling MRCOG candidate knowing nothing where to start what to study how to study, and ohh the EMQs and SAQs were killers. Like most of us, I used to curse the system. But allhamdullilh I came across Dr Asma’s website and it was like a ray of hope for me. As most of us have the knowledge but we don’t have the direction. Dr Asma turned out to be a great mentor, teacher and a friend. Her way of teaching and her tutorials made me look at MRCOG exam from a new angle. And with due course of time my fears of EMQs and SAQs were gone .I knew exactly what to read , from where to read and how to read. She gives each candidate individual attention ,and teaches them according to their level of understanding. Her dedication and sincerity to her candidates is amazing. She gives her 100 percent and expect the same from you..her online course is an excellent guidance for overseas candidates ,who are mostly lost in the sea of knowledge. I strongly recommend this course to all and wish best of luck!”
“I joined Dr Asma’s course for MRCOG preparation as a distant learner over Skype. This was a good experience which boosted my confidence and helped me to overcome my shortcomings. She was bit strict for the schedule of her tutorials which were really difficult to complete sometimes with my job and family responsibilities. I tried hard to keep up with her fast tutorial pace. Her wonderful experience and advice for OSCE was a great help. Overall I benefitted a lot by her guidance and passed my MRCOG in 2012. I am grateful for her effort in conducting such a successful course.”
“I came to Dr Asma through one colleague while preparing for my membership exam.
When they advice me to register to her website bemrcog at that time we contact each other and started to attend with her the pre exam written course. I noticed her professional way of explaining the target as well as her serious way to control the delegants during the course. She taught me how to reach the top of being excellent in each topic. I leaned from her how to prioritise my concerns in order to reach my goals in a smooth way.
I consider my self lucky to know Asma
I wish her the best in her endevor.”
“I’m Dr. Tahira Jamil and I passed my MRCOG exam in the year 2011, fortunately under the guidance of Dr Asma Naqi. She is Indeed a capable teacher whose concepts are crystal clear and has mastered the proper technique of the MRCOG exam. For these very reasons I would recommend MRCOG candidates to join her website and courses.”
“I started attending Dr Naqi’s tutorial just when she started her course and I was among the first few candidates whom she called her debut victims. I must say that attending her tutorials brought a transformation in my approach towards this exam. I also has the privilege to work with her for about a year. I would strongly recommend to all of you to attend her courses and this will bring a change in your approach toward the exam and your patient management. I wish her all the best in her venture.”