Testimonials

  • Pass the CASC.com is a very thorough and well planned course. I found the videos particularly helpful for time management and communication skills. which is a struggle for many candidates. Wonderful course. I highly recommend it and managed to pass 16/16 stations.

    Dr. Giacobone (Republic of Ireland trainee)

    Passed September 2021

  • I found the Pass the CASC videos and tutorials invaluable during my revision. The course structure helped me to structure my revision and made the knowledge base feel much more manageable to navigate. I genuinely don’t think I would have passed without having such an excellent resource to guide me.

    Dr.Thurston (Oxford Deanery)

    Passed January 2021

  • I found the example videos on the Pass the CASC course very helpful, they helped me see how best to use the limited time in each station. The explanation videos are also useful and educational, more easily digestible information than reading a textbook. I would definitely recommend this to other candidates

    Dr. Bevan (London Deanery)

    Passed January 2021

  • It is a great resource! I found Pass the CASC.com very useful especially when I used the downloads to review the transcript of the videos it also had other possible scenarios of the same question. The last week of my revision was spent going over the videos and I passed 16 out of 16 stations.

    Dr.Obienu (Republic of Ireland Trainee)

    Passed September 2021

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  • I found Pass the CASC to be very useful in terms of the wide variety of scenarios that it provides. It really triggered me to see cases in many different perspectives. It did certainly provide good feedbacks as well as to what we might miss and what to brush up on. I also like some of your videos as they showed how we can actually approach the stations, as sometimes it’s difficult for us to imagine and visualise what we should do in an unfamiliar station.

    Dr. Wei-Hern (Psychiatry trainee, Malaysia)

    Passed January 2021

  • The Pass the CASC resource is both broad and deep. The tutorials and scenarios not only covered all ground, but left me confident going into the exam and allowed me to perform at my best. I would use it again (..but very glad I won’t have to!)

    Dr.McGuigan (Glasgow Deanery)

    Passed January 2021

I passed the CASC exam in my first attempt and passed all 16 stations. I found the material on the website immensely helpful and of practical use in passing the exam. The videos and PDF notes were very useful to practise to master the CASC scenarios and communications skills.

Dr.Naik (Senior Clinical Fellow, Wolverhampton)

Passed January 2021

  • I am very grateful to have passed the January 2021 CASC on my first attempt. The format of these videos is unique as you can see the O/D/P/I method visually utilised within the time restrictions. The knowledge can then be reinforced with the corresponding tutorial video if needed. It is also beneficial to watch the professional yet warm and empathetic way that Dr Mishra interacts with the patients in the videos. I consider this to be a vital skill for CASC and the difference between passing and failing a station. I would recommend the videos to anybody preparing for CASC as a way to consolidate the final stages of their preparation.

Dr.Puttaroo (CT2 London Deanery)

Passed January 2021

 

 

  • The Pass the CASC website is a one-stop repertoire of CASC preparatory materials. I found the website very useful because of the ease of access to specific stations. Each video also provided the needed format and structure needed to approach CASC stations without having to memorise steps.

    Dr.Awhangansi (Leicester, UK) 

    Passed January 2021

    • I am already a HST in Ireland and decided to take the CASC. Your course was indeed very helpful and I wish I’d discovered it earlier! I’m so glad I passed as I now have the option to work anywhere in the UK in the future!

      Dr.Zulijana (Republic of Ireland trainee) 

      Passed January 2021

    • I would like to thank your for your hard work in making excellent study materials for the CASC examination. I watched all of the videos on Pass the CASC and it definitely helped me a lot. Thank you!

      Dr.Rafiq (Republic of Ireland trainee) 

      Passed January 2021

    • I was quite anxious about the CASC exam due to what I’d heard from fellow international colleagues and would not have passed my January CASC exam without Pass the CASC. I liked the structure and content of the various modules and especially loved the way Dr. Mishra dispelled the various myths we international medical graduates had about the CASC exam. I would strongly recommend Pass the CASC to everyone taking the exam

      Dr. Oni (Specialty Doctor, Lancaster UK)

      Passed January 2021

    • Dr. Mishra’s Pass The CASC videos helped me pass the CASC exam in the very first attempt. They give everything that a candidate needs to pass the CASC. I would highly recommend Pass the CASC videos as your best shot to pass the CASC. He dwells on exam techniques, clinical assessment, structure, range and depth, empathy, and a host of other things that are crucial to pass the CASC. Thank you Dr. Mishra for helping me pass in my first attempt. Hugely indebted to you.

      Dr. Kulkani (Psychiatry Trainee, India)

      Passed September 2020

    • I’m very glad that I’ve decided to enrol in the pass the CASC course, it was an essential part of my revision. I really appreciate the effort that went into preparing the videos and tutorials in the course, they’re very well structured and comprehensive. I want to thank the team for their efforts and their help, I’ve managed to pass my CASC exam from the first attempt recently. I would definitely recommend the course to my friends and other candidates taking the CASC in the future.

      Dr. Gornas (Psychiatry Trainee, United Arab Emirates)

      Passed September 2020

    Dear Dr Mishra, I just wanted to let you know that I passed the CASC (all 16 stations) & am hugely thrilled and very thankful. I want to say a massive thank you for all your help and the great encouragement you gave me. In the actual exam as you suggested, I imagined all of the scenarios were absolutely real (not an exam at all) & purely focussed on trying my best to help the ‘patient’ in front of me. It was an amazing help to do this & seems to have worked. I found both the course and all your videos & tutorials invaluable – especially your introductory talks at the beginning too on trying to get the right mindset. Overall I just wanted to say how grateful I am and so very thankful for all your input.

    Dr. Williams (London Deanery)

    Passed Passed October 2019

    • I managed to pass the CASC (all stations!) and found the course to be excellent in terms of preparation.

      Dr. E Fearnley (CT3 S Yorkshire trainee)

      Passed October 2019

    • Thank you very much for your advice. I have passed the exam first time and I found your videos so helpful. I can’t emphasize enough how useful your videos were. The structure provided a great guideline and you used incredibly useful phrases especially since I come from Germany which isn’t far but still the English way of communicating is different. I am very grateful as it makes life with a baby so much easier with no exams.

      Dr. Kern (CT3 trainee)

      Passed September 2018

    • I am pleased to let you know that I passed the CASC in my first attempt. Dr. Mishra’s online notes and videos have been of great help which made my preparation easy. I managed to pass 15 out of 16 stations. I would recommend the course to all taking CASC exam. I have no words to thank Dr Mishra and the team for the excellent course.

      Dr.L Ahmed (West Midlands Deanery)

      Passed January 2018

    Pass the CASC gave me the first authentic glimpse of the communication skills, knowledge, genuine caring, confidence and safe practice that I needed to demonstrate across a wide variety of situations. I could emulate and incorporate these easily from watching the very easy to navigate videos any time and then practice with role playing colleagues or patients. Also, immensely helpful was getting all of my questions answered promptly and thoroughly via Dr Mishra.

    Dr. Reddy (London Deanery)

    Passed January 2017

    • I have watched most of Pass the CASC videos at least twice. The systemic approach of (ODPI-Risks), Dr. Mishra’s style of questioning using a mixture of open and closed questions, checking patients understanding, not following a checklist – the basic skills expected in CASC are well presented in videos. Secondly, it’s like a one stop shop for all CASC exam videos. I would recommend candidates appearing for CASC to make use of the website to increase their chances of your success in this challenging exam. Thank you!

      Dr. MAMN  (BEHMHT North London)

      Passed January 2017

    • I used the Pass the CASC course to prepare for the CASC exam in January 2017. I thought that the content was very good and comprehensive – it covered almost all stations that came up in my exam.  I found that it helped with my communication skills – I learnt a lot from watching Dr. Mishra in the videos and it built my confidence for the exam.  I passed the exam on my first sitting – I think this course was very important in bringing about my success. Many thanks!

      Dr Pepper (Wessex Deanery)

      Passed January 2017

    I found Pass the CASC a very informative and well thought out revision website. It was incredibly useful to see how the scenarios should be tackled and structured in real time. It was also helpful to see other potential stations which have never come up before e.g. Parietal lobe examination, which indeed did end up as a station! Without watching the scenario on this website, I would never have known how to approach this station. I got 16/16 in the exam and can’t thank Dr.Mishra enough!

    Dr.Huq (UCL trainee)

    Passed September 2015

    • This website was invaluable to me in preparing for the CASC examination. I took out some time to list out all the stations and ensured I watched each video- more than once for some. Whilst watching the videos, I would try to ask the questions in my head or answer the actor’s questions before Dr Mishra! Practicing writing down the structure in 45-60 seconds made the 120 seconds in the actual exam seem like plenty! This gave me time to calm down and decide on my opening line. Best of all, the individual sessions were absolutely spot on. Not many people have this much investment in the success of subscribers and I will 100% recommend this resource to anyone! I am pleased to say I passed the exam with 15 out of 16 stations!

      Dr. Unigwe (CT3 Northern Trainee)

      Passed January 2017

    • Thank you very much for all of your support in helping me to Pass the CASC. I used your site almost exclusively for my ‘practice’ sessions as I didn’t have time to organise any other real-life sessions with colleagues. I spent a lot of my time running through your videos. I am sure that you are getting lots of similar emails from satisfied customers, who you’ve helped to take a significant step in the development of their careers.

      Dr.Collins (London Deanery)

      Passed January 2017

    • I just wanted to let you know the good news that I passed the CASC. I managed to pass all 16 stations and have no doubt that your revision resources were a big part of that. Thank you very much!

      Dr.Vavasour (Wessex trainee) 

      Passed September 2016

    • I passed January’s CASC with flying colours – 15 out of 16 stations! I strongly feel that your tutelage and the PassTheCASC.com materials were instrumental in my success. I have come to realise that exam technique is equally – if-not-more – important than clinical skills when it comes to passing the CASC exam. PassTheCASC.com is certainly aptly named – it allows an average candidate to succeed and a strong candidate to excel!

      Dr. Prevezanos (Wessex trainee)

      Passed January 2016

    • I found the course very helpful. It was my main source of revision as I didn’t have the luxury of a group to practice. The tutorials at the end and the script was especially helpful in some stations to help make sense of difficult scenarios and to have a blue print, no matter how an individual actor might behave. I have already recommended PasstheCASC.com to a few candidates for the September 2016 CASC exam and hope they benefit from this valuable source

      Anonymous (SEPT NHS Trust)

      Passed January 2016

    • I failed the CASC twice, even though I’d been told by several tutors that my level qualified me to pass easily! Something was missing that I couldn’t quite get my hands on and with the help of Dr. Mishra I was able to tune my performances and passed 15 out of 16 stations on this attempt. I still have Dr. Mishra’s videos imprinted in my mind as they were very useful not only for my exam, but also for practicing in the U.K. Dr. Mishra’s advice and positive feedback echoed through my head before each station in the actual exam and I can honestly say it did get me through the very stressful conditions of the exam. I highly recommend both the videos and the Skype practice with Dr. Mishra. I could’ve never done it without you and I am ever so grateful!

      Dr. Moharam (Cairo, Egypt)

      Passed September 2016

    • Pass the CASC website is an excellent revision website and has the highest number of videos which are complete and very detailed. All the scenarios that came up in my exam I had already seen on the videos created by Dr Mishra and this was incredibly useful. There are also tutorials for each of the videos and this is extremely helpful as it gives the opportunity of actually understanding in great detail the scenarios and the approaches that are expected in each of the stations. I have already recommended the website to a number of trainees taking the exam in January and would not hesitate recommending it to anyone preparing for CASC. I passed 15/16 stations and I cannot thank Dr Mishra enough for all is help!

      Dr.Leuben (UCL trainee) 

      Passed September 2016

    I passed my Paper 3 exam in November 2014 and enrolled for this learning resource in the 6 weeks prior to the exam. The video library is excellent and helped me to hone my approach in the exam. The notes are succinct and ideal for quick revision. In addition to preparing me for the exam it also helped tailor my clinical practice which is ultimately the key goal in any exam. I would definitely recommend this to any candidate who is planning on sitting the CASC exam.

    Dr.Wijayaweera (Wessex trainee)

    Passed January 2015

    • PasstheCASC.com is an invaluable tool for all CASC candidates. Dr.Mishra has set the bar extremely high to ensure we all aim for 110%. The lecture notes and phrases in which to ask questions were extremely useful. I found listening to the scenarios and lectures whilst driving, traveling or during work hugely beneficial. Furthermore, and more importantly, the structures he has designed is what really helped me pass first time, especially the 45 second simulator. I recommend this to all Psychiatry CTs. Thanks again Dr.Mishra.

      Dr.Malhan (Wessex trainee)

      Passed September 2015

    • I found PasstheCASC.com extremely valuable in my exam preparation and I would recommend to colleagues. I found it particularly useful as a syllabus for the exam, for key questions and phrases to get the relevant information quickly and to help with timing the scenarios.  It was also good to cover topics that had not yet come up in exam scenarios (e.g. parietal lobe testing or tic disorders). In fact the parietal lobe tests did come up in my exam and I think practicing using the website got me through it!

      Dr.Smith (UCL trainee) 

      Passed September 2015

    • The course has been a really helpful site for passing the CASC for me. The videos help create a sense of familiarity with the structure of the exam itself so it becomes easier to recognise what is being asked in each station. Watching the videos also helps develop what 7 or 10 minutes feels like for the exam. Thanks again – it really helped.

      Dr.Brannac (Wessex trainee) 

      Passed September 2015

    • I must say it has been by far the best course that I’ve attended and I’ve attended a fair few over the last 4 years. I feel that this course in particular with emphasis on time, structure and content provides a good framework for individuals to restructure if need be to the CASC scenario and work on their strengths and nullify their weakness. Your course has been invaluable for me for the preparation of this exam and has contributed immensely for my success. I’ve recommended many other trainees to subscribe to this course as it has been very helpful to me. Once again I am and will always be grateful for your help in my preparation.

      Dr.Shetty (SW Yorkshire NHS Trust) 

      Passed September 2015

    I had given my RANZCP MOSCE exams in Australia and am happy to say that I have passed in the first attempt. Your course videos had a huge role to play in my preparation with a varied range of situations tackled in your website resources.

    Dr.Kalra (Australian RANZCP trainee) 

    Passed October 2015

    • Pass the CASC.com is certainly the best course and has helped me enormously not only preparing for the exam but also to overcome exam related anxiety. It was a full package, videos, teaching and material; all in one! Your one-hour introductory video was extremely helpful to deal with my negative cognitions about myself. In my CASC exam scenarios, I found them a lot easier to perform because I had watched many videos. Also one person performing as a lead for all stations gives you a lot of confidence that you can do it as well no matter whatever situation it might be. Adding Pass the CASC.com to one’s preparation really makes a difference. 

      Dr.Masood (CNWL trainee) 

      Passed September 2014

    • Pass the CASC was an invaluable resource when I was preparing for the CASC exam. The videos covered all possible examination scenarios in all subspecialties of psychiatry and the accompanying tutorials provided further in-depth breakdowns of how to approach stations. The guidance on structure, practice and detail were all fantastic components of the website that helped me pass CASC on the first attempt!  

      Anonymous (UCL trainee) 

      Passed January 2016

    • I would recommend these videos for CASC especially for International Medical Graduates. These videos are an ‘eye opener’ as they give an insight into the requirements needed to pass this exam which can be daunting if you are clueless. If you have never seen a Consultant do a complete MSE this can give you an idea and can also help you to see what is achievable in 7 or 10 minutes. I found that the ‘3 Keys’ helped dispel the myths perpetuated by many and encouraged me to be compassionate to myself. The ‘3 Keys’ is a great guide and even provide tips on how to prepare for the exam well in advance. I would also recommend listening to the tutorials which give detailed explanations into each task and also highlight deficits in the videos. 

      Dr.Akerele (NELFT trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    • PasstheCASC.com was an invaluable resource to help me prepare for the CASC examination. My revision group used the tutorials to help us understand what we needed to cover in the stations in terms of depth and breadth. In the last few days before the exam I used the videos to help me revise the stations I found more challenging or that I hadn’t already practiced in my group. I also used the videos to help me understand how to structure stations and how to phrase certain questions. Thank you Dr Mishra! 

      Dr.Korb (UCL trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    The CASC is a challenging exam where the candidate needs to cover a lot of tasks in a clinical situation under strict time pressure in a structured manner whilst building and maintaining a good rapport with patient. Although the books and courses help and give pointers, it is very helpful to watch an experienced clinician tackle the common CASC scenarios, along with rare ones such as how to assess the capacity to make a will, so we can have an idea of what to do when faced with a similar situation. The videos and PDF files helped me with my structure and also taught me ways to phrase some difficult questions. I would definitely recommend the videos for any CASC trainee and sincerely believe they helped me pass the CASC scoring 16/16 stations in my first helped me so much to pass the CASC from the first attempt.  

    Dr.Sahin (UCL trainee)

    Passed September 2014

     

    • I found the CASC videos very helpful; they provided a good overview of the relevant subjects and were very informative with the structure and content of the CASC stations. I didn’t do any extra courses; I read the theory, worked in a good study group, used the casc videos and managed to pass first time. When I got tired reading I just watched a couple of videos.  I would definitely recommend the casc videos as a useful resource in any CASC preparation. 

      Dr.Qadri (Yorkshire trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    • PasstheCASC.com is a must have preparation tool for the CASC exam. It is by far the best of such resource available at present. I watched the videos and listened to the tutorials over and over again. I liked Dr Mishra’s interview technique and it was easy to adapt to. The videos cover a wide range of previous CASC stations and possible future CASC stations. I found the 45 minutes simulator very useful in learning how to adequately put a structure in place during the 90 second wait before each station in the exam. I also liked the fact that Dr Mishra had a personal touch to it as well. He understood the range of emotions involved in taking the CASC exam. He always genuinely asked how the revision was going and occasionally appropriately made comments to lighten one’s mood! These videos have not only been a useful resource for the CASC exam but it has significantly enhanced my confidence in my day to day clinical work. 

      Anonymous (UCL trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    • The website provides valuable revision material in different formats with the role play videos and then tutorials. This is an ideal resource to use individually alongside revising and practicing in a group. 

      Dr. Pridmore (Wessex trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    • PasstheCASC.com is an excellent resource for preparing for the CASC exam. It helped me a lot with my CASC exam preparation. Everything you need for the exam is in one place. I found that audiovisual learning was the most effective way for preparing for the CASC exam. The 7 minute videos demonstrated how the skills could be demonstrated under real exam timed conditions. The accompanying tutorials were particularly helpful with some of the theoretical aspects of the exam. The accompanying PDF scripts were especially helpful in the last few days before the exam and I learnt a lot of useful phrases to use when communicating with patients from them. The videos were clear and of high quality. Thank you very much Dr Mishra for putting together this site to help all of us in our exam preparation.  

      Anonymous (Northern Deanery) 

      Passed September 2014

    It was a big challenge for me specially as an international trainee who was graduated from an international country, but those videos helped me to have good structures for different stations and to be able to manage the time even with long stations. 

    Dr.Mohamed (Northern trainee)

    Passed September 2014

    • I found PasstheCASC.com to be a fantastic resource to supplement group practice. It helped me with general skills like the pacing and how to formulate your questions but also really helped with breaking down the tricky stations that you hear about but wouldn’t begin to know how to approach. I would highly recommend this site to anyone sitting CASC and think it makes understanding and preparing for the exam a lot easier. 

      Dr.Clare (UCL trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    • PasstheCASC.com is a unique resource which was integral to my revision. The videos covered all of the common stations that appear in the CASC exam and provided invaluable tips for creating structure and both managing time and anxiety. It helped provide a sensible overall structure and framework to the daunting process of preparing for CASC and I would highly recommend. 

      Anonymous (UCL trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    • Having recently passed the CASC I wanted to say how helpful I found PasstheCASC.com as a revision tool. The videos were a great way of revising on my own at home when I couldn’t practice with a group. I found it really helpful to be able to see an example of some particularly tricky stations where I didn’t have a clue how to tackle it myself beforehand. I could also use the website to study when I was tired after a busy day at work. I would definitely recommend this as a useful resource for revision and it was the only online resource I used in my preparation for the exam

      Dr.Fulton (Wessex trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    • These videos definitely gave me the edge and made the difference between passing the CASC or failing it narrowly. I particularly recommend it for Staff Grades who are not in a regular study group and also for Trainees to watch when taking a break from practicing stations. The videos are of a very good quality and Dr.Mishra’s style of interviewing is excellent. It was indeed an investment that proved to be well worth it. 

      Dr.Nasr (Locum Staff Grade) 

      Passed September 2014

    Thank you very much Dr Mishra for this great website. I have passed the CASC first attempt because this website helped me in many ways. First, it had videos for even the rare stations (e.g financial capacity, TLE etc.) and they ended up coming in the exam. Second, providing the actual sentences to be asked to the patient was very important to someone like me, an overseas graduate. Third, your reply to the emails and your detailed answers to my questions and support was really of great help. The fact that I’m an oversees graduate, my first language is not English and I’m not a trainee and I passed the first attempt means that the CASC is not impossible, but easily achievable with the right support. Thanks again.

    Dr.Roufael (Specialty Doctor in Wales)

    Passed September 2014

    • I genuinely feel that your course helped me pass this exam for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the content of the course is very relevant to current exam. There were additional topics e.g financial capacity assessment etc. that have appeared in the most recent exams. I’ve done a lot of research about some of these topics and can confirm that there isn’t a place on the web where it is explained as clearly as you do. Secondly, the different ways of accessing the videos/tutorials has been particularly useful. I have seen your videos (with headphones) in the hospital, during my walks and even on the morning of the exam itself. This is a great feature of your course that it can accessed on a smartphones and iPad etc. Your email support has been also been helpful. Additionally, the tutorials piece meal content into clear understandable segments. Finally, ‘Knowing your Exam-self’ helped me in managing my exam anxieties effectively. All I did when I went into the exam hall was remember what you said-“think that these 16 people need your help” and so my behaviour and reactions were not made up. Dr. Mishra, thank you for your help.

      Dr. Raveendran (Irish trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    • PasstheCASC.com was a valuable resource for my preparatory work, much more useful than books. The main format is simple: you watch Dr Mishra doing various CASC stations with a 45-second display of the scenario’s instructions, then a timer runs as he works. The reassuring and straightforward structure Dr Mishra applies to all of the stations, gave me confidence when approaching topics I knew very little about. There is also a manageable amount of content to get through, unlike pages and pages of information you get from other resources. I used the scenario videos to make small flash cards of essential content to get into various stations, and we went over these in group sessions (as in, what would you have to ask in scenario X? etc.), as well as role-playing sessions too. Watching his videos also helped us to pick up some useful hooks and phrases to steer the simulated patients or extract information. Using the site helped make my revision focussed and manageable in the time I had. I would recommend that candidates do a mock-CASC to get a sense of theatre of the whole thing and get personalised feedback, but I am going to be recommending this site to any trainees I come across who are approaching CASC. A brilliant and easy to use resource! 

      Dr.Wilkinson (Wessex trainee)

      Passed September 2014

    The website provides a comprehensive coverage of several topics in the CASC. The written transcripts were useful to get a sense of structure, time management, appropriate depth and prioritisation in the exam. The actors in the videos were realistic and were helpful to think about what range of responses I might have to a given cue. 

    Dr.Tan (Singapore trainee)

    Passed September 2014

    • Thank you Dr.Mishra for creating this very useful website for the CASC exam. I passed the CASC in January 2014 and I definitely believe your videos greatly helped me with my CASC preparation. I find your tutorials very helpful which gave a broader idea about the station but also about the topic in general. I must say that all the videos are very CASC relevant and useful. I have already recommended this website to the other candidates. Once again, great job and best wishes for the future.

      Dr.Khan (NELFT trainee)

      Passed January 2014

    • I am happy to say I passed my exam. Thanks for the videos they were really helpful. I like the fact that you can access it anywhere and also the PDF files of the suggested script. The 45-second simulator and the 1-hour videos on the ‘pep’ talk was very helpful. It was a good resource to combine with other materials. 

      Dr.Oyedokun (Mersey Deanery trainee)

      Passed January 2014

    • Out of the ever expanding list of resources available to doctors preparing for the CASC, this website stands out. The real time videos are accompanied by detailed tutorials and guidance on how to approach potential variations of each theme. In addition, there is a countdown function incorporated into the videos and a very useful suggestion, which I followed to use a stopwatch during the actual exam. Dr.Mishra responds quickly to any queries and I would like to congratulate him on putting together a fantastic revision tool for what is for many a daunting exam. 

      Dr.Mistry (UCL trainee)

      Passed January 2014

    • The introduction and sometimes inspirational attitude was helpful particularly for repeaters like myself. Often we forget that instillation of hope is useful not only for patients but also for others and we can only get it from our peers. I thought that the majority of the stations were very well thought through and the information is useful not only for exams but also in real clinical situations. 

      Dr.Varughese (Derbyshire NHSFT trainee) 

      Passed January 2014

    I just wanted to express my appreciation for your support and useful tips during my preparation for the CASC exam. I couldn’t have done it without going through all of your videos and course materials. Your teaching style is unique and it definitely helped me pass. I will recommend this course to everyone taking the CASC. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank You!!!

    Dr.Ogbeide-Ihama (Kent, Surrey & Sussex trainee)

    Passed January 2014

    • Your website has been extremely helpful. I liked your “know your exam self”. It is quite motivating and valuable. I really appreciate the hard work you have done in being so descriptive about the notes for each scenario. It is superb. You have covered the majority of themes which come up in the CASC. Apart from the online videos, your email support and comprehensive feedback has been invaluable. On the whole your website is extremely useful and is great value for money. I have already recommended your site to a few of my friends who have difficulty passing

      Dr.Dantu (Cwm Taff Health Board, Wales Deanery)

      Passed January 2014

    • I found the videos a very useful resource. I used to watch the videos when I was too tired to read. I watched 2-3 videos daily, thinking about structures, opening and body language. It was encouraging for me to see that you managed to complete the tasks without rushing through. This was particularly important for me as English is not my first language. I also found the motivational videos very useful and important to think about. 

      Dr.Vaida (SW England trainee)

      Passed January 2014

    The CASC is a complex exam, and I used this excellent website as my main revision tool and it taught me the skills I needed to pass 16/16 stations and I can’t thank Dr.Mishra enough!! The lines he uses are excellent and not only helped me in the exam but in my day to day practice. I now feel more confident. The stations he guesses that might come up actually do and he makes an educated future thought into future stations that might be delivered so you don’t stumble on the twists! Thank you again from a very happy customer!

    Dr.Shweikh (CNWL trainee)

    Passed September 2013

    • I wanted to sincerely thank you for producing an excellent CASC video tutorial package which in my opinion really helped to understand the structure of the CASC and how to approach a very challenging exam. Your website is very well formatted and the contents of each video and tutorial can really make a candidate gain confidence in the CASC

      Dr.Kaushal (BHNHSFT trainee)

      Passed September 2013

    • I am really pleased to let you know that I’ve passed the CASC. A huge credit going to the help I received from you and your course material. I sat this exam in January of this year and lost by 1 station which was a huge disappointment as I felt I had done all I could to pass the exam. Hence I had to adopt a different approach for the second attempt which is why I subscribed to your course. I can most definitely say that your course made all the difference as I would have otherwise been stuck repeating the same mistakes. So thank you very much for your help and all the work you’ve put into setting up this course..it is very much appreciated. 

      Anonymous (NHS Lothian trainee)

      Passed September 2013

    • Your videos were a big help and I would recommend them to anyone sitting the CASC. I think observing the non-verbal body language of yourself, actors and the actresses was also most useful when practicing and this assisted me in passing first time! Best Wishes and Keep up the good work!

      Dr.Ali (UHSM trainee) 

      Passed September 2013

    • I was apprehensive about some stations like Forensics, Psychotherapy, LD and Substance misuse as I had not done those jobs. The videos helped in giving me a good overview of these topics and how to approach these stations in the CASC. Overall, I think the videos are an excellent adjunct to practicing with peers who have good communication skills. The tutorials were useful and your approach to history taking stations and information giving stations was very useful. 

      Dr.Choudry (ABR trainee)

      Passed September 2013

    I really found your online course very useful in passing my CASC exams which I cleared after several attempts. I was not born or brought up in the UK so English was my second language and your online videos and tutorials gave me a real insight in how to approach this exam despite me being overly anxious about this. I was able to overcome my communication errors and even under immense pressure as I knew what I was supposed to be doing during the exam via those videos and tutorials on your course. Thank you very much for your help! 

    Dr.Shekar (HPFT NHS trainee) 

    Passed September 2013

    • I found the site extremely useful. International medical graduates will find the pieces of advice given very useful and I found every section of the website useful. It also has unique features that other websites do not have e.g. Know yourself/the exam/the subject and the 45 sec simulator. The tutorials are very thorough and relevant. PasstheCASC.com also demonstrates how to fit in all the relevant information into the expected allocated time. The presence of a visible timer is very useful for managing your time too. WELL DONE for preparing such excellent material. 

      Dr.Toni-Uebari (Wessex trainee)

      Passed September 2013

    • Pass the CASC videos and presentations combined with practicing and role playing are a perfect tool for CASC preparation. My advice is to start early, watch 2-3 videos a day and make notes to start practicing in a group of 3, 2-3 months before the exam. I found the section ‘Know your Exam-Self’, ‘Know the Subject’ and ‘Know the Exam’ very inspirational. Thank you ever so much once again. 

      Dr.Gowalska (NW trainee)

      Passed September 2013

    • I found Pass the CASC an excellent course covering all that you need to know on how to negotiate the CASC successfully. One of the unique things about the course is that it covers almost all of the common scenarios that come up in the exam and Dr.Mishra himself demonstrates how to tackle each scenario. I found Dr.Mishra’s way of phrasing questions and answers very useful, particularly as to pass the CASC you need to demonstrate that you have good communication skills and also cover everything in the limited time available. Also, as this is an online course you can learn at your own pace and watch the videos as many times as you want. I do strongly recommend this course to anyone taking the CASC exam as well as anyone in Psychiatry who would like to improve their communication skills.

      Anonymous (SEPT trainee)

      Passed September 2013

    • I felt the videos provided a realistic and accurate sense of the way in which actors behave in the actual CASC exam and also some of the questions they might pose. I found it beneficial in relation to getting a real feel for timing also. In my CASC exam I got a scenario which I found a lot easier to do because I had watched your video. I liked your style and approach of talking to patients and answering questions and I found I could draw from this and integrate it into my own pre-existing style. I also felt the videos provided a bit of light relief from constantly reading books and compounded the knowledge I had gained from reading. I would recommend it to a friend who was sitting the CASC in the future! .

      Anonymous (SET N.I trainee)

      Passed September 2013

    Pass the CASC is an excellent course, it helped me to pass my CASC exam. I would like to thank Dr.Mishra for his great efforts and would certainly recommend this course to not only CASC candidates but to any Psychiatry trainee starting their training to improve their skills.   

    Dr.Mansour (NHS Wales trainee) 

    Passed September 2013

    • It is good and reassuring to see someone doing a pass-level station in the time frame. It is useful when revising alone as it is hard to just go through a book alone and I found making notes form the videos more interactive. I found that I would set myself targets of watching a certain number of stations per evening and found that I could concentrate on them when I was feeling tired. Also books can’t give you the communication skills aspect as well as a video can. 

      Anonymous (Wessex trainee)

      Passed September 2013


    • I found your site very useful, I liked the format of the tutorials including a reminder of the script, tips and information on alternative scenarios.

      Dr.Masood (CNWL trainee)

      Passed September 2013


    • A brilliant concept, beautifully realised. Thank You.

      Dr.Pain (Wessex trainee)

      Passed September 2013


    • Pass The CASC is a very user-friendly and easy to use website, with a wide range of videos, covering most of the relevant topics and scenarios that are frequently encountered in the exam. I found it really helpful to watch the different scenarios being done as it gave me an idea of the standard expected, and there’s a lot to learn from Dr.Mishra’s style. It helps develop a general structure you can apply in the exam, especially if you’re struggling with a scenario. I would recommend using the site as an early revision guide, to help develop your own style based on tips and the structures used in the videos.

      Dr.Pal (UCL trainee)

      Passed January 2013

    • I can say after research into resources for this exam over 14 months this course is unique. It offers a complete package. With CASC courses I found a lack of examples showing how to actually do stations and do them well. One of the areas of concern of exam performance identified by the RCPsych is ‘Range and Depth’ and is a common reason for not passing stations -this course demonstrates how to cover this. I found watching how challenging situations are dealt with or how to phrase difficult explanations in an effective way invaluable for my learning. 

The tutorials are comprehensive and yet presented in such a way by Dr Mishra talking you through them in a style that is encouraging and easy to listen to. If stations are done following the guidance and advice on this course the exam is passed. Many thanks Dr Mishra for your time and dedication.

      Dr. Mortlock (OBMHPT trainee)

      Passed January 2013

    • This course is unique, very informative, well structured, covered all previous exam scenarios, extremely good format and presentation. Having had difficulty in passing the CASC exam previously, I found the course to be very effective in helping me to attain a pass.I sincerely recommend it to everyone who struggled to pass the CASC. This course content was entirely different to any other courses available in the market. Every candidate should have access to this course. It is a “must” for success.

      Dr.Srour (SABP trainee)

      Passed September 2012

    • I for one found the videos really useful – it makes a real difference seeing someone do a station in real time and it’s a much richer teaching method than simply reading through bullet point revision notes in a CASC book. I used a stop-watch in the exam – something I never would have risked if I hadn’t seen you do it on screen first. There were quite a few scenarios that I hadn’t got round to doing in my revision group by the week before the exam, so ticking them off through your site was a relief. Also, consolidating stations we had looked at was great as inevitably we’d missed aspects of risk etc which were worth exploring. O,D,P,I was very useful for structuring stations.

      Dr.Conn (UCL trainee)

      Passed January 2013

    Thanks so much for your help Dr.Mishra, your teaching style definitely helped me pass the CASC! 

    Dr.Parihar (NELFT trainee) 

    Passed September 2012

    • I would like to thank you for all your hard work, patience and effort in helping me pass the CASC exam. It would have been difficult to pass the exam without your help. is a unique resource which was integral to my revision. The videos covered all of the common stations that appear in the CASC exam and provided invaluable tips for creating structure and both managing time and anxiety. It helped provide a sensible overall structure and framework to the daunting process of preparing for CASC and I would highly recommend it!

      Dr.Bansal (NELFT trainee)

      Passed September 2012

    • Dr.Mishra helped me get through the CASC exam – he’s a great teacher and will give you practical tips to help improve your technique and communication skills as well as the knowledge base to help you pass the CASC. 

      Dr.Ahmed (St. Mary’s trainee)

      Passed September 2012

    • This course is unique, very informative, well structured, covered all previous exam scenarios, extremely good format and presentation. Having had difficulty in passing the CASC exam previously, I found the course to be very effective in helping me to attain a pass.I sincerely recommend it to everyone who struggled to pass the CASC. This course content was entirely different to any other courses available in the market. Every candidate should have access to this course. It is a “must” for success. 

      Dr.Srour (SABP trainee)

      Passed September 2012

    • I for one found the videos really useful – it makes a real difference seeing someone do a station in real time and it’s a much richer teaching method than simply reading through bullet point revision notes in a CASC book. I used a stop-watch in the exam – something I never would have risked if I hadn’t seen you do it on screen first. There were quite a few scenarios that I hadn’t got round to doing in my revision group by the week before the exam, so ticking them off through your site was a relief. Also, consolidating stations we had looked at was great as inevitably we’d missed aspects of risk etc which were worth exploring. O,D,P,I was very useful for structuring stations

      Dr.Conn (UCL trainee)

      Passed January 2013

    Just a few words to say a big big thank you for helping me to pass the CASC examination. Being a foreign medical graduate, it was very difficult for me to pass the CASC exam. I was really desperate as my 4th attempt was approaching but your unique and excellent teaching style has helped me not only to improve my communication skills but also to pass the exam as well. In addition my clinical practice has improved greatly. You have a passion of teaching and helping other people. I again thank you for your teaching and help. 

    Dr.Khan (NELFT trainee) 

    Passed September 2012

    • The videos were very helpful in the few days leading up to my exam, I got tips on how to say things that I was stuck on.  

      Dr.Knight (UCL trainee)

      Passed January 2013

    • I thought the website was really good. I found it particularly useful for scenarios which I hadn’t encountered in my day to day clinical work, for example some of the learning disability stations.  

      Dr.Perry (UCL trainee)

      Passed January 2013

    • I for one found the videos really useful – it makes a real difference seeing someone do a station in real time and it’s a much richer teaching method than simply reading through bullet point revision notes in a CASC book. I used a stop-watch in the exam – something I never would have risked if I hadn’t seen you do it on screen first. There were quite a few scenarios that I hadn’t got round to doing in my revision group by the week before the exam, so ticking them off through your site was a relief. Also, consolidating stations we had looked at was great as inevitably we’d missed aspects of risk etc which were worth exploring. O,D,P,I was very useful for structuring stations

      Dr.Conn (UCL trainee)

      Passed January 2013

    • Dr. Mishra has been an excellent tutor who helped me towards passing my CASC exams. I found his teaching techniques to be extremely useful. Being an overseas graduate and with English not being my first language, I was struggling to make myself understood. I lacked clear questioning style and was unable to give a concise explanation to the patient within the time limitations of the CASC station. Dr. Mishra took into account our cultural differences and language difficulties and tailored his teaching for the course accordingly. Overall I am extremely satisfied with the teaching methods employed by Dr. Mishra. 

      Dr.Mothi (NELFT trainee)

      Passed September 2012

    • I like how you comment in the tutorials that you could have done something better and give us an alternative way. The material is a lot, but it is very useful if somebody manages to go through everything. A very good feature was that one could watch the videos on mobile. This is a plus!   

      Dr. Miltsiou (UCL trainee)

      Passed September 2012

    Pass the CASC.com is a very well put together site with all the CASC material you will need for the exam. It was a great way to supplement my learning and pick up some useful tips. I would definitely recommend it to others.  

    Dr.Kowalski (UCL trainee)

    Passed September 2012

    Excellent basis for CASC revision – great tips for building your structured techniques which are so useful, especially early on.   

    Dr.Wooster (UCL trainee)

    Passed September 2012