What does the eKA involve?
The eKA is designed to evaluate the extent of your knowledge and clinical judgement in specific areas. These are areas in which we expect a clinician working in general practice or contraceptive and non-specialist community SRH to have a high level of competence.
This is a written test consisting of 100 questions in the ‘single best answer from 5 options’ format. It is marked by a computer. You will be asked to indicate the correct answer, letters A-E. There are no free text questions. You have up to 2 hours to complete it.
You will be told immediately whether you have passed or failed, and successful candidates will receive an email confirmation of pass. You will not receive a score or individual breakdown of your answers.
The eKA assesses candidates' expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare. This includes issues such as: consent; confidentiality, safeguarding; and recognising service users’ equality and diversity.
The questions are based on clinical presentations; these reflect typical consultations encountered in general practice surgeries and community SRH clinics. Answers do not rely on the simple recall of medical facts but require integration of information, prioritisation of alternatives and clinical judgement to reach the correct conclusion.
The eKA is derived from a bank of questions; a different combination of questions will be presented at each attempt. Each exam sitting will have the same proportion of questions from each aspect of SRH. Each correct answer receives one mark. There is no negative marking.