London, UK – April 11, 2024 – Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ is shaking up doctor exam prep with a new AI-powered tool that lets doctors prepare for their PACES exam anytime, anywhere, for a fraction of the cost of alternative options.

BMJ has launched an innovative new exam preparation tool driven entirely by artificial intelligence. The new tool, which supports candidates taking the PACES exam, allows them to interact in real-time with a range of simulated patients by speaking into their computers.

Created in partnership with Australian start-up SimConverse, the tool gives doctors a cheaper, more convenient, and less stressful alternative to currently available options.

“We’re excited to empower doctors with a revolutionary solution that addresses the limitations of traditional exam preparation methods,” said Phil Johnson, Director of BMJ Careers. “BMJ OnExam PACES provides a cost-effective and convenient way for doctors to excel in their MRCP PACES exams, ultimately enhancing patient care.”

The new product allows candidates to practise their consultation and communication skills, then tests their ability to distil their findings and generate a diagnosis and differentials. Detailed feedback is given in every attempt to help candidates understand their strengths and weaknesses and how to improve. Users who have tested the product have praised its similarity to real life, its lack of glitches, and the granularity of its feedback.

BMJ OnExam PACES is the first AI-driven revision product for the OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) element of a postgraduate medical qualification, and similar tools for other specialities are on the way. Developed with SimConverse, it combines BMJ’s medical expertise with cutting-edge AI.

Packages start at £118, with over 200 doctors already signed up for an early bird discount. Learn more at