Dr Mahibur Rahman graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine and is currently a Portfolio GP in Birmingham with clinical roles as a GP partner and medical director, as a resident GP in a secure unit for women with significant mental health illness, and as a GP covering a community unit for drug and alcohol detox. His non-clinical roles include being an author for the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA), an OSCE examiner for Liverpool Medical School, and an author and editor for various publications. He was an examiner for the General Medical Council (GMC) PLAB part 2 examination from 2017-2020, and has held various roles in the past including working as a prison GP, doing medical assessments for the Royal Army as a civilian medical practitioner, working as a specialty GP advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and as an external consultant in medical education for Warwick University.
He completed his GP training on the Neath Port Talbot VTS in Wales Deanery, passed MRCGP with merit in 2007, and was awarded FRCGP in 2009 for his contribution to medical education, promoting GP careers, and humanitarian medicine deployments to Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Greece, and Bangladesh.
Through his role as Medical Director of Emedica, he has been involved in training doctors at all stages of their careers, including GP trainees, GP registrars, GP Trainers and GP VTS Programme Directors.
He has taught over 47,000 delegates on courses including Getting into GP training, a 2 day intensive MSRA Crammer course for doctors entering specialty training, courses to help GP trainees prepare for the MRCGP AKT, CSA, RCA exams, and GP careers related courses. He also leads "MRCGP CSA for Trainers" courses, helping GP trainers prepare their registrars for the MRCGP CSA examinations.
As well as teaching for Emedica, Dr Rahman is often invited as an external speaker - engagements have included teaching on the Health Informatics programme at Keele University, teaching at North Birmingham VTS on MRCGP preparation, speaking at events hosted by / with the Medical Protection Society (E-learning for CPD, MRCGP for Trainees) and the West Midlands Deanery (E-learning for general practice, creating educational resources, MRCGP for trainers, MRCGP AKT and CSA preparation, Developing a career as a portfolio GP), and on courses run for HEE East of England, HEE Kent Surrey and Sussex, and with RCGP Beds and Herts faculty.
Dr Rahman has worked with Warwick Medical School as a Consultant in Medical Education, helping to develop e-learning resources related to the new GP Curriculum for GP trainers and trainees. He also consults for various other organisations - his areas of expertise include communicaton and consultations skills, MRCGP preparation, situational judgement tests and interactive learning technologies.
He is the editor of www.gptraining.info
a leading online resource on GP training in the UK. The
website offers free resources for trainees at all levels, from
those applying (F2 / SHO / Staff grade) to GP
After completing his medical degree and internship, he completed an MSc in Health Informatics as UCL, and specialised in interactive learning technologies and creating educational resources. He was awarded his MSc with distinction. He passed his MRCGP with merit in 2007, and was awarded FRCGP in 2019 for his work in medical education, in promoting GP career, and his work in humanitarian deployments in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Greece, and Bangladesh.
He has written several books and articles
related to Situational Judgement tests, GP careers and MSRA /
MRCGP Exam preparation including:
Clinical Case Cards - Rapid
Revision for Clinical Exams (Emedica
10 tips to help you pass the MRCGP CSA (Elumnus 2015)
10 tips to help you pass the MRCGP AKT (Innovait 2015)
Developing a career as a portfolio GP (GPJobs.org 2014)
Improving feedback from the MRCGP CSA examination (Elumnus 2013)
How to pass the MRCGP CSA: Understanding the new MRCGP CSA Mark Scheme (Elumnus 2010, E-zine articles 2010)
Getting into GP Training: Stage 2 assessment Study Guide 6th Ed. (Emedica 2011)
GP Jobs 2009 - GP Careers Guide (Emedica Publications 2009)
Getting into GP Training (BMJ Careers 2006)
Tackling Situational Judgement Tests (BMJ Careers 2007)
Tackling the assessments: GP ST Entry Stage 2 exams (Hospital Doctor 2007)
Getting into GP Training: Application guide (Emedica 2007)
Getting into GP Training: Stage 3 assessment Study Guide (Emedica 2007)
GPVTS Shortlisting Essays: A study guide (Emedica 2006)
Being a better teacher (Hospital Doctor)
CME: Keeping up to date (Hospital Doctor)
Making a successful presentation (Hospital Doctor)
Getting through the exams: hints and tips (onmedica.net)
Keeping on top of paperwork (Hospital Doctor)
He is an associate of Medical Writers UK and has also written for:
GP Registrar - Medical Protection Society
UK Health Informatics Today
From 2005-2007 he was the GP Registrar representative for South Wales on the RCGP (Wales) Welsh Council, the GPC (Wales) committee, BMA's GPC GP Registrar subcommittee and the Independant Advisory Committee on Postgraduate Education in General Practice.
He was the MRCGP questions editor for onmedica.net from 2005 - 2006, writing a monthly set of practice questions for the MRCGP paper 2. He was also the Guest editor of UK Health Informatics Today, for their Special edition on Primary Care Computing (Winter 2006).
He completed a Masters degree in Health Informatics at the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education ( CHIME ) at University College London, where his research project was on interactive learning technologies. He received his MSc with distinction.
Dr Mahibur Rahman received a Roche / Royal College of General Practitioners GP Registrar award in 2005 for his project entitled "Health Challenge Quiz: Developing an interactive Health promotion tool".