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The WRItten SKills Examination assesses a student's written communication accuracy and clarity.

Why is this important?

Written communication is present throughout healthcare, and yet can be a common source of error[1]. Some areas of communication include:

  • Written medical records
    • Reporting clinical findings
  • Medical investigations
    • Reporting results of investigations
  • Communication between departments
    • Requesting investigations
    • Handing over to colleagues


The WRISKE is a written examination under exam conditions. A BNF will be provided, along with standard clinical stationary.

Example Tasks

Modules assessed


  1. Dean, Bryony, et al. "Causes of prescribing errors in hospital inpatients: a prospective study." The Lancet 359.9315 (2002): 1373-1378.