Oct 172014
 

OSCEs for the MRCS Part B A Bailey & Love Revision Guide (Hodder Arnold Publication) (Paperback)

By (author): Jonathan Fishman, Vivian A Elwell, Rajat Chowdhury

This book is designed to help the candidate in preparation for the newly revised oral examination or OSCE, the concluding element required to pass the MRCS examination. Success requires a solid working knowledge and a well-rehearsed examination technique. A precise, structured and systematic routine is paramount. This technique, as outlined in this book, ensures key steps of the clinical examination are not accidentally omitted and under the pressure of the examination it provides the candidate with a starting point and framework for any case that one may encounter.

Based on the highly successful Insider Medical MRCS Examination Clinical Course, this book facilitates the pathway for a novice clinician to pass this challenging examination. College-approved, systematic, coherent and well-rehearsed examination routine for all the main systems are included.

As well as providing examination routines approved by many college examiners, the chapters also provide insider tips on how to pass the examination and identify mistakes commonly made by many candidates.

OSCEs for the MRCS Part B prepares future surgeons for the challenges of clinical practice, through solid examination techniques and communication skills.
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Oct 112014
 


The FRCS examination is the last hurdle on the road to independent practice as a consultant surgeon in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The voce viva portion of the exam can be particularly challenging for candidates who must demonstrate not only their knowledge of various surgical topics, but also their reasoning and decision-making abilities.

Cracking the Intercollegiate General Surgery FRCS Viva: A Revision Guide provides the framework and knowledge to pass the non-subspecialty sections of the FRCS (General Surgery) viva and clinical examination. This comprehensive revision text covers all essential topics in critical care, emergency and general surgery as well as critical appraisal of research papers, basic statistics and data manipulation for the academic section.

Highlights:

  • Layout: A unique approach recreates the structure and content of each individual viva

  • Past questions: Actual viva questions pooled from successful FRCS candidates are included so you know what worked

  • Contributors: Insight from experienced clinicians who have trained in the UK higher surgical training system

This essential revision guide provides you with the vital points for each topic, presented in a concise, structured manner and referenced where appropriate. It is essential reading for anyone preparing for the FRCS General Surgery exam.

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Aug 152014
 

Principles of Surgery Vivas for the MRCS (Paperback)

By (author): Rupen Dattani, Ridzuan Farouk

Written for the Principles of Surgery viva of the MRCS exam by an examiner at both the London and Glasgow Colleges of Surgery and a successful recent MRCS candidate, Principles of Surgery Vivas for the MRCS provides the reader with sample viva questions to enable them to prepare fully for this section of the examinations. In A-Z format for quick reference, this book will be invaluable to MRCS candidates, undergraduate medical students and those sitting the FRCOG examinations. It will also serve as a valuable 'aide memoire' for the training surgeon or doctor at all levels of experience, especially those training junior staff.
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Aug 052014
 

SBAs and EMQs for the MRCS Part A: A Bailey & Love Revision Guide (Paperback)

By (author): Vivian A Elwell, Jonathan Fishman, Rajat Chowdhury

SBAs and EMQs for the MRCS Part A is an invaluable guide to sitting and passing the examination, which tests the candidates in their knowledge of the basic sciences as applied to surgical practice.

Based on the highly successful Insider Medical MRCS Examination Clinical Course, this book facilitates the pathway for a novice clinician to pass this challenging examination. College-approved, systematic and coherent questions for all the main systems are included, providing comprehensive coverage of the surgical curriculum. Answers are provided in brief at the foot of each question page for rapid reference, while full explanations of each appear in a separate section at the end of each chapter.

The sections provide insider tips on how to pass the examination and identify mistakes commonly made by many candidates, whilst providing references to the key chapters within Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery.

With over 350 SBAs and 50 EMQs, this book will provide helpful pointers for further study throughout training, and is essential reading for those preparing to sit Part A of the MRCS examination.

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May 302014
 

Get Through MRCS: Anatomy 2E (Paperback)

By (author): Simon Overstall, Amit Zaveri

Fully revised and updated in light of the changes to the format of the MRCS examination, this second edition of Get Through MRCS: Anatomy provides candidates with the knowledge and practice necessary for excelling at the challenging MRCS part B OSCE examination.

  • The updated new edition of the highly-praised Get Through MRCS: Anatomy Vivas
  • Fully revised in accordance with the changes to be focussed on the OSCE format
  • Detailed model answers and full explanations to ensure thorough understanding of how to get the best results
  • Plentiful illustrations and high-quality photographs in full colour throughout

Written by the experienced author of the highly successful first edition, Simon Overstall has extensive knowledge of the exam, both in teaching offline courses and authoring MRCS revision texts. Get Through MRCS: Anatomy is essential reading for MRCS candidates wanting to achieve expert anatomical knowledge and to ultimately earn high results within their postgraduate examinations.

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Apr 032014
 

Operative Surgery Vivas for the MRCS (Paperback)

By (author): Ali Abbassian MRCS, Sarah Krishnanandan MRCS, Christopher James MRCS

This is a comprehensive study manual for the MRCS viva exam covering critical care, physiology, pathology, principles of surgery, anatomy and operative surgery. These topics are tested in a short exam requiring a broad knowledge base, and are provided in a clear concise format in this invaluable revision tool. The A-Z format means topics appear at random, mirroring the nature of the exam. For each operative procedure the basic principles, applied anatomy, indications and complications are discussed alongside an overview of technique. Frequently asked exam questions and practical tips for giving the fullest answer for the most marks are also included. Care has been taken to ensure compatibility with all UK syllabi, and inclusion of material required for equivalent exams internationally. An excellent source of information for use during personal study and self-testing and as a teaching aid.
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