1st Edition

OSCEs for Medical and Surgical Finals




ISBN 9780340815892
Published May 26, 2005 by CRC Press
160 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

USD $32.95

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Book Description

Throughout the UK, and elsewhere, medical schools are focusing more on objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and veering away from old style medical and surgical finals. OSCEs for Medical and Surgical Finals takes a systematic approach to preparing for these new exams, giving you crucial insights into how to score well.



Written by junior doctors who recently sat the exams, this book will show you how to predict and prepare for the stations you will face. As it leads you through the cases and the examiners' mark sheets, it teaches you how to pick up every point, with extra tips on how to impress and where to go to add to your practice and experience.



For overseas doctors, this book also provides essential preparation for the clinical component of the PLAB exam.





Key features:

* Handy, pocket-sized book

* Exam focused, with key tips on how to prepare and excel on exam day

* Chapters on practical skills, communication, chronic disease management, discharge planning, psychiatric histories, focused history and management, and examination

* Packed with real OSCE scenarios and model mark sheets



OSCEs for Medical and Surgical Finals is an essential book for all medical students and PLAB candidates.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
SECTION 1: PRACTICAL SKILLS
SECTION 2: EXAMINATION
SECTION 3: EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: FOCUSED HISTORY AND MANAGEMENT
SECTION 4: DISCHARGE PLANNING
SECTION 5: CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
SECTION 6: CONDUCTING AN INTERVIEW WITH PATIENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND COGNITION PROBLEMS
SECTION 7: COMMUNICATION
SECTION 8: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Author(s)

Biography

Shabana A. Bora MB BS
Senior House Officer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, UK

Theresa G.H. Heah MB BS
Senior House Officer, Ophthalmology, Worthing Hospital, West Sussex, UK

Shivangi Thakore MA(Cantab) MB BS
Senior House Officer, General Practice Vocational Training, University College London Hospitals, London, UK

Editorial Advisor:
Deborah Gill MB BS MRCGP MMEd ILTM
Senior lecturer in Medical Education, Academic Centre for Medical Education, University College London, London, UK