SAQs, MCQs, EMQs and OSCEs for MRCOG Part 2, Second edition: A comprehensive guide, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

SAQs, MCQs, EMQs and OSCEs for MRCOG Part 2, Second edition

A comprehensive guide, 2nd Edition

By Justin Konje, Justin Konje

CRC Press

480 pages

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This book established itself in its first edition as the definitive 'one-stop-shop' revision aid; the only one available to encompass all elements of the MRCOG Part 2 examination in a single volume. Now incorporating practice EMQs as well as the standard question types, this second edition will ensure that it retains its place on the 'must-have' list for every candidate preparing for this exam.

Concentrating on testing the candidate's theoretical and practical knowledge as recommended in the current MRCOG syllabus, the book tests the trainee with questions in obstetrics and gynaecology and those aspects of medicine, surgery and paediatrics relevant to the practice of both.

The book is divided into four key parts, one for each style of question, each of which opens with an introductory section on how to approach the exam and, crucially, how to fail it.
# Part 1 provides a series of short answer practice papers. Common mistakes are highlighted as well as a list of key points required to get full marks. A sample answer is given for each question
# Part 2 contains a mock paper for the MCQ part of the exam, containing 225 questions with answers and helpful annotations
# Part 3 introduces the EMQ, giving the reader 40 questions in the style of the examination, together with answers and explanatory notes
# Part 4 is devoted to the OSCE, with descriptions of 20 sample stations assessing different aspects of clinical practice, advice on how to tackle these, and suggested marking schemes.

Throughout, questions have been designed to test factual knowledge and understanding, problem-solving ability, and clinical and communication skills.


…I'm sure I passed the part 2 written [exam] because of Justin Konje's book…It is a clear descriptive book…

BMJ Careers

Table of Contents

Section One: How to approach the Part 2 examination

The structure of the MRCOG Part 2 examination

How to fail the examination

Section Two: Short essay questions

Introduction How to approach short-answer questions 7

Section Two, Part One: Obstetrics

Epidemiology, social obstetrics, drugs in pregnancy

Infections in pregnancy

Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

Medical disorders in pregnancy

Prenatal diagnosis and congenital malformations


Abnormal fetal growth

Abnormal presentation

Premature labour/premature rupture of fetal membranes

Intrauterine and intrapartum stillbirth

Labour, including induction – normal/abnormal

Intrapartum care and complications of labour

Operative obstetrics

Postpartum complications

Anaesthetic disorders in pregnancy


Section Two, Part Two: Gynaecology

Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology

Menstrual disorders

Termination of pregnancy and early pregnancy


Benign uterine lesions and endometriosis

Benign ovarian lesions

Vulval and vaginal disorders

Gynaecology, endocrinology


Family planning

Pelvic infections, pelvic pain, chronic vaginal discharge


Genital prolapse and urinary incontinence

Cervical malignancy

Uterine malignancy

Ovarian malignancy

Gestational trophoblastic disease

Operative gynaecology

Ethics, medico-legal, clinical governance

Section Three: Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

Sample MCQs

Answers to the MCQs

Section Four: Extended matching questions (EMQs)

How to answer EMQs

Sample EMQs

Explanation of the answers to the sample EMQs

Section Five: The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)

Sample OSCE questions

Marking schemes

About the Authors

Justin C. Konje, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Leicester Royal Inirmary, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics