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.
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
Premature labour/premature rupture of fetal membranes
Intrauterine and intrapartum stillbirth
Labour, including induction – normal/abnormal
Intrapartum care and complications of labour
Anaesthetic disorders in pregnancy
Section Two, Part Two: Gynaecology
Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology
Termination of pregnancy and early pregnancy
Benign uterine lesions and endometriosis
Benign ovarian lesions
Vulval and vaginal disorders
Pelvic infections, pelvic pain, chronic vaginal discharge
Genital prolapse and urinary incontinence
Gestational trophoblastic disease
Ethics, medico-legal, clinical governance
Section Three: Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Answers to the MCQs
Section Four: Extended matching questions (EMQs)
How to answer EMQs
Explanation of the answers to the sample EMQs
Section Five: The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
Sample OSCE questions
Justin C. Konje, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Leicester Royal Inirmary, UK
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