Medical students lack information on preparing for clinical surgical finals, particularly on common mistakes and the features which identify successful candidates. The Ultimate Guide to Passing Surgical Clinical Finals is an accessible and comprehensive preparation aid, equipping final year medical students with the knowledge and skills that they are expected to demonstrate both in clinical surgical finals and in clinical practice as junior doctors. Its tutorial-style approach provides advice on how to think logically, speak coherently, and demonstrate both breadth and depth of knowledge - all key hallmarks of successful candidates. The book's broad approach reflects the full range of skills and knowledge covered by modern curricula, including instruments, procedures and the increasing use of surgical imaging. It is vital reading for clinical year medical students preparing for final examinations in surgery, and for postgraduate students who wish to improve their presentation, viva and OSCE clinical examination skills. 'This book's approach is in the best surgical traditions of ordered thinking when it comes to the examination itself. I admire this book and commend it to you.' - From the Foreword by David E Khoo
Introduction to Surgical Finals. Taking a Surgical History. Skin & Surgical Scars. The Surgical Abdomen. Lumps & Bumps: Breast Lumps. Lumps & Bumps: Neck Lumps & Thyroid. Lumps & Bumps: Groin & Testicular Lumps. Surgical Emergencies. Vascular. Orthopaedics. Procedures & Instruments. Surgical Radiology.