surgical critical care for the mrcs osce

mazyar kanani

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surgical practice has changed enormously since the first edition of surgical critical care vivas, as shown by the introduction of the mrcs part b osce. this landmark book has been fully updated to reflect the latest nice and sign guidelines and common als principles in critical care patients, as well as current atls(r) and ccrisp(r) guidelines (such as ct scanning in trauma). the alphabetical format of the previous edition is replaced by an abcde chapter format, incorporating an escalating level of diagnostic and management complexity in conjunction with a concise mini-bibliography in each chapter, enabling the reader to rapidly access the required information. covering both non-icu-based patients and basic fundamentals of icu care, the chapters introduce standard definitions, pathological processes and diagnostic features, before discussing common investigations and suggested management plans. a must-have revision guide for all surgical trainees, from final year medical students through to junior surgical registrars.show more

physical examination for surgeons an aid to the mrcs osce

petrut gogalniceanu

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physical examination is a key element of clinical diagnosis in surgical practice, as well as an essential skill in postgraduate professional entry and exit examinations. with its 'at-a-glance' algorithms, mind maps, and exam-style questions and answers, physical examination for surgeons provides a concise yet authoritative guide to examination technique and differential diagnosis. written by a team of senior surgical registrars and consultant surgeons, experienced postgraduate examiners and leading international experts, it provides a comprehensive and definitive answer to the challenges of the mrcs exam on physical examination. all surgical specialties are covered, including neurosurgery, ent, gynaecology and transplant. it is a high-yield revision aid for the membership of the royal college of surgeons exam, as well as a valuable reference for the fellowship exam (frcs) and beyond. of interest to trainee and practising surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, medical students and clinical nurse specialists and military healthcare practitioners.show more

mrcs applied basic science and clinical topics

mrcs—applied basic science and clinical topicsby

  • stephen parker
mrcs applied basic science and clinical topics offers a complete and up-to-date guide to specialty training in surgery, covering the core topics examined in the mrcs part a and b exams. presented in a clear layout, chapters are mapped to the syllabus to deliver structured revision in all the systems. featuring concise and easy-to-digest notes, this book provides clinical knowledge, practical skills and the essential revision tool to maximise chances of exam success.
  • presents topics in an accessible double-page format for rapid access to information
  • covers the full knowledge-base examined by the royal college of surgeons
  • highly illustrated with clinical photographs, imaging and diagrams to aid visual memory of topics
  • equips candidates with the necessary basic science and clinical knowledge to succeed in the mrcs exams
  • complements mrcs part a: 500 sbas and emqs andmrcs part b osce: anatomy
highly commended at the bma medical book awards 2013

mrcs part a 500 sbas and emqs

mrcs part a 500 sbas and emqsby

  • pradip k datta mbe ms frcs honorary consultant surgeon, wick
  • christopher j k bulstrode mch frcs (orth) honorary consultant orthopaedic surgeon, oxford
  • william f m wallace bsc md frcp frca fcai frcsed professor emeritus of applied physiology, belfast
mrcs part a: 500 sbas and emqs offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of practice questions for trainees preparing for the mrcs part a exam. presented in a clear layout, chapters are mapped to the syllabus to deliver structured revision in all the key topics. featuring a wealth of practice questions and fully descriptive answers, this book provides the essential revision to maximise chances of exam success.
  • key points
  • · 500 sbas and emqs, covering the full knowledge-base examined by the royal college of surgeons
  • · written by a team of editors with extensive experience of the mrcs exam
  • · answers feature concise, case-based descriptions to consolidate knowledge
  • · answers illustrated to improve understanding of key concepts
  • · equips mrcs candidates with everything they need to know to succeed in the part a exam.

cracking the mrcs viva a revision guide

cracking the mrcs viva a revision guideby

  • iain au-yong ma (cantab) bmbch (oxon) mrcs (ed) is specialist registrar in radiology, queens medical centre and nottingham city hospital, nottingham, uk.
  • simon howarth ma (cantab) bmbch (oxon) mrcs (eng) mrcs (glas) is honorary specialist registrar, department of neurosurgery, cambridge university hospitals nhs foundation trust and clinical research associate in neuroimaging, department of radiology, cambridge university, cambridge, uk
  • tjun tang ma (hons) mb bchir mrcs (glas) is specialist registrar in general surgery, eastern deanery; currently research registrar in neuroimaging, addenbrooke’s nhs trust hospital, and cambridge university, cambridge, uk
  • robert sayers md frcs is reader in surgery, department of surgery, vascular surgery group, leicester royal infirmary, leicester, uk

cracking the mrcs viva is an outstanding guide to the mrcs viva examination. its unique approach recreates the structure and content of each individual viva, allowing the reader to self-test, or two students to recreate mock viva sessions for themselves.

divided into six sections to mirror the exam – applied surgical anatomy, operative surgery, applied surgical pathology, principles of surgery, applied surgical physiology, and critical care – each section covers a range of topics, listed alphabetically, and contains all the information required to pass the exam using concise, bullet-point text, helpful tables and easy to reproduce diagrams.

written by registrars who have all recently passed the mrcs, plus an mrcs examiner, this comprehensive and user-friendly revision guide also contains considerable input from other senior specialists.

  • focuses on the core topics that will maximise good marks
  • presented as mock exams papers that will allow candidates to test each other
  • illustrated with simple, reproducible line drawings
  • covers a broad range of topics relevant to the viva section of the mrcs examination

cracking the intercollegiate general surgery frcs viva a revision guide

cracking the intercollegiate general surgery frcs viva a revision guideby

  • elizabeth ball, stewart walsh, tjun tang

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.

mrcs part b osces essential revision notes

mrcs part b osces essential revision notes 2by

  • catherine parchment smith consultant colorectal surgeon, pinderfields hospital, mid yorkshire nhs trust.
  • julia massey

this title is presented in an exciting new format mirroring the new mrcs osce exam. the new title offers an extensive introduction covering the mrcs exam with particular reference to osces; an overview of clinical skills in history taking and physical examination; chapters covering all sections of the exam with popular cases in the osce format at the end of each chapter; and, exciting new layout with colour images.

mrcs part b osces: essential revision notes is specifically designed to take candidates step-by-step through the mrcs part b osce exam. it includes an extensive introduction covering the mrcs exam with particular reference to osces; an overview of clinical skills in history taking and physical examination; chapters covering all sections of the exam with popular cases in the osce format at the end of each chapter; and, new layout with colour images. it is based on the bestselling surgical short cases for clinical examinations by catherine parchment smith.

this pastest best-seller is specifically designed to take candidates step-by-step through the new mrcs osce exam.

  • features extensive introduction covering the mrcs exam with particular reference to osces.
  • overview of clinical skills in history taking and physical examination.
  • chapters covering all sections of the exam with popular cases in the osce format at the end of each chapter.
  • exciting new layout with colour images.
  • based on the bestselling surgical short cases for clinical examinations by catherine parchment smith.

sba mcqs for the mrcs part a oxford specialty training

sba mcqs for the mrcs part aby

  • sri g. thrumurthy, core trainee in general surgery, london deanery
  • tania samantha de silva, specialty registrar in general surgery, sheffield teaching hospitals nhs trust
  • zia moinuddin, specialty registrar in general surgery, central manchester university hospitals nhs foundation trust
  • stuart enoch, programme director, cardiff mrcs osce courses, president, doctors academy, cardiff, uk, clinical lead centre for studies in wound care and burns, and visiting professor, department of biomedical research, ni university, india

specifically designed to help candidates revise for the mrcs exam, this book features 350 single best answer multiple choice questions, covering the whole syllabus. containing everything candidates need to pass the mrcs part a sba section of the exam, it focuses intensively on the application of basic sciences (applied surgical anatomy, physiology, and pathology) to the management of surgical patients.

the high level of detail included within the questions and their explanations allows effective self-assessment of knowledge and quick identification of key areas requiring further attention. varying approaches to single best answer multiple choice questions are used, giving effective exam practice and guidance through revision and exam technique. this includes clinical case questions, ‘positively-worded’ questions, requiring selection of the most appropriate of relatively correct answers; ‘two-step’ or ‘double-jump’ questions, requiring several cognitive steps to arrive at the correct answer; as well as ‘factual recall’ questions, prompting basic recall of facts.

  • contains 350 questions specifically mapped to the mrcs syllabus as defined by the intercollegiate surgical curriculum project (iscp)
  • questions and explanatory revision notes are combined into one volume
  • contains a substantial number of patient-based questions, which enable candidates to test their ability to integrate key basic science concepts with relevant clinical problems

anatomy vivas for the intercollegiate mrcs

anatomy vivas for the imrcsby

  • nick aresti is a core surgical trainee in the london deanery, london, uk.
  • manoj ramachandran is a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at st bartholomew’s and the royal london hospitals, london, uk.
  • mark d. stringer is professor of anatomy at the university of otago, dunedin, new zealand and chair of the anatomy committee, royal australasian college of surgeons.

presented in a question-and-answer format, anatomy vivas for the intercollegiate mrcs will help candidates prepare for the anatomy section of the new intercollegiate mrcs exam and will aid their learning in the format in which they will be tested. the book is unique in that it is based on the new examination. it is divided into the specialty areas and is based on clinical scenarios. featuring photographs of dissections, detailed diagrams and radiographic images, the book is the most concise and accurate anatomy aid for the mrcs examination. written by recent candidates, experienced surgical anatomists and authors of other successful mrcs guides, it features explanations presented in a memorable, logical and easy to learn manner, and highlights areas that regularly feature in the exam. past questions, core topics and recurring themes are discussed in detail, ensuring that candidates are as prepared as possible. it is an indispensable guide to success.

  • only book on the market written for the anatomy section of the new imrcs
  • presented in a question-and-answer format – just like the exam
  • includes detailed explanations, ‘ideal answers’ and ‘hot tips’ sections

get through mrcs anatomy 2nd edition

get through mrcs anatomyby

  • simon overstall mb bs mrcs, locum consultant plastic surgeon, east grinstead, west sussex.
  • amit zaveri mb bs (lond) bsc (hons) mrcs (eng), plastic surgery ct2 (core surgical trainee) at queen victoria hospital, east grinstead, west sussex.

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: anatomyis essential reading for mrcs candidates wanting to achieve expert anatomical knowledge and to ultimately earn high results within their postgraduate examinations.

  • the updated new edition of the highly-praised and successful get through mrcs: anatomy vivas
  • fully revised to focus on the osces for part b of the examination
  • detailed model answers and full explanations ensure a thorough understanding of how to score those top marks
  • plentiful high-quality photographs and illustrations in full colour throughout
  • well-placed author with thorough experience of authoring mrcs material as well as teaching courses

emqs for the mrcs part a

emqs for the mrcs part aby

  • sri g. thrumurthy, core trainee in general surgery, london deanery, uk
  • tania s. de silva, specialty registrar in general surgery, sheffield teaching hospitals nhs trust, uk
  • zia m. moinuddin, specialty registrar in general surgery, central manchester university hospitals, nhs foundation trust, uk
  • stuart enoch, clinical director, centre for study of wound care and burns, and visiting professor, department of biomedical research, noorul islam university, and india director of education and research, doctors academy, cardiff, uk

specifically designed to help candidates revise for the mrcs exam, this book features 250 extended matching questions divided into 96 themes, covering the whole syllabus. containing everything candidates need to pass the mrcs part a emq section of the exam, the book focuses intensively on topics relating to principles of surgery-in-general, including peri-operative care, post-operative management and critical care, surgical technique and technology, management and legal issues in surgery, clinical microbiology, emergency medicine and trauma management, and principles of surgical oncology.
the high level of detail included within the questions and their explanations allows effective self-assessment of knowledge and quick identification of key areas requiring further attention. varying approaches to extended matching questions are used, giving effective exam practice and guidance through revision and exam technique. this includes clinical case questions, positively-worded questions, requiring selection of the most appropriate of relatively correct answers; ‘two-step’ or ‘double-jump’ questions, requiring several cognitive steps to arrive at the correct answer; as well as factual recall questions, prompting basic recall of facts.

mcqs and emqs in surgery a bailey love companion guide

bailey love companion guide mcqs emqs in surgeryby

  • pradip k datta, mbe, ms, frcs (ed, eng, irel, glas) is honorary consultant surgeon, caithness general hospital, wick, member of council and college tutor, royal college of surgeons of edinburgh.
  • christopher j k bulstrode mch, frcs (orth) is professor and honorary consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, university of oxford, member of council, royal college of surgeons of edinburgh
  • b v praveen ms, frcs (ed, eng, glas, irel, gen) is consultant surgeon and associate director of medical education, southend university hospital, honorary senior lecturer, queen mary, university of london

with over 1000 questions, mcqs and emqs in surgery is the ideal self-assessment companion guide to bailey & love’s short practice in surgery. the book assists readers in their preparation for examinations and to test their knowledge of the principles and practice of surgery as outlined within bailey & love.
sub-divided into 13 subject-specific sections, both mcqs and emqs provide a comprehensive coverage of the surgical curriculum as well as the core learning points as set out in bailey & love:
each section emphasises the importance of self-assessment within effective clinical examination and soundly based surgical principles, while while taking into account the latest developments in surgical practice.
mcqs and emqs in surgery is an excellent companion to bailey & love and provides a valuable revision tool for those studying for mrcs.

mrcs revision guide limbs and spine

mrcs revision guide limb and spineby

  • carol soutor, md, clinical professor, department of dermatology, university of minnesota medical school, minneapolis, minnesota
  • maria k. hordinsky, md, chair and professor, department of dermatology, university of minnesota medical school, minneapolis, minnesota

this new, up-to-date, concise revision guide for the mrcs part b examination equips candidates with the essential knowledge and armamentarium required to tackle the exam. written in a model question-and-answer format to aid the breakdown of information, candidates can practise some of the most common exam questions they can expect to face. including subdivisions on applied surgical science and critical care, anatomy and surgical pathology, surgical skills and patient safety and a section on clinical examinations of the limbs and spine, this guide will increase candidates’ confidence in both exam technique and key concepts. mrcs revision guide: limbs and spine is a concise, handy pocket book; a ‘must have’ quick reference guide for busy surgical trainees studying for the mrcs examination.

key features

  • a handy essential; a new, definitive and up-to-date mrcs revision guide
  • detailed model question-and-answer format will improve the reader’s exam technique
  • covers both general and specialty-specific aspects of the mrcs examination