Cases for PACES

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Author: Stephen Hoole,Andrew Fry,Daniel Hodson,Rachel Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319613

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Cases for PACES provides a concise study aid to Part IIof the MRCP examination; the Practical Assessment of ClinicalExamination Skills or PACES. The new edition of this very popularstudy guide has been completely updated, and now includes scenariosfor Station 5, introduced in October 2009. Featuring a ‘case study’ format that matches thestyle of the exam, it includes all the essential information -perfect for on-the-ward revision and study. Written by authors whoremember their own PACES examination, their experience in learningand teaching PACES is condensed to provide exactly what you need toknow to pass. With its informal style, Cases for PACES is also idealfor self-directed learning in groups, and will help you hone yourclinical skills and boost your confidence in the run-up to theexamination. For more titles to help you prepare for MRCP examinations go toahref="http://www.wileymedicalstudent.com/"www.wileymedicaleducation.com/a

PACES for the MRCP

with 250 Clinical Cases

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Author: Tim Hall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054666

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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The 3rd edition of PACES for the MRCP has been fully revised and updated throughout to retain its pole position as the textbook to accompany core medical training (CMT) and prepare candidates for success in the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills and a future specialty career. Features Fully revised for the new Station 5 and completely updated throughout. Promotes understanding and deeper learning of modern medicine applicable to PACES and the specialist registrar. Emphasis on clinical assessment – history-taking, examination and communication skills – equipping candidates with appropriate differential diagnoses from which to develop the right diagnosis. Encourages candidates to question why a diagnosis has arisen and consider its consequences. For example, ‘Heat failure’ is a not a diagnosis until a candidate has considered the differential diagnoses of breathlessness and decided why heart failure is most likely, and then considered its cause (not always ischaemic heart disease), its presentation (acute, chronic, left or right ventricular or both) and, most importantly, the effects of it and its treatments on a patient’s life. This 3rd edition of PACES for the MRCP continues to provide fully revised, up-to-date, evidence-based coverage of investigations and treatments. Whilst the emphasis of PACES is on clinical skills, candidates who understand when, for example, a patient with rheumatoid arthritis might benefit from a biologic agent and how this will influence inflammatory disease, is better equipped for success. A one-volume text giving candidates complete preparation for the PACES exam within one portable volume 250 cases organised into the 5 stations of the PACES exam – respiratory and abdominal system, history taking, cardiovascular and nervous system, communication and ethics and skin, locomotion, eyes and endocrine systems Engaging question-and-answer approach at the end of each case – excellent preparation for the exam Boxed tips highlight vital information – helps identify what is most important to remember Produced in full colour throughout Colour coding for each station Many more illustrations added - now over 300 clinical photographs and line drawings in colour Many more cases added, bringing the number up to 250 - 50 per station History-taking and communication skills stations now revised so that they exactly mimic the requirements of the exam

Clinical Medicine for the MRCP PACES

Volume 1: Core Clinical Skills

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Author: Gautam Mehta,Bilal Iqbal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199542554

Category: Medical

Page: 637

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A book of over 150 cases which mimic the style and approach of the MRCP PACES exam. The book will equip the candidate attempting to pass the MRCP examination, and will also provide an overview of evidence-based medicine for competency-based training.

A.C.E.S. for P.A.C.E.S.

Advanced Clinical Evaluation System for Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills

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Author: Ajith Jayasekera

Publisher: aces for paces

ISBN: 9781905006045

Category: Medical

Page: 621

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A.C.E.S for P.A.C.E.S. is a book on clinical skills for doctors attempting the M.R.C.P. P.A.C.E.S examination. It is also suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and practicing clinicians. The book analyses the M.R.C.P P.A.C.E.S examination .It then analyses the principles of clinical methods, describes techniques in detail and gives relevant findings and their causes. In More Detail: A.C.E.S for P.A.C.E.S. starts off with a short discussion of examinations in general and then discusses the M.R.C.P P.A.C.E.S. examination in detail. The next part of the book is an analysis and then a discussion of clinical skills followed by a general outline on how one should approach the development of clinical skills. A detailed discussion of the organ systems follows with a chapter dedicated to each system. Each chapter is divided into three sections. Initially there is a detailed description of clinical method. Next there is an outline of the common conditions that may occur in relation to each system. The final section of each chapter contains a description of clinical findings and the conditions in which they occur. The approach taken by this book is a description of the findings that may occur at each step of the clinical encounter. The last chapter discusses communication and ethics. This chapter begins with an analysis of the way in which candidates are assessed at examinations. It then analyses communication and ethics and describes a method of communication. An appendix is included which gives a summary of history taking and examination techniques for each system.

PACES for the MRCP

With 250 Clinical Cases

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Author: Tim Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443103704

Category: Medical

Page: 746

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This title is written for MRCP candidates preparing for PACES exam in UK and rest of world. Clinical examinations in the OSCE style of marked stations are daunting for all students, whether undergraduates or MRCP candidates. The recent introduction of the 5-station PACES (Progressive Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) exam inspired a great deal of apprehension, so the appearance of the first edition of Hall's PACES for MRCP was greatly welcomed by candidates and became an immediate success. This new edition builds on the book's reputation. It provides, in one colourful and attractive volume, complete coverage of all the most common medical cases that will be covered in PACES and similar exams. A one-volume text giving candidates complete preparation for the PACES exam within one portable volume 250 cases organised into the 5 stations of the PACES exam - respiratory and abdominal system, history taking, cardiovascular and nervous system, communication and ethics and skin, locomotion, eyes and endocrine systems Engaging question-and-answer approach at the end of each case - excellent preparation for the exam Boxed tips highlight vital information - helps identify what is most important to remember Produced in full colour throughout Colour coding for each station Many more illustrations added - now over 300 clinical photographs and line drawings in colour Many more cases added, bringing the number up to 250 - 50 per station History-taking and communication skills stations now revised so that they exactly mimic the requirements of the exam

An Aid to the MRCP PACES

Stations 1, 3 and 5

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Author: Robert E. J. Ryder,M. Afzal Mir,E. Anne Freeman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405107686

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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The forerunner to this book - Ryder, Mir & Freeman's 'An Aid to the MRCP Short Cases' - rapidly established itself as a classic and has sold over 30,000 copies. The new Progressive Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) has replaced the old short case exam and, as a result, the authors have revised, reworked and extended their highly successful text so that it continues to address the study needs of candidates. This new revision aid is now presented in two volumes: An Aid to the MRCP PACES Volume 1: Stations 1, 3 and 5 An Aid to the MRCP PACES Volume 2: Stations 2 and 4 This Volume covers Station 1 'Respiratory and Abdominal Systems', Station 3 'Cardiovascular and Neurological Systems' and Station 5 'Skin, Locomoter, Eyes and the Endocrine System'. The 200 cases have been written in accordance with the new examining and marking schemes used for the exam. They provide an invaluable training and revision aid for all candidates.

Ost: Medical Cases for MRCP Paces Pack

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Author: Gautam Mehta,Bilal Iqbal,Deborah Bowman

Publisher: Oxford Specialty Training: Rev

ISBN: 9780199578689

Category: Medical

Page: 638

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This two volume set is an invaluable resource for MRCP candidates preparing for the PACES exam. With a combined resource of over 225 cases which mimic the style and approach of the MRCP PACES exam, the pack provides trainees with a comprehensive resource for exam preparation.

Neurology for MRCP PACES

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Author: Hani T. S. Benamer

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193974

Category: Medical

Page: 124

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Neurology has a reputation as a difficult area in the MRCP examinations, with the clinical neurology stations (PACES and traditional short cases) being especially feared by candidates. This book aims to demystify the subject, and help candidates avoid becoming bogged down in unnecessary detail and to clarify their thoughts and expression. The book is divided into three major sections covering areas of the body, each organised according to the possible instructions that candidates are likely to encounter in the exam. They include summaries of essential examination steps to be undertaken, possible clinical findings, brief discussions in question and answer format, and tips and pitfalls. Concise, clear and engaging, this is an essential aid for candidates preparing for the MRCP clinical neurology stations.

An Aid to the MRCP PACES

Stations 2 and 4

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Author: Dev Banerjee,Robert E. J. Ryder,M. Afzal Mir,E. Anne Freeman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312987

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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The forerunner to this book - Ryder, Mir & Freeman's 'An Aid to the MRCP Short Cases' - rapidly established itself as a classic and has sold over 30,000 copies. The new Progressive Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) has replaced the old short case exam and, as a result, the authors have revised, reworked and extended their highly successful text so that it continues to address the study needs of candidates. This new revision aid is now presented in two volumes: An Aid to the MRCP PACES Volume 1: Stations 1, 3 and 5 An Aid to the MRCP PACES Volume 2: Stations 2 and 4 This Volume covers Station 2 'History Taking' and Station 4 'Communication Skills'. In the 'History Taking' section at least 50 examples of each type of question and case are included, together with scenarios with simulated patients. The focus of the book is very much on the examiners' expectations so that candidates have a true picture of the areas on which they are being tested. Station 4 'Communication Skills' also covers the ethical issues in the doctor-patient relationship, such as managing organ transplantation, consenting for hospital post-mortem, etc. Also included in this Volume is the 'Experiences and Anecdotes' chapter providing real quotes from both candidates and examiners - this helps the candidate to avoid the more common pitfalls of the exam.

Success in PACES

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Author: Paul J. Jenkins (MRCP.),Philip Kelly (MRCP.),Thomas Powles

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 190462782X

Category: Diagnosis

Page: 480

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This text provides in-depth coverage of more than 180 of the most commonly-presented cases covering all five stations of the PACES exam. Station-based chapters provide an introduction to how to approach the subscription, plus tips on how to avoid common pitfalls.

Get Through MRCP: PACES

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Author: Rajeev Gulati,Monal Wadhera

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444149784

Category: Medical

Page: 329

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Reflecting the latest exam developments and covering the entire syllabus, this book focuses on providing complete revision coverage for the PACES exam. It is divided into five easy-to-use chapters, each representing a station from the exam, and integrates both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of the exam. It presents a wide range of commonly asked stations with detailed information laid out in a clear, concise manner, aided by photographs and diagrams.

MRCP PACES

180 Clinical Cases

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Author: Kevin O'Gallagher,Daniel Knight,Michael O'Gallagher,Peter Milton,Eirini Merika,Omar Malik

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 1907816526

Category: Medical

Page: 356

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Featuring a wealth of practice scenarios, MRCP PACES: 180 Clinical Cases enables trainees to test themselves on everything they need to know to pass the PACES exam.

Paces for the MRCP-with 250 Clinical Case, 2nd Ed, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Paces for the MRCP-with 250 Clinical Case

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Author: Tim Hall - forward :Sir John Tooke & Jim Copper

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 0443103704

Category: Science

Page: 716

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PACES comprises a series of timed assessment stations where various competencies are tested by examiners with an objective marking scheme. I ts main strength is in minimising bias, and it has been shown to have validity. reliability and relative practicality. The aims of PACES are to ensure that candidates are able to: Examine and detect the presence or absence of physical signs J nterprct physical signs Make appropriate diagnoses Develop and discuss emergency, immediate and long-te1m management plans Demonstrate the clinical skills of history taking Communicate clinical information to colleagues, patients or their relatives Discuss ethical issues Structure There are five stations, each timed at 20 minutes (Fig. 1). The start and finish of each station is signalled by a bell, although it is the duty of examiners to indicate the passing of time during each station. A different pair of examiners is at each station. One examiner takes the lead in conduct- Station 1 Respiratory 10 min Abdominal 10 min Station 5 Skin 5 min Locomotor 5 min Eyes 5 min Endocrine 5 min 5-min interval Station 4 Communication skills and ethics 20 min Fig. 1 PACES carousel. Station 2 History·laking skills 20 min 5-min interval Station 3 Cardiovascular 10 min Neurological 10 min S·min interval ing the examination with the first candidate, the other examiner conducts the next, and so on. There is a fiveminute seated interval between sta tions. The two system stations (1 and 3) After the five-minute interval, an examiner takes the candidate to the station and provides a written instruction for the first case. The response involves the relevant examination of the system and questions from the examiners about investigation and management of the clinical problem. Candidates should aim to complete their examination by around six minutes, and examiners may prompt at the fiveminute point if that looks unlikely; this is a change from the previous situation whereby if at seven minutes the clinical examination had not been completed the examiner warned the candidate that they should finish to allow time for di scussion. At 10 minutes the second examiner starts the second case at the second substation exactly as above. Stations 2 and 4 The candidate receives a general practitioner's (GP) letter or case scenario to read during the fi ve-minute interval. Notes may be made on paper provided. At the bell, the candidate enters the examination room. The interview with the patient/subject lasts for 14 minutes and includes history taking at Station 2 and some form of counselling or advising at Station 4. Examiners advise candidates when there are two minutes remaining (i .e. at 12 minutes). At 14 minutes the patient/subject leaves the room and the candidate is given one minute to gather his or her thoughts. The examiners may then invite the candidate to summarise the important features in the remaining five minutes. At Station 2 the examiners will ask about the implications of problems identified and strategies for management. At Station 4 the examiners are encouraged to identify ethical implications and discuss issues arising from the interview. Station 5 After the five-minute interval one examiner takes the candidate to the station and gives written instructions for the first of the four systems. The response involves the relevant examination of the system and questions from the examiners about investigation and management of the clinical problem. The same follows for each of the four substations, and each examiner takes the lead for two of these. swapping after I 0 minutes. Examiners There are II examiners for PACES, two at each station and one who oversees other matters such as the correct fi lling in of mark-sheets. New examiners are always paired with an experienced examiner. Each candidate is assessed b;. both examiners at each station; the examiners mark independently and at any one point one examiner assumes the lead role. At Stations l and 3 each examiner leads for one 10-minute substation then the roles are reversed for the next candidate. At Stations 2 and 4 examiners lead candidates in turn for 20 minutes. At Station 5 examiners lead the candidate for I 0 minutes each during the 20 minutes and then the order is reversed for the next candidate. Marking system - anchor statements and mark-sheets Marking system All marks are recorded on a four-point grading system as detailed on the PACES mark-sheets as: Clear pass (4 points) Pass (3 points) Fail (2 points) Clear fail (I point) Candidates are given a set of blank mark-sheets at the start of the examination (seven in total - two each for Stations I and 3 and one for each of the remaining stations) and hand appropriate sheets to the examiners at each station. Each mark-sheet is divided into sections to help the examiners make judgements about candidates more reliably and examiners are reminded to use onJy those statements relevant to the particular station. The overall mark (used in calculating the candidate's total score) is a global judgement of the candidate's performance, taking into account the sections of the form and anchor sraremems. Anchor statements are statements that assist in determining whether a candidate has achieved a clear pass. pass, fail or clear fail on a particular criterion. These are detailed on the MRCP website but the anchor statements that confer a clear pass are listed here because even although most candidates will fall below in many stations this is the standard you should ain1 for: System of examination - examines thoroughly and systematically Language and communication skills- talks to patient in a structured but flexible manner, using intelligible language and avoiding jargon Confidence and rappon - displays confidence, rapport and empathy Clinical method - demonstrates correct and comprehensive clinical method and skills. eliciting the correct physical signs Discussion and appreciation of palieni's concernsdiscusses clinical issues sensibly, spontaneously and with confidence, while able to negotiate and acknowledge areas of doubt/ignorance. Shows awareness of patient concerns Clinical thinking - clear, appropriate and professional Clinical examination stations The criteria for these stations are outlined in Box I. Marking system- anchor statements and mark-sheets Box 1 Criteria for the clinical examination stations Physical examination • The criteria relate to the system of examination Identification and interpretation of physical signs • Identifies abnormal physical signs correctly • Interprets signs correctly • Makes correct diagnosis Discussion • Familiar with appropriate investigation and sequence • Familiar with appropriate further therapy and management Note that for Stations 1 and 3, there are separate mark-sheets for each system but for Station 5 there is only one mark-sheet and each system is judged on the three main headings. Box 2 Criteria for the history-taking skills station Data gathering in the interview • Elicits presenting complaints, documents in logical and systematic way and includes systems review • Enquires about past medical history/family/alcohol/smoking/ treatment history • Follows leads about relevant psychosocial factors • Appropriate verbal and non-verbal (eye contact, posture etc.) responsiveness. good balance of open and closed questions, appropriate pace Interpretation and use of information gathered • Checks information is correct with patient • Able to interpret history • Able to create a problem list Discussion related to the case • Able to discuss the implications of the patient's problems • Able to discuss strategies for solving the problems History-taking skills station The criteria for this station are outlined in Box 2. Communication skills and ethics station The criteria for th is station are outlined in Box 3. Mark-sheets The overall mark for the PACES examination is out of a possible 56 points, as illustrated in Table I. An initial Royal College consensus was that a mark of 42/56 (75%) was likely to be necessary to demonstrate adequate competence in the core skills assessed at each station and thus pass the examination (equivalent to a 3 at every station or substation) but this has subsequently been revised downwards because the examination proved more difficult than at first anticipated

MRCP PACES Ethics and Communication Skills

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Author: Iqbal Khan

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857757538

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 234

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New primary care organisations are demanding personal and practice-based professional development plans to underpin revalidation of clinicians' professional registration or accreditation of practices. This workbook is unique in showing the reader how to combine and integrate the two and matches national guidelines that explain how to apply guidance in real life for maximum effect. With action plans key facts and references it emphasises how to prioritise learning needs provides examples of plans and focuses on a variety of clinical and organisational topics. It will enable general practitioners nurses therapists and practice managers to design and apply personal development plans as individuals and as multidisciplinary practice teams.

The Pocketbook for PACES

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Author: Rupa Bessant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199574189

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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This book provides an easily portable yet comprehensive guide to the PACES examination. It includes all of the most relevant clinical information for the PACES exam supplemented by tips supplied by the highly experienced chapter authors. The main aim of the book is to consolidate candidates' theoretical knowledge and help them apply it to the clinical examination scenario. In addition the book forms an excellent pocket reference for trainees in acute medicine, accident and emergency medicine, anaesthetics and critical care and general practice.

The MRCP PACES Handbook

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Author: Saira Ghafur,Richard Kitchen,Parminder Judge

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846194970

Category: Medical

Page: 242

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The MRCP (PACES) is a challenging examination as it requires both in-depth knowledge and the ability to present the selected case concisely and coherently. This essential revision aid is designed to help candidates achieve both aims whilst simultaneously being compact enough for ward use, and comprehensive enough for self-study. The book incorporates the new Station 5 (brief clinical encounters), clinical information on the increasingly widespread use of biological therapies, a bank of clinical pictures, details of the latest investigations and management options, and questions reflecting both the standard and detail required for the exam and the new MRCP PACES marking structure. Each chapter has been reviewed by consultants within the specialty, many of whom are Royal College examiners. The cases, which mirror those most frequently encountered in the examination, are all set out in a standardised format, and include hints and tips as well as a summary of consolidated key learning points. Each case contains a section on presentation which will aid the candidate in perfecting this skill. Although most appropriate for MRCP (PACES) examination candidates, the book's clear structure and balance of detail and clarity make it useful reading for medical students and trainee physicians. It will also be an excellent resource for clinicians involved in teaching students and doctors. 'The style is succinct, not minimalist but sufficient. The presentation is fresh and logical. The authors have done an outstanding job in introducing the setting for the PACES examination and the expectations of the examiners.' - from the Foreword by Bryan Williams

PACES for the MRCP

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Author: Tim Hall (MRCP(UK))

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443071904

Category: Medical

Page: 611

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This new book is a highly structured case-based text to help candidates pass the new MRCP PACES (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) examination. Its contents correspond to the five clinical stations of the exam and the systems that each contains. Each system is covered in a structured way, providing an examination scheme followed by a series of detailed case-based clinical scenarios. The book also covers the communication and history-taking skills and ethics stations which are new to this exam. Designed to thoroughly prepare candidates for the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES). Written as a systematic text which exactly complements the format of the exam: Station 1: Respiratory System, Abdominal System Station 2: History Taking Skills Station 3: Cardiovascular System, Nervous System Station 4: Communication Skills and Ethics Station 5: Skin, Locomotor System, Eyes, Endocrine Uses a practical, user-friendly, case-based format Each system in Stations 1,3 and 5 starts with a detailed examination scheme followed by a unique Recognition-Interpretation-Discussion format for each case. This has been carefully designed to make preparing for PACES efficient and maximise marks on the day of the exam. Stations 2 and 4 both start with introductions to the history taking and communication skills tested in the exam. Cases then follow, each comprising boxed history taking or communication skills/ethics points relating to the case followed by questions and answers The book is an up to date, detailed medical text for PACES candidates, striking the balance between the need to be concise and the needs to carefully explain concepts which candidates find difficult. Suitable as a 'ward adjunct' in the months and weeks prior to PACES, and may also be used for quick reference close to the exam Recognises the needs of busy doctors preparing for the exam Suitable for medical students approaching final MB Suitable also for PLAB candidates, FRACP, etc

An Aid to the MRCP PACES, Volume 2

Stations 2 and 4

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Author: Dev Banerjee,N. Sukumar,Robert E. J. Ryder,M. Afzal Mir,E. Anne Freeman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118505026

Category: Medical

Page: 532

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This new edition of An Aid to the MRCP Paces Volume 2: Stations 2 and 4 has been fully revised and updated, and reflects feedback from PACES candidates as to which cases frequently appear in each station. The cases and scenarios have been written in accordance with the latest examining and marking schemes used for the exam providing an invaluable training and revision aid for all MRCP PACES candidates.