About this book
- Contains 250 questions, divided into 96 themes, 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
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.
Readership: Candidates sitting the intercollegiate MRCS Part A examination and foundation year doctors looking to sit the MRCS exam in the future.
"I have no doubt at all that the Foundation and Core trainees intending to sit the MRCS examination, and for whom this book is primarily intended, will find in this little gem of a book, a most useful guide, resource and friend!"