For your PACES preparation we recommend Medicine for MRCP and The Pocketbook for PACES
Published by Oxford University Press
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Medicine for MRCP aims to be a comprehensive guide to the MRCP examinations, and to provide the requisite theoretical knowledge in a user friendly format. Each chapter has been written by highly experienced MRCP lecturers.
The most relevant clinical information for the MRCP(UK) examinations is covered, incorporating the appropriate protocols, guidelines and treatment algorithms from NICE, UK, European and American Colleges. An emphasis has been placed on a UK clinical setting.
Latest developments and clinical treatments (e.g. biologic therapy) have been included throughout the text. Candidates who wish to read in greater depth are directed to relevant publications at the end of each section. Furthermore, the inclusion of links to carefully selected relevant websites (e.g. DVLA guidelines and current mental health legislation) are intended to provide up to date information to benefit doctors within their clinical setting and daily practice.
A well-structured and comprehensive approach to clinical medicine has been used to ensure that the text is an invaluable resource for candidates preparing for the MRCP examinations
Each chapter integrates basic science with clinically based information aimed at candidates preparing for the PACES examination. Where possible, the clinical implications of the theoretical knowledge is emphasized within the clinical context, thereby making this information easier to remember.
The text utilises a combination of flow-charts, tables and mnemonics to assist candidates in retaining and recalling the key relevant facts in both an examination setting and clinical practice.
The editors and chapter authors have combined their extensive clinical knowledge and practical teaching experience to create a book that we believe will help to optimise the chances of examination success. We hope that candidates will both enjoy and benefit from this book during their revision and clinical practice.
Dr Rupa Bessant
Editor, Medicine for MRCP
Course Director, PassPACES
The Pocketbook for PACES aims to provide an easily portable yet comprehensive book, which includes all of the most relevant clinical information for the PACES examination.
In addition it will form an excellent pocket reference book for trainees in acute medicine and clinicians involved in bedside teaching.
Physicians approaching the PACES examination have already amassed a large amount of information whilst studying for the MRCP Part 1 and Part 2 written examinations. This book aims to consolidate candidates’ theoretical knowledge and help them to apply it effectively to the clinical scenarios most frequently encountered in the PACES and MRCPI Clinical examinations.
Each section will deal with one of the PACES examination stations and will commence with a systematic approach to examining a particular organ system, taking a Clinical History or dealing with a Communication Skills scenario.
This will be followed by detailed analysis of common clinical signs and scenarios. Candidates will be guided to personalise case discussions according to the age, gender and ethnicity of patients. ‘Top Tips’ and ‘Common pitfalls’ will be highlighted throughout.
For each clinical scenario examples of potential viva questions and answers will be suggested, encouraging candidates to consider each case more in depth and develop an approach to the questions that they are most likely to be asked by the examiners prior to the examination.
The Oxford Pocketbook will provide a structured approach for complex cases, which candidates may not have previously encountered, and will demystify some of the fears associated with the examination, giving the candidate confidence to convincingly demonstrate their true ability.
Dr Rupa Bessant
Editor, Pocketbook for PACES
Course Director, PassPACES