Basic Science for the MRCS: A revision guide for surgical trainees (MRCS Study Guides) 3rd Edition
This is a concise revision guide to the core basic sciences for all surgical trainees preparing for Part A of the Intercollegiate MRCS examination. Covering anatomy, physiology and pathology it has been written in a style to facilitate easy learning of the essential facts, with indications of both their clinical relevance and importance. This book concentrates on those topics which tend to be recurring examination themes for initial surgical training. It will be an invaluable resource for the basic surgical trainee as well as proving useful for those in higher surgical training and for the surgically-inclined, well-motivated student.
- The book covers in one volume all the essentials of the basic sciences – anatomy, physiology and pathology – to aid the candidate for the MRCS examination.
- In covering the applied basic science the books explains the application and clinical relevance of the three sciences.
- The text is written in an appropriate ‘bullet-point’ style to allow easy reading rapid exam preparation.
- The contents concentrate on the recurring common themes of the examination, thus helping direct appropriate learning and focussing on the specific important areas of knowledge.
- The book is illustrated with clear line drawings which are clearly annotated to aid learning.
- Now available on StudentConsult with a downloadable ebook version included.
- 250 new online single-best answer questions in the format of the MRCS Part A examination will give the reader valuable experience in assessing their knowledge. Each answer will refer back to text for further reading as required.
- New and updated OSCE ‘Clinical scenarios’ will be included at the end of every chapter.
Practice Questions in Trauma and Orthopaedics for the FRCS (MasterPass) 1st Edition
This book includes a foreword by Nicola Maffulli, Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, and Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary and City General Hospital, Staffordshire. The new structure of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) examination requires candidates to complete two papers in extended matching question (EMQ) and multiple choice question (MCQ) format. This invaluable revision aid contains a ‘bank’ of over 350 questions in self-test format. Comprehensive answers are detailed at the end of each section. With a focus on high-yield topics, students can choose use the resource in the early stages as an overview of the subjects, then later as an ideal exam revision aid. There’s nothing else like it! Specialist registrars preparing for the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) examination will find this an essential revision aid. It is also useful for Basic Surgical Trainees preparing for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination.
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Trauma Vivas for the FRCS: A Case-Based Approach 1st Edition
This new book is targeted at higher trainees in orthopaedic surgery preparing for the second part of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam. The exam involves a set of vivas during which a range of topics is discussed, the aim being to demonstrate trauma safety and competence rather than trauma expertise. Examiners may use props such as models, clinical pictures, clinical studies, and x-rays to introduce topics and initiate discussion. This book uses a similar model to allow the candidate to practise key topics for discussion with common presentations and histories, and high quality x-rays. The book lends itself to individual and small group learning as trainees prepare for their examinations.
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What are the indications for necrosectomy? How you perform an EUA for acute peri-anal sepsis? What do you understand by the term Early Goal-Directed Therapy (EGDT)? Remember: this is a consultant’s exam, and giving a range of options is not good enough. You must tell the examiner what you as a consultant are going to do. The FRCS is a uniquely challenging prospect; highly detailed, wide-ranging and encompassing both theory and practice. Preparation for this exam can be very difficult, and resources tailored to it are scarce. As the consolidated notes of a recent successful candidate, this book is an essential resource when preparing for the viva. The wide variety of questions require you to define, diagnose or choose between treatment options, while MCQs and SBAs help you to objectively evaluate your progress – a unique supplement to your study plan. Answers provided are comprised of an invaluable combination of detailed written answers and lists that will remind you of key points and help you structure your preparation.
This textbook is based on the curriculum for US, UK, Canadian and Australasian Orthopedic trainees. It offers an in-depth summary of the knowledge needed to pass the boards and FRCS examination in Trauma and Orthopedic surgery. The focus is on basic information on every orthopedic subspecialty, including: surgical anatomy, basic sciences, adult reconstruction, pediatric orthopedics, foot and ankle surgery, orthopedic pathology, the spine, sports surgery, upper limb, wrist and hand surgery, and orthopedic traumas. All sections are written by experts in the respective field and utilize a consistent bullet-point format, chosen to facilitate the learning experience and help readers memorize and organize knowledge. A clear and concise “take-home message” section precedes each topic, and key references are highlighted at the end of each chapter.
The FRCS (Tr+Orth) exam is a serious challenge for Orthopaedic Specialist Registrars and represents one of the final hurdles on the path to becoming a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Trauma for the FRCS (Tr+Orth) Examination is a dedicated revision resource for trauma that provides candidates with high quality self-assessment in order to maximise exam success.
Written by expert consultants and senior trainees/fellows, this book features over 100 Single Best Answer Questions, over 70 Extended Matching Questions, and 70 Vivas specialising in trauma. Each answer contains an up to date explanation, and helpful sources for further reading to ensure quick identification of key areas you need to focus on more thoroughly.
This revision resource is ideal for preparing you for the trauma questions within this challenging exam.
FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics Viva offers a unique approach to this high stakes exam, from the team behind the highly successful Oxford revision course. Based on the principle that viva candidates improve their technique by observing and learning from others, the author team have created a best-pracitce formula for dealing with the individual scenarios.
The book is set out in a simple format, with viva topics introduced by an an initial clinical photograph, radiograph or diagram. Sets of questions follow underneath with the suggested answers on the next page. This allows the reader to work in pairs, groups or on their own. Based on the Oxford Revision Course, this book is already a tried and tested revision tool, ideal for this high-pressure examination.
Here is the ideal book for preparing for the new Part One of the FRCS exam. To conform to the recently introduced syllabus the questions used are now much more surgically relevant. Answers, many with explanations, are provided to make the use of the MCQs a more useful learning exercise.
The book follows the format of the examination and is split into the following sections: Anatomy (including histology, embryology and medical imaging); Physiology and Biochemistry; Clinical Pharmacology; General and Systemic Pathology; Microbiology; Clinical Immunology; Haematology.
FRCS (General Surgery): A Road to Success
A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK FOR FRCS (GENERAL SURGERY) INTERCOLLEGIATE EXIT EXAM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND. It covers the important topics set out by the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations and Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examinations Board of United Kingdom and Ireland. The book is structured in the form of ‘questions and answers’, similar to how it will be tested in the exam. The text is complemented by liberal use of clinical images, radiographs, illustrations and flow charts to enable the reader to consolidate existing knowledge on common topics and easily comprehend unfamiliar clinical conditions. Each chapter commences with a short synopsis followed by a list of diagnoses. This is followed by a number of clinical scenarios. Following this, the answers are structured in the form of ‘Diagnosis matched with clinical features and images’. The Q&A will flow in the format of a viva-voce. The management section comprises of questions related to clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology of the condition, guidelines to follow, appropriate investigations and treatment options including surgery. The book will thus enable to approach each topic in the format one will be tested in the exam. Chapters: Oesophagus, Stomach and Duodenum, S & L Intestine and Rectum, Anus and Anal Canal, Gallbladder and Bile Ducts, Pancreas, Liver and Spleen, Hernia and Abdominal Wall, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery, Arteries and Aneurysms, Venous System, Lymphatic Disorders of Lower Limbs, Breast, Thyroid, Parathyroid Glands, Adrenal Glands, Neuroendocrines, Pituitary Gland, Head and Neck, Trauma and Military Surgery, General Surgery of Childhood Remote/Rural Surgery, Academic Surgery, Transplantation, Skin Conditions, Genitourinary Surgery, Critical Care and Applied Physiology, Pain Relief, Local Anaesthesia and Palliation