Essential Revision Notes for MRCPPaperback
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- Publisher: PasTest
- Format: Paperback | 646 pages
- Dimensions: 184mm x 244mm x 36mm | 1,220g
- Publication date: 17 February 2009
- Publication City/Country: Knutsford
- ISBN 10: 190563546X
- ISBN 13: 9781905635467
- Edition: 3, Revised
- Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: Yes
- Sales rank: 24,598
Dr Kalra's unique bestseller has been fully revised and is the definitive guide to revision for all MRCP candidates. "Essential Revision Notes for MRCP, 3rd Edition" is written by experts with experience of membership teaching and contains 21 chapters of informative material necessary to gain a successful exam result. Essential facts in each subject are presented in an exceptionally clear manner and special attention is given to areas that are often poorly understood.This book is a vital addition to your revision programme. All areas of the MRCP syllabus are covered with concise presentation of information, hints and tips, unlike conventional textbooks. It features large format with over 588 pages including vital Medical facts presented in an attractive user-friendly manner. It was written by experts to give you the reassurance of being up-to-date with the facts that matter. Key points are presented clearly in diagrams, illustrations, lists, tables and mnemonics to aid learning. This title includes invaluable revision checklists that help you to structure your learning.
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Dr Philip A Kalra MA MB BChir FRCP MD is a Consultant Nephrologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Hope Hospital, Salford Royal Hospitals Trust and the University of Manchester. Dr Kalra qualified from Cambridge University in 1982 and has worked as a renal and general physician at Hope Hospital, Salford since 1995. He has a longstanding interest in MRCP teaching and undergraduate education and edited PasTest's best seller Essential Revision Notes for MRCP. He has lectured for PasTest since 1988 and is currently the Medical Advisor to PasTest.
By babiker 13 Jun 2014
By Marie Treasure 09 Sep 2010
Revising for the MRCP is a bit like facing tidying up your room after a year's neglect: its hard to know where to start. However, if you talk to anyone who's taken part 1 chances are they used Kalra's Essential Revision Notes for MRCP, and so when I took Part 1 I thought this seemed like a good starting point.
Happily, I wasn't disappointed. Its an info-dense, waffle free book that covers all the main areas succinctly. It is clearly structured so its easy to find what you need, and important lists to learn are highlighted in boxes. My only hesitation with it is that it is very dry to read and so can be a little heavy going, and its conciseness sometimes means you need to have another book on hand to clarify areas you are less familiar with.
In terms of a core MRCP revision book it is currently unrivalled.
http://mrcpandme.blogspot.com/ - a free MRCP revision resource
Comments from readers of previous editions: 'It is absolutely excellent and I shall recommend it strongly to the participants at all my MRCP courses.' Geraint James MA, MD, FRCP - Visiting Professor of Medicine. 'This book distils the most relevant facts in an easy-to-read format. If you are preparing for MRCP Part 1 and you have little time (like most of us), you definitely need this book.'
Table of contents
1.Cardiology2.Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Poisoning3.Dermatology4.Endocrinology5.Epidemiology6.Gastroenterology7.Genetics8.Genito-urinary Medicine and AIDS9.Haematology10.Immunology11.Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine12.Maternal Medicine13.Metabolic Diseases14.Molecular Medicine15.Nephrology16.Neurology17.Ophthalmology18.Psychiatry19.Respiratory Medicine20.Rheumatology21.StatisticsIndex