How to Master Your Medical School Finals: The Complete Guide to Passing and Excelling In Your Medical School Exams

How to Master Your Medical School Finals: The Complete Guide to Passing and Excelling In Your Medical School Exams

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By (author) Christopher See, By (author) Robert Tan

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  • Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 171mm x 241mm x 15mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 3 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0749463538
  • ISBN 13: 9780749463533
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 509,869

Product description

For students who are well-versed in the traditional examinations undertaken in their finals yet are nervous about the unusual and difficult exam stations, "How to Master Your Medical School Finals" provides insider knowledge needed to gain extra marks and improve performance in exams. Containing information rarely found in textbooks, it offers guidance on the most dreaded of examinations, including simulated phone conversations with senior staff, how to behave professionally - even when a blood transfusion goes wrong - and how to diffuse a situation with angry relatives. A detailed OSCE guide also teaches you how to carry out a polished patient examination, with insider tips and common pitfalls to avoid. Additional features include insight from current students and graduates, as well as a review of all the key books commonly used to get students through their course, to identify the right one for your learning style. Including a free downloadable sample curriculum - a unique tool which provides important information for passing your finals - "How to Master Your Medical School Finals" is a vital read for all students who want to pass their exams and maximise their time at medical school.

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Author information

Dr. Christopher See graduated from Cambridge and is currently a senior house officer in medicine at Aintree Hospital. He also teaches biochemistry at Liverpool University Medical School, and is the author of How to Get Into Medical School and How to Succeed in Your Medical School Interview, both published by Kogan Page. Dr. Robert Tan also graduated from Cambridge and is currently a registrar in emergency medicine. A member of the Royal College of Physicians, he has been teaching final year medical students for six years.

Table of contents

Chapter - 00: Introduction; Section - ONE: Preparation; Chapter - 01: Maximizing time in hospital; Chapter - 02: The specialties; Chapter - 03: Improving your learning technique; Chapter - 04: The final six months; Section - TWO: OSCEs; Chapter - 05: OSCE stations; Chapter - 06: OSCE stations: smaller systems, unusual stations; Chapter - 07: Simulations; Chapter - 08: Communication skills stations; Chapter - 09: Active answering; Chapter - 10: How to learn and present imaging; Section - THREE: Written examinations; Chapter - 11: Memory audit and differential diagnosis trees; Chapter - 12: Revising for MCQ and EMQ examinations; Chapter - 13: The sample curriculum; Chapter - 14: Book reviews; Chapter - 15: Ethics and law