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1) Exam Process
Before candidates can enter the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES), they must have
:• passed the MRCP(UK) Part 2Written Examination (or have been
Not less than 12 months should have been spent in
posts involving the care of emergency medical patients,
• Within the last 18 months of this training period
PACES Books The following list is a short recommendation for this exam books, the books at the top are more recommended then the books lower down down the order. Happy reading...
Aid to the MRCP Paces: Volume 1
An absolute essential book while preparing for the PACES. There is an initial introduction about systematic examination of various systems and then it plunges headlong into the most common possibilities under station 1,3,5.Its does not give differentials for every station but what it mentions on the 'findings delivery' bit is pure gold!." This exam is passes on how well you can sell your findings". The various anecdotes and experiences of past candidates are excellent and a great reminder of how unpredictable this exam can be. whatever it is, it teaches you the correct things to say when faced with the typical exam patient which is something you would otherwise bump into once in 2years!]. Use it in conjuction with baliga and a good clinical course -it 'll make the exam easily passable. I did-and passed in the first attempt!.
A must have book for any candidate who is seriously preparing for the MRCP PACES .Also a life saver for someone who has a lack of time or enough UK experience to be comfortable with the system. The discussion in both the history taking and ethics section is invaluable in daily medical practice. I wish I had this book much earlier!
A collection of clinical cases arranged by clinical area, emphasising the key diagnostic features of clinical conditions as commonly presented in the short case part of the Final MB examination and the new OSCE-style exam called PACES (Practice Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) for the MRCP examinations. Also included are likely instructions or commands expected from the examiner for each condition, and the key points which the candidate must tell the examiner.
This title provides the necessary exam preparation for candidates taking the PACES. All areas of the examination are covered in subject order and examination schemes are included for all of these areas. Contains short cases Cardiovascular system, Central Nervous System, Skin, Locomotor, Eye, Endocrine examination, Respiratory and Abdominal System. Also includes sections for Station 2 (History Taking Skills and Station 4 (Communication and Ethics).
PACES FOR MRCP PART 2 Dr Paul Jenkins MA MD MRCP, Dr Philip Kelly MRCP £19.95 280 pages with illustrations Chapters covering all five PACES stations (Respiratory and Abdominal; History taking; Cardiovascular and Neurological; Communication Skills; Skin, Locomotor, Eyes and Endocrine). The MRCP Part 2 Oral and Clinical component was replaced by PACES (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) in June 2001. This text aims to match the content and level of difficulty of this examination. It contains chapters that cover all five PACES stations - respiratory and abdominal; history taking; cardiovascular and neurological; communication skills; and skin, locomotor, eyes and endocrine - and presents the ten most common diagnoses in each station. The book presents detailed information on relevant points of examination, summary of presentation, causes of the diagnosis, investigations and brief management. A communication skills chapter contains information on informing patients about diagnosis, relevant features of a disease, complications, prognosis, investigations and management.
With first hand experience of devising and implementing PACES, this title provides comprehensive preparation for the final section of the MRCP (UK) - Part 2: The Five Clinical Stations in the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES). Tackling both traditional systems examination stations and the new 'talking' stations of History Taking and Communications Skills/Ethics, a recommended procedure to follow for each station is provided. The examiners' marking sheet and the clinical method being tested, explained and analysed for each station, with explanation of pre-arranged Pass/Fail criteria and the issues surrounding the use of real patients at a station versus surrogate patients. This title also highlights typical avoidable errors and offers advice on time-management, use of questioning techniques, using the referral letter and awareness of GMC guidelines. Role differences in the doctor/ patient relationship are also considered for different cultures, worldwide.
For those seeking further information, please contact the Exams Department:
Jo Gibson PACES Co-ordinator,
Mrs Sylvia Hynds PACES Co-ordinator,
PACES Candidate Office,
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