PART ONE BOOKS :
We have compiled this list from the experiences
of many people who passed PLAB & got a good score. This includes members
of TEAM AIPPG.
Essentials : The following books are highly
recommended for PLAB
examination. The AIPPG PLAB BOOK LIST
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine: This book, as has been said
by other reviews is
the Bible for Clinical Medicine. It also articulates very well with the
other books, it works very well with the book on A&E Medicine. You can
never imagine tha amount of information a seemingly small book can hold!!
Brush up your knowledge easily
with this book before the examination...882 pages
(2 August, 2001)
Handbook of Clinical Specialties :This handbook and the "Oxford Handbook
of Clinical Medicine" between them cover the span of clinical medicine.
This new edition has been redesigned and all sections have been completely
updated and revised in collaboration with senior clinical readers and
a panel of medical students. This is a recently released edition (2003).
(please buy only the 6th ed)
PLAB: 1000 Extended Matching Questions :(Una Coles EMQ book) [AIPPG
work prepares prospective candidates for the new PLAB test format of Extended
Matching Questions (EMQs) which replaced the old exam format in July 2000.
It contains 1000 extended matching questions and covers all medical areas
in the PLAB test syllabus published by the General Medical Council. 282
pages (1 November, 2000)
Handbook of Accident and Emergency Medicine : This book is extremely
useful in clinical life and PLAB part one emergencies section. Also useful
if you plan to go into exciting field of accident and emergency medicine.
(800 pages).( the emergencies are covered to some extent on OHCM.)
Also after reading colourful OHCM this B & W book seems a bit dull.
The other side: This book has detailed info.
Review: It is
difficult to fault this book, if not impossible. It is certain to become
the standard text for junior doctors.....and hopefully for medical students.
Quite simply it doesn't get any better than this. John Scott, British
Journal of General Practice, June 1999
Handbook of Clinical Surgery: For the motivated PLAB student wanting
to score more..
The second edition
of the "Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery" continues in the tradition
of providing a succinct overview of the principles, techniques and procedures
of surgery. The content has been fully revised to meet the requirements
of modern surgical practice. It is written in the concise style of the
handbook series, providing an accessible pocket reference for medical
students, housemen, junior surgical trainees.950 pages (6 December, 2001)
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