An Aid to the MRCP Short Cases, 2nd Edition
January 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
The aims of this revised and extended second edition are the same as those of the first: to provide a comprehensive guide for those preparing for the short cases section of the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians examination. The MRCP examination is a major hurdle for all trainee hospital physicians and has a failure rate of over 70%.
The largest part of the book consists of 200 short cases that are presented in order of frequency of their occurrence in the examination (based on an extensive survey of successful candidates). The clinical features of each case are fully covered and supported by illustrations and photographs. The emphasis throughout the book is on examination technique and how to present the clinical information in the style that the examiners expect. In short, it is an indispensable guide for anyone preparing for this critical examination.
Preface to the first edition;.
Section 1: Preparation;.
Section 2: Examination Routines;.
Section 3: 200 Short Case Records;.
Section 4: Experiences, Anecdotes, Tips, Facts and Figures, Quotations;.
Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London, on the previous edition
"The case-by-case approach is useful in preparing for Medicine finals. Together with the examination routines, the book becomes a kind of alternative textbook to conventional clinical examination books such as McCleods."
2nd Opinion, The Magazine of the Scottish Medical Schools
"...an invaluable companion to undergraduates in medical finals. It is easy to filter out the more obscure cases but this being said, the vast majority of the information is relevant to House Officers-to-be. This book is excellent value for money; the buy is well worth it."
Leech Y Gelen, University of Wales College of Medicine Gazette