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An Aid to the MRCP PACES: Stations 2 and 4, Volume 2, 3rd Edition

An Aid to the MRCP PACES: Stations 2 and 4, Volume 2, 3rd Edition

Dev Banerjee, Robert E. J. Ryder, M. Afzal Mir, E. Anne Freeman

ISBN: 978-1-444-31298-0

Apr 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

392 pages

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The forerunner to this book - Ryder, Mir & Freeman's 'An Aid to the MRCP Short Cases' - rapidly established itself as a classic and has sold over 30,000 copies.

The new Progressive Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) has replaced the old short case exam and, as a result, the authors have revised, reworked and extended their highly successful text so that it continues to address the study needs of candidates. This new revision aid is now presented in two volumes:

  • An Aid to the MRCP PACES Volume 1: Stations 1, 3 and 5

  • An Aid to the MRCP PACES Volume 2: Stations 2 and 4

This Volume covers Station 2 'History Taking' and Station 4 'Communication Skills'. In the 'History Taking' section at least 50 examples of each type of question and case are included, together with scenarios with simulated patients. The focus of the book is very much on the examiners' expectations so that candidates have a true picture of the areas on which they are being tested.

Station 4 'Communication Skills' also covers the ethical issues in the doctor-patient relationship, such as managing organ transplantation, consenting for hospital post-mortem, etc.

Also included in this Volume is the 'Experiences and Anecdotes' chapter providing real quotes from both candidates and examiners - this helps the candidate to avoid the more common pitfalls of the exam.



Section 1: Station 2 - Cases 1 to 50.

Section 2: Station 4 - Cases 1 to 50.

Section 3: Experiences, Anecdotes, Tips, Facts & Figures, Quotations.

Appendix: Web links.


Reviews of An Aid to the MRCP Short Cases:

"...this is an excellent book, giving good advice on how to become a skilled, thoughtful and knowledgeable physician and hence how to become a MRCP (UK)"

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

" 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

* Volume 2 covers 100 cases, to reflect real clinical scenarios
* Stations include history taking and communication skills
* Ethical issues covered
* Examiner information incorporated as a useful checklist for preparation
* Questions and answer reflect the marking system used in the exam.