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Multiple Choice Questions for Haematology and Core Medical Trainees

Multiple Choice Questions for Haematology and Core Medical Trainees

Barbara J. Bain

ISBN: 978-1-119-21053-5

Jan 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

208 pages



Written to help haematology and general medical trainees evaluate their own knowledge, and particularly useful for those preparing for the Part 1 examination of the Royal College of Pathologists. This exam-centered book will also be of use to core medical trainees preparing for the examinations of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and to haematology and general medicine trainees in other countries where methods of examination are similar.

The 150 questions are presented in two formats, Single Best Answer and Extended Matching Question, and comes complete with detailed feedback and, when appropriate, relevant references are given for each question so that those who select the wrong answer will understand why another answer is better.

  • Quick reference question book, ideal for examination preparation
  • Includes 50 SBA questions, ideal for the Part 1 and Part 2 MRCP examinations, which although having a general medical slant, are also appropriate for haematology specialist trainees
  • Includes 70 SBA multiple choice questions appropriate for haematology specialist trainees but also useful to core medical trainees
  • Includes 30 EMQs suitable for those taking Part 1 of the FRCPath examination
  • Questions come complete with fully referenced answers and discussion points

This book provides an educational tool for training as well as an ideal way to prepare for examinations and is also of value to those who examine in haematology and haematopathology.

Preface vii

Normal Ranges and Abbreviations ix

Section 1: Single Best Answers

Questions 1–50 1

Section 2: Single Best Answers

Questions 51–120 29

Section 3: Extended Matching Questions 1–30 67

Section 4: Single Best Answers

Answers to Questions 1–120 with Feedback 101

Section 5: Extended Matching Questions

Answers and Feedback 155

Index 187

There may be other haematologists in the world who can write detailed single best answer and extended matching questions (SBAs, EMQs)...but I doubt that any one individual can do it as well as Barbara Bain.  All questions are well-written, well-researched and include some of the very latest diagnostic and therapeutic
advances... The feedback explaining the reasons for the correct answers is excellent and educational.
And that is the point. This book will be a fantastic educational resource for trainees across the world but also for consultants like me who want to update their knowledge in an interactive manner. Just one health warning. Many of these questions are difficult, so no one should expect to get all the answers correct....Recommended for trainees and consultant haematologists without reservation.  (British Journal of Haematology, 2016)