How to Pass the MRCS OSCE, Volume 1

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OUP Oxford, Sep 8, 2011 - Medical - 576 pages
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This is the only guide you need to pass the MRCS Part B OSCE examination. Written by a team of editors and authors with extensive experience of the exam and all the recent changes, it covers topics that can prove to be difficult, including communication and history taking. Volume 1 covers basic surgical skills, including peri-operative care, as well as patient safety, history-taking, communication skills, applied surgical sciences and critical care. Practice scenarios and model answers show you exactly how the examiners will expect you to approach the exam. It also includes over 130 photographs and illustrations to solidify key areas and events common in surgery.

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Pradip Datta has worked in the NHS for 38 years and as a Consultant Surgeon in Wick for almost 25 years. He has been a Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) College Tutor since 1996, is a Member of the Council of RCSEd between 2000 and 2012 and was the former Honorary Secretary to the RCSEd from 2003 to 2007.

Vasha Kaur is a Surgical Trainee in the London Deanery, UK.

Chris Bulstrode has worked in Oxford for 23 years as a joint replacement surgeon then as a trauma surgeon. He specializes in teaching medical students at Oxford University. He is also an elected member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and of the General Medical Council chairing the undergraduate board. He has recently returned from a 6-month tour of Afghanistan as a major in the Territorial Army, dealing with restructuring of health care services in Helmand Province.