on 5 November 2013
I bought this book to help study for my MRCPCH Part 1A+B, expecting it to come in very useful whilst doing practice questions and making notes.
Unfortunately the level of detail is often very poor, with information presented in the format of continuous lists with no explanation and frequent omissions.
You're better off sticking with google, wikipedia and the professional reference section of patient UK. Free, better laid out, quicker to access and allows you to decide on the level of detail you need for each topic.
As my study went on, I found myself reaching for the book less and less, and eventually found it didn't get opened at all in the weeks leading to the exam.