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5.0 out of 5 stars
an amazingly good book, 3 Sep 2003
This is a surprisingly good book for the MRCP I exams. It distils the most relevant facts in an easy to read format. If you are preparing for the MRCP I and you have little time (as most of us), you definitely need this book.
My suggestions for those preparing for the Part I:
1. Begin with the Color Atlas and Text of Clinical Medicine by Charles Forbes, et al. This book will gently introduce you to the whole of clinical medicine without taxing your brains.
2. Continue with the Essential Revision Notes for MRCP. Read it at least 2 or 3 times. It is only 660 pages, and shouldn't take that much time to read.
3. Begin practice questions, and ensure you practice MANY questions, checking up difficult cases from the reference books (e.g. Oxfords or Harisson's). A good source of questions is the onexamination.com
4. Round up your revision with the Essential Revision Notes, and
5. Confidently sit for the exams. Your chances of passing are well above 90%.
As in most exams, your success depends heavily on whether or not you read the relevant materials, and your familiarity with the types of questions set. The Essential Revision Notes for MRCP will take care of the former, and frequent practice will take care of the latter.