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Revision Notes for MCEM Part A (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)
Revision Notes for MCEM Part A (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)
by Mark Harrison
Edition: Paperback
Price: 36.14

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2.0 out of 5 stars Error Ridden - but useful nonetheless, 16 July 2012
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Simply put - it covers the MCEM Part A syllabus in 500 pages (entertainingly in the exact structure and detail that the syllabus covers it). It is simply a godsend - i had envisaged plowing through 1000 pages in each subject myself using the syllabus as a guide to identify what was relevant - I'm delighted that somebody did it before me!!!

There is an unfortunate amount of basic errors in this book. (eg. p5 - Teres minor vs major (repeated in p6 for start of brachial artery), p6 - axillary tale vs tail, p8 coracobrachialis causing flexion of forearm...) The errors will however keep you on your toes - just make sure you have a reliable reference beside you also (or Wikipedia...(daft as it sounds its incredible for anatomy - certainly seems to have less errors than the textbook and supplies references...))

It's a pity to see such a promising textbook suffer from such poor quality control, and essentially to succeed through lack of competition. I presume that the second edition will be much better quality (it should be relatively simple to enlist trainees studying for exams to proofread!)

If not it is an ideal candidate for a wikibook...
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