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OSCEs at a Glance Paperback – 19 Jun 2009
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From the Back Cover
The at a Glance series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite–sized chapter is covered in a double–page spread with colour summary diagrams on the left page and explanatory text on the right. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond. Everything you need to know about OSCEs... at a Glance ! Following the familiar, easy–to–use at a Glance format, and in full–colour, OSCEs at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, this at a Glance provides a user–friendly overview of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. OSCEs at a Glance : Comprehensively covers OSCE stations across all medical specialties in 295 consecutive stations Contains full–colour artwork throughout, making the subject easy to understand Presents schematic diagrams on the left page and concise explanations on the right Sets out the information and provides typical questions as asked during the assessment Teaches a safe, efficient, and brief approach which can be used in the exam Is ideal for quick reference on the wards and near the actual exam Covers common clinical cases that appear in exams time and again This book is an invaluable resource for all medical students preparing for any OSCEs and clinical examinations.
About the Author
Adrian Blundell is currently a Specialist Registrar in Health Care of the Older Person and General Internal Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He has a keen interest in medical education, having recently spent 2 years as a clinical teaching fellow during which time, he obtained a Masters in Clinical Education. He has taught medical students and junior doctors at all levels in both the UK and Australia and was previously a Tutor at the University of Sydney. He has been involved in both the organisation and assessment of medical student OSCE examinations.
Richard Harrison is a General Practitioner in Windsor, having previously trained in Surgery and obtained a Doctorate in Plastic Surgery. He undertook his General Practice training through the Oxford Deanery. He has taught in Nottingham and at Oxford University. He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Top customer reviews
Its good because its easy to read, easy to skim through just before exams, is very comprehensive - covers most of the major specialities and important topics - and gives you common questions (and the answers!) related to that station.
Definitely worth buying!
Very pleased with this product. Another super book from the "at a glance" range.
Apart from going over each system and examination, it also gives sample histories and discussions you can go over and also all the practical skills. It also has surgery, paeds, ob/gyn, psych, ENT and a specific dermo section for practise identifying/describing lesions etc.
I think it covers absolutely everything I could need to know for OSCES. Though of course it doesnt replace actually practising on patients/friends which is essential.
I estimate it would take about a week to go through this cover-cover and I'd highly recommend final years to do just that to be fully prepared for any OSCE station that might be thrown at us.
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