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Revision Notes for MCEM Part A (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts) Paperback – 31 Mar 2011
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Mark Harrison is a successful MCEM candidate and is now an Emergency Medicine registrar based at Emergency Medicine Departments in the Northern Deanery, UK. Having originally trained as a surgeon at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, he now works as an Emergency Medicine registrar throughout hospitals in the North East of England.
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HOWEVER: there are multiple mistakes in every chapter, sections are completely missing (no statistics being the most obvious), and the anatomy section is next to useless with very few diagrams making it very hard to use. My advice is to do core learning from those multiple books and use this book only at the very end for reference only in conjunction with a good online question bank.
BUT (and this is a big but) as pointed out before there are lots of little errors. Sometimes it is mixing up medial and lateral. Some of it is getting things totally the wrong way round. Every now and then I think "that really doesn't sound right", google it and lo and behold it is wrong. But then it makes me worry that I am only picking up the errors when I knew the information anyway (which sort of negates the point of a book) and that in the areas I know nothing about I'm probably missing much more.
I'm using it for the anatomy revision (since I'm fairly doomed in that section anyway and it tightly adheres the the syllabus) but I don't trust it for things like physiology so am using other sources.
It's a real shame because if these errors were rectified it would be the perfect exam companion.
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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definitely, not the only resource to make you pass the exam.
Certainly useful as it follows the curriculum, but beware of a few easily detected errors. I read it cover to cover & felt it gave me confidence but practice mcqs were what sealed... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
You would require this for the part A exmnation.Although I would recommend to read some more for the anatomy section.Published 19 months ago by Partha Roy Choudhury
Contains a good summary of the information needed for the part A exam. Let down by being rife with errors in most sections, some areas appear to have been copied directly from... Read morePublished 21 months ago by David Scrafton
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