Ask any questions below that you have on the exams! Also leave your tips on the year, for students to come and answer other people's questions.
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Masterpass for Final Years covers the stations really well. However (biased), I would recommend using this website or my OSCE Android app which has most the stations. Mark sheets for many of the stations can be seen below! Please ask questions :)
- Anatomy: take some time to learn the common surface anatomy landmarks as demonstrated during the surface anatomy work shops. Additionally, know the attachments and functions of the large muscles and location of the chest and abdominal organs. You may be asked some clinically important landmarks. Also take some time learning from the models and bones in the Dissection rooms. It's really important in surface anatomy to talk to the model asking them their name/age and making sure they know what you'll be doing and for them to let you know if they want you to stop. Offer them tea/coffee for being so helpful (which you don't need to actually get)!
- Ethics: Be able to explain and apply ethical principles like capacity, justice, non-maleficence, beneficence and autonomy
- Explaining: Always check how much they know first before explaining things in small bite sized chunks. Ask them if they need understand things so far.
- Exploring (confidentiality): These patients have come to talk about another patient registered at the GP practice. It's important to explore what they're worried about and ask them about their ideas, concerns and expectations. Spend some time telling them how grateful you are that they have come in: "I am glad you have chosen to come talk to us and made us aware of the situation. Whilst we can't disclose confidential information, helping sort out your concerns is our utmost priority and we would like to help in anyway we can. What things could we do that you'd find helpful/Do you feel bringing [the patient] in with you for us to talk altogether would help?"
- Basic Life Support
- Blood Pressure
- Body Mass Index
- Explaining Inhaler Technique
- Explaining Peak Flow
- Focussed History Take
- Subcutaneous Injection
I recommend revising solely from the lecture slides in MBBS2 as that's where the questions will directly come from. I have made some question booklets based on these slides too which can be seen below.
The questions contained in these booklets are also available in my Medicine MCQs Android app.
For information on each book below, hover over the book and read my comments!
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