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1500 Questions in Psychiatry: For the MRCPsych

1500 Questions in Psychiatry: For the MRCPsych This title is directed primarily towards postgraduate trainees in psychiatry preparing for examinations such as the MRCPsych. It contains 1525 questions with answers, explanations and references - ideal for self-testing before exams. The questions specifically focus on topics which occur most frequently in real exams. The combination of comprehensive answers and targeted, exam relevant topics make this book invaluable for anybody revising their MRCPsych. Prepared by organisers of the Cambridge MRCPych course, which has a pass rate nearly double the UK average Offers a wide variety of questions on targeted, exam relevant topics together with explanatory answers with a level of detail beyond most self-testing books Topics selected to reflect those most frequently found in real exams Topics are presented in manageable chapters each containing 25 questions - ideal for 'dipping in and out' when time is limited Answers contain full expla

Revision Notes for MRCPsych Paper A

Revision Guide for MRCPsych Paper A Cover page: Revision Notes for the MRCPsych Paper A Completely up-to-date with the current MRCPsych Paper 1 examination, this list-based revision guide provides comprehensive coverage of the syllabus. It offers a focused set of essential notes that create a solid knowledge base for the candidate, rather than relying only on MCQs and EMIs for self-testing. Individual chapters are dedicated to each of the main topics within the curriculum and the succinct, bullet-point format aids recall and offer a realistic and user-friendly method for retaining knowledge. Key points are presented in manageable portions fostering confidence and encouraging further investigation. Written by a current trainee, Revision Notes for MRCPsych Paper 1 provides the most closely linked and relevant guide for candidates. It is also a highly useful reference for all Royal College candidates and medical and nursing students wanting an accessible introduction to psychiatry.

MRCPsychmentor for MRCPsych Examinations

MRCPsychmentor for MRCPsych Examinations The Good MRCPsychmentor is one of the more popular resources that MRCPsych aspirants use during preparation. It comprises approximately 2000 questions for the MRCPsych Paper A, which costs £45 for 4-month access and £55 for 6-month access. Similarly, they offer a nearly equal number of questions for the MRCPsych Paper B at a similar price. In addition, the MRCPsychmentor offers mock examinations for written papers at no additional charge. The authors of MRCPsychmentor make some bold claims:  "  We are committed to assisting you in passing the MRCPsych exams. MRCPsychmentor offers a thorough online revision course for the MRCPsych written papers. MRCPsychmentor is much more than a question bank. It employs a sophisticated database to display only the best questions on the website. In addition, the database compares your performance to that of other users, highlighting your strengths and flaws and aiding you in concentrating on your revision.

Final MRCPsych Examinations Need to be Rigorous (Davies et. al)

Final MRCPsych Examinations must be Rigorous The Royal College accepts you into the Psychiatry Training Program in the UK when you have passed all three parts of the MRCPsych Examinations and have two years of experience of work in psychiatry. So, the final or the exit exam serves as a selection-criterion. Davis et al. has criticized and suggested changes to the system.

What are the aims of the Counseling Sessions

What are the aims of the Counseling Sessions? Counseling Sessions are an important part of psychiatric management. The following list sums up the Aims of Counselling Sessions;  Establish mutual trust Clarification and explanation Freely expresses emotions Reassurance Understanding of health Indent various choices Making decisions Seeking support Learning the necessary skills

Using Watch For Physical Examination During CASC

  Using Watch For Physical Examination During CASC Since September 2018, the college expects candidates to provide their own timing device should there be a physical or other examination that requires the use of one. Digital watches/timing devices will not be permitted. Similarly, the Royal College has clarified that they do not permit mobile phones and other such devices these in CASC and will lead to disqualification if used. The candidate brings their device to the exam center. As with other components of the MRCPsych examination, the College does NOT provide spare timing devices and they will accept no liability if a candidate’s device is defective. The Royal College entertains no appeal if you do not bring your own timing device or a defective one and cannot perform a task requiring timing to the satisfaction of the examiner. CASC means the clinical assessment of skill and applied knowledge 


MRCPsych Paper B SAMPLE SIZE CALCULATION Critical Review Question You are checking the frequency of “the Perceived stress scale among doctors serving at various Government and private hospitals in Faisalabad. (JPMA-2020-02-232)” If you aimed for a specific category of doctors, then that will be your target population. For example juniors, seniors, permanent visiting, etc. Introduction Once we plan a survey or a research experiment, then we have a target population in mind. For example, some surveys cover the entire population of the country like census and political elections. If we take an example for census first, then what sample size do you think would be the correct representative in that case? The obvious answer is 100% of the population of the country, not a single percent less. Examples Now take the example of the political elections, let’s say 50% was the turnout on polls. Would that be an excellent election turn out? Probably not, because half the population of the country d

Tuberous sclerosis

Tuberous Sclerosis Tuberous sclerosis (epiloia) has an Autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. Clinical features include Epilepsy, adenoma sebaceous on the face, white skin patches, shagreen skin, retinal phakoma, subungual fibromata, multiple renal, and other tumors. ID usually is Mild. Autism and other psychiatric disorders are common.

Is it possible to enter a psychiatric residency in the UK having no specialty experience in your country?

Yes, you can apply for core training in psychiatry. You will need to maintain a portfolio of evidence of your practice/competencies and pass the MRSA exam. Taking a non-training junior doctor post in the UK as a first job will help in getting the above. There are a lot of blog posts explaining the process, please search google.

Is it worth taking the MRCPsych Exam for an Indian?

Is it worth taking the MRCPsych Exam for an Indian? There is such passionate debate going on about the award of MRCPsych without examination. Those who have struggled to achieve Membership through examination feel that the value of this has been somewhat lowered or tarnished. They awarded me Membership without examination and would like to share what this means to me and what advantages it has afforded.

MRCPsych Paper B: 600 MCQs and EMIs

MRCPsych Paper B: 600 MCQs and EMIs MRCPsych examination has changed from Paper 1,2,3 to Paper A and B and the first-ever sitting of the `Paper B' examination was on 14th April 2015.  MRCPsych Paper B: 600 MCQs and EMIs is the sole review book that covers the new Paper B examination syllabus.  This book comprises 3 full test papers; 2 matching the syllabus to help with revision and one unstructured to provide authentic mock examination paper practice.  MRCPsych Paper B: 600 MCQs and EMIs offer the most up-to-date and comprehensive collection of practice questions for trainees preparing for the new MRCPsych Paper B. they have plotted the questions  plotted per the syllabus to present organised revisions on all the key topics, allowing readers to focus on areas of weakness.  Featuring a wealth of practice questions and answers, this book is an essential revision tool to maximise the chances of examination success. Key Points 600 MCQs and EMIs reflect the breadth of topics encountered

Extended-Matching Items

Extended matching items   What are the extended matching questions and how many can you expect in the MRCPsych Exam? An extended-matching items/question  ( EMI  or  EMQ ) is a written examination format similar to multiple-choice questions but with one key difference, that they test knowledge in a far more applied, in-depth, sense. We often use it in medical education and other healthcare subject areas to test diagnostic reasoning. Structure The structure has three key elements: Answer option list Sources suggest using a minimum of eight answer options for a  ratio  of five  scenarios  or  vignettes  to ensure that the probability of getting the correct answer by chance remains reasonably low. [1]  The logical number of realistic options should dictate the exact number of answer options. The logical number of realistic options should dictate the exact number of answer options. This ensures that the test item has authenticity and  validity . Lead-in question: This should be as specific

Preparing for MRCPsych Paper B with Parsa Amin

Preparing for MRCPsych Paper B with I passed paper B using an online exam in October and thought I’d just share what I did while it’s still fresh in my brain so it can help a few. I had an extremely comfortable pass & this is what I did. 1. SPMM Qbank - as I meant to do this exam in March 2020 (Thanks COVID19)- I ended up doing the Qbank average 4 - 5 times. (I didn’t study between March 2020-May2020). I technically did 4 months before this exam knowledge from previous revision pre-March 2020. I used google/ NICE guidelines to read up on only topics I didn’t understand. Focus on EMI’s on SPMM the month before the exam - if you are scoring well, it shows you know your stuff. SPMM 13 timed mocks (they updated it to simulate a real exam, worth the price) - did only once- timed like in the exam situation, I sat them using the area I sat the actual exam. Cambridge Critical Appraisal course - I also did it twice as I was meant to take an exam in March. SPMM statistics videos - they are s


Pneumoencephalography Pneumoencephalography (sometimes abbreviated PEG, and some knew it as an "air study") was a common medical procedure in which they would drain most of the cerebrospinal fluid from around the brain with a lumbar puncture and replaced it with air, oxygen, or helium to allow the structure of the brain to show up more clearly on an X-ray image.  They derived it from ventriculography , an earlier and more primitive method where they would inject the air through holes drilled in the skull.

What is the approximate salary package in the psychiatric department for a junior doctor?

Is it different from the ED salary packge for a junior SHO level? My current packge is 42,969 plus 50% banding = 64,453 per annum in emergency duty, junior level non-trainee post. Will it decrease if I move to a non-trainee SHO (speciality house officer) post in the same trust in psychiatry? £64,000 is a good salary for a junior doctor. The salary packages depend on level of responsibility and frequency of oncalls. All jobs advertised will have a range & given your previous experience you can ask them to give you higher side of the range It will definitely go down but you will have more time and more work life balance,—more valuable than money. I assume your salary is so high as there is so much unsocialable hours. I imagine base salary will be the same but total less as just some twilights, night and weekends- normal day will be 9-5. It should say pay in the job description

Can you apply for the MTI UK Scheme before passing MRCPsych?

You do not need to pass MRCPsych paper-A or Paper B before you apply for the MTI. You can apply to the program before passing any part of the MRCPsych exams. The following are your requirements to enter the MTI scheme.  GMC-recognized primary medical qualification from an internationally accepted medical institution.  An acceptable internship (or equivalent) of 12 months.  Three years of experience working in Psychiatry in the last five years.  Working in psychiatry for the last year.  A score of 7.5 in IELTS academic or grade b on OET taken in the last 18 months.   You have received or will work towards a postgraduate qualification in psychiatry.

Risk Factors for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Risk Factors for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder The following description of risk factors also answers QID:919472837474 The best answer would be d) her intelligence quotient. The patient has developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, including the most specific “intrusive symptoms.” These have occurred after the life-threatening event she went through. Both the international classification of diseases and the diagnostic and statistical manual require such a precipitating factor for making the diagnosis. It is an event that is life-threatening, or according to the diagnostic and statistical manual, one that threatens body-integrity (e.g. rape). One may either be a bystander or directly threatened by the event. However, this factor interacts with other predisposing or vulnerability factors in an individual to trigger the condition. Genetic factors account for about one-third of the vulnerability , according to a study conducted on twins working in the U.S. military. Other no

General Advice for Written Papers (MRCPsych Paper A and B)

General Advice for Written Papers (MRCPsych Paper A and B) We need preparation for the written exams, and we would suggest you think about starting your revision at least three months before each one. Although it’s difficult to balance examination revision with a full-time job, it is possible with wonderful organisation and discipline. Furthermore, many people have other responsibilities, such as children, which makes it much more difficult to fit in. It may have been years since you took your medical school examinations, and getting back into the swing of things can take some time. One technique is to start with half a day on weekends or a couple of evenings each week, then escalate the time as the examination approaches. There will be times when you can’t do any revision, for example, during weeks of night shifts. Although individuals strive to cram as much studying as possible into the weeks leading up to the test, it is equally crucial to relax and enjoy yourself. Rather than makin