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The PLAB Test – What to Expect?

The PLAB Test will form an integral part of the GMC registration process for most doctors who qualified and reside outside of the EU and don’t already hold a recognised postgraduate qualification (MRCP, MRCPCH, MRCEM etc). There are a whole host of revision materials available online and a number of independent companies who offer intensive preparation […]

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Bundle Branch Blocks (Part 2 – Fascicular Blocks)

In Part 1 of our ‘Bundle Branch Blocks’ series we learnt about left and right bundle branch blocks. Left bundle branch blocks can be further subclassified into left anterior fascicular blocks and left posterior fascicular blocks if the obstruction is limited to one fascicle only. Under normal circumstances the left bundle branch consists of three […]

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Bundle Branch Blocks (Part 1 – Left and Right Bundle Branch Blocks)

A bundle branch block is a disorder in which there is an obstruction in the heart’s electrical conduction system. These can be broadly divided into two different types of block: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) – where the obstruction is in the left bundle branch Right bundle branch block (RBBB) – where the obstruction is […]

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.” Wilhelm von Humbodlt   The value of exercise I have already mentioned how I have used exercise to help me with my exam preparation at several points throughout this book. Many people stop exercising before important exams as they […]

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Tips for the FRCEM Intermediate

The FRCEM exam has recently been re-structured and the format altered. Previously there were two separate exams, the MRCEM and FRCEM examinations. These have now been merged into a single examination that will take the candidate all the way through their training from the foundation years until they become a consultant. The FRCEM Intermediate Certificate […]