Exam Tips

Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The CNS

Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The CNS

Test your knowledge of central nervous system anatomy with these questions.   1. Which of the following cranial nerves originates in the midbrain? A. Trochlear nerve B. Trigeminal nerve C. Vestibulocochlear nerve D. Abducens nerve E. Accessory nerve Show Answer...

read more
The PLAB Test – What to Expect?

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...

read more
Practice Questions for the FRCEM Primary Exam

Practice Questions for the FRCEM Primary Exam

The FRCEM Primary (and the MRCEM Part A before it) is a daunting and notoriously difficult prospect and also represents the first step towards achieving a training post in Emergency Medicine and ultimately entering the Specialist Register. The FRCEM Primary...

read more
Langer’s Lines and Surgical Incisions

Langer’s Lines and Surgical Incisions

Langer’s lines, which are sometimes referred to as the skin cleavage lines, are a series of lines drawn topographically across the human body. They correspond to the natural orientation of collagen fibres in the dermis and usually lie parallel to underlying muscle...

read more
Top Tips for the MRCGP CSA

Top Tips for the MRCGP CSA

The MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) accounts for a third of the MRCGP exam, but to a large number of candidates it can be the most daunting part. It is therefore reassuring to note that the pass rate has been much higher than that of the AKT. In 2015, the...

read more
Bundle Branch Blocks  (Part 2 – Fascicular Blocks)

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...

read more
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

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...

read more
Tips for the FRCEM Intermediate

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...

read more