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Dealing With Stress and Anxiety

Dealing With Stress and Anxiety

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” Hans Selye   Mental battles Famed Endocrinologist Hans Selye, who conducted much work on stress and the human response to it, defined stress as “any event which may make demands upon the...

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Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – Head & Neck

Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – Head & Neck

Test your knowledge of head and neck anatomy with these questions. 1. The sternocleidomastoid muscle inserts into which of the following anatomical points? A. Medial third of the clavicle B. Lateral third of the clavicle C. Body of the sternum D. Xiphoid process E....

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Top Tips for the New Final FRCR Part A Exam

Top Tips for the New Final FRCR Part A Exam

The Final FRCR Part A exam, which is commonly referred to as the FRCR 2A, has recently been re-structured and the format altered. Previously the six main topics were examined in a modular format. These have now been merged into a single exam covering all of the core...

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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 Answer: A....

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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 materials...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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