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by Wanis Hamad Ibrahim
Clinical examinations are considered in many countries as an integral part in the assessment of a doctor’s clinical competence. To candidates, they represent a major hurdle during their training. There are significant anxiety and stress associated with the preparation of these examinations that peak on the day of the examination. Internationally, there is significant variation in the way these examinations are conducted. Two types of clinical short cases examinations are currently conducted at national and international levels. In the traditional unstandardized examination, a candidate is typically examined by two examiners on all short cases. The more standardized form of examination requires two examiners (who mark independently) at each station. In this book “Short Cases in Clinical Exams of Internal Medicine”, the author puts a tremendous effort into including all possible questions that examiner has asked or may ask in the examinations. In order to provide the candidate with a model answer in the examination, a typical conversation between an examiner and a candidate where the examiner asks, and the candidate provides the expected answer have been presented. This may also put the reader of the book in a more interactive atmosphere rather than reading a large text with the bottomline information lost in the details. This book also included some mnemonics in various pages to help recall some long lists. Each case or system in this book is preceded by how to examine to help candidates focus on important physical signs related to that case. Common mistakes or pitfalls committed by candidates and various examiner’s instructions that have been observed in real examinations are also clearly addressed at the beginning of each case. Particular attention has been paid to the up-to-date management of each case, which is a common question in clinical examinations.
|1. Ibrahim Wanis Hamad||Hamad General Hospital; Weill-Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar|
|Chapter-01 Cardiovascular Cases||1-25|
|Chapter-02 Respiratory Cases||26-40|
|Chapter-03 Abdominal Cases||41-75|
|Chapter-04 Neurology Cases||76-112|
|Chapter-05 Endocrine, Rheumatology, Connective Tissue and Skin Cases||113-160|
|Chapter-06 Fundus Cases||161-172|
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