MRCPsych Paper 1: 600 MCQs Ashok G Patel, Roshelle Ramkisson, Raman Sharma
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Ashok G Patel MBBS DPM FRCPsych Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist (Retired) South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Luton, UK Roshelle Ramkisson MBBS MRCPsych MSc (Health and Public Leadership) PGDip Psychiatry MDCH Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Royal Oldham Hospital Oldham, UK Raman Sharma MBBS MSc (Psychiatric Practice) MRCPsych Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Bedford Hospital Bedford, UK
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5Preface
The MRCPsych examinations are extremely challenging, and candidates must be meticulous in their preparation if they are to stand any chance of success. Understanding this principle has been fundamental during our preparation of this book, and we have endeavoured to provide sufficient MCQ revision material for each element of the curriculum. We are confident that by using this book, readers will be well armed to face the MCQ component of the Paper 1 exam.
In order to facilitate revision, we have mapped the questions in the first four chapters to the curriculum topics. The fifth chapter is intentionally unstructured, and has been included to provide a mock exam representative of the MCQ component of Paper 1, which readers can use to practise under exam conditions. All questions are based on the curriculum and thorough answers have been provided to explain the rationale behind each correct answer option.
The burden of editorship has been wisely spread to harness varied expertise. In psychiatry, innovation in practice tends to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, and much of our knowledge remains to be translated into practical innovations in patient care. It is our intention that this book will help psychiatry trainees not only to pass the MRCPsych Paper 1 examination, but also to improve their patient care. We believe that the book will assist trainees, trainers, educational and clinical supervisors, College tutors, Directors of Medical Education, SAS tutors and Training Programme Directors in preparation for the MRCPsych examinations.
Ashok G Patel
Roshelle Ramkisson
Raman Sharma
December 2013
9Acknowledgements
We would like to thank the colleagues and friends who have helped us as we prepared this book. They have been a great source of useful advice and suggestions and have read the draft papers to make sure that the questions and answers were compatible with the MRCPsych Paper 1 exam.
We are also most grateful to the many people behind the scenes without whose help this book would not have been possible. In particular, we would like to thank the publishers, especially Steffan Clements, Hannah Applin and Katrina Rimmer for their encouragement and support from the very beginning to the end of the project. Special thanks go to Sue Keely and Mrs Vasanthi Varadharajan in preparing the manuscripts.
We would like to thank Nicola Cowdery, Deepak Garg, Vineel Reddy, Khurram Sadiq, Ajaya Upadhyaya, Dinesh Khanna, Faisal Pervez, Sanjith Kamath, Vishelle Kamath, Basavaraja Papanna and Juhi Mishra for their support and encouragement.
Finally, we would also like to thank the families of the authors and our own families for putting up with us as inevitably the book has been written during evenings, weekends and holidays.
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