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The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs: Candidate Briefings, Patient Briefings and Mark Schemes

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The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs', now in its 3rd edition, selling copies in over 25 countries in just a year, and between april and july 2012 (peak OSCE revision time), the best selling medical book on amazon. Now comes an exciting new companion book - Candidate Briefings, Patient Briefings, and Mark Schemes: based on readers of the the unofficial guide directly asking for it to be written. This new book, written directly in line with The Unofficial Guide, is designed to help students practically go through a mock OSCE, either with patients in hospital or with friends at home. As with The Unofficial Guide, the following sections are included: Histories, Examination, Orthopaedics, Practical Skills, Communication, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gyaenacology, Radiology, and Psychiatry. Each station contains: A briefing for the actor/patient A briefing for the exam candidate A checklist for the examiner to go through whilst assessing the candidate Questions that the examiner can grill the candidate on (like the real thing!) at the end of the OSCE, including model answers developed with an OSCE examiner, plus even more questions to explore

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