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[left][b]EMQs for the MRCOG Part 1




Authors/editors: John Duthie and Paul Hodges
ISBN: 978-1-904752-43-1
Page count: 181
Publisher: RCOG Press
Publication year: 2007

From September 2007 the MRCOG Part 1 Exam will feature EMQs. This text will help trainees to prepare effectively for this portion of the exam. The text covers information on how to answer EMQs as well as sample answers.
Table of contents:

1. The Educational and Evaluative Benefits of EMQs
2. EMQ Answering Technique
3. Worked Examples
4. Full Mock Examination Paper 1 (Paper 1 type)
5. Full Mock Examination Paper 2 (paper 2 type)
6. Standalone EMQ Paper 1 (Paper 1 type)
7. Standalone EMQ Paper 2 (Paper 2 type)
8. Standalone EMQ Paper 3 (Paper 1 type)
9. Standalone EMQ Paper 4 (Paper 2 type)
10. Answers to the full paper 1 (Chapter 4)
11. Answers to the full paper 2 (Chapter 5)
12. Answers to standalone EMQ Paper 1 (Chapter 6)
13. Answers to standalone EMQ Paper 2 (Chapter 7)
14. Answers to standalone EMQ Paper 3 (Chapter Cool
15. Answers to standalone EMQ Paper 4 (Chapter 9)

Appendix 1: Quick reference answer keys
Appendix 2: Blank answer sheets for the mock examinations




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Authors/editors: Khaldoun W Sharif, Harry Gee and Martin J Whittle
ISBN: 978-0-7020-2883-0
Page count: 271
Publisher: Saunders
Publication year: 2007

This book contains the latest information on exam regulations, systems and techniques as well as 450 MCQs with full detailed explanatory answers and 180 practice MCQs with answers, each contain 5 MCQ items. This book provides everything a candidate needs to pass Part 1 MRCOG – it is the ultimate survival guide.
Table of contents:

1. Regulations
2. Syllabus and Preparation
3. The Examination System
4. MCQ Techniques
5. Anatomy
6. Embryology and Genetics
7. Maternal and Fetal Physiology
8. Endocrinology
9. Biochemistry
10. Pharmacology
11. Microbiology
12. Pathology and Immunology
13. Statistics and Biophysics
14. Practice Exams
15. After the Part 1: What’s Next?


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Authors/editors: RCOG Examination Committee
ISBN: 978-1-904752-12-7
Page count: 209
Publisher: RCOG Press
Publication year: 2004

The Part 1 MRCOG examination is a test of basic science knowledge as applicable to obstetrics and gynaecology. While the format of the examination (two papers each of 300 multiple true/false questions) has remained unaltered over the past two decades, the syllabus and mix of questions has undergone considerable updating. The trainees of today will experience a massive influx of scientific knowledge in their practice over a lifetime, and the examination aims to equip trainees as best possible to understand, interpret and apply new knowledge properly.

This publication is a landmark in the history of the Part 1 MRCOG. For the first time, candidates are able to study real questions and to self-assess their chances of passing the examination. The members of the Examination Committee hope that this information will encourage candidates to sit the examination when they are ready, while discouraging those who are too early in their cycle of learning.
Table of contents:

March 1997 – Paper 1
March 1997 – Paper 2
September 1997 – Paper 1
September 1997 – Paper 2
March 1998 – Paper 1
March 1998 – Paper 2
September 1998 – Paper 1
September 1998 – Paper 2
March 1999 – Paper 1
March 1999 – Paper 2
September 1999 – Paper 1
September 1999 – Paper 2
March 2000 – Paper 1
March 2000 – Paper 2
September 2000 – Paper 1
September 2000 – Paper 2
March 2001 – Paper 1
March 2001 – Paper 2
September 2001 – Paper 1
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Post by mandible on Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:56 pm

Recommended Books for MRCOG Part 1 Examinations





How to Prepare for the MRCOG Part 1

Jafaru Abu and David Ireland
A new edition, based on the popular
MRCOG Part 1 MCQ Revision Book
, covering all aspects of the MRCOG Part 1 exam. Features two practice papers.

practice papers.


Part 1 MRCOG Examination Multiple Choice Questions and Answers
Candidates are eligible to enter for the Part 1 MRCOG examination when they have obtained their medical degree. The examination is based on basic sciences and consists of two multiple choice question papers, each lasting two hours. This volume contains an example of each paper. Each MCQ paper contains sixty (5 part) questions. Answer keys for each paper can be found at the end of each section.



Basic Science in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - a textbook for the MRCOG part 1

M de Swiet, G Chamberlain and P Bennett
The book brings together in one book the fundamentals of the basic sciences so important for Part 1 of the MRCOG. The material on cell and molecular biology has been thoroughly updated, and there are separate chapters on pathology, microbiology and immunology. The self-assessment section at the end of the book has been revised to reflect changes in the exam.



Basic Sciences for Obstetrics and Gynaecology MCQs (2nd edition)

Tim Chard

Please note: this book is currently reprinting, with no date for delivery. Orders will be recorded and supplied when the book is available.
Presents sample multiple choice questions and answers dealing with the basic sciences in obstetrics and gynaecology. The aim is to give MRCOG part 1 candidates a flavour of the examination itself.



MRCOG: Part 1 MCQs - Basic Science for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Khaldown W Sharif, Harry Gee and Martin J Whittle
Contains over 450 multiple-choice questions, together with their answers and explanatory notes. The questions are of similar format and content to those of the Part 1 MRCOG. Useful during initial preparation as well as for final revision.


Essential Reproduction (5th edition)
MH Johnson and BJ Everitt
Provides an integrated approach to the study of mammalian reproduction, spanning the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, immunology, genetics, and obstetrics and gynaecology.



Clinically Oriented Anatomy (4th edition)
KL Moore and AF Dalley
This fourth edition text features coverage of anatomy along with clinical correlations and includes surface anatomy and medical imaging. It features case studies with discussions; nerve, muscle and artery tables; and clinical and medical imaging boxes.



Last Anatomy: Regional and Applied (10th edition)
CS Sinnatamby
Last's Anatomy has for many editions been regarded as the standard text for all those training in surgery. This new edition is no exception, it emphasises the clinical and applied aspects of the subject for undergraduates and postgraduates in medicine, surgery and dentistry.



Harper's Biochemistry (26th edition)
Robert K Murray, Daryl K Granner, Peter A Mayes and Victor W Rodwell
Offers concise yet authoritative coverage of the principles of biochemistry and molecular biology.



Biochemistry (5th edition)
L Stryer
With the addition of two new co-authors, Biochemistry takes a new direction, as it becomes the first text to fully reflect the revolution that has taken place in biomedical science in the past ten years, culminating in the human genome project. A key focus of the new edition is the unifying features of protein structure and function that have been revealed by the incredible progress in gene sequencing. Such features are highlighted in a way that will help students master the complex and intricate subject matter.



Langman’s Medical Embryology (9th edition)

TW Sadler
The ninth edition of this best-selling embryology textbook features an animation CD, making
Langman's Medical Embryology
a powerful tool for beginning students in most health-related fields. Recognised as the classic textbook in embryology, the new edition continues the long-standing tradition of clarity, brevity and clinical relevance.


Human Embryology (3rd edition)
WJ Larsen
Presents you with all the latest knowledge in this rapidly advancing field. Richly illustrated in full colour.



Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility (6th edition)
L Speroff, RH Glass and NG Kase
This new edition continues to cover the field of reproductive endocrinology and medicine in the most comprehensive and practical manner. The objective of the text is to communicate factual knowledge as well as systematic approaches to clinical problems in one of the most fast-changing areas of medicine.



ABC of Clinical Genetics (3rd edition)
H Kingston
A highly illustrated introduction to genetic mechanisms involved in inherited disorders.

Essential Medical Genetics (5th edition)
JM Connor and MA Ferguson-Smith
Balances basic principles and clinical issues in modern medical genetics, and covers what students will be taught both clinically and pre-clinically.



Human Histology (2nd edition)
A Stevens and J Lowe
Textbook and colour atlas relating human tissue structure to function, cell biology, and disease processes.


Roitt's Essential Immunology
IM Roitt and PJ Delves
This best-selling, highly readable immunology primer is lavishly illustrated in full colour. Contains suggestions for further reading, a detailed glossary and menus of contents that begin each chapter



Medical Microbiology (2nd edition)
CA Mims, JH Playfair, IM Roitt, D Wakelin and R Williams
Core medical microbiology with a special emphasis on accessibility and relevance to clinical practice.



Medical Microbiology (4th edition)

PR Murray, KS Rosenthal, GS Kobayashi and MA Pfaller
Provides a balanced, up-to-date and clinically relevant introduction to microbiology. Distinguished by its innovative use of colour graphics and tables, and a 'student-friendly' format.



General and Systemic Pathology (3rd edition)
JC Underwood
General and Systematic Pathology is a highly acclaimed textbook, written and designed for students of medicine and related health science subjects. It presents pathology in the context of modern cellular biology and clinical practice. This comprehensive text begins with the principles of pathology and the mechanisms of disease before covering systematic pathology.



Lecture Notes on Clinical Pharmacology (6th edition)

J Reid, PC Rubin and B Whiting
A concise introduction to this subject, containing the latest information on new and withdrawn drugs.




Clinical Pharmacology (9th edition)
PN Bennett and MJ Brown
This book is for students, doctors and indeed for all concerned with evidence-based drug therapy. A knowledge of pharmacological and therapeutic principles is essential if drugs/medicines are to be used safely and effectively for increasingly informed and critical patients.



Review of Medical Physiology (21st edition)
WF Ganong
This book provides a current and concise overview of mammalian and human physiology. Examples from clinical medicine have been integrated throughout the chapters to illuminate important physiologic concepts. The book includes more than 700 attractive and informative illustrations. A valuable self-study guide, which features content summaries, objectives, essay questions, and multiple-choice questions, is provided at the end of the book.



Introduction to Medical Statistics (3rd edition)
M Bland
Includes all the statistical work required for a course in medicine and for the examinations of the Royal Colleges.


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PREPARATION FOR THE PART I MRCOG

Post by mandible on Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:43 pm

PREPARATION FOR THE PART I MRCOG:

Any medical graduate (M.B.B.S.) from a recognized university is eligible to give the Part I MRCOG examination.
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The Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MRCOG), is not a hurdle race, but a marathon. Each milestone is to be covered with good planning and preparation and should not be attempted in spurts of energy.

It is a good plan to take the MRCOG Part I exam after having started your Post graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, for at least one year. A preparatory period of six months must be anticipated. This is an examination that seeks to assess your knowledge of basic sciences as applied to OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY.

The examinations are held in March and September each year.
It consists of two multiple choice question papers covering 300 questions and lasting for 2 hours.


The examination covers all subjects that are part of the undergraduate training. It can be attempted at any time after passing the M.B.B.S and the number of attempts that one can take is unlimited. Exemption from the MRCOG Part I examination was applicable to Medical graduates of some countries. This exemption is no longer applicable from January 1, 2007.

All candidates, who wish to appear for the MRCOG Part II examination, must pass the MRCOG Part I examination. Please go through the syllabus carefully, identify the recommended books in each subject and read as many as possible, as there is no single book that covers all the subjects.
It is a good idea to use the books which you have read as an undergraduate and are likely to be familiar with the language and style. Familiarity saves time. Use the latest editions as the information must be up to date and factually correct.

Any list of topics is only a general guide to the information upon which the questions will be based. The list is not intended to be comprehensive and therefore questions will be asked, the answers to which require applied knowledge as relevant to the practice of OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY.

Give yourselves three months to read through all the basic sciences, studying for four to six hours daily. The next three months are spent reading the text book of basic sciences in OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY by De Swiet and Timchard. These books will cover all the required subjects from the point of view of the Gynecologists. For e.g. in Pharmacology, Cardiac drugs may not be relevant, though anaesthetics may be important.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS :

Multiple choice questions in MRCOG Part I follow a format wherein there is a basic (root statement) and five stems for each questions. Each time, read the root statement separately with each stem. Together they form a separate question and the stems are not related to each other. Similarly one statement does not follow from the other. Take your time to read each question carefully, try and understand the entire statement and do not be in a hurry to mark your answer.

Multiple choice questions are an accurate judge of a candidate’s knowledge of a topic. They test not only facts but also understanding and reasoning ability. It is important to know your subject thoroughly. Reading small comprehensive texts are better than exhaustive textbooks on a particular subject. Read as many MCQs as possible to understand the nuances of the English language.

The statement may contain absolute negatives such as never, or absolute positives such as always, which are seldom true in medicine. Such questions should be read carefully as they are usually false.

Pairs of words such as “Not uncommon” means “Common” or “Not unlikely” actually means “Likely to happen”. These can be confusing and hence careful attention to the wording of the statement is important. There is no negative marking in the paper. Hence all questions must be attempted. Even if you do not know the answer, logical guess work will give you 50% chance of success. If you do not answer any question however, it will definitely fetch you no marks at all.

Having solved a particular set of MCQs, now is the time to re-read certain relevant topics. The student gets an idea about the important and frequently asked questions in each subject and can concentrate on these during revision. The College publication of past papers contains a question bank without answers. These must be discussed with other candidates attempting the exam. Such discussions help build confidence and arrive at consensus statements. It helps one to identify your weak areas and take necessary steps to overcome the same.
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The standard of the examination is high. There is no limit to the attempts one can take to pass the exam. Most candidates do not pass the exam in the first attempt. However, there is no disgrace in failure. If a candidate is unsuccessful, they will receive an analysis of their paper and marks obtained in each section from the Royal College. This helps them to identify problem areas and take remedial measures.

“The secret of passing the exam is wanting to pass the exam.”

One must make it a goal to be achieved within a time frame of six months. It is not a difficult examination, but involves a lot of preparation, precise knowledge of facts and figures is required. At the same time, a broad base of reading is necessary to deal with questions that can be multidisciplinary.

The MRCOG examination appears to be more popular than ever. There are several reasons for this, but the bottom line appears to be that it is still highly regarded world wide as a relevant test of clinical competence and a bench mark even in countries having their own examination board and systems.

The numbers sitting both part I and part II of the examinations have increased by around 50% in the last ten years. Asian students and especially Indians do rather well in the MRCOG Part I examination. Willingness to concentrate, hard work and perseverance are major factors in achieving success in this examination.
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SYLLABUS FOR PART I MRCOG:

BONY PELVIS:



A detailed knowledge of the gross structure, ossification and landmarks of the pelvic bones and their associated joints and muscles.
Shape and dimensions of the normal female pelvis and its commoner variants.
Relationship between pelvic architecture and reproductive functions.



VERTEBRAL COLUMN:

Anatomy of the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine with special emphasis on its relation to the spinal cord, meninges, nerve roots, vascularity and surface anatomy.

PELVIS:

A detailed knowledge of the gross and mic anatomy of pelvic structures, the vulva and perineum.

ABDOMEN:

Topographical anatomy of all intra abdominal structures, including the vascular, lymphatic and nerve supply of all intra abdominal organs. A detailed knowledge of the structure and nerve supply of the abdominal wall.
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BREAST:
Gross and mic anatomy.

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM:
Gross and mic anatomy of the adrenal glands, hypothalamus, pituitary and their relations.

CARDIO-RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:
Gross anatomy of the larynx, trachea, main bronchi, pericardial and pleural cavities and heart.

MALE GENITAL TRACT:
A knowledge of the anatomy of the male genital tract.

NERVOUS SYSTEM:
A knowledge of the major sensory and motor pathways within the central nervous system with particular regard to the nervous connections of the pelvic organs and the lumbo sacral plexus. The autonomic nervous system related to pelvic viscera and the genital tract.

HISTOLOGY:
A knowledge of the histology of the female genital tract including the placenta.
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BIOCHEMISTRY:


Carbohydrate, protein and fat. Their general properties and an outline knowledge of the main metabolic pathways. Phospholipid metabolism.
Enzymes. Their nature, function and relation to intermediary metabolism.
Iron metabolism, haemoglobin, haemopoiesis and bilirubin.
Prostaglandins and allied substances.
Steroid pathways and formulae – see under endocrinology.


CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS:


Structure and function of the normal cell. Cell ultra structure and methods of its investigation. Function of nuclei, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum etc and relationships of one cell to another.



Transfer of substances across the cell membrane, including active and passive transport mechanisms.


Protein and steroid hormone receptors and their action on appropriate cells. Receptor assays and their significance.
Principles of genetic code, RNA and DNA metabolism.
Mitosis and meiosis. The cell cycle.
Cyto genetics including techniques of cell structure.


Chromosome constitution and the anomalies associated with common abnormalities of the karyotype.
Mechanism of inheritance of genetically determined abnormalities.


Features associated with cell damage including those associated with ionizing radiation, hypo and hyperthermia and cytotoxic agents.

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STATISTICS:
The candidate should be able to understand the common terminology and methods used in obstetrics and gynecology literature.

Descriptive statistics:


Measurements of central tendency, mean, mode, median. Measurements of dispersion. Normal and skewed distribution, standard deviation and variance.
Measurements of proportions and percentages.
Concepts of probability, survey, experiment, random error, tautology and experimental control.


Descriptive epidemiology:
Rates, prevalence, incidence, morality and perinatal mortality.


Standardization – particularly age standardization as a means of eliminating the effects of age from a comparison of rates between the populations or time.


Methods of testing epidemiological hypotheses:
Risk and relative risk.
Cohort studies.
Case control studies.
Distinction between association and causation.

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Hypothesis testing statistics:
Measuring differences in proportions: chi square test.
Measuring differences in measurements: Student’s “T” test.
Measuring relationships: correlation and regression.


Special topics in clinical research:
Principles of a randomized controlled trial.
Analysis of survival or outcome following treatment.
Evaluation of diagnostic/screening tests. Sensitivity, specificity and predictive value.


EMBRYOLOGY:

Oogenesis and spermatogenesis.

Fate of spermatozoa in the male and female reproductive tracts.
Ovulation, transport of the ovum and sperm, fertilization and implantation.
Blastula and trophoblast development.
Development, structure and function of the placenta.


Development of amnion, chorion and yolk sac. The origin, transfer, contents and function of the amniotic fluid.
The general pattern and timing of organ genesis in the foetus.


The factors concerned in the determination of sex. The effects of drugs, infections, radiation and other deleterious agents of embryo development.
Development of Mullerian and Wollfian duct systems, the gonads, proctodeum and coelomic cavity.

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ENDOCRINOLOGY:



Hypothalamic releasing hormones. Hormones of the anterior and posterior pituitary gland and control of their secretion.

Pineal gland.


Ovarian hormones. An understanding of the basic pathways involved in their synthesis. The control of ovarian steroid metabolism and feedback mechanisms. The action of ovarian hormones.



Feto-placental steroid hormone metabolism: placental hormones, adrenal gland. The action of ACTH, aldosterone, cortisone and catecholamines. A general understanding of the metabolic pathways involved in the production of these hormones.


Pancreas. A detailed knowledge of the pancreatic hormones, their effects on carbohydrate/lipid metabolism.
Thyroid. Control, secretion of thyroid hormones. The action of thyroxin.
Parathyroid function.
Testicular steroid production and its control.
Hepatic and alimentary tract hormones.


THE FOETUS:

A knowledge of the gross anatomy of the foetus with particular reference to the skull and CVS.

Foetal growth and maturation.
Oxygen and carbon dioxide transport in the foetus.
Foetal lung development and factors involved in the initiation of respiration.
Physiological adaptation of the neonate to extra uterine life during the first few days.


IMMUNOLOGY:



The principles of immunology including antigens, antibodies and their reactions. Blood grouping. Function of the reticulo endothelial system, lymphocytes, macrophages and complement.
The immune response in infection, transplantation, immuno suppression and hypersensitivity.


The immunology of the conceptus as an Allograft. Functions of the trophoblast. Transplantation allo antigens. The immune status of the neonate and graft versus host reaction.


Immuno diagnosis. Pregnancy testing, principles of immunoassay and tests of immuno competence.
The immunological basis of foeto maternal iso-immunization.
Auto immune disease. Placental transmission of Immunoglobulins.
Immunology of tumours. Onco foetal antigens (tumour markers)

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MICROBIOLOGY:

The principles of microbiology including broad outlines of bacteriology and virology.



A knowledge of the behaviour and characteristics of bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and parasites causing disease of the female reproductive tract and foetus.
Principles of control of infection. Antisepsis, asepsis, sterilization, isolation and epidemic control.
The principles underlying the use of antibiotics and allied chemotherapeutic agents.


PHARMACOLOGY:

The principles underlying the mode of action and side effects of thefollowing groups of drugs:
Anesthetics, analgesics, sedatives and Hypotensive agents.

Chemotherapeutic agents and antibiotics.
Cytotoxic drugs.
Drugs acting upon the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
The teratogenic dangers of drugs and other drug hazards to the foetus.


The pharmacology of drugs acting upon the female reproductive system including oxytoxic and tocolytic drugs and sex hormones.

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PHYSIOLOGY:

A limited knowledge of all aspects of human physiology will be expected with a more detailed understanding of the following points:


Reproduction. Much of this is covered under other headings within this syllabus. A detailed knowledge of all aspects of male and female reproductive physiology including coitus.

Electrolyte and water metabolism.
Acid base balance
Normal renal function and micturation.
The CVS including a knowledge of the control of blood pressure, heart rate and regional blood flow.
Respiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport mechanisms.


The working and arrangement of somatic and autonomic nervous systems including the chemical transmission of nerve impulses.
Uterus and tubes. Myometrial and tubal function.
Alimentary tract, including absorption of food substances and defecation. Functions of the liver.


Nutrition. The general principles of dietetics. The constitution of a normal diet and the particular requirements of pregnancy.
Coagulation and haemostasis. Fibrinolysis, haemolysis.
Breast development and lactation.



The physiology of pregnancy. Special emphasis should be placed on the physiological changes of normal pregnancy, weight gain, duration of pregnancy, renal CVS, respiratory, alimentary and haemopoietic changes, parturition and the Puerperium.


MEDICAL BIO PHYSICS:

The physical principles of the following:
Ultra sound.
Nuclear medicine.
X-rays.
Therapeutic ionizing irradiation.
Electronic cardiac monitoring.

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PREPARATION FOR THE PART II MRCOG:

The MRCOG Part II examination is attempted by medical graduates in the UK at the end of four years of training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The knowledge level expected is that of a Registrar with two years experience in OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY. In depth knowledge of common problems is expected. Complex problems, techniques and newer technologies are dealt with at the level of a Specialist Registrar and Consultant and hence only knowledge of these subjects without any details is required. Preparation time for the examination should be six months to one year, depending on the work schedule and time available for preparation. The examination consists of two parts.


Theory examination:

This can be attempted in many countries around the world including India. It consists of four papers of two hours each attempted one after the other with gaps in between, in a single sitting. The EMQ is for 45 minutes.

Paper I – Short Answer Questions in Obstetrics
Paper II - Multiple choice questions in OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Paper III - Short Answer Questions in Gynecology
Paper IV - Extended matching questions


Types of questions asked:

Common clinical problems

Emergencies in OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Medico-legal problems
Audit and risk management
Infections
Counselling

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ORAL EXAMINATION: (OSCE)

The oral examination will consist of a three-hour oral assessment. Candidates are examined in a sequence of twelve 14-minute stations. Two of these stations will be rest or preparatory stations where pieces of work will be provided for discussion at the next active station. At all stations, apart from the rest stations, a single examiner will be present. At some stations a role player may also be present.

Candidates will be assessed on their ability to obtain obstetric and gynaecological histories, to counsel patients and to demonstrate clinical skills. At other stations candidates will be expected to critically appraise pieces of written work in discussion with examiners and to discuss aspects of obstetrics, gynaecology and allied subjects in structured oral examinations. The examination will test not only factual knowledge and understanding, but also problem solving skills, diagnosis, investigation, treatment, clinical skills and communication skills.

It is important to note that the candidates accent or his ethnic background is of no consequence while being assessed for the oral examination. Candidates are expected to be formally dressed. However, there is no fixed dress code.

PREPARATION :

While preparing for the exam, it is very important to practice one SAQ paper daily for four weeks before the exams. MCQs and EMQs are also important, but carry less weightage and should be practiced whenever time permits. There is a common pool of questions and same/similar MCQs are repeated.

Books of MCQs and SAQs including past papers are published by the RCOG bookshop and are useful while preparing for the examination. It is important to read books by British authors only, as this is an examination which tests the practice in the UK.


It is important that candidates have realistic expectations so as to put in reasonable effort but without getting very frustrated on facing difficulties. Friends from the same country or region especially those who have cleared the examination may help in explaining new situations and provide an idea about the examination and how to prepare for it.


The Membership examination test the ability to construct answers from multiple sources and candidates have to learn how to integrate new knowledge of practice in the UK with their existing knowledge and experience gained in their home countries. They must not discard their existing knowledge and start from a scratch as this can lead to retardation rather than progress.
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Problem areas encountered are communication skills such as those involved in counseling and using information leaflets which are quite important for patient care in the UK, areas like management, audit, litigation and research are not as prevalent in non industrialized countries and are totally new to overseas doctors. Failure in the examination should not be regarded as failure in life and career and in fact the ability to take failure and to know how to deal with it is an important feature of the matured doctor who is able to deal with life’s ups and downs smoothly.


The availability of past questions and answers on the college website is very valuable in guiding training as to the level and scope of answers expected in the examinations.


SYLLABUS FOR PART II MRCOG:

Must read books:

Basic Obstetrics and Gynecology – Textbook – e.g. Dewuhurst
Aids to Obstetrics and Gynecology for MRCOG – By Gordon M. Stirrat
A guide to effective care in Pregnancy and Childbirth


Clinical Green Top guidelines of RCOG, which can be downloaded from the College Website – [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
PACE reviews published by the RCOG
MRCOG and beyond series
Problem oriented approach to Obstetrics and Gynecology – By Ratnam, Arulkumaran and Sen
Progress in Obstetrics and Gynecology – John Studd
Recent Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology – John Bonnar
The Management of Labour – By Arulkumaran, Ratnam, Rao
High risk pregnancy – Management Options – By James Steer
Williams Obstetrics – first eleven chapters
Journals – BJOG, The Obstetrician and Gynecologist, the Lancet, B.M.J.
Evidence based text for MRCOG – by Luesley Baker

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Re: Important books MRCOG 1

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Re: Important books MRCOG 1

Post by abadi72 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:09 pm

Thank you

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Re: Important books MRCOG 1

Post by Shoshooo on Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:40 am

كتر خييييرك...كدا يااادوب عرفت ليه البباصو حبببةو

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