Category: Exam material

Hot topics for EM exams

JC: Diagnostic panacea? USS that paeds abscess?? St.Emlyn’s

Most emergency physicians love gadgets.  And ultrasound machines are great gadgets. If you’re keeping up with the Emergency Medicine literature, you’d be forgiven for believing that ultrasound is the way to diagnose just about anything

CTR – Falling in love with the examiner at FCEM

How to approach the VIVA component of the FCEM exam

CTR – the link between structure and marking at FCEM

Part 3 on how to write a CTR for the FCEM exam. Linking how you write with the exam structure.

CTR – How to put it together for FCEM.

There’s a big bundle of CTRs (Clinical Topic Review) in my pigeon hole this morning, all freshly printed and pristine ready for marking at the next FCEM exam. I’ve not opened them yet, but since

RITA is dead

RITA is dead….it’s all about the ARCP now…, and it’s much trickier, so trainees beware….!

CTR – Choosing a topic for the FCEM

Want to be a consultant? Well if you do you need to pass the FCEM (Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine) and that means that you are going to have to write a CTR

JC: PCA in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

A review of a paper on the use of PCA patient controlled analgesia in the ED. Review and critical appraisal with FCEM style questions

Ay, There’s The Rub – The Mental Capacity Act in the ED

A clinical case of overdose who declines treatment. How to assess capacity and interpret the Mental Capacity Act in the emergency setting.

JC: Journals are dead: Long live the Journal Club

“The report of my death was an exaggeration” Mark Twain Just a quicky and a link out to our guide on Emergency Medicine Journal Clubs. Despite the rumours of the imminent demise of all medical

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The Critical Appraisal FCEM exam

If you are planning on being an emergency physician in the UK then you will probably be thinking about trying to get through the FCEM exam. At the current time that means that you are

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