Surgical diagnoses are often made on the basis of clinical assessment alone and thus achieving competence in clinical skills remains imperative to good practice in surgery. This book of over 140 cases is designed for candidates preparing for all surgical examinations, whether at undergraduate, postgraduate or exit examination level. It will demystify and simplify the clinical assessment of surgical cases and provides invaluable advice on how to achieve success. The text includes top tips, acronyms and up-to-date summaries of current practice based on the authors’ personal experience of surgical examinations.
- All the cases are graded in terms of likely appearance in the examinations.
- Top tips emphasize specific subjects which often cause confusion.
- The text includes both commonly asked and advanced questions relating to each case.
- Examples of the common procedures and props that come up in the skill-based examination format are included.
This fully revised Third Edition now includes 175 photographs of clinical cases and signs as well as key manoeuvres performed during specific surgical examination routines.
Highly Commended Award in BMA Book Awards
"Clinical Cases and OSCEs in Surgery is essential reading for any medical student looking for a book to help with examination skills. It is written to guide the reader how to perform the examination in a systematic step-by-step fashion. Reading this book you almost feel like you are at the patient’s bedside.
New Zealand Medical Journal
"An excellent and comprehensive book of surgical OSCE stations … as a tool for passing surgical OSCEs / clinical exams I rate this book as very useful."
King’s College London Surgical Society
"The authors of this book have definitely succeeded in their goal of developing a ready reference textbook for examination candidates. The way in which the information is delivered is attractive and also stimulates further reading. I will certainly be recommending it to both undergraduate students as well as basic surgical trainees. "
Australia & New Zealand Journal of Surgery