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Get Through MCEM Part A: MCQs

2009 Edition, August 31, 2009

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ISBN: 978-1-85315-804-9
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  • Revision: 2009 Edition, August 31, 2009
  • Published Date: August 31, 2009
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 207
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Passing the MCEM Part A represents the first step on the postgraduate exam ladder to achieving specialist accreditation in emergency medicine. Unless trainee emergency doctors successfully pass this exam they are unable to progress to further years of specialist training. Testing candidates in material that was previously covered perhaps only in the early years of medical school, success in this exam, for many, has proved difficult to achieve.

The MCEM Part A is a new exam; the first candidates to sit the MFAEM in 2003 (before the Faculty of Emergency Medicine became the College of Emergency Medicine) were not offered the choice of a multiple-choice paper specifically aimed at emergency doctors, but instead had to sit the primary paper of another specialty. The development of this exam is one of the more obvious steps forward in the evolution of emergency medicine and the training of emergency doctors in recent years.

With such a new exam there is an inevitable lack of published material to aid candidates in their preparation. This book aims to fill that gap. Written by practising emergency physicians, in a format mirroring that of the MCEM exam, it covers all areas of the syllabus. Accompanying each answer is a brief, but comprehensive, text explanation to augment revision. As such this book should prove useful from the moment that you decide to sit the exam to last minute cramming the night before.

We believe that emergency medicine is the most rewarding hospital specialty, with a breadth and diversity not encountered in any other, and we wish you luck in your future careers. We hope that this book will aid you in realising your ambition to become specialist emergency physicians.