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PACES for the MRCP, 2nd Edition

with 250 Clinical Cases


This title is written for MRCP candidates preparing for PACES exam in UK and rest of world. Clinical examinations in the OSCE style of marked stations are daunting for all students, whether undergraduates or MRCP candidates. The recent introduction of the 5-station PACES (Progressive Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) exam inspired a great deal of apprehension, so the appearance of the first edition of Hall’s PACES for MRCP was greatly welcomed by candidates and became an immediate success. This new edition builds on the book’s reputation. It provides, in one colourful and attractive volume, complete coverage of all the most common medical cases that will be covered in PACES and similar exams.

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New to This Edition

    • Produced in full colour throughout
    • Colour coding for each station
    • Many more illustrations added - now over 300 clinical photographs and line drawings in colour
    • Many more cases added, bringing the number up to 250 - 50 per station
    • History-taking and communication skills stations now revised so that they exactly mimic the requirements of the exam

Key Features

    • A one-volume text giving candidates complete preparation for the PACES exam within one portable volume
    • 250 cases organised into the 5 stations of the PACES exam – respiratory and abdominal system, history taking, cardiovascular and nervous system, communication and ethics and skin, locomotion, eyes and endocrine systems
    • Engaging question-and-answer approach at the end of each case – excellent preparation for the exam
    • Boxed tips highlight vital information – helps identify what is most important to remember

Published Reviews

    Comments from candidates' reviews:

    "The book is an excellently designed companion to PACES preparation. It is portable enough to be carried around with you (unlike some other texts!), and removes some of the fear factor that can hamper preparation. I certainly used this book as my main text whilst on the wards and have recommended it ever since. I feel it is the best PACES text."

    "The book's format follows the format of the exam and helps to focus and get an idea what one needs to prepare for. It focuses not only on signs related to certain diseases, but also how to recognise and interpret these. As a second step it includes treatment/management to discuss the disease/case in the exam."

    "One of the greatest assets of this text is the positioning of relevant (and often asked!) questions at the end of this case. Even if studying alone it is possible to see a real patient and then test oneself on the questions practicing for the real exam experience. The close proximity of the answers (directly following the questions) aids readability, as some texts require you to seek out other pages. The competition lacks the questions which help you get good pass marks."

    "The miscellaneous section of 100 tips is motivating and all-encompassing! I often flicked to the back of the book throughout my preparation. It is also excellent for the night before the exam."

    "Hall’s PACES for MRCP has comprehensive and up-to-date information presented in a very easy-to-read format. It quotes up-to-date studies. The content appears to be more comprehensive than any of the other PACES books out in the market that I have seen."
    BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments







Author Information

    By Tim Hall, MB, ChB, MRCP, MRCGP, DipMedEd, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine and Acute and General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, South West Peninsula Deanery, Plymouth, UK

Customer Reviews

PACES for the MRCP, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback
  • 768 Pages
  • Trim Size: 9 11/16 X 7 7/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10370-4
  • Copyright: 2008