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The Format of the RxPG Book - First Aid for the PLAB

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PLAB Part 1

The questions portion of this book is divided into two main sections: the first is question paper section which gives you the perfect simulation of the actual plab exam with realistic answer sheets and complete 200 questions. The other section deals with the question on one by one basis with detailed explainations.



Question paper section

THEME

Here is the theme of a set of EMQs. It could be a topic, subtopic or a condition. It tells you what the questions are about, in terms of both the clinical problem area, for example chronic joint pain and the skill required, for example diagnosis. Usually the themes are about
only four skills i.e. DIAGNOSIS, INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT and TREATMENT.

OPTIONS

Here is the list of options, usually of between 8 to twelve items, each of which is identified by a letter of the alphabet. You should look for the answer to any partcular question under a theme in this list of options. If you cannot find the answer you have thought of, you should look for an option which, in your opinion is the best answer to the problem posed. Marks are not deducted for incorrect answers nor for failure to answer. The total score on the paper is the number of correct answers given. You should , therefore, attempt all items. Each option may be used once, more than once, or not at all. There may be two correct answers for a single question and marking anyone will fetch you the
marks.

QUESTIONS

These are several numbered items concerning the theme, usually between three and six. These are the questions—the problems you have to solve. Read them carefully, consider each of the numbered item in the list of options and decide what you think the answer is.

ANSWERS

Here we provide the correct answers to each of the question. We have provided the list of answers after each set of paper.

EXPLANATION SECTION

Here we provide you with text, tables, tips, mnemonics and other material helpful in creating an orientation and grasp of the theme itself. This provide you an advantage of learning a high yield topic in totalty instead of getting partial knowledge by solving the few questions only. It helps you to create a knowledge base on the basis of which you can attempt new questions on this very theme. This is important as themes are repeated more often than the exact questions in the PLAB I exam.

QUESTION

1. Here is the body of the actual question. There are usually three to six such questions under on theme. All this constitute one EMQ.

Diagnosis: Here we provide you with the final diagnosis to the condition in the question.

CLINCHERS

Here we provide the detailed explanations about the answer. We have divided the question stem into a number of parts [clinchers] for the purpose of better explanation and to simplify the process of reaching a final diagnosis. This is important as it will help you cultivate a logical approach to solve the questions.

Confusa: Here we will explain the most confusing aspects of the question that can be responsible for most errors in making the correct diagnosis.

Investigation of choice: Here we give the most important investigation required for the condition in question.

Immediate management: Here we give the most important investigation required for the condition in question

Treatment of choice: Here we give the most important investigation required for the condition in question




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