Books required for preparation of MRCP Part 1 examination
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The following is the book list for the preparation of MRCP Part 1 Examination. This list is based on the recommendations of the RxPG members who have passed their MRCP Part 1 exam.

Must Have Books

  • Essential Revision Notes for MRCP by Philip A. Kalra (Editor)
    The definitive guide to revision for the MRCP examination - All areas of the exam syllabus are covered in note format - Concise presentation of information, hints and tips unlike conventional textbooks - Vital medical facts presented in an attractive user-friendly format - Individual chapters written by talented consultants with expertise in membership teaching - Essential facts highlighted throughout each chapter - Invaluable Revision Checklists for each subject - Diagrams, pie charts, lists, illustrations and bullet points to aid learning - 19 Chapters to cover all the necessary subject areas


  • Basic Medical Sciences for MRCP Part 1
    Philippa Easterbrook


    This is the second edition of a successful revision book intended primarily for candidates sitting their MRCP Part 1 examination (a multiple choice exam) and which covers all the essential basic sciences. It focuses on the recurring themes which come up in the questions. The book also includes a chapter on clinical pharmacology (which alone accounts for up to 30% of the questions), looking at aspects of drug-induced disease and drug interactions. Finally there is a chapter on statistics and epidemiology, which is rarely covered in other texts, but is often included in the exam. Despite the changes to the teaching of the undergraduate in medicine and the integration of the basic sciences with clinical education, the junior doctor, faced with postgraduate examinations, is always going to be poorly prepared for those increasingly important subjects. This book presents the essential information in the form of lists, tables, diagrams and flow charts. Recognition of the importance of the basic sciences in medicine has led to a growing emphasis on such questions in both the MRCP part 1 and 2 examinations. This book was written in response to the need for a revision guide of the core basic sciences, namely genetics, microbiology, immunology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, statistics, and epidemiology. In this second edition the immunology and genetics chapters have been updated along with a section on molecular medicine.

  • Essential Lists for MRCP by Stuart McPherson, Duncan Fullerton, James Greenwood, Tom Ledson
    Written by doctors who have recently passed their MRCP exams, this book is aimed at all MRCP 1 and 2 candidates. It provides: a definitive revision text to be used by doctors as a reference guide; 150-200 lists for MRCP 1 and MRCP 2 candidates; and subject-based lists that are easy to find.

  • MRCP 1 New Multiple Choice "Best of Five" Revision Book by K. Binymin
    MRCP 1 New Multiple Choice 'Best of Five' Revision Book carefully reflects the content of the Royal College examination and the book accordingly reflects the new format of 'best of five' questions for the second paper of the actual Part 1 exam. - New best of five questions with expanded explanations - Subject based chapters reflecting the actual exam content to test your knowledge and highlight weak areas for further revision - Useful list of popular topics for the MRCP 1 exam - Checklist of vital topics for effective revision - Revision Index for easy access to specific topics

  • MRCP Part 1: Explanations to the Royal College of Physicians Past Papers by H.L.C., BSc MRCP Beynon, C.N., MRCP Ross
    This is a revision book which provides explanatory answers and teaching notes related to the questions set in the MRCP (UK) Part 1 examinations (February, June and October 1990), published by the Royal College of Physicians. The text accompanying each question gives an explanation of the Royal College answers and provides definitive lists for revision. Many of the topics are exam favourites and recur in successive papers. The index of topics at the end of the book provides an easy reference to favourite membership subjects and all MRCP candidates should find this book useful.



Semi Essential Books

  • Essential Statistics for Medical Examinations by Brian Faragher, Chris Marguerie
    This text contains essential information for candidates taking medical examinations at all levels, from undergraduate to MRCP and beyond. It covers all aspects of statistical methodology commonly tested in medical examinations, without assuming previous knowledge of statistics. Important concepts are summarized throughout the book and situations in which they can be applied are described. The book also contains multiple-choice questions and advice on tackling critical reading questions.

  • MRCP 1: 300 Best of Five: Questions and Answers by Geraint Rees (Editor)
    Candidates taking the MRCP 1 examination will find this title essential reading. It provides invaluable guidance at practising 'Best of Five' format questions. The questions have up-to-the-minute clinical scenarios encountered in everyday hospital practice. Contains 300 brand new 'Best of Five' questions with expanded answers for focused revision.

  • MRCP Part 1 MCQs in Basic Sciences by P. Easterbrook, Kefah Mokbel
    A good knowledge of basic science is essential for all those who wish to pass the MRCP exam. This book contains 300 multiple choice questions arranged by subject, with correct answers and detailed explanatory notes for every question. Lists of essential revision topics, tips on MCQ technique and references for further reading are also included. The book covers all key topics in genetics, molecular medicine, microbiology, immunology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, clinical chemistry, statistics, epidemiology and pharmacolgy.

  • MRCP 1 Multiple True/false Revision Book by P. Kalra (Editor)
    MRCP 1 Multiple True/False Revision Book carefully reflects the content of the Royal College examination and the book accordingly reflects the multiple true/false questions for the first paper of the actual MRCP Part 1 exam. - Featuring over 600 PasTest multiple true/false questions in one volume, this publication gives candidates all the practice they need for the MRCP 1 Paper 1 exam - Chapters arranged by subject, reflecting the actual exam content to test candidates' knowledge and highlight weak areas for further revision - Checklist of vital topics for effective revision - Revision Index for easy access to specific topics - Useful list of popular topics for the MRCP 1 exam.

  • MRCP Part 1: Explanations to the MRCP...
    As the result of market research, PasTest is combining their 2 popular titles (each exam was previously published as a separate volume) into one best-selling publication. - 360 answers and teaching notes to the recently published Royal College of Physicians book of actual exam questions. - Published by popular request and to be used alongside the Royal College publication.

  • MRCP Part 1 MCQs with Key Topic Summaries by Paul O'Neill
    This revised edition contains over 200 specially selected MCQs, each with correct answers and extended teaching notes in the form of subject summaries. The book focuses on core topics, covering the basic sciences which are common to both the General Medical and Paediatric examinations and including sections on molecular and genetic medicine, immunobiology, statistics, dermatology and metabolic medicine. PasTest "Subject Summaries" books are designed to provide concise and relevant information, counteracting the need for exam candidates to refer to unnecessarily detailed textbooks.

  • MRCP Part 1 Pocket Book: Neurology, Psychiatry, Basic Sciences (MRCP 1: Pocket Book)
    Part of a series of pocket books for candidates sitting the MRCP Part 1, this book covers neurology, psychiatry and basic sciences. It includes MCQs and checklists of vital topics.

  • MRCP Part 1 Pocket Book:Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Nephrology (MRCP 1: Pocket Book)
    Part of a series of pocket books for candidates sitting the MRCP Part 1, this book covers gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology. It includes MCQs and checklists of vital topics.

  • MRCP Part 1 Pocket Book: Clinical Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Immunology (MRCP 1: Pocket Book)
    Part of a series of pocket books for candidates sitting the MRCP Part 1, this book covers clinical pharmacology, infectious diseases, rheumatology and immunology. It includes MCQs and checklists of vital topics.

  • The Practical Guide to Medical Ethics and Law for Junior Doctors and Medical Students by Chloe Baxter, Mark G. Brennan, Yvette Coldicott
    Written by experts in the field of medical ethics and medical law, this book guides doctors and other health professionals through the moral issues which arise in medical practice. It includes real case studies from international doctors and practical guidance on how to pass your exams.






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