Books required for preparation of MRCS examination
Date: Thursday, September 16 @ 14:40:20 IST
Topic: MRCS Part 1


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The following is the book list for the preparation of MRCS Examination. This list is based on the recommendations of the RxPG members who have passed their MRCS exam.

Must Have Books

  • MRCS Core Modules Essential Revision Notes by Sam Andrews
    This best-seller has been completely revised and updated to provide the definitive guide to revision for all candidates preparing for the MRCS Core Modules examination. It gives a unique presentation of the key elements of all subjects covered in the Core Modules syllabus. Vital facts are presented in a clear concise format with diagrams and user-friendly summaries of the essential facts. Designed to make learning easier, no candidate should be without this excellent book.

  • MRCS System Modules: Essential Revision Notes by C. Parchment-Smith, C. Hernon
    This revision guide is designed for the MRCS paper 2 examination. The vital facts are presented in a user-friendly format and all areas of the syllabus are covered in concise note form.

  • MRCS Core Modules: MCQs and EMQs by Andrew Williams, Tom Hennigan, Chris Chan, Lindsay Barker
    Designed to comprehensively cover the aspects of the Core modules necessary for the MRCS exam, this book provides explanations for each question in a format which clearly delineates the required standard for the MRCS. This book is accompanied by a volume covering the Systems modules of the exam.



Semi Essential Books

  • MRCS Core Modules: the Complete Test by Christopher Chan (Editor)
    With up-to-the-minute and challenging questions, this text offers a complete revision package. There are 800 multiple choice and extended matching questions, designed to reflect the actual MRCS examination. Compiled by a team of writers at the cutting edge of MRCS study, the book is based on the core syllabus and contains up-to-date information. Correct answers and full teaching notes are included.

  • MRCS System Modules: MCQs and EMQs by Andrew Williams, Tom Hennigan, Chris Chan, Lindsay Barker
    Designed to comprehensively cover the aspects of the Systems modules necessary for the MRCS exam, this book provides explanations for each question in a format which clearly delineates the required standard for the MRCS. This book is accompanied by a volume covering the Core modules of the exam.

  • MRCS Core Modules Practice Papers by Chris Chan
    Compiled by a team of experienced surgeons, this book features five practice exams, providing an excellent framework for study and revision for those preparing for the Core Modules component of the MRCS examination.

  • MRCS System Modules Practice Papers by Chris Chan
    Compiled by a team of experinced surgeons, this book features five practice exams (both MCQs and EMQs), providing a framework for study and revision for those preparing for the System Modules component of the MRCS examination.

  • MRCS System Modules: the Complete Test by Christopher L.H. Chan (Editor)
    With up-to-the-minute and challenging questions, this text offers a complete revision package. There are 800 multiple choice and extended matching questions, designed to reflect the actual MRCS examination. Compiled by a team of writers at the cutting edge of MRCS study, the book is based on the core syllabus and contains up-to-date information. Correct answers and full teaching notes are included.

Can Be Considered

  • Surgical Short Cases for the MRCS Clinical Examination by Cathy Parchment, MRCS Smith
    This text is designed to take the MRCS candidate through the clinical examination. It offers information on how the clinical exam is organized, the marking scheme and how to prepare for the exam. The chapters go through the exam bay-by-bay, including details regarding set-up in the bay, commonly asked-for examinations and cases that are accompanied by photographs where appropriate. There is a chapter on communication and tear-out summary cards are featured for each chapter to aid revision.

  • Viva: Practice for MRCS by Chris Chan, Alister Hart
    Compiled by two experienced surgeons, this text features 100 popular Viva themes. It offers a framework for revision and study for those preparing for this oral component of the MRCS examination. Thirty of the themes cover the essential anatomy section of the Viva exam. "Buzzwords" which the examiners are seeking are highlighted, and appropriate responses to oral questions are given. There is advice on successful exam technique, and genuine Viva candidates discuss their experience.






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