The Pocketbook for PACES

ISBN : 9780199574186

Rupa Bessant
752 Pages
103 x 180 mm
Pub date
May 2012
Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts
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This book provides an easily portable yet comprehensive guide to the PACES examination. It includes all of the most relevant clinical information for the PACES exam supplemented by tips supplied by the highly experienced chapter authors. The main aim of the book is to consolidate candidates' theoretical knowledge and help them apply it to the clinical examination scenario. In addition the book forms an excellent pocket reference for trainees in acute medicine, accident and emergency medicine, anaesthetics and critical care and general practice.


1. Introduction
2. Respiratory
3. Abdomen
4. History taking
5. Cardiology
6. Neurology
7. Communication skills
8. Brief clinical consultation

About the author: 

Dr Bessant qualified from the University of Manchester Medical School (later earning an MSc (Distinction) in Rheumatology at University College London Hospitals), practised at Hammersmith Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and worked as a Consultant at Guys & St Thomas' Hospitals. She now devotes her time to Medical Education. Her main research interests are Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Ankylosing Spondylitis. For three years she was the National Trainee Representative for the Heberden Committee of the British Society for Rheumatology. Dr. Bessant was involved in restructuring the UCL Hospitals PACES course and was Course Director from 2002 to 2004, and was also the Course Director for the Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust PACES course until 2010. Dr Bessant published a paper in 2006 with Dr Gerald Coakley in the Postgraduate Medical Journal on predictors of outcome in the PACES exam.

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