Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE

ISBN : 9780199680269

Nigel Lane; Louise Powter; Sam Patel
480 ページ
153 x 234 mm
Oxford Higher Specialty Training: Higher Revision

Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE is a new revision resource designed specifically for this high-stakes exam. Containing over 350 Best of Five multiple choice questions, this dedicated guide will help candidates to prepare successfully. The content mirrors the SCE in Acute Medicine Blueprint to ensure candidates are fully prepared for all the topics that may appear in the exam. Topics range from how to manage acute problems in cardiology or neurology to managing acute conditions such as poisoning. All answers have full explanations and further reading to ensure high quality self-assessment and quick recognition of areas that require further study.


1 Matthew Thomas: Cardio-respiratory arrest and shock
2 Markus Hauser, Louise Powter and Fran Neuberger: Gastroenterology and hepatology
3 Roland Jenkins: Respiratory medicine
4 Ihab Diab and Nerys Conway: Cardiology
5 Suzanne Phillips: Diabetes and endocrinology
6 Helen Alexander and Michelle Dharmasiri: Care of the elderly
7 Jim Moriarty and Matthew Hall: Renal and urological problems
8 Justin Pearson and Kanch Sharma: Neurology and ophthalmology
9 Samir Patel: Musculoskeletal medicine
10 Jeremy Braybrooke, Charlie Comins, Matthew Sephton: Oncology and palliative care
11 Alastair Whiteway and Louise Beckham: Haematology
12 Begona Bovill and Andrew De Burgh-Thomas: Infectious diseases and HIV
13 Paul Reavley and Rebecca Maxwell: Poisoning and pharmacology
14 Tomaz Garcez and Sara Drinkwater: Immunology
15 David de Berker: Dermatology
16 Anish Patel and Rosalind Ward: Psychiatry


Nigel Lane is a Consultant in Acute Medicine. He graduated from the University of Bristol and has worked mainly in the UK since then. He passed the Acute Medicine SCE exam in 2012. He realised throughout his revision for this important and expensive exam that there was no one source of reference for revision. He decided that future trainees would benefit from a revision textbook and the idea for this book was born. Nigel has a wealth of experience in teaching acute medicine to junior colleagues as well as more formally on the IMPACT and ALS courses. As a junior doctor he assisted commercial organisations in developing revision material for the MRCP exam. He has also been an examiner for medical students at the University of Bristol. This experience has enabled him to edit this first purpose written text for the Acute Medicine SCE.; Louise Powter is a consultant in Acute Medicine at North Bristol NHS Trust. She qualified from Bristol university in 2001 and after house jobs and senior house officer rotations, entered specialist training in Acute Medicine in 2007. She took and passed the Acute Medicine SCE in 2011. The lack of appropriate revision material led her to team up with Nigel Lane to write this book. She gained her CCT in Acute and General Medicine in 2013. She has a particular interest in intensive Care Medicine and point of care ultrasound.; Samir Patel has been a Consultant in Acute Medicine and Rheumatology at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) since 2001. As part of his role he developed one of the first Ambulatory Care services in 2002, and has subsequently led the successful expansion of the Acute Medicine team which now provides a consultant led service 7 days a week at NBT. As a Consultant Rheumatologist he has specialty interests in Connective Tissue Disease, Vasculitis and Behcet's Syndrome. He has been the Training Programme Director (TPD) for General Medicine in the Severn Deanery since 2008, and was the TPD for Acute Medicine between 2008-13. He held the post of Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Bristol between 2001-2012. He has been the Clinical Director for Medicine at NBT since 2011.