These guidelines are provided by Uvini Sonnadara who has cleared AMC Part 1 Exam. These guidelines can make your preparation more easy.
Tips to Succeed MCQ Exam
- Do not rely on recalls, some of the answers on the papers are wrong. Therefore, do your research. But do the recalls on your own and you could expect at least 20 questions exactly that or similar to that scenario.
- There are compulsory set of questions you get asked & be familiar with every alternative format to answer.
Let me list down a set of questions I noticed being repetitive,
- OCP prescription under different scenarios,
OCP for female groups with dvt risk
OCP for a smoker
OCP for acute dvt
OCP for post-partum
HRT for post hysterectomy
HRT for DVT diagnosed
1st line agent- Osteoporsis for a patient with Vitamin D deficient
Osteoporosis with different T scores
Osteoporosis tx for patients with GI disturbances
- Tetanus Prophylaxis
- Time out for kids with different childhood infections
- Nerve palsies L5,L4,S1,CPN,Anterior tibial…etc
- Get a book to make lists,
Get a notebook and divide sections for Important Screening Images, Important ECGs,
Important Derm Images, Important CTG. Whenever I study if I find a new condition I mark the page and write the condition, Name of the book page number or simply just to google. And daily I tried my best to look at ECGs, CTGs, Imagings and Derm images, I think very tricky for me. It makes you not to miss important conditions.
- Go through sites below when you are in doubt with any screening programmes.
For gyn and obs there are other guidelines:
For Imaging pathways the best is
You could have a basic idea of what investigations they prioritize, pros & cons in each.
- I only read murtagh for important diseases such as Asthma, Childhood infections…etc. AMC exam cannot be done by studying murtagh. It is an aid for preparation.
- I did both AMCQbank and A-medex. Out of those two I think A-medex is the best one with better explanations. It is very pricey but for me it worth all that money I spent. Canadaqbank is good for ethic questions. But in order for you to ace biostatistics questions with a short time listen to this video.
- For CTG understanding listen to this video
- Kaplan notes are good to have a basic idea but it is not designed to answer AMC examination. So read racgp guidelines and treatment of choices.
- I’ve attached below two tables of recommended time out for kids with certain infectious diseases.