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The Complete nMRCGP Study Guide

Not for reading cover to cover, maybe, but this study guide is meticulously referenced and exceptionally useful

Not for reading cover to cover, maybe, but this study guide is meticulously referenced and exceptionally useful

This is a newly updated book aimed at GP trainees who are preparing for the nMRCGP.

It covers the main topics relevant to general practice in a referential format, addressing clinical and non-clinical areas of learning, consultation skills and practice for the exam.

The book has a traditional structure in that it covers all systems and clinical subjects relevant to vocational training and beyond.

Within each chapter there is a heading relating to a clinical issue and a quick overview, which is methodically referenced. This style is continued throughout the book into the non-clinical sections, and makes the book doubly valuable in my opinion.

It is certainly not for cover-to-cover reading, as the author herself points out. It seems to work exceptionally well for brushing up and the referencing is meticulous.

The non-clinical sections cover a surprisingly impressive topic base from community matrons to advanced directives. Although no single book is going to be exhaustive of all the topics relevant to general practice, this one gives it a pretty good go.

Skim reading or occasionally flicking through this book is a pretty painless and informative experience.

It may certainly seem dry if you were odd enough to try and read it from beginning to end, but if you use the book as intended it is a valuable aid for all GP trainees. I would recommend it to all.

Dr Syed Haque

Rating: 4.5/5

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