The Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada Exam, part II, also known as the MCCQE II, was the traditional means of qualifying for a general license to practice medicine in Canada. Now that both the internship year and the general license are no longer available, many residents view the exam as a stressful and expensive exercise in futility. While the process is stressful and expensive, it need not be futile. Preparation for the exam can be an enlightening review. Scenarios tend to repeat over the years, the pass rate is greater than 95% on the first attempt, and there is an option to rewrite, so donat panic. The exam is an OSCE (Observed Scenario Clinical Exam) in which the candidate progresses through a series of stations. Your starting point is determined alphabetically. At each station there is a physician examiner and either a real person posing as a patient or a telephone over which you must speak to a patient or another physician requesting assistance. The most recent sessions (since 1997) contain six short cases known as 5-minute couplets, in which the candidate is allotted 5 minutes to assess a patient and 5 minutes to write short answers to questions related to the case. There was also a series of six longer cases in which the candidates were presented with a more involved clinical problem, such as a resuscitation or psychosocial counseling session, lasting 10 minutes each. The physician examiner may ask one or two questions in the last minute of a 10-minute station. There is one minute between stations during which you can look at a brief description of the patient and consider your approach. Occasionally apilota questions will be included in the exam, which will not count towards the final mark but are used to test new questions. You will not know which questions are apilota questions. The content of the exam is general medicine. This means family practice a emergency medicine. The following topics appear consistently: Pediatrics a diarrhea, development, neonatal jaundice, asthma Obs/Gyn a amenorrhea, vaginal blood, abdominal pain, PIH, OCP, elective abortion counseling Suturing a choice of suture, tetanus vaccine Chest Pain a read CXR, ECG Resuscitation a fluid resuscitation after blood loss, ABCDs Overdose a ASA, TCA Needle stick a AIDS, hepatitis, vaccinations Psychiatry a depression, mania, schizophrenia Neurosurgery a back and neck radiculopathies, carpal tunnel.Sanford Guide: Rx influenced by local prevalences. Presumed viral pneumonia in adults: cought, no sputum, dyspnea/hypoxia, Influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, RSV, hantavirsu For influenza A or B: zanamivir 10mg inhaled BID x 5d oranbsp;...
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