The Semantics of Medicine

The Semantics of Medicine

I went to the Doctor last week. It was not my usual doctor, as it was a Sunday, and I had realised that I was out of one of my scripts.

Practical Essentials for Passing the OSCE

Practical Essentials for Passing the OSCE

The best way to prepare for the OSCE is to view every patient you see between now and then as an opportunity. Then, keep the following practical tips front of mind for every patient you see … practice makes perfect.

Effective Time Management in the OSCE

Effective Time Management in the OSCE

Completing the OSCE is a race against the clock. With eight minutes to complete a short case, and nineteen minutes to complete a long, you need to think clearly and quickly - the last thing you want is to hear the bell ring when you’re just getting started!

OSCE - How to appraise the evidence

OSCE - How to appraise the evidence

Reaching the summit of the medical ‘evidence mountain’ can often seem like too much hard yakka. It is much easier to assume that the guidebook is informed by good quality evidence but, how can we know for sure?

Developing Clinical Reasoning to Tackle the KFP

Developing Clinical Reasoning to Tackle the KFP

As a GP, we are undertaking clinical reasoning with nearly every patient that we see. It is most often automatic. However, in preparation for the KFP exam, it can be helpful to deconstruct the clinical reasoning process. The ultimate goal, however, is to make us better clinicians, not just to pass the exam!