Long Cases in Clinical Medicine PDF
Long Cases in Clinical Medicine PDF Long cases are an integral part of any examination in medicine. The idea is to assess the candidate’s ability of gathering adequate information from thorough medical history and physical examination, interpreting them to come up with a probable diagnosis and formulating a management plan.
Long Cases in Clinical Medicine PDF sound knowledge of medical science, optimum clinical skills, good interpersonal communication and adequate time management are all needed. A good preparation and adequate practice are vital for success.
From my experience as a teacher and an examiner in medicine, I feel that many candidates, even brilliant ones, fail to succeed in long cases due to lack of adequate technique of taking history from the patient, analysis of symptoms, inapt presentation and inability to answer questions related to the case. In spite of good theoretical knowledge, many of them are unable to effectively communicate with the patient.
Long Cases in Clinical Medicine PDF because they do not prepare themselves in an examination-oriented manner. It is important to acquire knowledge from textbooks, but it is equally vital to know what to expect in examinations, how to face them and to practice with that in mind. Goalbased preparation, systematic practice and repeated exposure to different cases and rehearsal of presentation in front of others is the secret to success. With this in mind, I have written this book to help students prepare themselves in an examination-oriented manner.
Long Cases in Clinical Medicine PDF book has been written to entertain a wide variety of readers from medical students to postgraduate examinees. It includes a complete outline of a comprehensive medical encounter including history taking and physical examination. It also gives valuable tips regarding interpretation of various clinical features to make a diagnosis. Successive chapters include long cases arranged according to body systems. In each case, the history and examination is presented first followed by the clinical diagnosis and possible differentials. Then the relevant questions and answers are provided.
The best way to get the most out of this book would be to practice a real case in the ward and then go through the relevant example given in the book. Students should notice how the case has been presented, the important clinical points that are mentioned and then familiarize themselves with the relevant questions and answers. They can make small groups where one will present a case in front of others and then answer questions asked by them. This will help them to be confident and fluent during the real examination. In examination, a patient may have a single disease, or may be suffering from multiple diseases.
For the purpose of preparation and simplicity, I have prepared this book using a prototype single case of a disease condition.