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A database of over 1200 questions covering a wide range of topics. In the new SBA format you are able to choose questions by difficulty level, but overall the level of the questions is quite high and well placed for the MRCS Part 1 & 2 exam..
Be positive: stop thinking about the future and failing. But don't be too relaxed! Some stress over exams makes you work hard for them. If you are studying in the evening, don't go straight to bed afterwards. Your mind will still be 'going round and round' - thinking too much.
Do something else, maybe walk or get exercise. Choose something that will relax you, and make you think of other things.
Your Tools to Pass the MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 Examinations
Practice, hard work, self discipline along with many hours of studying are the keys you need to pass the MRCS Part 1 and/or MRCS Part 2 (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons) examinations. Along with these key necessities, there are tools available to aid you on your way to MRCS success. Two of the most efficient and comprehensive study tools for the MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 examinations are: lecture courses and online courses. Each tool can provide you with comprehensive information and review for your MRCS training. Below we have discussed the tools to find the pros and cons of each.
MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 Lecture Courses
Registering for MRCS Part 1 and 2 lecture or classroom courses can be an advantageous experience for junior doctors. The experience of a course will allow students to practice both MRCS 1 and MRCS Part 2 exam questions in the new SBA format within a quiet classroom setting, very much like the conditions of the MRCS examination. You are given such benefits as; being able to ask a knowledgeable lecturer any questions that may arise and receiving constructive criticism and feedback from the lecture in order to reveal your weak points; allowing ample time to correct weak areas before the actual MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 examinations.
Lecture courses expose students to the MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 examination conditions in order to minimize fear and nervousness before the exam and to instil a sense of self-confidence which is vital for your MRCS exam date. There are several companies that provide lecture courses for the MRCS exam, each approaching the exam preparation in a separate way. Below is a compiled list of what to look for during your MRCS1 and/or MRCS2 lecture course selection.
MRCS Specialty Courses
Specialty lectures are designed for Junior Doctors who wish to revise only one or few specialties for the exam instead of attending the whole course. This will effectively help you strengthen your knowledge on you weaker subjects.
MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 Interactivity
The biggest benefit you can receive from attending MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 lecture courses is to be able to participate within the lecture and to challenge yourself with the practice questions provided. Interactivity is very important. Being able to answer the MRCS questions personally and seeing the results of your answers can be a big indicator of what you know and how much work you have yet in front of you. Many MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 classroom courses only allow for one participant to answer a question, while the other participants merely listen. Other MRCS classroom courses allow for each participant to answer every MRCS Part 1 & 2 question and then view their personal results, along with their results in comparison with their peers. When looking for a course to register for, make sure to look if they allow for interactivity or if it is merely a MRCS Part 1 or MRCS Part 2 classroom lecture, the distinction could be the difference between a MRCS pass and a MRCS fail.
The MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 Lecturer
It is a good idea to look at who will be providing the vital information and practice questions during the MRCS classroom course. Having an experienced and well-trained lecturer not only ensures that the course is informative, but also allows you to walk away with a greater understanding of the material. A 4-day lecture course taught by an experienced lecturer can leave you feeling prepared and ready, whereas a 4-day course taught by an un-trained lecturer can leave you feeling more confused than when you stared your MRCS training.
Length of MRCS Classroom Courses
Courses can vary in length from 3-4 days. It depends on if you are trying for MRCS Part 1, MRCS Part 2 or both MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2. A 3-4 day course will provide information for both MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2.
MRCS lecture courses can be very informative and you will find yourself in the company of an experienced tutor to use at your disposal as well as a body of your peers to aid you on your path to MRCS Part 1 & 2 success. Of course when registering for a lecture course you are committing several days to the course. Many people find that these courses don’t fit very well with their present schedule or that there isn’t a MRCS 1 or a MRCS 2 lecture course offered in their geographic area. For the people who need a high level of flexibility, lecture courses are not an option, fortunately there is another MRCS Part 1 & 2 training tool left to discuss that offers a high level of flexibility.
MRCS 1 and MRCS 2 Online Q-Banks
Online Q-Banks are wonderful for Junior Doctors who cannot commit to a schedule of a MRCS lecture course. E-courses are highly flexible and allow you to study at anytime you choose from any computer with internet access. MRCS Part 1 or MRCS Part 2 online courses allow you to study at your own pace, either by reviewing past information or jumping ahead to new topics. Below is a list of features to look for before choosing an online MRCS course package to purchase.
MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 Questions in new SBA format
Not only is the number of MRCS questions available important, but also the format of the questions, the selection process for using the questions and whether they have been classroom tested for the MRCS1 and MRCS2 or not. Since the aim of taking a MRCS online course is to better prepare you for taking either MRCS Part 1, MRCS Part 2 or both examinations, look for an online course that provides questions in the exam format; it will help better prepare you for the actual MRCS examination. While studying online using provided questions, it is handy to be able to select questions by topic, specialty, or even difficulty level. This way you can focus better on your weak areas, or to just practice specific specialties of MRCS Part 1 or MRCS Part 2 questions. Not only will it aid in your studying, it can also make the MRCS training a little more fun!
MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 Mock Exam
The best way to feel prepared come MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 examination day is to have done the exam in the past, so as to have a general idea of what to expect. It helps to take nervousness out and put confidence in its place. Some MRCS online courses provide you with mock exams to practice with, others merely leave you with review questions and a few notes. The MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 online courses with mock exams are conducted in examination format and can be completed at your leisure. Once an MRCS mock exam is completed it is sent in and results are sent back to you in a timely manner. The results you receive show weak and strong points in your knowledge, which further directs your studies. Mock exams are wonderful aids in MRCS preparation; check if the e-course you will register for provides you with this invaluable service.
Some MRCS online courses leave you to study on your own by only providing information, with no help from an online tutor or a discussion forum. If an online course will work best in your schedule, make sure they provide you with either an available online tutor, so as to email questions, or an online discussion board for the discussion of MRCS1 and MRCS2 topics with your peers. If you can find a programme with both an online tutor and a discussion board, you found the perfect MRCS online course, as you will find that interactivity is going to help you more than you thought in your MRCS Part 1 and/or MRCS Part 2 preparation.
MRCS online courses provide students with a high amount of flexibility that lecture courses lack. You can use all the resources on your own time, and still have access to the same amount of comprehensive information that you would otherwise receive in a MRCS Part 1 or MRCS Part 2 lecture courses. They can provide a certain amount of interactivity, but cannot replace the amount you can receive in a MRCS classroom course.
These tools, MRCS lecture courses and online courses, are going to be essential for both MRCS Part 1 and MRCS Part 2 examination success, either by using either tool or both to fulfil your specific needs. Hopefully the tips we have provided you with will help you to find the perfect MRCS tool that will fit your schedule and study habits.