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  1. R u  ready to practice. ..we can start by this Thursday. ...?

    1. rawalian00

      rawalian00

      Hi Abduljaleel,

       

      Sorry; I was on nights and had no clue what was happening in the world... Have you found someone to practice with ?

       

      Cheers,

       

      Naeem

  2. I was just wondering if someone has got latest SPMM CASC Course notes ( simple and paired stations) and was happy to share it ?
  3. Hi ronnyrogers, Unfortunately I cannot make for the Mock on 8th of Jan (I have moved out of UK now) . I would have liked to attend it. Thanks for your suggestion. Appreciated.
  4. Thanks ronnyrogers.
  5. Hi ronnyrogers, Is it possible for you to enlist the stations they had in Birmingham Mock exam ? Cheers,
  6. Does anyone has soft copy of Birmingham CASC Course and be able to share??
  7. Hey Sagir Bhai.... are you locumming in Qld or a regular job? How is earning in locumming (if you know!!!)

  8. You get a note pad when you lineup.... in linked stations if you are the one waiting, you have the time to make some notes (I did so). You wont have the time if you are the one to start the show. Usually no time in single stations. They ask you not to start writing anything until the exam has begun. No. she did not. Give her leaflets she likes it :-)
  9. "GP has sent this patient to you for review. He has recently moved into this area. He has history of recurrent depression. Tasks: Take a history to reach the conclusion that why is he on these medication. Please do not perform mental state examination. Do not perform risk assessment. In next station you will speak to his wife. He was currently on a combination of lithium and mirtazapine. This combination was strand after his last hospital admission 2 years ago. He did not respond to mirtazapine and lithium was added to augment mirtazapine. History . History suggested 3-4 episodes of depression and trial on 5-6 different medication in the past. Current combination was working well for him and he was symptom free. (What I did not explore and others did - he had psychotherapy in the past, no ECT ? suicidal attempt). In next station his wife would have 8-9 questions about antidepressant, lithium, its side effects, duration of treatment of depression and inquires if her husband can stop medication now as he is well.
  10. cognitive examination- old man found wandering by police and brought to ED. ED doctor requested you to do cognitive exam. LD changed behaviour: Talk to mother to obtain history about the behaviour his son who has severe LD and Austisctic features (this was mentioned in the stem). Establish causative factors. Clozapine explanation to patient. Straight forward. Patient admitted with 3rd psychotic episode, tried on 4 different antipsychotic. Now you want to commence clozapine. 16 yr old with Anorexia -explanation to mother Explore psychopathology - delusions (Patient sent by GP- saying that he was delusional about bar codes- no symptoms of OCD. Believes that bar codes are devils sign and GP wanted to replace his blood with devil's). Alcoholic hallucinxsis: Pub chef, heavy drinker for years, brought by wife when he started hearing his neighbour talking and freaked out. Risk of violence assessment- Paranoid schiz, non compliant with delusional jealously, command hallucinations, alcohol abuse, hx of assault .
  11. old man found wandering, brought to ED by police. ED doctor asked you to do cognitive exam. No mention if the poor ED doctor already did MMSE :-)
  12. Single station 7/9/16 Cognitive examination LD changed behaviour Clozapine explanation to patient. 16 yr old with Anorexia -explanation to mother Explore psychopathology - delusions (Patient sent by GP- saying that he was delusional about bar codes- no symptoms of OCD. Believes that bar codes are devils sign and GP wanted to replace his blood with devil's). Alcoholic hallucinosis Risk of violence assessment- Paranoid schiz, non compliant with delusional jealously, command hallucinations, alcohol abuse, hx of assault . one more... let me think :-)
  13. Todays link stations 1. indecent exposure + discussion with wife 2. Antidepressant +Lithium- take medication history and then discuss with wife who has questions. 3. OD with depression- risk assessment + d/w friend 4. Agoraphobia with Panic history + discuss dx and management with husband. sorry just noted that someone has already posted :-)
  14. Probably this is the best time of the year to apply for jobs in Australia as most of the induction campaigns have ended and the remaining posts will go to IMGs including those on specialist pathway. Yes; this is a dilemma to get a job offer before RANZCP assesses your application. However these days the process is very quick and they should not take more than 1-3 months before they finalise it. AHPRA will take only a few weeks if rest of the stuff is ready.... I would suggest applying directly to the hospitals.... In psychiatry, there are jobs and the hospitals know that they have to offer you the job before the ball gets rolling... so they accommodate the assessment period and registration delay.... if they are refusing you, look else where and don't get dishearten.... I have not met anyone who came after FCPS. However I have met many who completed their specialist degree in Egypt, India and Nigeria.... After assessment, probably they would ask you to do 2-3 years of more training and then the exams..... AHPRA would offer you a conditional registration for further training.....