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  1. I agree with @fuzz123... Depends on which study style that would suit you. I have seen friends who do not rely on question banks and passed the exam. There are others who just memorise everything in the question banks and passed. So i can't really say which is the best for you. However, i do know that by practising questions, you will get a basic idea of what kind of questions that usually comes out. If you are really lazy and like to procrastinate, you could try to understand the reason for each answer when you do the questions. If you don't know why that answer is correct, you can always refer specifically to that topic.
  2. @yasirmhm thanks a lot! it's great help to have these articles to read up on! as for your personal experience, do you have any experience on any challenges that you have faced when it comes to bedside teaching?
  3. Hi guys, Would like to ask for your opinions and help regarding this topic. I have a presentation to do and the topic given to me was 'The challenges of delivering bedside teaching in Psychiatry'. I have searched through different articles that talks about the challenges of bedside teaching and do have some idea but it would be great if anyone can maybe give some other experiences that you have encountered or know of about these challenges when it comes to psychiatry. Any opinion or experiences are welcomed. Thanks!
  4. guys, there is not a place where there is 100% proof that the questions will come out. That's why it's called a question bank. We can only predict what questions will come out based on past paper questions and how the difficulty of these questions. so, question banks are your own risk. However, without them, you would be studying blindly as well. So... for those who think it's a scam, remember, no one forced you to use it... It's ok if you want to memorise everything from the textbooks or journals and head for the test... just my 2 cents...
  5. - question on NNT - non-dominant parietal lobe symptom - EMI on which addictions can Naltrexone be used in (2 answers) - EMI: - child presenting with tics and liver impairment. which drug should be used? - severe symptom of lithium toxicity (or something like that) - which parameter is best predictor for recent alcohol consumption? - prevalence of antisocial personality disorder in prison population in UK? - Patient recently diagnosed with breast Ca. which antidepressant can be prescribed? - patient is pregnant on sodium valproate. what is the risk of fatal malformation? - in arson, which diagnosis is more common? - a child with depression tried CBT but failed, parents are not open to pharmacological tx. Which other therapy should be tried? - question on CAGE, what happens if you increase the threshold from 2 to 3? what happens? (sensitivity, specificity - increase or decrease) - lifetime prevalence of dysthymia? - a question on cost benefit - EMI on infectious diseases: person with annular rash on palms, person with rash with central red spot, ....... - EMI on anti-dementia drugs - a question on correlation coefficient - there were 2 questions on Critical Appraisal that came out from the SPMM. One was from the Balance Study. The other one was the one comparing between types of ECT (Bilateral, Unilateral, Right unilateral) well, that's all i can remember so far... either ways, i won't say the paper is too tough, but i'm still worried nonetheless.. Just hope that the passing mark won't be too high...
  6. Is the question asking for likelihood ratio of being positive?
  7. yeah i know... i guess it's not about how high the pass mark is, but how easy or tough the exam will be.. and hopefully everyone scores around the same.. then it should not be a problem.. either ways, all the best!
  8. Overall pass rate : 47.4%, Trainee pass rate: 54.2% Passing Mark: 66.5%
  9. hi @yasin, i have subscribed to mocks for spmm before and what i can say is that the questions are totally different from the ones you get for the starter course.
  10. Hi, of course like paper A, practice and more practice of the MCQ's. apart from that, is to read up on incidence and prevalence rates. Also to practice critical appraisal questions. Good luck !
  11. Hi guys, can someone help me with this question and also possibly explain? thanks If we change the confidence level from 95% to 90% when constructing a confidence interval for a population mean, we can expect the size of the interval to Select one: - Increase ? - Increase in positive direction only - Increase in negative direction only - Decrease - Not change
  12. correct me if i'm wrong but for these risk assessments, we look at social class first then employment status and marital status before age which comes last right?
  13. Question banks are a must. You can opt to choose from: - SPMM -Birmingham -Psychmentor according to your budget... On a personal note, i prefer SPMM as it's easier for me to read their comprehensive notes. You can opt to share with others who are taking paper A as well then the cost won't be too high... Apart from that, a few books that you could use to revise from are: - Oxford textbook or Kaplan textbook - Revision Notes In Psychiatry - Sims Psychopathology - Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines
  14. you can just email to the examinations department and request for a copy of your result via email. Just did that and they have given me a copy of my results.
  15. Hi guys, May i ask, do any of you have an easier way to remember the prevalence or incidence rates for each mental disorder? Thanks!