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October 2012 - MRCPsych Paper 2 Feedback

MRCPsych Paper 2 - How was it for you?   18 members have voted

  1. 1. How difficult was the exam?

    • Very easy, no problems answering the questions
      0
    • Easy, a minority of questions were difficult
      2
    • Reasonable, 50:50
      8
    • Difficult, guessed the majority of answers
      8
    • Impossible, guessed nearly all the answers
      0
  2. 2. Which topics were difficult? Choose all that apply

    • Neuroscience
      6
    • Genetics
      3
    • Epidemiology
      15
    • Psychopharmacology
      1
    • Psychology
      1

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Please post your feedback on the MRCPsych Paper 2 exam. If you can remember any questions and stems, please include them.

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There were lot of repeats......I would say atleast 50%.....but unfortunately the other 50 was beyond normal psychiatry or medicine or human

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Jarman index.....primary care services measuring index

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Sorry I can't remember the questions clearly but I am allowing my friends to help me

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Hawthorne effect

Stockholm effect

Halo Effect

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False memory

I answered the last option about normal recall in all individual is also going to be false

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Acamprosate

I realised today that it also works on nmda receptors

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Premacks principle

Typical question like one asked in previous exams

It was part of Emi

Where again classical conditioning and something else was also tested

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Dementia drugs receptor were tested and each had to be with two answers

Memantine

Gallant amine

Rivastigmine

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Incidence rate

Incidence

Disease burden

All these came as Emi

What is their denominator

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Fog descended on my thinking about halfway through - I think it was those damn epidemiology questions which were incredibly hard in my opinion :(. From that point onwards I found it a real battle to answer even 'easy stuff'. Struggling to remember any of the questions right now, feel numb. Some topics that did come up:

Pancreas - Somatostatin and Insulin - related to effect on growth hormone

Cardiologgy/Pharmacology: Effect of various psychotropics on ECG

Neuropathology: few questions probing knowledge on alpha-synuclein, Tau, Ubiquitin, tangles ...

Dyslexia: I think there was a question about the gene associated with this

Family therapy: EMI that included various questions related to different types, structural, systemic, strategic, family-systems (?)...

Mindfulness: Which therapy asscociated with. Options included DBT, CBT, IPT ...

Genetics - questions about nonsense, missense, frame-shift, nucleotide repeat, polymorphism type scenarios

Genetics - hardly any questions on disorders and related chromosomes from what I remember (and I bloody well knew these too ;p)

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Cost-benefit analysis

Almost similar to one asked before

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It was a nightmare!!! Seemed more like an epidemiology paper ! I can't remember the questions either.

A question on

Y Hydroxybytyrate(GHB) and GABA B

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Does anyone remember a question about learning disability? Some thing like moduku,

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Pseudocholinesterase

Which drug contraindicated

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Does anyone remember a question about learning disability? Some thing like moduku,

Makaton

Working on improving communication in ld

This is a repeat question

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MAKATON , think a programme to communicate or something like that for people who can't do so.

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Pseudocholinesterase

Which drug contraindicated

donepexil. imissed it. went for halothane: stupid me!!!!

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Does anyone remember a question about learning disability? Some thing like moduku,

Makaton- sign language often used LD

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Pseudocholinesterase

Which drug contraindicated

donepexil. imissed it. went for halothane: stupid me!!!!

Include me too....I can't believe myself....halothane

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