PACES MRCP UK - Where MRCPians Meet Since 2006

MRCP is well establised as an entry exam for advanced specialist training in many countries including Malaysia. It consists of 3 paper i.e. Part1, Part2(written tests) and PACES. PACES in full means Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills. It is the third part and the candidate is assessed by fellows of RCP. I passed my PACES in 2005. I am glad that many seniors had guided me throughout my preparation for PACES and I wish to share my experiences with PACES candidates via this blog.

Friday, February 03, 2006

"Hands for PACES"

There are not many locomotor cases that the examiners can produce for PACES. So, please remember the following 3 classical locomotor cases. Personally, I got RA during 1st attempt and psoriatic arthropathy during 2nd attempt
RA hands: symmetrical deforming arthropathy with synovial thickening.

Psoriatic arthropathy: asymmetrical arthropathy involving terminal IPJ with nail changes.

Chronic tophaceous gout: asymmetrical deforming arthropathy with tophi formation.

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