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.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Googling to save lives?

In a clinical case discussion published on New England Journal of Medicine (July 3, 2008), medical experts opined that "Internet search engines, such as Google, are proving to be an invaluable diagnostic tool", given the rapidly growing body of medical knowledge.

An internet-based study revealed that Google searches may arrive at the correct diagnosis in ~58% of cases. Will this mean physicians may no longer be needed in the future?

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At 7/29/2008 06:43:00 PM, Blogger Axonopathic said...

Hmm..i don't think it'll replace the good old bedside clinical consultation. Maybe more of a significant & important supplement to clinical medicine.


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