BASIC SCIENCE FOR THE MRCS 2nd Edition PDF
The Basic Science For The MRCS 2nd Edition pdf book is a concise revision guide to the core basic sciences which comprise the essential knowledge for those entering surgical training. It is a requirement that every surgical trainee has a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy, physiology and pathology irrespective of which specialty within surgery they intend to pursue as a career. It is equally important that they understand the clinical application of the basic sciences.
This revision Basic Science For The MRCS 2nd Edition pdf guide has been written with this in mind, using a bullet-point style which we hope will make it easier for the reader to revise the essential facts. Much has changed both in the undergraduate curriculum and in the post-graduate examination system since the first edition was published six years ago. In this second edition, some of the chapters have been updated and sections expanded to cover topics which are particularly relevant to examinations.
The microbiology chapter in Basic Science For The MRCS 2nd Edition pdf has been extensively rewritten and a section on burns, a frequent examination topic, added to the chapter on the cellular injury. The section on skin healing has also been extensively rewritten to include articles on skin grafting and the anatomy of flaps. As most examinations are Objective, Structured, Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), each chapter now has OSCE scenario questions at the end with sample answers provided in an appendix at the back of the book. The author has also added some images to the anatomy chapters consisting of MRI and CT scans of the type that are likely to be encountered in OSCE examinations.
No book of this length could hope to be comprehensive, and we have therefore concentrated on the topics that tend to be recurring examination themes. As with the first edition, this Basic Science For The MRCS 2nd Edition pdf book has been written primarily as a means of rapid revision for the surgical trainee. However, it should also prove useful for those in higher surgical training, as well as for the surgically inclined, well-motivated medical student. We hope that this second edition will provide a simple and straightforward approach to the basic science that underpins surgical training.