Strategies for the MCCQE Part II: Mastering the Clinical Skills Exam in Canada

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Brush Education, Mar 14, 2019 - Study Aids - 744 pages

The one resource you absolutely need for the MCCQE Part II. Up to date with the MCC’s 2018 exam revisions.

Prepare to ace the Medical Council of Canada’s clinical skills exam, the MCCQE Part II. This is the most complete study guide available.

Strategies for the MCCQE Part II offers a strategic, efficient, and high-yield approach to the exam, covering every one of the clinical presentations listed by the MCC, and taking into account the likely scenarios you’ll encounter.

Strategies breaks down each clinical presentation into three sections:

- MCC particular objective(s): For each clinical presentation, Strategies outlines the focus set by the MCC.

- MCC differential diagnosis with added evidence: Strategies unpacks the common causal conditions listed by the MCC for each clinical presentation.

- Strategy for patient encounter: Strategies breaks down in detail the tasks most likely to be required during the patient encounter, including history taking, physical exam, investigations, and management.

Strategies also helps you avoid common exam errors identified by the MCC: it alerts you when clinical presentations may involve emergency care, it models open-ended questions for history taking, it clarifies diagnostic goals for history taking and physical exams, and it offers tips for appropriate patient counselling.

Strategies for the MCCQE Part II takes the stress out of studying by organizing the information you need to succeed on this crucial exam.

 

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Contents

About this resource
1
Exam basics
4
1 Abdominal distension
10
2 Abdominal or pelvic mass
14
3 Hernia abdominal wall and groin
19
4 Acute abdominal pain
21
5 Abdominal pain children
29
6 Chronic abdominal pain
35
88 Depressed mood
379
89 Mania or hypomania
383
90 Oral conditions
387
91 Movement disorders and involuntary or tic disorders
390
92 Abnormal heart sounds and murmurs
396
93 Neck mass goiter thyroid disease
400
94 Neonatal distress
403
95 Numbness tingling altered sensation
408

7 Anorectal pain
41
8 Allergic reactions and atopy
44
9 Attention learning and school problems
48
10 Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
54
11 Lower gastrointestinal bleeding
57
12 Blood in sputum hemoptysis
61
13 Blood in urine hematuria
66
14 Hypertension
70
15 Hypertension in childhood
75
16 Hypertension disorders of pregnancy
79
17Hypotension shock
81
18 Breast masses and enlargement
86
19 Breast discharge
89
20 Burns
91
21 Hypocalcemia
94
22 Hypercalcemia
98
23 Cardiac arrest
102
24 Chest pain
105
25 Bleeding bruising
113
26 Prevention of venous thrombosis
116
27 Adult constipation
118
28 Pediatric constipation
124
29 Contraception
128
30 Cough
132
31 Cyanosis hypoxia
135
32 Limp in children
139
33 Developmental delay
142
34 Adults with developmental disabilities
147
35 Acute diarrhea
152
36 Chronic diarrhea
155
37 Pediatric diarrhea
161
38 Diplopia
165
39 Dizziness vertigo
169
40 Dying patient
173
41 Dysphagia
175
42 Dyspnea
180
43 Ear pain
185
44 Generalized edema
189
45 Localized edema
195
46 Eye redness
198
47 Frailty in the elderly
202
48 Failure to thrive infant child
208
49 Falls
213
50 Fatigue
217
51 Ataxia gait
223
52 Genetic concerns
227
53 Congenital anomalies dysmorphic features
232
54 Glucose abnormalities
235
55 Diabetes mellitus
239
56 Skin and integument conditions
242
56A Skin rashes tumours and ulcers
243
56B Nail presentations
249
56C Hair presentations
252
57 Headache
257
58 Hearing loss
261
59 Cerebrovascular accidentCVA and transient ischemic attack TIA
265
60 Anemia
269
61 Elevated hemoglobin
276
62 Language and speech disorders
278
63 Acidbase abnormalities hydrogen
282
64 Infertility
289
65 Fecal incontinence
292
66 Incontinence urine adult
295
67 Incontinence urine pediatric enuresis
298
68 Erectile dysfunction
300
69 Jaundice
303
70 Neonatal jaundice
308
71 Oligoarthralgia pain in 1 to 4 joints
313
72 Polyarthralgia pain in more than 4 joints
318
73 Nonarticular musculoskeletal pain
322
74 Back pain and related symptoms eg sciatica
327
75 Neck pain
331
76 Abnormal serum lipids
337
77 Abnormal liver function tests
341
78 Lump or mass musculoskeletal
345
79 Lymphadenopathy
349
80 Mediastinal mass
352
81 Amenorrhea oligomenorrhea
355
82 Dysmenorrhea
359
83 Premenstrual dysphoric disorder premenstrual syndrome
361
84 Menopause
363
85 Coma
364
86 Delirium
369
87 Major or mild neurocognitive disorders dementia
373
96 Generalized pain disorders
411
97 Central or peripheral neuropathic pain
414
98 Palpitations
418
99 Anxiety
423
100 Crying or fussing child
426
101 Hypotonic infant
428
102 Pediatric respiratory distress
433
103 Pelvic pain
439
104 Periodic health encounter preventive health advice
446
105 Newborn assessment
449
106 Preoperative medical evaluation
452
107 Immunization
459
108 Personality disorders
462
109 Pleural effusion
466
110 Poisoning
472
111 Hyperkalemia
476
112 Hypokalemia
479
113 Prenatal care
481
114 Intrapartum and postpartum care
484
115 Early pregnancy loss spontaneous abortion
487
116 Preterm labour
490
117 Uterine prolapse pelvic relaxation
494
118 Proteinuria
497
119 Pruritus
501
120 Psychosis
506
121 Acute kidney injury anuria or oliguria
510
122 Chronic kidney injury
514
123 Scrotal mass
517
124 Scrotal pain
520
125 Seizures or epilepsy
522
126 Abnormal pubertal development
527
127 Sexually concerned patient
535
128 Urticaria angioedema
539
129 Sleepwake disorders
543
130 Hypernatremia
546
131 Hyponatremia
549
132 Sore throat and or rhinorrhea
553
133 Abnormal stature
555
134 Strabismus andor amblyopia
559
135 Substancerelated or addictive condition
562
136 Substance withdrawal
568
137 Sudden infant death syndrome SIDS
571
138 Brief resolved unexplained event BRUE
573
139 Suicidal behaviour
579
140 Syncope and presyncope
581
141 Fever and hyperthermia
586
142 Fever in the immune compromised host or recurrent fever
591
143 Hypothermia
594
144 Tinnitus
596
145 Trauma
599
146 Abdominal injuries
602
147 Bone or joint injury
604
148 Chest injuries
606
149 Drowning near drowning
608
150 Facial injuries
610
151 Hand and or wrist injuries
612
152 Head trauma brain death transplant donations
615
153 Nerve injury
617
154 Skin wounds
618
155 Spinal trauma
620
156 Urinary tract injuries
622
157 Vascular injury
624
158 Dysuria urinary frequency and urgency and or pyuria
627
159 Polyuria and or polydipsia
630
160 Urinary tract obstruction
633
161 Vaginal bleeding excessive irregular abnormal
637
162 Vaginal discharge vulvar pruritus
644
163 Child abuse
646
165 Adult abuse intimate partner abuse
650
166 Acute visual disturbance or loss
652
167 Chronic visual disturbance or loss
656
168 Vomiting and or nausea
659
169 Weakness not caused by cerebrovascular accident
666
170 Weight gain obesity
671
171 Weight loss eating disorders anorexia
675
172 Intrauterine growth restriction IUGR
680
173 Abnormalities of white blood cells
684
174 Negligence
687
175 Obsessivecompulsive OCD and related disorders
689
Abbreviations
693
Index of clinical presentations by disorder classification and medical discipline
694
Subject index
704
About the author
731
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About the author (2019)

Dr. Christopher Naugler is a general pathologist and family physician with wide-ranging research, teaching, and clinical experience. He is a professor and the head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Calgary, and a clinician-scientist at the Cumming School of Medicine.

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