Psychiatry Review for Canadian Doctors: Key Preparation for Your Certification Exams by K. ShivakumarPsychiatry Review for Canadian Doctors: Key Preparation for Your Certification Exams by K. Shivakumar

Psychiatry Review for Canadian Doctors: Key Preparation for Your Certification Exams

EditorK. Shivakumar

Paperback | December 9, 2014

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Reinforce the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to excel in your certification exams.

Ensure you’re ready for the psychiatry certification exams, both written and oral, offered by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Psychiatry Review for Canadian Doctors is the only guide written specifically for the needs of residents studying for the RCPSC psychiatry exams.

Psychiatry Review for Canadian Doctors also offers robust extra preparation for other exams, including the psychiatry-resident-in-training exam and certification exams in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Features four practice multiple-choice exams (200 questions total) and 20 OSCE scenarios.
  • Covers all the main topics and question formats you’ll find on the exams.
  • Provides answer keys with detailed explanations and list of references for follow-up.
K. Shivakumar, MD, MRCPsych (UK), FRCPC, MPH, is an associate professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, where he is also the director of the psychiatry residency program. Dr. Shivakumar has been practicing psychiatry in Canada since 2007.
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Title:Psychiatry Review for Canadian Doctors: Key Preparation for Your Certification ExamsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:December 9, 2014Publisher:Brush EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550595261

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How to use this bookThe practice exams in this book feature the question formats of the psychiatry certification exam in Canada. This exam has 2 components, set by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: one written and one oral.As of spring 2014, the written component comprises only multiple choice questions (no short answer questions).The oral component is an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) that approaches questions through case-based scenarios.Four multiple-choice practice examsThis book features 4 multiple-choice practice exams, each with 50 questions.The practice exams present all the questions first, without answers. The answers are in sections that follow each exam.The written component of the qualifying exam itself is a 3-hour exam with around 200 questions. So, you should aim to complete each practice exam in about 45 minutes.A section of OSCE questionsThis book includes 20 OSCE questions, in their own section.The book presents each question first, followed by answers for each question.You can approach these questions as short-answer questions: write point-form notes for each and compare your answers to the answers provided.You can also approach these questions as literal practice for the oral exam, by talking them through with a partner. The partner compares what you say to the answers provided. The advantage of this method is that your partner can also time you. The OSCE component of the qualifying exam is about 4 hours long and divided into “stations” of about 20 minutes each. So, you should spend about 20 minutes completing each question.

Table of Contents

How to use this book
Multiple-choice exam 1
Answers: multiple-choice exam 1
Multiple-choice exam 2
Answers: multiple-choice exam 2
Multiple-choice exam 3
Answers: multiple-choice exam 3
Multiple-choice exam 4
Answers: multiple-choice exam 4
Case scenarios (OSCE questions)