A SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR MRCOG PART 1
StudyMRCOG developed the concept” PLANNING FOR LEARNING”to strengthen or rather provide a cemented strong and durable foundation to our students who is well aspired to achieve their milestones through rigorous study methods/programs. We design this method in such a way that it gives students a holistic approach so that their learning activity and assessment aligns with their final intended goal.
Fill out the below information as a preliminary step to plan your journey
A) When are you planning to attend the MRCOG part 1 Exams:
DATE & YEAR
B) How Many Days were left for the exam Date?
We will now divide your remaining days to different phases (Divide your time frame in the below ratio we are taking an example of 100 days to the exam date)
|PHASE 1 : First 25 Days||READ AND UNDERSTAND THE STUDY MATERIALS|
|PHASE 2: Next 20 Days||IDENTIFY YOUR WEAK AND STRONG AREAS|
|PHASE 3: Next 15 Days||ENHANCE YOUR WEAK AREAS WITHOUT LOOSING FOCUSFROM STRONG AREAS|
|PHASE 4: Next 15 Days||PRACTICE & REVISE|
Last 10 days is to gradually prepare for exams for reducing exam stress and fear
Read through the maximum books recommended by RCOG compiled by RCOG Subcommittee
- Basic Sciences for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (5th ed) by Tim Chard and Richard Lilford
- British National Formulary
- Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility (7th ed) by Mark A Fritz and Leon Speroff
- Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Lecture Notes (9th ed) by Gerald A McKay and Matthew R Walters
- Essential Medical Genetics (6th edition) by Edward S Tobias, Michael Connor and Malcolm Ferguson Smith
- Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology (24th ed) by Kim E Barrett, Susan M Barman, Scott Baitano, Heddwen L Brooks
- Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry (28th ed) by Robert K Murray, Victor W Rodwell, David Bender, Kathleen M Botham, P Anthony Weil, Peter J Kennelly
- Larsen’s Human Embryology (4th ed)Gary C Schoenwolf, Steven B Bleyl, Philip R Brauer, Philippa H Francis-West
- Last’s Anatomy – Regional and Applied (12th ed) by Chummy S Sinnatamby
- Medical Microbiology (7th ed) by Patrick R Murray, Ken S Rosenthal and Michael A Pfaller
- MRCOG Part One: Your essential revision guide by Alison Fiander, Baskaran Thilaganathan
- Published by Cambridge University Press, in partnership with the RCOG: purchase from the Cambridge website
- Revision Notes for the MRCOG Part 1 (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts) by Arisudhan Anantharachagan, Hippocrates Sarris and Austin Ugwumadu
- Robbins Basic Pathology (8th ed) by Vinay Kumar, Abul K Abbas, John C Aster
- SBAs for the Part 1 MRCOG by Andrew Sizer, Neil Chapman
- Statistics at Square 1 (9th Ed) by T D V Swinscow and M J Campbell
Refer the link : https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/careers-training/mrcog-exams/part-1-mrcog/revision-resources/recommended-reading/
In addition to this StudyMRCOG offers extensive readable materials support through our course library such as
- Summaries – Knowledge based Areas and Important Guidelines
- Image Bank to refer with
- Syllabus compilation comprising of all the important weblinks which students shall refer prior attending exams
Attend mock exams by using available resources (for non StudyMRCOG students) and using StudyMRCOG Course library mock exams (for StudyMRCOG Students) to evaluate the performance and to find out the strong and weak areas. List It out at the bottom to get yourself a clarity
|S. No||Strong Areas||Weak Areas|
Engage more focus on the weak areas listed above by choosing a different study method such as watching video recorded sessions, listening to specific podcasts on knowledge-based areas, referring through the web platforms for more interactive information’s. Some people may require a study companion or a buddy to enhance their study more but always choose your buddy carefully.
StudyMRCOG changes the dimensions of the learning platforms through the provision of
- Audio Podcasts on Knowledge based Areas – Easy to learn from anywhere even during work
- Audio Podcasts on important Guideline– Easy to learn from anywhere even during work.
- Image Bank – Easy to access images with clear mark up and descriptions
- Videos and Videos Links
- Private study group support with the guidance from our expert mentors’ panel
StudyMRCOG students can access the above mentioned from our course library.
It is very vital to always practice and revise the knowledge which you had gained through the period. You have experiment different ways to ensure that you have laid a proper foundation which enhances and boost your confidence.
- Perfect your knowledge with the mock exams and then apply all you know to see if you are ready for the exam or if you need to study a bit more. Mock exams allow you to practice taking the exam in a similar setting to the real thing. When finished, you get an analysis of your strengths and weaknesses so you know just how to focus your precious study time.
- Make use of the comprehensive summaries and refresh on the major areas of it with some key words.
- Organize a study group or use a buddy to refresh the materials in an agreed way and let the buddy review your performance. As long as you make sure you stay focused on the topic for an agreed amount of time, this can be one of the most effective ways to challenge yourself.
- Make sure you get everything ready well in advance of the exam – don’t leave it to the day before to suddenly realize you don’t know the way, or what you’re supposed to bring.
- Refer the session recordings for the weak areas or you think there is an improvement is needed