If you find the material on this website useful, you will find that the two books ACES for PACES and KEYS to SUCCESS in Medicine complement the material on these sites and will enhance your studying and revision
Knowledge is an essential prerequisite for successful practice of medicine. Without this one would be lost.
Similarly, success at examinations depends on one having a sound knowledge base. This is the case for all examinations Final MBBS, MBChB, MRCP part 1, part 2, MRCP PACES, MD, DM, DNB, USMLE, PLAB etc.
Developing a sound knowledge base is similar to building a pyramid (See ACES for PACES chapter 1)
There are many methods of developing this knowledge base but one of the most important methods of acquiring this knowledge is by reading books.
I have set out my personal recommendations below:
This is an important subject and it is essential to have sound background knowledge of this
Without knowledge of physiology it would be impossible to understand clinical medicine
Review of Medical Physiology
By William F. M.D Ganong
Use pathology to understand the evolution of clinical features of disease
By Vinay Kumar, Ramzi S. Cotran, and Stanley L. Robbins
You need to know about the drugs you will use on patients
By P.N. Bennett and Morris J. Brown
This refers to the synthesis of all the background knowledge that you have gained from the above
By Parveen Kumar and Michael Clark
Finally, you need to know how to obtain the relevant clinical information from patients, analyse this information and communicate with your patients. This is my endeavour:
By Ajith Jayasekera