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General Preparation

I'm hoping that you will feel the way I did; despite the pain of revision you will be learning a lot of useful information that you wondered how on earth you did without before.  Your last exam experience is likely to have been MRCS; finally there's no trawling through those other tedious surgical specialities any more.

There are three aspects that need to be addressed:  Reading, Examination and Courses


For reading, it's hard to know where to begin, as there are so many topics spread over a number of books and websites.  Let's keep things simple.

Firstly, The bulk of what you need to know is contained in Miller and on the Orthoteers website.

If you're familiar with these two then you can't go too far wrong.  The first reason for this is one that you're likely to have heard before; this is an exam of breadth and not depth.  You are
unlikely to be grilled on one topic in massive detail as the examiners will expect you to know
the basics only.  There are common and/or important topics that need to be covered in more detail such as

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