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A short case prolonged

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:551
  1. Rebekah Schiff, clinical research fellow
  1. London

    As a senior house officer who had worked only at district general hospitals, I made my first attempt at the MRCP clinical examination at a prestigious London teaching hospital in a state of nervous dread. The “short cases”—when you are taken by two examiners and a nurse to a succession of patients—are seen as the most challenging part of the exam. Half way through my short cases, I was taken to see a frail elderly man and asked to examine his …

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