Get Through Medical School: 1000 SBAs/BOFs and EMQs
- By: Andrew Papanikitas
As a final year medical student, I find myself getting mildly anxious about exams. As if to exploit this anxiety, which research must show is endemic in the undergraduate medical population, books of multiple choice questions (MCQs) and extended matching questions (EMQs) seem to proliferate. For many years, the best book for revising MCQs was Wai-Ching Leungs Clinical Medicine: Key Questions Answered, which covers just about everything that can be asked in a written exam and explains the answers. Every so often, however, a serious competitor comes along, and Get Through Medical School represents a real challenge.
As medical schools grow bigger, they have to rely more on marking papers by computer. Essays, short written answers, and even now MCQs have gone by the wayside, as schools try to balance convenience against a measure of how much their students know. Naturally, most schools are quite secretive about their EMQs and