The
part II EXAM
A last minute crammer’s Guide
A last minute crammer’s Guide
Alan Connor
Northern OTG Rep
When to do the exam

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Rotated through all subspecialties

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Needs 4-6 preparation time

Exam becomes easier wit...
Structure of examination

The written component
• x 2 MCQ papers
• 90 MCQs each
Practical component
5 station VIVA
7 stati...
Sources of Information
Sources of information
USE THE SYLLABUS AS A STUDY GUIDE
Example of syllabus
Other sources of information
Written paper topics
Top written topics

1. Neuro-ophthalmology
2. Medical retina
3. Pharmacology
4. Cornea
Text books
Question books
Question websites
Question websites
Question websites
Studying technique
The clinical exam- the VIVA

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Station 1: Patient investigations and data interpretation

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Station 2: Patient managemen...
Preparing for the VIVA -Guidelines
GMC Guidance
Other Guidelines

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NICE guidelines

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WHO surgical checklist

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Society of rheumatologists – bone prophylaxis

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TIA ...
The clinical exam – The OSCE
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Station 1: Cataract and anterior segment

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Station 2: Glaucoma and lid

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Station 3: Po...
Preparing for the OSCE
Preparing for the OSCE
Courses

Oculus - Birmingham
Take your own equipment

Direct Ophthalmoscope
Pen torch
Fixation target
Occluder
Hat pins
OSCE marking
Comm skills marking
Things I would do differently

Read more widely as a junior trainee
Made study notes for each subspecialty as I
completed ...
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  1. 1. The part II EXAM A last minute crammer’s Guide A last minute crammer’s Guide Alan Connor Northern OTG Rep
  2. 2. When to do the exam • • • • • Rotated through all subspecialties • Needs 4-6 preparation time Exam becomes easier with more experience No prizes for doing the exam early Don’t wait until last 6 months of ST7 Plan to do it at a time when you can dedicate time to studying.
  3. 3. Structure of examination The written component • x 2 MCQ papers • 90 MCQs each Practical component 5 station VIVA 7 station OSCE
  4. 4. Sources of Information
  5. 5. Sources of information USE THE SYLLABUS AS A STUDY GUIDE
  6. 6. Example of syllabus
  7. 7. Other sources of information
  8. 8. Written paper topics
  9. 9. Top written topics 1. Neuro-ophthalmology 2. Medical retina 3. Pharmacology 4. Cornea
  10. 10. Text books
  11. 11. Question books
  12. 12. Question websites
  13. 13. Question websites
  14. 14. Question websites
  15. 15. Studying technique
  16. 16. The clinical exam- the VIVA • Station 1: Patient investigations and data interpretation • Station 2: Patient management • Station 3: Patient management • Station 4: Attitudes, ethics and responsibilities • Station 5: Audit, research and evidence based practice
  17. 17. Preparing for the VIVA -Guidelines
  18. 18. GMC Guidance
  19. 19. Other Guidelines • NICE guidelines • WHO surgical checklist • Society of rheumatologists – bone prophylaxis • TIA guidelines (ABCD2 trial) • Child protection policy
  20. 20. The clinical exam – The OSCE • Station 1: Cataract and anterior segment • Station 2: Glaucoma and lid • Station 3: Posterior segment • Station 4: Strabismus and orbit • Station 5+6: Medicine and Neurology • Station 7: Communication Skills (usually done at time of VIVA)
  21. 21. Preparing for the OSCE
  22. 22. Preparing for the OSCE
  23. 23. Courses Oculus - Birmingham
  24. 24. Take your own equipment Direct Ophthalmoscope Pen torch Fixation target Occluder Hat pins
  25. 25. OSCE marking
  26. 26. Comm skills marking
  27. 27. Things I would do differently Read more widely as a junior trainee Made study notes for each subspecialty as I completed firms Not worried so much

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