For the written part, conventional US material is probably adequate (e.g. MKSAP, Medstudy, etc). The written exam was similar to the US ABIM exam.Hey there,
I'm currently in the USA - trying to make my way back to Canada - by way of 2 fellowships.
I've yet to register for the 2019 IM examination but I plan to. Any suggestions on the best tools to use and how I can get a hold of them?
Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this woth us. Are you aware of any similar courses for OSCE in Canada ?For the written part, conventional US material is probably adequate (e.g. MKSAP, Medstudy, etc). The written exam was similar to the US ABIM exam.
I was a US trainee. The problem for me was the OSCE/ live case exam.
US training in physical diagnosis is weak. We use CT scan and echo to do physical exam, and so my bedside skill was weak. Canadian trainees have limited access to imaging and they rely much more on physical diagnosis.
To bridge the gap, I used materials from UK MRCP Part 2 live cases teaching materials. The following books I found especially useful:
Ryder, "An Aid to the MRCP PACES: Volumes 1, 2 and 3: Stations 1-5" .
Nicholas Talley's "Examination Medicine: A Guide to Physician Training."
I went to London to take a one week MRCP (Part 2) PACES/ short case course. We had to demonstrate UK's style clinical techniques to the tutors. I learned a lot that week, and the live case course really helped me pass the Royal College exam.
I have no idea how this will impact your job search,but I don’t think the provincial colleges care. In Canadian training centers, trainees have dedicated teaching sessions for this exam. These internal training are not available to outsiders. If you know the faculties, I suppose they may help you. But like I said, go to the UK for a week and you will be able to address this gap in physical diagnosis. They do offer online courses but nothing beats doing it in oerson% I had a fabulous time in London and learned a lot about UK system.Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this woth us. Are you aware of any similar courses for OSCE in Canada ?
Also because at the end of finishing a fellowship and preparing for its boards I opted to delay taking the Royal College exam for IM this year. The Royal College told me this will be counted as an attempt not failure (Not taking 2019 exam). Do you know if this would impact my Career in Canada and licensing in any way?
Hey I am. I'm nearby in Baltimore and I've already started studying alone since July. Can you private message me either your email or what's app number?Is anyone else looking for a Spring 2020 Royal College Internal Medicine exam study group? I am located in NYC and looking to meet others to form a cyber group with weekly calls/skype to review old exams. Thank you