MBBS: The End of Written Exams

Last week, there were 3 written papers for the Medicine Track, which included topics from dermatology, geriatrics, psychiatry and naturally, General Medicine and Paediatrics. It began with an essay paper, followed by Modified Essay Questions (MEQ) done on the computers in the computer lab via IVLE and last multiple choice questions (MCQs) which basically murdered everybody.

This week, there were 3 written papers for the Surgical Track, which mainly consists of General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a smidgeon of everything else (e.g. Plastic Surgery). Once again, essay paper, followed by OSSEs (Objective Structured Slide Examination) and then MCQs which basically beat up everyone to within a inch of their lives (but didn’t murder them).

J. thinks he did terrible. Terrible. Bleedin’ ‘ell.

Oh, and there was an Objective Structured Clinical Examination consisting of 10 stations regarding things like filling out Inpatient Medication Record (IMR), counselling patients, drain removal, etc. It was held on Saturday in the clinics. That went pretty okay.

Next up, clinical examinations! But first, an afternoon not spent in the library. Ahhh…


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