FCPS-1 Radio Guidelines
For Radiology 3 months prep without Job / Distractions is required .May Take more time if you are not giving it full time and doing job for half day. Here is a brief outline for Guidance and for Detailed step by step continuous Guidance by MediCall Mentors you may join our Facebook Group / Whatsapp Specialty Groups
SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED
2. General pathology
3. Special pathology
? Physiology :
Book: BRS physiology or kaplan
If you have 3 months then consider Kaplan along with Videos unit wise but if you are short of time then you may stick to BRS !
Start Prep with physiology.
3 days per chapter
Day 1. Watch video from kaplan and read your chapter
Day 2. Memorize your chapter
Day 3. Do MCQs of same Chapter from MediCall Book / Application
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Give physiology Around 20 days.
Study at least 8 hours a day without skipping any Day
? General pathology
Book: BRS pathology + FIRST AID
You need to do only first 8 chapters from it. Give it maximum 12 days. Last 2 chapters are very easy and can be covered within a day. one chapter along with MCQs can easily be done in one day.
? Read chapter
? Do MCQs of same Chapter from MediCall Book / Application
Remaining 8 days are for gerneral pathology from First aid.
You will do immunology chapter, general pathology and in biochemistry chapter genetics portion.
First Aid Tables are very very important
? Special pathology
Book : FIRST AID
Don’t go in too much details because ultimately you will be tested in Common pathologies and whatever your mind clicks as familiar diseases.
Rare Pathologies should be given a Read but give more Attention to Common and Famous Pathologies.
If you are doing so then one system will take 2-3 days depending upon your speed
Give it maximum 25 days.
Day 1. Read chapter
Day 2. Do MCQs of same Chapter from MediCall Book / Application
Books : Short Snell along with Netter Atlas
Stephanie Ryan Radiological Anatomy
Remember Anatomy is Very important for Radiology.
Snell Review is the Key book and must be on finger tips. Do its MCQS at the end to check your grip on the topic. Netter Atlas must be used for better understanding.
Stephanie Ryan Radiological Anatomy- It will give you a perfect grasp on Radiological Anatomy with its clinical applications (boxes).
If you are weak in anatomy then first do acland videos then chapter and then MediCall MCQs. One chapter should hardly take 2 days.
Give anatomy around 15-20 days
Day 1: Acland vedio and chapter
Day 2: Do MCQs of same Chapter from MediCall Book / Application
Optional Book: Student’s greys helps you in pelvis & perineum and head & neck--recommended only for diagrams
HEAD & Neck & CNS
Deep cervical fascia
Summaries of triangles of neck
Ventricles of brain
Veins / venous system of brain
Arterial supply of brain
Types of fibers in brain
Peritoneal folds of anterior Abdominal wall
L1 (Tranpyloric plane)
Relations of liver
Main and accessory pancreatic ducts from pancreas
Blood supply of kidneys
Relations of right and left kidney
Relations of right and left ureter
Lumbar triangle of petit
heart borders and
venous supply venous drainage of thoracic wall and arterial supply … remember the differences
Surface markings of pleura
lobar and segmental bronchi
triangle of auscultation
UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS
Drainage of Upper and lower limb
(Especially remember drainage of infraclavicular, trochlear and popliteal lymph nodes)
Summary of upper limb innervation and
Injuries Adductor canal Popliteal fossa
Do it only from FIRST AID and yes u have to do all of it. Tables at the end are most important . Special Attention to General Micro.
Day1,2,3: Read chapter and memorize
Day 4 n 5: Do MCQs from MediCall Book / Application
FIRST AID is enough for General Pharma
Day1.2: read it from first aid
Day 3: Do MCQs from MediCall Book / Application
Book: Kaplan Neuroanatomy
Video Lectures must be considered along with Text books for better understanding.
Give it a week
Day 1,2,3,4 : Read book
Day 5,6 : Do MCQs of from MediCall Book / Application
Do it from FIRST AID But do not go in too much detail and avoid wasting time on complex cycles etc. Vitamins are important . Focus more on practicing MCQs of Biochem given in MediCall Book / App
? Histology :
FIRST AID : No need to give extra time to Histo as mostly Epithelia and some other basic questions r asked and 1st Aid tables are more than enough.
Read book and Do MCQs from MediCall Book / Application
FIRST AID Pay more attention to Organogenesis Table , Arches and other general Tables.Don’t go in too much detail.
Read book and Do MCQs from MediCall Book / Application
Make your concepts from any book regarding it and Do Mcqs from Medicall
Rough Estimate of MCQs :
Below is the rough estimate of
Paper A (General)(100 Questions)
Paper B (Radiology Specific) (100 Questions)
Mostly mix and repeated questions/topics From MCQ books and first Aid helps a lot . Mainly contain questions from
- Physio (25)
- Patho (30)
- Gross anatomy (20)
- Embryo (5)
- Neurology (10)
- Pharma (3)
- Community (1)
- Histology (2)
- Biochemistry (2)
Mainly contains questions from
- Gross Anatomy (60-70)
- Embryo (5)
- Neuro (10)
- Physio/Patho (10-15)
- Other Mix 5
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TIPS FOR SUCCESS !!
Take a Break!
if you have just completed your house job then its time for a little break (A week atleast ) and a Restart !!
Don’t get Panic please ! you will get ample time to cover everything if you are mentally relax and fresh .
Guide papers and guidance from seniors may help you making your schedules and a basic sketch of whole prep in mind but please remember you have to stay Natural and follow the Study style u have been following since childhood because you can perform better that way.
if you are a group study guy, search for a partner who should ideally be a better student than you .if you study alone then just do it !!
sit and fix some milestones for you and divide the course mentioned below in the available time .
Remember ! STUDY MORE , STUDY SMART ! so everyone study MORE but this SMART study would be your Key to success !
AVOID JOBS :
If your job in basic health units is necessary for marks in central induction then avail the chance but if you are not getting it then AVOID WORK PRIVATELY for hospitals Till you are done with you prep and stay focused.
You have to give your best to the books by a full fledge 3 months study plan.
Daily Targets :
set smaller targets too and try to achieve them because this will boost your morale and would be very helpful in longer run.
Chapter wise Study :
start chapter wise study and fix your targets on daily basis .finish your chapter and then Solve MCQs from MediCall Book / Application for that particular chapter .after first read you won’t be able to answer most of the questions correctly but its very important to know how MCQs are made and hot topics for MCQs.
Favorite Subject First :
Try to start with the subject you like more because initially its hard to get your study tempo back after a whole year of house job. Favorite subjects like physiology make it easier to sit more and set tempo.
Watch Videos :
Try to watch Review Videos from Kaplan series along with your daily chapters because this will magically improve your understanding about that topic and chapter and after clear concepts its easier to solve MCQs. So your sequence Should be :
READ BOOK è WATCH VIDEO è SOLVE MediCall MCQs
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