Today had a 1:1 session with a candidate preparing for the exam in April in Nepal.
Some times it is difficult to get over our inhibition of talking in ‘public’ or in presence of others.
I would like to reassure all the doctors that we all communicate with patients virtually on a daily basis discussing their concerns and trying to allay their anxiety.
Exams are an artificial situation that cause undue stress and part of the deal, if I can call it that, is to manage your stress during those periods.
Non Accidental Injuries are Managed differently in different parts of the world hence it is important to know what is done in UK but equally important to know what is available locally in your unit. It is likely that certain NGO may be offering support to the Family and that should be mentioned in the exam situation.
Practice makes perfect. With practice it will be fine on the day.