Dear All

Thank you for joining the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Acute cholangitis in children
  • Mastoiditis
  • Acute Liver Failure in children ( remember Paracetamol overdose!)

We started the Video Station today. AG gave a PowerPoint presentation of What & How of the Video station, how you are assessed and how to get ask relevant questions, answers and get maximum marks. Dr N took the hot seat and noted the clinical signs but there were points that were missed but are essential to note in the exam.

The Learning Points are:

  • Read the initial introduction information VERY carefully.
  • Each word / sentence has been carefully chosen to give information
  • After noting a clue / sign – do not ‘watch’ it again, note it, look for OTHER signs
  • Reading the information backwards – can help overcome ‘blind spots’.
  • Analyse all information gathered.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis: Common things common.
  • Try and avoid ending up with ONLY one diagnosis.
  • If Examiner ‘suggests a different diagnosis’ – accept it for further discussion.
  • Present succinctly with supporting evidence of your decisions.
  • Paint picture with ‘Broad’ categories first before come to finer points

Please visit to add your comments or points I may have missed.

Anil Garg