Dear All

Thank you for participating in the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Vulvovaginitis in 3 yr old
  • STI – Sexually Transmitted Infection
  • ADHD

We started on Video station today. AG presented the nuts and bolts and Do’s & Don’ts for the Video station. 2 stations with video clips and discussion with examiners at both. We then had a video of a relatively well looking 6 month old presenting with vomiting for 24 hours. There was evidence of repaired meningomyleocele and Ventriculo-Peritotenal shunt. Dr A took the hot seat with Dr P & Dr P took the examiner hat. It was a good attempt but could be done better. Examiner gave relevant feedback. Read up Hydrocephalus – with open fontanelle and later on in older children.

The Learning points are:

  • Video slpis are normally approx a minute long
  • Concentrate on different aspects when reviewing video 2nd time.
  • Have a Differentail diagnosis of 2-3 after watching Video
  • History questions should help refute or support your DD.
  • Examination has to be for specific findings with similar aim
  • Common thing common – when considering diagnosis
  • Do not jump to conclusion with in first few seconds
  • Keep an open mind – else heading for trouble
  • Do not argue with the examiner if they offer a different diagnosis
  • Management is essential and first few steps need to be clear

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

Anil Garg