Passing specialist examinations in internal medicine is a difficult milestone for many doctors, but is a mandatory
requirement for career progression. Pass rates in these examinations are generally low due to ‘high standards’
and ‘stiff competition’. Thorough preparation is essential and requires a broad knowledge of internal medicine.
The pressures of a busy clinical job and nights ‘on call’ make it almost impossible for doctors to wade through heaps of large text books to acquire all the knowledge that is required to pass the examinations.
A broad range of subjects is covered in over 400 questions ranging from metabolic medicine to infectious
diseases. Precise answers and detailed discussion follow each question. Where appropriate, important differential diagnoses, diagnostic algorithms and up-to-date medical lists are presented. Many questions comprise illustrated
material in the form of radiographic material, electro cardiograms, echocardiograms, blood films, audiograms,
respiratory flow loops, histological material, and slides in ophthalmology, dermatology and infectious diseases.