To get into medical school, you must have done
pretty well at school across the board. This is true of pretty much every person studying to become a future
For most of you (and certainly for most of us),
there was an established strategy to do well in school exams:
- Define what you need to learn (often from
the exam-board text book)
- Studying the key fundamentals of the
- Answer past examination questions then
repeat, repeat, repeat
This is a tried and trusted method that works
well for so many people. Yet, when we study medicine, this framework often goes out of the window –
largely because it very difficult to do the above three things.
- Often the curriculum is not well defined
- Resources are not tailored to allow you
to learn the fundamentals
- There is a lack of high-quality resources
in the same format of your exams
We wanted to address these challenges in our
newest edition of the Crash Course Series. Moreover, our books are written by people who’ve done it
themselves – they understand your position and your pressures. And, we have listened to you! We have
fully updated our volumes to include feedback from hundreds of students.
How we will guide you through your examinations:
the key features of the Crash Course Series
- To define what needs to be learned,
'Learning Objectives' are clearly stated at the start of each chapter; setting a curriculum from the
offset. This provides an exam syllabus in one place - saving valuable revision time and defining
what needs to be achieved!
- Each chapter guides you succinctly
through the full range of curriculum topics, integrating clinical considerations with the relevant
basic science and avoiding unnecessary or confusing detail.
- We now have a fully updated
self-assessment section that follows the latest exam formats. This is ideal for honing your exam
skills and self-testing – fundamental to how you will consolidate your learning. This allows
you to improve exam technique, fast.
- Each volume contains more than 250
artworks, tables, photographs and boxes which present clinical, diagnostic and practical information
in an easy-to-follow manner to avoid confusion. This gives you visual ques to aid the text.
- Pharmacological and disease management
information updated in line with current best practice guidelines.
- 'Communication' boxes that outline key
aspects of patient-doctor communication in the relevant topic.
- We include recent research findings that
gives you understanding of current areas of investigations.
- Overall succinct coverage of each subject
to allow you to sharply focus on the key parts so that you can efficiently use your time during exam
- An finally, an accompanying enhanced,
downloadable eBook completes this invaluable learning package.
The Crash Course Series has been updated for over 20 years, with
great results. What sets us apart is our understanding of your situation and we have tailored our books for
the needs of a modern-day medical study. 1000s of students have found our series to be an excellent resource
for their learning, and we hope that you will to!