What do I study if I’m sitting the Fellowship Exam in two weeks?

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Someone asked me the other day, “What topics should I study if I were to sit the Emergency Fellowship exam in two weeks?” My response was “Don’t worry about it, you won’t pass!” The Fellowship exam needs some careful thought and time to digest. There is a difference between being a good emergency physician and passing and exam. Yes there is!

Thinking about it however, I put together 50 topics, given that if you put about 10 hours per day of work into it you could cover them. This is not exhaustive, nor is it what’s on the exam. This is in fact the list that I had when I sat my exam and I have modified it only a little since then.

For what it’s worth, here it is:


CARDIOLOGY

1 Chest pain

2 Arrhythmias

3 Syncope

4 PE

5 Aortic dissection

6 AMI

RESUSCITATION

7 Airway management

8 Cerebral Resus

9 Shock

RESPIRATORY

10 Pneumonia

11 Asthma/COAD

12 Pneumothorax

NEUROLOGY

13 Headache

14 Stroke

15 Seizure

16 Depressed level of consciousness

17 Vertigo/dizziness

GASTROENTEROLOGY

18 Gastroenteritis

19 Bowel obstruction

20 H & M

21 Pancreatitis

UROLOGY

22 Testicular torsion

23 UTI

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

24 PUO

25 Septic arthritis

TRAUMA

26 Cervical spine injuries

27 Head injuries

28 Trauma Resuscitation

ENDOCRINE

29 DKA and HONK

30 Interpretation of EUC

HAEMATOLOGY

31 Anaemia

32 Neutropaenia

33 Interpretation of FBC

OCCULAR/ENT

34 Occular emergencies

35 Epistaxis

36 Foreign Body

O&G

37 Emergency delivery

38 Ectopic

39 PV bleed

ENVIRONMENTAL

40 Heat illness

41 Submersion injury

42 Electrical injury

TOXINOLOGY/TOXICOLOGY

43 Snakebite/Spiderbite

44 Paracetamol

45 Beta Blocker overdose

46 TCAD

PAEDIATRICS

47 Crying infant

48 Febrile child

49 Abdominal pain

50 Rash

Good luck with the exams.

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Dr Peter Kas

Emergency Physician, Educator. Key Interests: Resuscitation, Airway, Emergency Cardiology, Clinical Examination. Creator resus.com.au.

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