34 episodes

The Pre PACES Podcast aims to help you pass the devilishly difficult MRCP PACEs exam. We’ll provide the best expertise from both seasoned consultants who have examined on PACEs for years, as well as tips and tricks from junior doctors who are fresh out of sitting the exam. Most of all, we want you to enjoy listening and ultimately succeed in passing the exam. Best of luck!
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The Pre PACES Podcast Sam Williams

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

The Pre PACES Podcast aims to help you pass the devilishly difficult MRCP PACEs exam. We’ll provide the best expertise from both seasoned consultants who have examined on PACEs for years, as well as tips and tricks from junior doctors who are fresh out of sitting the exam. Most of all, we want you to enjoy listening and ultimately succeed in passing the exam. Best of luck!
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    #34 Being a New Med Reg

    #34 Being a New Med Reg

    This episode we invited back Dr Jennie Gough, to reflect on her IMT training program. She gives us the good, the bad and the ugly of the new internal medical training programme. Sam & Jenn also reflect on their time being the Med Reg on call and give a ton of advice that they would have wanted to know on starting as a new medical reg!
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    • 54 min
    #33 Bronchiectasis

    #33 Bronchiectasis

    Sam was joined this week by Respiratory Consultant, Dr Diana Kavanagh, host of the Respiratory GURU podcast to discuss Bronchiectasis as a PACES station. We talk through every aspect of examination, investigations and ongoing management. Diana also tackles Quiz the Consultant, choosing George Ezra as her specialist subject!
    You can find more brilliant work from Diana at the Respiratory Guru podcast here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/guru-genuinely-useful-respiratory-updates/id1597315041
    06:30 Basics of bronchiectasis
    09:45 Examination
    25:00 Presentation
    30:00 Differential diagnosis
    35:15 Investigations
    43:50 Management
    1:00:00 Quiz the Consultant
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    #32 Pregnancy in PACES (part 2)

    #32 Pregnancy in PACES (part 2)

    Welcome to the second part of Sam's sit down with Dr Anita Banerjee (@anitaobsmed), Consultant in Obstetric Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes and General Medicine. In this episode, Sam and Anita discuss hypertension in pregnancy along with asthma, epilepsy and heart failure. Anita also tackles Harry Potter as her Quiz the Consultant topic!
    Timestamps:
    02:30 Hypertension in pregnancy
    13:00 Investigations and management of HTN in pregnancy
    24:30 Asthma in pregnancy
    25:40 Epilepsy in pregnancy
    29:25 Heart failure in pregnancy
    38:00 Quiz the Consultant: Harry Potter
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    • 49 min
    #31 Pregnancy in PACES (part 1)

    #31 Pregnancy in PACES (part 1)

    In this episode, Sam was joined by Dr Anita Banerjee (@anitaobsmed) to discuss the topic of pregnancy in PACES and the emerging specialty of Obstetric Medicine!
    In this first part, Anita and Sam discuss two HUGE topics of gestational diabetes and venous thromboembolism in pregnancy, covering all the pertinent aspects of managing these patients which can be, at best, daunting and, at worst, TERRIFYING.
     
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    • 47 min
    #30 Myotonic dystrophy

    #30 Myotonic dystrophy

    Sam chats to neurology SpR Dr Tom Minton about Myotonic dystrophy, covering every possible clinical sign whether it's a peripheral nerve examination or a cranial nerve examination. 
    Tom also tackles Reg Against the Machine on a topic very close to his heart....you'll have to listen to find out! 
     
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    Basics of MD: 3:30
    Cranial nerve exam 9:40
    Peripheral nerve exam 12:50
    Gold star signs: 16:45
    Differential diagnosis, investigations and management 18:30
     
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    • 36 min
    #29 Confidentiality

    #29 Confidentiality

    This episode Sam brings Dr Tommy Isaac aboard the podcast to discuss a topic which comes up very often in PACES and that is confidentiality. Given this is a topic which spans across all ages I should probably provide full disclosure that Tommy is a paediatric registrar, but he's been generous enough to take some time out from watching cartoons and colouring in to join us to discuss this potentially hazardous topic!
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    Timestamps:
    3:36 Principles of confidentiality
    22:51 Case scenarios
     

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

MartyB_74 ,

Great company during long driving commutes!

Recently discovered the podcast and have been listening non stop during my current 2 hour round trip commutes. Really entertaining as well as informative - an instant fan!

Jasper985t ,

Super helpful, highly recommend

Excellent content to simplify everything I needed to know and explain things that tripped me up. Great podcast !

Drdrdrdrd ,

It worked, what more can I say

This podcast shines out above the dry, dense and pricey world of PACES study material.

The combination of content, tone, and format that make it perfect for listening to on the car stereo on the way to work, or to have on in the background at home, and for more intentional and active listening.

Sam has managed to get some really good interviewees who range from very recent exam candidates to consultants who actually examine on the exam. This means that every episode has not just the usual “medical pearls”, obtainable from any of the vast array of Med-Ed podcasts, but valuable insight into how the exam can be won and lost on the day.

This may sound like over-the-top praise but I just got my result, and it was a pass. So am naturally keen to pay tribute where due. So, the study materials I used were the MRCP4U course, Cases for Paces, Pastest, and The Pre Paces Podcast. By far the most valuable of these was this podcast. And it’s free.

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