Extended-Matching Questions for Finals


  • John Alcolado, DM, BM(Hons), PGCMedEd, FRCP, Reader in Medicine, University of Cardiff School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
  • M. Afzal Mir, DCH FRCP, Former Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The extended-matching question (EMQ) is now a widely adopted format for the assessment of medical students. Each question addresses a theme that may be a symptom, sign, investigation, diagnosis or a management decision, and the stems are clinical vignettes relevant to clerkship and application of knowledge to clinical practice. With each question there is an option list from which the reader chooses the most likely or the correct answer. The Second Edition of this book has been expanded to include a total of 200 EMQs, giving readers a foretaste of what they will encounter in their examinations. The questions cover a wide range of clinical themes across all the major branches of the medical curriculum.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10376-6

Table of Contents


How to use this book

  • Key symptoms in clinical practice
  • Key signs in clinical practice
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems
  • Urogenital system
  • Endocrine system
  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Rheumatology and orthopaedics
  • Nervous system
  • Haematology
  • Dermatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgical diagnosis and management
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Infectious disease
  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Medico-legal issues