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Clinical ophthalmology: a self-sssessment companion
  1. PJ Tomlins
  1. S Shah
  1. S Shah, Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, Solihull, UK; sunilshah{at}

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Edited by Jack J Kanski Agnes Kubicka-Trzaska. Published by Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2007, pp 488, £34.99.

Revision is tedious, and ploughing through a big textbook is a slow process, with each page inevitably becoming harder and harder to turn over. It can be difficult for even the most ardent mind to stay on track.

Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are commonly used in medical exams, because they enable the examiners to test a broad range of a candidate’s knowledge in as short a time as possible. However, the efficiency of the MCQ format can be turned to your advantage when revising. By self-testing with MCQs, you can quickly assess what areas you are already strong in and which areas will need a little …

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