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The Membership Examination—One Candidate's Viewpoint

  • Oscar Daly (a1)
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Several authors have written articles giving advice from the examiners' standpoint regarding the Membership examination in psychiatry but surprisingly little has been written by those with recent first-hand knowledge of the examination. Having failed the examination on my first attempt due to poor technique, I feel other candidates should be made aware of some possible pitfalls which they may encounter. Examinations, unfortunately, do not always necessarily examine that which they purport to examine. I also feel that some useful tips, which may make the examinee's task an easier one, should be passed on.

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