Recommended Books for the FRACP Written and Clinical Exam

Here is our TOP 10 list of recommended books to supplement your revision for the FRACP written and the clinical exam:

1) How to Pass the RACP Written and Clinical Exams- the Insider’s Guide, 2nd Edition

The second edition of How To Pass the RACP Written and Clinical Exams is fully updated to help candidates and those who teach them dig deep to maximise their chances of success. This insider’s guide takes the candidate through the whole process, from preparing for the Written Exam, through to presenting short and long cases in the Clinical Exam. The authors experiences are combined with tips from recent candidates, wisdom from RACP examiners and advice from specialist contributors.

2) How to Pass the FRACP Written Examination

Passing the FRACP Written Examination is the ideal study aid for candidates of the Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) examination. Written by a team of physicians based at Flinders Medical Centre, and covering the key components of the FRACP basic training syllabus, this guide presents over 500 multiple-choice questions on all major topics covered in the examination.

3) Talley O’ Connor’s Examination Medicine : A Guide to Physician Training

Now in its ninth edition, Examination Medicine: a guide to physician training, has prepared generations of physician trainees and medical students for their clinical examinations. Instructive, informative and aligned with current practice, this new edition gives you an overview of what to expect, what is expected of you and how to develop a mature clinical approach to complex medical problems. Talley and O’Connor share their valuable advice on how to prepare for the examinations, use your time to best effect and avoid common pitfalls to ensure you give your best possible performance in your examinations and beyond

4) Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination – 2-Volume Set

Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination, 9th edition helps students to navigate from first impressions through to the end of consultation. The text provides a patient-centred, evidence-based approach, making it the definitive resource for anyone embarking upon a medical career. Volume 1: A systematic guide to physical diagnosis breaks down each body system into a logical framework focusing on the history, clinical examination and correlation between physical signs and disease for each system. Volume 2: A guide to specialty examinations focuses on medical specialties ranging from paediatric medicine to specific approaches to ears, eyes, nose and throat assessments.

5) MKSAP 19 Print Edition.

Produced by the American College of Physicians, MKSAP is an essential resource for BPTs preparing for the FRACP written exam. Available in both digital or hardcopy format it provides an up to date concise summary of the 11 main subjects which are examinable by the RACP. Although some management options may not apply in Australia/NZ, this is a wonderful resource to start your study for each subject. It is easy to read and provides hundreds of practice MCQ questions which are a great resource.

6) Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine 21st Edition

The landmark textbook that has defined internal medicine for generations of clinicians and students – completely updated with a more streamlined, functional presentation. Through six decades, no resource has matched the encyclopedic scope, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Both an educational tool and a clinical reference, it remains one of the most widely read and universally respected textbooks in all of medical publishing and the pinnacle of current medical knowledge.

7) Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2024

The #1 annual internal medicine guide that clinicians turn to first-extensively revised and updated. Includes 8 online-only chapters at no additional cost!.Contains annual updates to all chapters, treatment guidelines and recommendations, tables, images, and references.

8) 250 Cases in Clinical Medicine International Edition

Now in its fourth edition, this portable, versatile and practical self-assessment text is designed to help undergraduate and postgraduate candidates pass clinical examinations in general internal medicine across the English-speaking world. Features Ideal for use in the ward. Each of the 250 cases presents a disease or topic which is covered consistently to address salient features including history, examination, diagnosis and questions covering investigations and differentiations.

9) Mastering the Medical Long Case

This book explains the scientific and clinical basis of long case assessment and how long case mastery provides the doctor with the confidence and aptitude to practise medicine from clinical assessment to definitive treatment.

10) Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System

This small atlas is a guide to the examination of patients with lesions of the peripheral nerves and nerve roots. Both motor and sensory testing are illustrated by extremely clear colour photographs. Published in its original form in 1943 and now in its fifth edition, this is the standard photographic guide to the examination of patients with lesions of the peripheral nerves and nerve roots.

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