Comprehensive objective examinations make it possible to obtain a more complete evaluation of the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. The important feature of comprehensive objective examinations is that candidates do not need to pass the written component in order to take the oral component. Success or failure is based on consideration of all components of the examination. Comprehensive objective examinations are considered as a “whole” and cannot be fragmented. If candidates are unsuccessful at this examination, they must repeat all components of the examination within their period of candidate eligibility.
Marks are awarded only for correct answers; no marks are deducted for incorrect answers. If a specific number of answers is requested (e.g. list FOUR), do not list more than the number requested as they will not be marked (e.g. if four answers are requested, only the first four will be marked). Write or print as legibly as possible. Be as brief and direct as possible, making use of the space provided after each question.
Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, by Goldsmith, Katz, Gilchrist, et al.
Dermatology, by Bolognia, Jorizzo and Schaffer
Surgery of the Skin: Procedural Dermatology, by Robinson
Primer in Dermatologic Surgery: A Study Companion, by Mariwalla and Leffell
Weedon's Skin Pathology, by David Weedon
McKee's Pathology of the Skin, by Calonje, Brenn, Lazar and McKee
Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology: A Textbook of Skin Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence, by Paller and Mancini
Genodermatoses: A Clinical Guide to Genetic Skin Disorders, by JL Spitz
Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy, by Wolverton
Treatment of Skin Disease, by Lebwohl, Heymann, Berth-Jones and Coulson
Source articles are chosen based on quality and their relevance to clinical practice. Some questions may be derived from relevant articles in general dermatology journals, such as continuing medical education (CME) articles, such as those commonly found in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), the Journal of the American Medical Association-Dermatology (JAMA-Dermatology) and the British Journal of Dermatology (BJD), and from articles relevant to dermatology in top-tier general medicine journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
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Revised November 2017