You are probably by now urging to get on with your learning, revision and exam practice. However, just before starting consider these ten top tips.
- Try not to worry about failure, it's not worth it - many very successful physicians and surgeons have failed at least one Royal College examination. Failure can contextualise success. The financial aspect is frustrating, but you will earn it back during your medical career. Medics are always talking about medicine, try and change the subject!
- Know how you learn - some people learn through principles, others like mnemonics - be flexible. Employ spaced repetition and active recall.