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The Pre PACES Podcast

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 90 episodes, 2 days, 19 hours, 11 minutes
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The Pre PACES Podcast aims to help you pass the devilishly difficult MRCP PACEs exam. We’ll provide the best expertise from both seasoned consultants who have examined on PACEs for years, as well as tips and tricks from junior doctors who are fresh out of sitting the exam. Most of all, we want you to enjoy listening and ultimately succeed in passing the exam. Best of luck! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for more information.
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#87 Pleural effusion

Sam is joined by Respiratory physician, Dr James Walters on the show this week to discuss your approach to this critical PACES station. ^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * *SCRBS.co.uk - Use the offer code PACES10 for 10% off! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/202439 minutes, 36 seconds
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#86 Internuclear ophthalmoplegia

A fantastic new guest, Dr Kim Monks, joins Sam on the podcast to discuss INO in PACES including a full run down of the anatomy, physiology and examination findings. Kim also tackles Reg Against the Machine on a quiz topic that will get your eyes popping!^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * *SCRBS.co.uk - Use the offer code PACES10 for 10% off! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/202447 minutes, 16 seconds
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#85 Medical error

Sam goes solo this episode in discussing medical error as it might be presented in a communications station in PACES. ^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * *SCRBS.co.uk - Use the offer code PACES10 for 10% off! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/202432 minutes, 41 seconds
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#84 CXRs & Cardiac Devices

Dr Stewart Brown, Cardiology SpR and devices fellow joins Sam to discuss cardiac devices, how they appear on chest x-rays and how to structure your approach to managing these patients when they present on the medical take! ^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * *SCRBS.co.uk - Use the offer code PACES10 for 10% off! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/202456 minutes, 14 seconds
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#83 PACES pitfalls

Dr Dan Furmedge joins Sam again to discuss the most common PACES pitfalls he has observed in his years examining PACES! We talk through each marking domain and how to avoid the most common pitfalls that candidates fall into.^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * *SCRBS.co.uk - Use the offer code PACES10 for 10% off! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/202445 minutes, 15 seconds
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#82 Splenomegaly

Sam welcomes back returning guest Dr Suzy Morton, Consultant Haematologist to discuss this ever-popular PACES topic!^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * *SCRBS.co.uk - Use the offer code PACES10 for 10% off! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/20241 hour, 57 seconds
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#81 Giant cell arteritis

Sam is joined by Dr Matt Wells, Rheumatology registrar, on the show this week to discuss Giant Cell Arteritis. This is a brilliant topic which we know comes up in PACES and Matt takes us through all the critical points to include in your station!^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * *SCRBS.co.uk - Use the offer code PACES10 for 10% off! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/202443 minutes, 48 seconds
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BONUS: PACES Ahead Review

Sam catches up with Megan, Varvara and Maria who all attended PACES Ahead in January 2024 and get their first hand opinion of how they found the course!^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/202414 minutes, 9 seconds
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#80 Memory loss

Sam was joined for this episode by Dr Dan Furmedge, consultant in Geriatric medicine, regional IMT TPD and active PACES examiner. Dan runs Sam through the PACES approach to a patient presenting with cognitive impairment and what we can realistically expect from this sort of station in a PACES context.^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/202452 minutes, 14 seconds
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#79 Home of Medicine (repost)

This episode is a REPOST from the fantastic Home of Medicine podcast, hosted by Dr Amie Burbridge. Amie has featured TWICE before on the podcast and so it only felt right that Sam returned the favour by featuring on Home of Medicine. Listen to Sam describe tackling an interesting case during a night shift on-call as the Medical SpR. Would you have done anything differently? Get in touch via the website or our twitter! ^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/202449 minutes, 50 seconds
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#78 Best of 2023! (part 2)

Welcome to the second part of Sam's highlight of 2023! More of the best bits from the year gone by. We will be back to usual programming in the next couple of weeks! Enjoy the episode! ^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^ > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/202450 minutes, 1 second
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#77 Christmas Special 2023!

Filling the stocking of your podcast feed this Christmas Eve is the Pre PACES Podcast Christmas Special! Have a listen to this year's bloopers in this bite-sized episode whilst driving home for Christmas! ^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^ > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/24/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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#76 Best of 2023 (part 1)

As 2023 winds it way to its merry end, we take the opportunity to look back at some of Sam's highlights from 2023! All of these are Sam's person highlights that provide YOU the listeners with the best bang for your buck. Hear all the best bits from the year gone by in this episode!^_^ SUPPORT THE SHOW ^_^ > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <* * *Sign up for PACES Ahead HERE! * * * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/202348 minutes, 48 seconds
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#75 Behind the Scenes

As we wind down towards Christmas, the tables are turned this episode as Dr Jennie Gough interviews Sam and the process behind producing the Pre PACES Podcast is brought to you the listeners! Who is your podcast host and what goes into producing the podcast - find out in this episode! > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/3/20231 hour, 46 seconds
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#74 Same Day Emergency Care

Sam was DELIGHTED to be joined by Dr Amie Burbridge and Dr Ben Lovell, both consultants in Acute Medicine to discuss Same Day Emergency Care. How can medical trainees gain meaningful experience in SDEC and learn important skills to develop themselves in their quest to consultancy!Home of Medicine podcastAmie's twitter: @amieburbridgeBen's twitter: @drbenlovell> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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#73 Dermatology in PACES

Dermatology registrar, Dr Naomi Jones, joins Sam to discuss everything dermatological related to PACES. Naomi is also our next guinea-pig on Reg Against the Machine!DermnetNZ and BAD patient leaflets> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWMusic:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Cinematic Epic Motivational Music | FILM by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_M61F81Nfb-BRXE-SeVAMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/202352 minutes, 36 seconds
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#72 Consenting for procedures

Sam's going solo this week discussing his process for consenting patients for invasive procedures with three examples of lumbar puncture, chest drain and ascitic drain.> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWLumber puncture sources:https://www.hey.nhs.uk/patient-leaflet/lumbar-puncture/https://www.wsh.nhs.uk/CMS-Documents/Patient-leaflets/Neurology/5561-1Lumberpunctureandconsent.pdfhttps://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lumbar-puncture/https://www.esht.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/0957.pdfChest drain sources:https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/150028/thoracics_04.pdfhttps://policyonline.nhslothian.scot/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Chest%20Drain%20Insertion%20Consent%20Form.pdfhttps://www.jpaget.nhs.uk/media/279437/CT-5-Insertion-of-a-Chest-Drain-llt-v1-print.pdfhttps://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/health-information/chest-drainAscitic drain sources:https://patientinfo.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/Liver/Abdominal%20Paracentesis%20%28drainage%20of%20ascites%29.pdfhttps://hgs.uhb.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/Tapping-Ascites-guidelines-03.05.19.pdfhttps://www.cddft.nhs.uk/media/659993/ascitic%20tap-drain.pdf Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/22/202330 minutes, 12 seconds
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#71 Aortic regurgitation

Dr Sarah Verhemel, structural heart disease fellow at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, joins Sam to discuss aortic regurgitation in PACES.> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWMusic:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/8/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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#70 Systemic sclerosis

This episode's PACES classic topic is Systemic sclerosis, brought to you with a smile by Dr Sam Williams (as usual) and Dr John Pauling, consultant rheumatologist at North Bristol NHS Trust. This episode covers all the key elements of Systemic sclerosis as it might be presented in a PACES style scenario and is surely essential listening for your PACES preparation.> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 46 seconds
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#69 Palpitations

Sam welcomes Dr Alex Carpenter, cardiology registrar with a specialist interest in electrophysiology to tackle the topic of palpitations. This is such a common topic with tons of clinical crossover and we discuss the common causes of palpitations, how they typically present and how you can tease this out in your history. We also talk through how to strategise the investigation of your patients and the various types of ambulatory ECG monitoring. > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/202348 minutes, 41 seconds
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#68 Chronic liver disease (part 2)

In this second episode of Sam's chat with Dr Phil Berry, consultant hepatologist at Guy's & St Thomas's hospital in London, we cover the investigations, management, common examiner questions of chronic liver disease. Phil also tackles his all important Quiz the Consultant topic of STAR WARS - one NOT to be missed!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/27/202346 minutes, 25 seconds
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#67 Chronic liver disease (part 1)

Dr Phil Berry, consultant hepatologist at Guy's & St Thomas's is Sam's next expert guest on the podcast to discuss another HUGE PACES station that comes up time and time again - chronic liver disease. This is absolutely essential for your PACES preparation. In this episode, Sam and Phil cover the examination of your patient, the presentation to the examiner and the differential diagnosis!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/13/202339 minutes, 23 seconds
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#66 BAMR: Calling Stroke (part 2)

The second part of Sam's chat with Dr Paul Sellors covers thrombectomy, hyperacute stroke theory and then ANOTHER up to date chat on the updated National Clinical Guideline for Stroke. We cover the important updates in the guidelines published in 2023 on thrombectomy, posterior strokes and wake-up strokes. Essential listening for anyone expected to cover the thrombolysis calls whether in-hours or out-of-hours! > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
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#65 BAMR: Calling Stroke (part 1)

We welcome another fantastic returning guest in the form of Dr Paul Sellors, consultant in stroke medicine at North Bristol Hospital NHS Trust. Sam and Paul discuss tricky cases in Stroke medicine including stroke mimics, the modified Rankin score, the NIHSS, thrombolysis and thrombectomy! Plenty to unpack in this episode so sit back and enjoy!Paul was so generous with his time, we have had to make this into another double header episode! Next episode you will get the end of this pre-recorded episode where we discuss mechanical thrombectomy but also an update on the new National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke published in 2023. 03:00 Basic stroke nomenclature and physiology11:00 Thrombolysis and stroke assessment22:20 Seizure activity and stroke28:00 Contraindications to thrombolysis38:00 Calling the Stroke Consultant42:00 Digression: BP control in stroke47:30 Digression: Glucose control in stroke50:00 Wake-up strokes> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/16/202358 minutes, 47 seconds
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#64 Bell's palsy

Dr Tom Minton, neurology registrar in the Severn deanery joins Sam again in this episode of the podcast to discuss Bell's palsy including the important differentials and the critical management steps to take.09:00 Presentation14:30 Examination19:20 Differential diagnosis27:45 Management> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/2/202332 minutes, 58 seconds
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#63 Motor Neurone Disease

Dr Alex Thompson, honorary consultant neurologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, joins Sam for today's episode looking at motor neurone disease in PACES. We talk through the history, examination signs, differential diagnoses, investigations and management of this condition and Alex gives us an insight into his current research looking at treating this condition.04:00 Basics of MND:13:00 Presenting symptoms21:30 Examination27:15 DDx36:35 Investigations40:50 - Management> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/18/202353 minutes, 42 seconds
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#62 PACES 2023 UPDATE

Sam goes solo this week to perform a full review of the recent RCP Webinar with an update on the PACES 2023 format with some more information and Sam's opinion on some of this new information.Link found here:https://www.mrcpuk.org/PACES23Webinar> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/4/202323 minutes, 55 seconds
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#61 Cushing's syndrome

Dr Sajini Wijetilleka, acute medical consultant with dual accreditation in endocrine and diabetes, joins Sam this episode to discuss Cushing's syndrome in a PACES setting. As always, we discuss the important symptoms, signs, investigations, management and common examiner questions. See Sajini's fantastic Sri Lankan food Instagram page here! > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/21/202335 minutes, 6 seconds
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#60 Functional Neurology

This week Sam is joined by consultant neurologist at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, Dr Beth Mallam, who has a sub-specialist interest in functional neurology.Sam & Beth talk through the difficulties in positively diagnosing this cohort of patients and importantly, some signs which will help you determine whether a seizure is a tonic-clonic seizure or a non-epileptic attack. The website Beth talks about is : https://neurosymptoms.org/en/> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/202352 minutes, 6 seconds
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#59 Rheumatoid arthritis (part 2)

We complete our discussion with Dr Arrianne Laws, looking at the investigations, management and common examiner questions of rheumatoid arthritis.Listen to more of Arrianne on the Medical Take Podcast! Click here!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/23/202341 minutes, 33 seconds
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#58 Rheumatoid arthritis (part 1)

Consultant Rheumatologist and co-host of the Medical Take podcast, Dr Arrianne Laws, joins Sam on the podcast this week to discuss another PACES classic of rheumatoid arthritis.Listen to more of Arrianne on the Medical Take Podcast! Click here!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/202343 minutes, 50 seconds
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#57 Overcoming obstacles feat. Tim Nye

Dr Time Nye joins Sam on the show this week to discuss a PACES success story with a twist....how does an ACCS anaesthetics trainee, working in a small hospital, as the only person sitting PACES manage to achieve success in the exam? Find out by listening in to Tim's best advice in how he overcame multiple obstacles and achieved success in the MRCP PACES.> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/26/202341 minutes, 5 seconds
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#56 BAMR: Calling ICU

Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthetics, Dr Andy Foo joins Sam on the podcast to discuss an essential topic for any budding Medical SpR on-call and that is escalating the sickest patients in the hospital to the highest levels of care. Andy gives a brilliant insight into his thought process as an ICU consultant and also his best advice to take on board when we escalate referrals as the Medical SpR on-call.> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/202358 minutes, 11 seconds
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#55 Lung surgery

BEWARE OF THE BIG DOG. Sam was delighted to be joined this week by BIG DOG in the Royal College of Physicians and the first MBE to feature on the show: Dr Aranthakrishnan Raghuram, known affectionately as Raghu, Respiratory medicine consultant at Gloucester & Cheltenham hospitals. This is an absolutely critical station to get right and one of the most common to come up in PACES.> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/26/202343 minutes, 53 seconds
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#54 Hemiparesis (part 2)

In our second episode covering hemiparesis, Sam & Dr Paul Sellors, Consultant in Stroke Medicine at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, finish off the discussion on examining our patient as well as covering the pertinent investigations, management steps, presenting your patients and the all important examiner questions. > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/12/202336 minutes, 12 seconds
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#53 Hemiparesis (part 1)

Dr Paul Sellors, Consultant in Stroke medicine at North Bristol NHS Trust joins Sam to discuss the first steps in assessing a patient in PACES with hemiparesis! > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/29/202335 minutes, 20 seconds
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#52 PACES 2023

Sam was joined once again by fan favourite Dr Jennie Gough to outline the new information available on NEW PACES FORMAT coming in the third diet of 2023.Sam is also joined by a very special mystery guest so listen out for that later in the show!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/202335 minutes, 13 seconds
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#51 Best of 2022! (part 2)

Welcome to our best bits from 2022, with more brilliant learning points from some of the fantastic guests we had on the show during the second half of the year. We wish you all the very best for 2023 and hope you will stick around to listen for at least another year!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/1/202354 minutes, 9 seconds
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#50 Christmas Special 2022!

It's the present that nobody needed, wanted, hoped or asked for - it's the Pre PACES Podcast Christmas Special! Featuring bloopers from some of the fantastic guests who have joined us on the show over the past 12 months! We are so grateful to all our wonderful listeners for continuing to help make the show what it is. From all of us here at the Pre PACES Podcast, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Music used from https://www.FesliyanStudios.comMusic by Grand_Project from Pixabay Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/25/202211 minutes, 1 second
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#49 Best of 2022! (part 1)

We look back through Sam's best bits from the first half of 2022. We are so grateful to all of you for your continued support for the podcast and don't forget to keep your eyes and ears peeled for a special Christmas treat coming down your chimney's on Christmas Day! We love you all for listening & hope you manage to take some time to rest and relax with friends, family and loved ones at this festive time of year. > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Music used from https://www.FesliyanStudios.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/18/202242 minutes, 28 seconds
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#48 BAMR: Handover

Sam welcomes along Dr Alice Hoole, A-cute Medical SpR in the Wales Deanery to discuss the highs and lows of handing over. This is something you'll have done as a junior doctor, but how is it different as a medical SpR? All is revealed in this episode!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/4/202250 minutes, 12 seconds
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#47 BAMR: Calling Gastro OOH

Sam was delighted to welcome back consultant gastroenterologist Dr Ajay Verma to the show! This episodes looks at the management of acutely unwell gastro patients which may require out-of-hours discussion with the Gastro consultant on call.We take a particularly close look at upper GI bleeds, what the on-call endoscopist needs to know and what your initial management should consist of!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/202235 minutes, 56 seconds
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#46 Polycythaemia

This week we cover probably one of the first episodes most likely to be seen in a History-taking station: Polycythaemia. Sam was joined by Consultant Haematologist Dr Suzy Morton, co-host of the fantastic Blooducation podcast series (link below).BLOODUCATION with Dr Suzy Morton et al> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/6/202255 minutes, 16 seconds
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*BONUS* IMT applications 2023

Internal Medical Training applications are looming on the horizon. With this in mind Sam is joined by Dr Manuela Amaya (Manny) to run through the timeline of events around IMT applications and talk through the application self-assessment which is submitted with your application. Sam and Manny give their best advice on how to maximise your score for your IMT portfolio and how you can score as many points as possible to secure that all important interview. All information correct at the time of recording and, of course, is liable to change depending on events occurring out of our control. (Don't you just love medical training?) > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/30/202247 minutes, 8 seconds
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#45 Mitral Regurgitation

This week Sam was joined by consultant cardiologist at St George's Hospital in London, Dr Rajan Sharma. Rajan is a subspecialist in cardiac imaging including complex echocardiography and gave us a fantastic insight into mitral regurgitation in PACES. Rajan tackles 1980s music as his Quiz the Consultant topic!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcastTimestamps: Coming soon!Writing credit goes to Dr Alice Watson (formerly of University of Bristol)Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/23/202253 minutes, 41 seconds
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#44 Polycystic kidney disease

We love our returning guests on the show and this week, Consultant Nephrologist Dr Revathi Whittaker-Jain joined Sam again to discuss polycystic kidney disease in PACES. This station 1 classic is covered in comprehensive detail and as always covers examination, investigations and management of this important station. We hope you enjoy it!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcastTimestamps:Examination: 20:30Presentation and DDx: 31:45Investigations: 39:30Management 44:20Examiner Qs: 50:55 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/9/202257 minutes, 53 seconds
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#43 Ask An Assessor feat. Dr Ashley Nisbet

Peeking behind the magician's cloth is only reserved for the wonderfully select audience of the Pre PACES podcast. In this episode Dr Ashley Nisbet gives us her experience as a PACES examiner including how the day normally plays out for PACES examiners. Ashley also gives her best advice on the common pitfalls for candidates that don't pass, and the features which are often found in really outstanding candidates!As ever, we hope you enjoy the show! > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/25/202217 minutes, 30 seconds
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A Short Word

Our thoughts go out to the Royal Family & all those grieving the loss of Queen Elizabeth II Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/11/202243 seconds
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#42 BAMR: Running the Take

Next up in our Being a Med Reg (BAMR) series we have a masterclass on running the medical take. This is often seen as one of the hardest skills to master as the medical reg on call. Acute Medical SpR, Dr Jen Collinson helps us filter out the noise and gives us her best advice followed by her top 5 tips for running the medical take.> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast5:45 Know your sickest patients8:00 Know who your team are09:00 Be Available12:30 Understand how your hospital works15:50 Look after yourself Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/28/202219 minutes, 52 seconds
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#41 Retinitis pigmentosa

Sam's first solo episode of 2022 comprises a comprehensive review of retinitis pigmentosa. This is clearly a rare condition but has all the hallmarks of a classic PACES station. Sam tackles a number of syndromic causes for RP which are possible differential diagnoses, as well as touching on some specific elements of investigations and management for these patients.> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/14/202223 minutes, 33 seconds
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#40 Fundoscopy

This week Sam was joined by Mr Steve Lash, Consultant Ophthalmologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust. We take a squinted look at all the fundoscopy favourites that might come up in PACES and also covered the approach to a patient presenting with gradual visual loss. Steve also tackles sports psychology as his Quiz the Consultant topic! Timestamps:5:00 Approach to assessing the patient11:30 Cataracts20:20 Glaucoma27:20 ARMD31:20 Diabetic retinopathy38:05 Retinitis pigmentosa43:29 Quiz the Consultant> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOWwww.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/31/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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#39 Partial seizures

Sam was joined once again by Dr Hamish Morrison, neurology SpR in the Severn Deanery to discuss partial or focal seizures. It's a shorter and sweeter episode this week to account for time Sam has spent packing up his flat for a big move to another hospital for a new training post. Thank you so much for all your continued support! > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/17/202210 minutes, 54 seconds
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#38 Managing Stress

Sam was joined this week by Dr Sarmila Sinha, Consultant Psychiatrist and expert in Stress Management to discuss managing exam stress and stress in the NHS. Sarmila is a best-selling author of 'An Expert Guide to Stress Management' and founder of Living Life Stress Free. > > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/3/202256 minutes, 43 seconds
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#37 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Sam was joined this week by cardiology consultant, Dr Omar Asghar, who sub-specialises in inherited cardiac conditions, cardiac MRI and devices. Omar tackles Quiz the Consultant: despite living and working in Manchester his entire life...he chooses Liverpool FC as his topic - listen right to the end to find out why!> > Sign up for Pastest HERE! < <SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcastTimestamps:12:15 Examination23:10 Differential diagnosis25:35 Investigations32:35 Management45:45 Quiz the ConsultantMusic:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/19/202254 minutes, 46 seconds
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#36 BAMR feat. Dr Amie Burbridge

This week in our Being A Med Reg (BAMR) series, we welcome along fantastic host of the Home of Medicine podcast, Dr Amie Burbridge, Acute Medicine Consultant in Coventry & Warwickshire. Amie tells of her extensive experience as a medical SpR, as well as giving us her top 3 attributes of fantastic medical registrars. You can listen to the Home of Medicine on the link below!Listen to the Home of Medicine HERESign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/5/202253 minutes, 18 seconds
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#35 Parkinsonism

This week Sam was joined by Dr Iain Wilkinson, consultant geriatrician and fantastic host of the MDTea podcast (link below!). Sam & Iain discuss the basics of Parkinsonism, features on examination, differential diagnoses, investigations and management. Iain tackles Quiz the Consultant on the topic of Folk Music!07:00 Basics of Parkinsonism15:35 Examination33:00 Differential diagnoses of Parkinsonism38:36 Investigations42:40 Management53:00 Quiz the consultant> > Listen to the MDTea Podcast HERE < <:Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcastMusic:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/22/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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#34 Being a New Med Reg

This episode we invited back Dr Jennie Gough, to reflect on her IMT training program. She gives us the good, the bad and the ugly of the new internal medical training programme. Sam & Jenn also reflect on their time being the Med Reg on call and give a ton of advice that they would have wanted to know on starting as a new medical reg!Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/8/202254 minutes, 54 seconds
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#33 Bronchiectasis

Sam was joined this week by Respiratory Consultant, Dr Diana Kavanagh, host of the Respiratory GURU podcast to discuss Bronchiectasis as a PACES station. We talk through every aspect of examination, investigations and ongoing management. Diana also tackles Quiz the Consultant, choosing George Ezra as her specialist subject!> > Listen to Diana at the Respiratory Guru podcast HERE < < Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcastTimestamps:06:30 Basics of bronchiectasis09:45 Examination25:00 Presentation30:00 Differential diagnosis35:15 Investigations43:50 Management1:00:00 Quiz the ConsultantMusic:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 25 seconds
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#32 Pregnancy in PACES (part 2)

Welcome to the second part of Sam's sit down with Dr Anita Banerjee (@anitaobsmed), Consultant in Obstetric Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes and General Medicine. In this episode, Sam and Anita discuss hypertension in pregnancy along with asthma, epilepsy and heart failure. Anita also tackles Harry Potter as her Quiz the Consultant topic!Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcastTimestamps:02:30 Hypertension in pregnancy13:00 Investigations and management of HTN in pregnancy24:30 Asthma in pregnancy25:40 Epilepsy in pregnancy29:25 Heart failure in pregnancy38:00 Quiz the Consultant: Harry PotterMusic:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/10/202249 minutes, 31 seconds
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#31 Pregnancy in PACES (part 1)

In this episode, Sam was joined by Dr Anita Banerjee (@anitaobsmed) to discuss the topic of pregnancy in PACES and the emerging specialty of Obstetric Medicine! In this first part, Anita and Sam discuss two HUGE topics of gestational diabetes and venous thromboembolism in pregnancy, covering all the pertinent aspects of managing these patients which can be, at best, daunting and, at worst, TERRIFYING. Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/27/202247 minutes, 44 seconds
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#30 Myotonic dystrophy

Sam chats to neurology SpR Dr Tom Minton about Myotonic dystrophy, covering every possible clinical sign whether it's a peripheral nerve examination or a cranial nerve examination. Tom also tackles Reg Against the Machine on a topic very close to his heart....you'll have to listen to find out!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcastTimestamps:Basics of MD: 3:30Cranial nerve exam 9:40Peripheral nerve exam 12:50Gold star signs: 16:45Differential diagnosis, investigations and management 18:30 Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/202236 minutes, 22 seconds
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#29 Confidentiality

This episode Sam brings Dr Tommy Isaac aboard the podcast to discuss a topic which comes up very often in PACES and that is confidentiality. Given this is a topic which spans across all ages I should probably provide full disclosure that Tommy is a paediatric registrar, but he's been generous enough to take some time out from watching cartoons and colouring in to join us to discuss this potentially hazardous topic!Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:3:36 Principles of confidentiality22:51 Case scenarios  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/202243 minutes, 57 seconds
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#28 Inflammatory bowel disease (part 2)

Welcome back to the second part of Sam's sit down with Dr Ajay Verma to discuss inflammatory bowel disease!  This episode looks at the investigations and management of IBD before covering some tricky examiner questions & after that Ajay tackles Premier League goalscorers as his Quiz the Consultant topic! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:01:00 Investigations5:50 Management15:30 Examiner questions24:10 Quiz the Consultant Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/202237 minutes, 17 seconds
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#27 Inflammatory bowel disease (part 1)

This episode Sam sits down with Twitter Gastro Guru Dr Ajay Verma to discuss inflammatory bowel disease. Ajay was so generous with his time and expertise that this is another double header episode! Look out in future for the next episode where Ajay will face Quiz the Consultant with the specialist topic of Premier League top goalscorers!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/202246 minutes, 32 seconds
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#26 Myasthenia Gravis

Welcome to the first episode of 2022! This time round Sam was joined by Neurology SpR Dr Anna Francis to discuss Myasthenia Gravis! We covered the pertinent history points, examination, investigations and management of these patients before Anna was subjected to Reg Against the Machine! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcastTimestamps:3:55 Introduction (including neurology station top tips)10:05 History24:20 Differential Diagnosis34:20 Examination45:20 Investigations51:30 Management56:44 Reg Against the Machine Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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#25 Best of 2021! (part two)

Welcome to 2022 listeners! As a last final hurrah to 2021 we are finishing off with some more of our best bits from the first year of the Pre PACES Podcast! We've been joined by so many fantastic registrar and consultant guests, and have been so grateful for them giving up their time to provide some education for you, wherever you are in your medical training. We hope you've found the pod helpful so far and look out for more episodes coming in early 2022! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/2/202239 minutes, 29 seconds
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#24 Best of 2021! (part one)

Welcome to our roundup of best bits of all of our podcasts over the course of 2021. All of these bits have been hand picked for their high value and how helpful they might be if you encounter a similar situation in PACES!  Thank you ALL for your contributions, tweets, emails and most of all for taking the time out to listen to the pod. We really appreciate all the support and hope you'll continue to listen going into 2022! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/19/202141 minutes, 5 seconds
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#23 Difficult Conversations

In this episode Sam sat down with Dr John Platt, an NHS Geriatrician and Stroke physician with over 30 years of NHS experience under his belt. John gave us great insight into how we can best structure and approach our conversations with relatives of patient's regarding DNAR decisions, withdrawal of feeding and end of life care.  Quiz the Consultant returned as John tackled the mildly obscure topic of Dr Samuel Johnson, the intellectual titan who wrote and published one of the first ever published dictionaries! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/5/202156 minutes, 1 second
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#22 Consent & Capacity

Welcome back listeners to another solo sit down with Dr Sam Williams to discuss a communication station topic: consent and capacity! It's sort of like sense and sensibility without the posh accents or the dresses.Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:2:34 Consent9:28 Patients lacking capacity14:15 DOLS17:22 Clinical cases Special mentions in this episode go to Mumma Williams who made her podcast acting debut as 'concerned daughter' and 'upset wife', to add to her 30-year role of 'disillusioned mother'. Cousin Dave also makes his debut as 'disgruntled man' - I couldn't be more grateful to them for filling a gap which in reality, I probably could've done myself, it just would've been more boring.  Twitter: @prepacespodcastEmail ([email protected])https://www.buymeacoffee.com/prepacespodcast   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/21/202133 minutes, 30 seconds
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#21 COPD

This week Sam was joined by Dr Drew Davies, Respiratory registrar in the Peninsula Deanery to discuss the important topic of COPD as it might be presented in PACES. They discussed the important features to look for on examination, as well as the factors you need to include in your presentation, investigations and management! Drew also faces THE MACHINE on a seemingly random quiz topic - find out towards the end of the show! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:2:55 Introduction8:40 Examination27:32 Presentation32:10 Investigations38:24 Management49:19 Reg Against the Machine Writing credit goes to Dr Alice WatsonMusic:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/202157 minutes, 20 seconds
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#20 Being a Great Revision Buddy

Sam sits down with his very own revision buddy, Dr Becci Crook to discuss how you can succeed in the MRCP PACES by being the greatest ever revision buddy! Becci gives us a list of 10 superb tips to make sure you give yourself and your friends / colleagues the best chance of passing!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/202128 minutes, 52 seconds
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#19 Acromegaly

Sam was joined by consultant endocrinologist Dr Alison Evans to discuss acromegaly, a potential PACES curveball in a station 5 scenario. We talk through the typical presenting symptoms, important elements of a focussed examination, before covering the investigations, management and common examiner questions!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:1:40 Introduction7:59 History21:00 Examination28:36 Presentation30:42 Investigations40:50 Management48:24 Examiner Questions52:51 Quiz the Consultant Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/202159 minutes, 12 seconds
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#18 Renal transplant (part 2)

The second part of our mammoth deep dive into renal transplants featuring renal physicians Dr Jim Moriarty and Dr Revathi Jain. This episode confronts the investigations, management as well as tackling the common examiner questions in this critically important PACES station. Go to www.kidneyfailurerisk.com for more information on the use of the Kidney Failure Risk Equation. Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:1:40 Introduction2:57 Investigations6:32 Examiner Questions34:05 Quiz the Consultant Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Cinematic Epic Motivational Music | FILM by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_M61F81Nfb-BRXE-SeVAMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/202143 minutes, 53 seconds
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#17 Renal transplant (part 1)

In this first part of our first ever double-header episode, Sam was joined by renal physicians, Dr Jim Moriarty and Dr Revathi Jain to discuss this absolute BEHEMOTH of a PACES topic.  We covered the systematic examination and comprehensive presentation of a patient with a renal transplant, setting you up perfectly to smash this station if it comes up in your exam!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:1:42 Introduction6:00 Peripheral Examination20:00 Abdominal Examination31:56 Presentation Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/202142 minutes
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#16 Back pain

This week Sam was joined by Dr Tom Batty, Rheumatology SpR, to discuss back pain with a focus on Ankylosing Spondylitis! Tom is also the first guinea pig on Reg Against The Machine - but what does the machine do? You'll have to listen to find out!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:1:30 Introduction4:53 History21:30 Ankylosing Spondylitis38:42 Examination44:40 Investigations49:50 Management58:06 Reg Against the Machine Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 52 seconds
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#15 Lessons from FAILING PACES

Sam sits down for another solo episode to discuss the lessons he learned from failing PACEs. This episode is full of advice and will hopefully help those of you who aren't successful at your first attempt! Ultimately, it's not the end of the world and life will go on, whether or not you pass at the first attempt! Thanks for listening! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/202124 minutes, 32 seconds
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#14 The Curious Case of Benjamin Beska

This episode Sam was joined by #MedTwitter royalty in the form of Dr Ben Beska. Ben's MRCP PACES journey has been publicly followed on Twitter for all to see (and satirise). Discussion focussed on multiple exam delays, maintaining focus during the exam preparation and Ben's top tips for the most high yield activities during his revision. You can find more medical meme content from Ben on twitter!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/202140 minutes, 17 seconds
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#13 Transient Ischaemic Attacks

This episode Sam was joined by Acute Medical SpR with a specialist interest in Stroke Medicine, Dr Jen Collinson where they discussed typical elements of a history, a focussed examination as well as the investigations and management of these patients!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:1:42 Introduction5:43 History20:10 Examination26:02 Differential Diagnosis33:39 Investigations & Management Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/18/202152 minutes, 32 seconds
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#12 Hypertension

Consultant Cardiologist Dr Angus Nightingale joins Sam to discuss the broad and varied topic of Hypertension. Quiz the Consultant returns as Angus answers questions on the Italian detective novels featuring Inspector Montalbano! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:1:52 Introduction5:07 History20:48 Examination26:29 Examiner Questions55:13 Quiz the Consultant Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/4/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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#11 Passing PACES with Dr Jennie Gough

Our first ever return guest on the podcast! We welcomed back Dr Jennie Gough who gives her very best advice on sitting PACES after she had multiple cancellations to the exam. We talked about organisation and logistics, as well as managing exam nerves and gut feelings after the exam! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/20/202125 minutes, 3 seconds
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#10 Optic Neuropathy

This week Sam was joined by Dr Luke Bennetto, Consultant Neuro-opthalmologist, to discuss the topic of Optic Neuropathy. Quiz the Consultant returns where Luke answers questions on the England Rugby Union team! Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  Timestamps:1:52 Introduction7:02 History21:26 Differential Diagnosis39:17 Examination47:53 Examiner Questions1:00:13 Quiz the Consultant Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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#9 Seizures

Following on from our episode on collapses, Sam was joined by Neurology registrar Dr Hamish Morrison to discuss seizures. They discussed the key differentiating factors which was distinguish a seizure from a collapse from another cause as well as talking about some all important lifestyle advice for patients who suffer from seizures including advice relating to lifestyle, driving and pregnancy. Hope you enjoy the show!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  Timestamps1:52 Introduction5:27 History23:54 Examination26:08 Differential Diagnoses28:56 Investigations & Management Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/23/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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#8 Collapses

Sam was joined by Dr Ashley Nisbet, Consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute to discuss the approach to the assessment, investigations and management of a patient who has collapsed. Regular feature Quiz the Consultant returns as Ashley answered questions on 1980's music! As always, wishing you the best of luck with your exam preparation and we hope the podcast is giving you a small helping hand towards success in your MRCP PACES!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  1:52 Introduction6:00 History taking26:16 Examination29:14 Investigations and Management39:18 Examiner Questions41:46 Quiz the Consultant Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/202147 minutes, 6 seconds
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#7 Prosthetic Heart Valves

This episode Sam was joined by President of the British Heart Valve Society, Dr Benoy Shah, to discuss prosthetic valves which commonly come up in Station 3, the cardiology station of PACES. They talk through the important findings to look for on examination, how to present your case and cover the answers to some of the most commonly asked examiner questions.  Quiz the Consultant returns as Benoy answers questions on the Cricket World Cup!  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  Timestamps: 1:52 Introduction5:20 Examination25:27 Presentation & Examiner Questions37:52 Quiz the Consultant Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/202144 minutes, 24 seconds
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#6 Lessons from sitting PACES

For the first time Sam goes solo for this episode where he unearths some important lessons he learned from sitting PACES. These lessons may be helpful for your revision or maybe at least to try and help you gain perspective on PACES in the context of your medical career.  Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  1:40 Changing your approach 4:05 Detect the signs5:38 Maximise patient exposure9:42 Make yourself known11:42 What's within your control?13:18 Taking advantage 15:11 Avoiding burnout17:24 Relation to clinical practice20:30 Being a Med SpR22:37 Pass or Fail Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/202125 minutes, 11 seconds
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#5 Thyroid disease

Sam was joined by Dr Jodie Sabin, consultant endocrinologist, to discuss how thyroid disease may be presented in PACES and the best ways to structure your approach to this tricky station including how to master the history, examination and answer those difficult examiner questions! Quiz the Consultant also makes a return as Jodie answers questions on the Great British Bake Off! Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode and follow us on social media:Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:05:03 Vignette08:00 History-taking, eye disease, neck lumps, thyrotoxic symptoms22:13 Examination31:46 Presentation35:30 Investigations & management   Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/202152 minutes, 11 seconds
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#4 Breaking Bad News

In this episode, Sam welcomes Dr Tessa Nicholas, a post-CMT doctor with an interest in palliative care and oncology. They discuss the recurring themes in station 4, focussing on Breaking Bad News and the SPIKES model* Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  02:00 Structure, format, recurring themes of Station 417:30 Approaching Station 420:45 SPIKES model37:50 Summary *Baile WF, Buckman R, Lenzi R et al (2000) SPIKES - a Six Step Protocol for Delivering Bad News: Application to the Patient with Cancer. Oncologist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/202139 minutes, 5 seconds
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#3 Aortic Stenosis

In this episode, Sam was joined by Dr Stephen Dorman, Consultant Cardiologist in TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) to discuss Aortic Stenosis - a cardiovascular classic. Steve is given a baptism of fire on new regular feature Quiz the Consultant where he answers questions on his own specialist topic of Windsurf foils! Please like, subscribe and most importantly, enjoy the show!Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast Timestamps:01:52 Intro 05:58 Examination17:40 Presentation & differential diagnoses23:40 Examiner questions34:42 Quiz the Consultant  Music:Chase & Superepic by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
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#2 Top 10 Tips & PACES during COVID

This week Sam was joined by Dr Alex Batty, an IMT2 who has recently passed MRCP PACES. Sam and Alex give you their Top 10 Tips to boost your revision and Alex gives us the inside track on the changes to the structure and format and some COVID-related curveballs that got thrown his way during his exam. Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/202144 minutes, 41 seconds
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#1 Basics of PACES

Welcome to the first episode of the Pre PACES Podcast with Dr Sam Williams. Sam was joined this week by Dr Jennie Gough, an IMT2 doctor who was just getting start with PACES revision when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Jennie and Sam cover the structure and format of PACES and answer some FAQs. Like, Comment, Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!Sign up for Pastest HERE!SUPPORT THE SHOW at Buy Me A Coffee! www.prepacespodcast.com@prepacespodcast  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/31/202155 minutes, 18 seconds