I have been kept asking about NICE/ OGRM/ TOG which topics to read and what to skip.
I have already posted on NICE guidelines in my previous post.
Similarly, I know it’s a tad difficult to know which topics are important. You will never know from which journal article they can pull up a question from.
Any topic not covered by the GTOP guidelines should be read from TOG. If there are a guideline and a TOG on a particular topic, any discrepancy in numbers like percentages or management plan, take the guideline as your answer.
But, as a MRCOG examinee, everyone should have all the TOG articles of at least 3 years soft copies in your laptops or tablets. I know they’re not available for free. Please interact with each other and accumulate the copies. It would not be feasible for me to upload them on this web site, nor ethical to do so.
You may not be able to read all, but when I say there is a TOG on a particular topic, you all need to find it and read it. Or if you come across a question, and don’t know the answer, search your collection.
So please have a personal TOG collection for yourself. My friend who became a Member recently advised me to read at least 2-3 years of all TOGs.
So be aware – being selective/choosy might cost a few questions- Especially the one which carry easy marks.
So please try to read as many editions as possible, and highlight the important points. No short cuts while reading. Every article should read fully.
- Percentages- of disease prevalence, of risks, of recurrence, of etiology, are important.
- Complications of a surgery, site of complications.
My next post will highlight the TOG issues that I read. So subscribe and stay tuned!