The recommended reading list for the Clinical Examination is not prescriptive or exhaustive, nor is it guaranteed to cover every possible question. Candidates are expected to demonstrate competency in history taking, examination of all systems, counselling and performing procedures commonly undertaken during early surgical training.
The Examination is focused on assessing genericskills, not knowledge about particular clinical scenarios, although common clinical scenarios may be used to illustrate and demonstrate various skills. The clinical knowledge required for the Clinical Examination is targeted at the level assumed of a competent final year medical student.
The recommended reading list includes:
- ATLS/EMST Course Manual 9th Edition (2012)
- CCrISP Course Manual 3rd Edition. Loftus, E (Edition) (2010)
- Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery 26th Edition
- Churchill's Pocketbook of Surgery 5th Edition
- Fundamental Skills for Surgery (RACS) Perry, Skinner (Revised Edition) (2008)
- Australian and New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training (ASSET) Course Materials (DVD) 2nd Edition (2013)
- Clinical Problems in General Medicine and Surgery 3rd Edition ,Peter Devitt, Jonathan Mitchell, Christian Hamilton Craig (2011)
- Australian Guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in Healthcare (2010)
- All prescribed texts for the Generic Surgical Science Examination
- Online Training: Resource Units (previously known as STEM Units)
- National Blood Authority
Many prescribed texts and wider reading may be accessed through the trainee resources page of the RACS Library (log-in required).