"Without performing a single calculation we have probably gleaned enough information in just a minute or two to write an answer that would have passed this question."
One of the things that we are big on in the fellowshipexam.com course is thinking about the how and why of the exam, not just the content. We had some great discussion at our recent face to face meeting in Melbourne for our candidates about this very topic, and we spent a fair bit of time deconstructing various examination questions.
This week at fellowshipexam.com we are taking on two of the most feared props in the exam itself – the ECG and the ABG. In particular, the ABG seems to be a source of significant concern for most candidates. The bad news is that even with the advent of the new examination the ABG plays a starring role. In the 2015.1 exam 2 of the thirty questions features were centred on an ABG. That’s just about 7 % of the marks available for a single prop.
"The good news is that with a systematic approach the ABG can be broken down easily..."
The fellowship faculty
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