Are you SAMP ready (part 2)?

by Family Med Exam Prep |Mar 5, 2020 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

Thank you to all our participants who attended the Family Medicine Exam Prep Course in Hamilton. We are touched and grateful for your wonderful feedback. Many candidates have requested we continue to post more practice SAMPs, so here you go….

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Are You SAMP Ready?

by Family Med Exam Prep |Feb 16, 2020 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

We have been focusing on SOO preparation, as this tends to give residents more trouble on the CCFP exam. But what about the SAMPs? Today, we’re going to give you a taste of what you might see on the exam.

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We Have Good News and Bad News… What Do You Want to Hear First?

by Family Med Exam Prep |Feb 1, 2020 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , ,

Before entering the next SOO station, you read the prompt: “You are about to meet a patient whose clinical presentation and investigations are suggestive of a new diagnosis of lupus.” You eloquently perform a review of systems, provide an excellent management plan and arrange follow up with the patient… But you are NOT deemed a SUPERIOR CERTIFICANT. What went wrong?

It was actually a “Bad News” scenario, and you didn’t use interviewing techniques that the FMEP Course hopes to see in a SUPERIOR certificant.

The good news is that we have the tips and tricks you can use when a similar situation shows up on your exam. We have summarized an excellent AFP article that will help you be an FMEP Superior Certificant on your SOO. READ MORE

“Doc, Do You Even Know What You Are Doing?!” 

by Family Med Exam Prep |Jan 11, 2020 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

Your SOO has been going great so far and you are feeling confident.

You go to your next station – you see Mr. Huff And Puff. He is a 58-year-old man with COPD. He is not using his puffers despite repeated discussions. He is also a 60-pack-year smoker. The first thing the actor says is, “Doc, do you even know what you are doing?! I am still coughing!” 

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Be a QUITTER – But Not on Your SOO! Your Guide to Smoking Cessation

by Family Med Exam Prep |Dec 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , ,

You are about to meet Sara, a 25-year-old patient with a 20-pack-year smoking history. She would like to quit. You walk into the room.

Do you know how to counsel your patient? Is it Champix or nicotine… both… or neither? What’s the latest advice? To help prepare you, we’ve written a summary of an excellent CFP article – find the full article with all the statistics here!

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Doc, You Want My Car Keys…? Driving and Dementia

by Family Med Exam Prep |Nov 23, 2019 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , ,

It’s your SOO. You walk into the next room – you have an 89-year-old man. His wife has expressed concern about his driving ability.

Will you cut up his driver’s license? Call the police? Report him to the MTO?

Does driving and dementia make you lost for words? Are you thinking that you’d better brush up on your reading before SOO time? No need to search too far – we’ve summarized a comprehensive CFP article for you right here! Here is the article for your reference.

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If You SNOOZE, You LOSE – WAKEY, WAKEY… SOO TIME! AN APPROACH TO FATIGUE

by Family Med Exam Prep |Nov 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , ,

The bell chimes and it’s the next station – you have a 33-year-old male who presents with fatigue for several months. He has no other medical history. ENTER THE ROOM.

Do you want to pull your hair out? Bite your fingernails? HOLD ON! We’re here to help. Here’s a brief checklist to follow for your SOO (or SAMP) – we used this helpful CMAJ article to help create a SOO tool for you.

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On a SOO: Let’s Talk about POO – Traveler’s Diarrhea

by Family Med Exam Prep |Oct 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , ,

It’s the CCFP SOO exam – you’re about to enter the next station … Your station has a 23-year-old male coming in for travel advice. He is going to Jamaica and wants to know what he can do to prevent getting traveler’s diarrhea. What are you going to ask? Are you confident about what medications he needs? What investigations may be needed once the patient has returned home if the symptoms persist?

If you’re ready to learn how to become a FMEP course SUPERIOR Certificant… keep reading. 

This blog is a summary of the Canadian Family Physicians’ article on traveler’s diarrhea. The article can be found here.

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SOO and SAMP: Your Study Guide for HEADACHES!

by Family Med Exam Prep |Oct 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , , , ,

What are the SAMPs and how do you recommend studying for the SAMPs? The Short answer management problems (SAMPs) test your knowledge base and problem-solving skills. The SAMPs are done on a computer in different locations across Canada. They take approximately 4 hours and will take place on the Friday of the examination weekend…

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What are the SAMPs and how do you recommend studying for the SAMPs?

by Family Med Exam Prep |Aug 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , , , ,

What are the SAMPs and how do you recommend studying for the SAMPs? The Short answer management problems (SAMPs) test your knowledge base and problem-solving skills. The SAMPs are done on a computer in different locations across Canada. They take approximately 4 hours and will take place on the Friday of the examination weekend…

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