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Lupus… or Not? Be Able to Make the Diagnosis

January 28, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

We are excited to see so many of you join our fall FMEP courses. Several of you have requested we continue to post more practice SAMPs, so here you go!

Just a reminder… pay attention to the questions. Here are our general tips one more time:

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Can’t stop. Won’t stop! Epistaxis

January 18, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

We are excited to see so many of you join our fall FMEP courses. Several of you have requested we continue to post more practice SAMPs, so here you go!

Just a reminder… pay attention to the questions. Here are our general tips one more time:

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YOUR DETAILED CCFP EXAM STUDY CALENDAR: BE PREPARED!

January 13, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

The CCFP exam is quickly approaching. We know you are juggling many personal and professional responsibilities. The FMEP Course is here to help!

We have made a study calendar to help keep you on track.

Click here to see the calendar.

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Why Should I Take the FMEP Course for the CCFP Spring 2023 Exam? Top 5 Reasons!

January 8, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

Here are the top 5 reasons to take the FMEP Course to prepare for the Spring 2023 CCFP Exam:

1. You only have so much time to study – use your time efficiently by taking the FMEP course and reviewing all 105 topics in 3 days.

2. The FMEP course will help identify and shift focus to your weak areas when preparing for the CCFP Spring 2023 exam. Study smart!

3. The FMEP Course will cover MANY examples of Superior Certificant SOO responses. You will be prepared.

4. The FMEP course will go over what NOT to do on the CCFP exam. Stay vigilant!

5. The FMEP team has created easy-to-follow algorithms of how to approach difficult management SAMPs (including ACLS and NRP guidelines)!

To find out more about the FMEP Course and register please click here.

Happy studying 🙂

FMEP Course Team

 

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Doc, I Have Chest Pain – Could It Be SCAD?

December 1, 2022 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

We are excited to see so many of you join our spring FMEP courses. Several of you have requested we continue to post more practice SAMPs, so here you go!

Just a reminder… pay attention to the questions. Here are our general tips one more time:

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Red Eye SOO

September 15, 2022 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

Dear Residents,

YOU WANTED SOO PREP? Well, here it is!

The CPFC oral exam has five simulated office orals (SOOs). Each of the stations is 15 minutes long. The CFPC is attempting to mimic the actual Family Practice setting.
The scoring system focuses on the candidate’s approach to dealing with the illness experience and interactions with the patient. Getting the correct diagnosis plays only a minor role in the scoring.
When using the FMEP SOO practice, we recommend practicing with a study buddy. Practice, practice, practice! Don’t be discouraged if you miss some points… it’s part of the studying process. The FMEP course will go over many, many practice SOOs with you to get you prepared.
Click here for some helpful information from the CFPC website on SOOs.

Good luck!

We look forward to seeing many of you soon 🙂

FMEP Course Team

 

SOO

Sara Mcgill is a 43 year old law clerk who is presenting with a two day history of eye redness and discomfort. She has a history of Diabetes, Hypertension and Rheumatoid arthritis. Her medications include Losartan, Metformin and Methotrexate. She smokes half a pack per day and drinks 3-4 beers on the weekends only. She is single and has a 4 year old daughter who is enrolled in daycare.
You are asked to speak to Sara.

Red Eye Illness Experience
Areas to be covered include:

  1. Eye symptoms
    • Onset and duration of symptoms
    • Unilateral or bilateral eye involvement
    • Whether it has been stable or progressively worsening, and whether it is present constantly or intermittently
    • Ocular pain
    • Foreign-body sensation
    • Photophobia
    • Presence of discharge
  2. Associated symptoms
    • Rhinorrhea
    • Sore throat
    • Fever
    • Headache
  3. Past medical history
    • Ocular disorders
    • Systemic disorders
    • Sexually transmitted infections
    • Clotting disorders
    • Vascular disorders
    • Allergies
  4. Exposures
    • Environmental
    • Close contacts with similar symptoms
    • Trauma
    • Contact lens use
Feelings

  • Worried that this is contagious and she may spread it to others.

Ideas

  • The physician will help her treat the eye infection.

Effect/Impact on Function

  • She is embarrassed to go to work and see friends until her eye heals.

Expectations for this visit

  • The physician will give her an antibiotic for her eye

A satisfactory understanding of all components (Feelings, Ideas, Effect/Impact on Function, and Expectations) is important in assessing the illness experience of this patient.

 

Superior Certificant Covers points 1, 2, 3, and 4. Actively explores the illness experience to arrive at an in-depth understanding of it. This is achieved through the purposeful use of verbal and non-verbal techniques, including both effective questioning and active listening.
Certificant Covers points 1, 2, and 3. Inquires about the illness experience to arrive at a satisfactory understanding of it. This is achieved by asking appropriate questions and using non-verbal skills.
Non-certificant Does not cover points 1, 2, and 3. Demonstrates only minimal interest in the illness experience, and so gains little understanding of it. There is little acknowledgement of the patient’s verbal or non-verbal cues, or the candidate cuts the patient off.
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“Don’t Make a RASH Mistake on Your CCFP Exam!” – Your Pruritis SAMP

August 20, 2022 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

We are excited to see so many of you join our fall FMEP courses. Several of you have requested we continue to post more practice SAMPs, so here you go!

Just a reminder… pay attention to the questions. Here are our general tips one more time:

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Doctor, My Face Won’t Move! What’s Going On?

July 29, 2022 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

We are excited to see so many of you join our fall FMEP courses. Several of you have requested we continue to post more practice SAMPs, so here you go!

Just a reminder… pay attention to the questions. Here are our general tips one more time:

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YOUR DETAILED CCFP EXAM STUDY CALENDAR: BE PREPARED!

July 23, 2022 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

The CCFP exam is quickly approaching. We know you are juggling many personal and professional responsibilities. The FMEP Course is here to help!

We have made a study calendar to help keep you on track.

Click here to see the calendar.

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Antenatal SAMP on Iron Deficiency Anemia

July 15, 2022 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | 0 Comments | CCFP | , , , , , , ,

We are excited to see so many of you join our fall FMEP courses. Several of you have requested we continue to post more practice SAMPs, so here you go!

Just a reminder… pay attention to the questions. Here are our general tips one more time:

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