Recommended Textbooks

This is a list of the textbooks I used during the clinical part of the course, and which were very helpful during finals revision!

General medicine

  • Clinical Medicine – Kumar and Clark
  • Medicine at a glance – Davey

General surgery

  • Essential Surgery – Burkitt, Quick, Reed
  • Surgical talk – Goldberg and Stansby


  • Paediatrics and Child Health – Rudolf and Levine
  • Illustrated textbook of paediatrics – Lissauer and Clayden
  • Core clinical cases in paediatrics – Ewer, Barrett and Diwakur

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Gynaecology by ten teachers – Clayton and Monga
  • Obstetrics by ten teachers – Baker
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology – Impey
  • Core clinical cases in obstetrics and gynaecology – Khan, Gupta and Mires


  • Psychiatry: An Oxford core text – Gelder, Mayou and Geddes
  • Psychiatry at a glance – Katona and Robertson


  • Clinical Medicine – Kumar and Clark

Infectious diseases

  • Clinical Medicine – Kumar and Clark

Genitourinary medicine

  • ABC of sexually transmitted infections – Alder, Cowan, French and Mitchell


  • Apleys concise orthopaedics and trauma – Solomon, Warwick and Nayagam
  • Surgical Talk – Goldberg and Stansby


  • Neurology: and illustrated colour text – Fuller and Manford
  • Clinical Medicine – Kumar and Clark


  • Crash course rheumatology and orthopaedics – Coote and Haslam
  • Clinical Medicine – Kumar and Clark


  • Dermatology: an Illustrated text – Gawkrodger
  • ABC of dermatology – Buxton


  • Ear, nose and throat, and head and neck surgery: an illustrated text – Dhillon and East


  • Ophthalmology: an illustrated colour text – Batterbury and Bowling
  • ABC of eyes – Khaw, Shah and Kanski


  • Lecture notes in clinical anaesthesia – Gwinnutt


  • Lecture notes in medical microbiology and infection – Elliott, Osman, Gill and Worthington
  • Clinical biochemistry: an illustrated colour text – Gaw, Murphy, Cowan and O’Reilly
  • Clinical chemistry – Marshall, Bangert
  • Haematology: an illustrated colour text – Howard and Hamilton
  • Crash course immunology and haematology – Kitchen and Horton-Szar
  • General and systematic pathology – Underwood

Ethics, Law and public health

  • Lecture notes on epidemiology and public health medicine – Farmer and Lawrenson
  • Essential public health – Gillam, Yates and Badrinath
  • Lecture notes on medical law and ethics – Howard and Bogle
  • Medical ethics and law: the core curriculum – Hope, Savulescu and Hendrick

Finals revision

  • 250 cases in clinical medicine – Baliga
  • Finals in surgery: a guide to success in clinical surgery – Thompson and Park
  • EMQ’s and MCQ’s for finals – Bath, Morgan and Patel

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