FRCPath Microbiology part 2: Essay type questions for practice

New question: Provide a plan for your trust board how to effectively manage the winter pressure for the next year. Your role is mainly to draft a policy outlining the management of the anticipated norovirus and flu outbreak, but you have to take a more holistic view of other trust services as well.

There is a plan for consolidation of pathology services in your region. Your hospital might lose its laboratory in the consolidation process. Please write a report to the trust board explaining its impact on the service you are providing to your users. read more

Resources for FRCPath part 2 by Dr Katherine Watson, StR, Microbiology

Here are some of the resources that I used in preparation for FRCPath part 2, April 2016 Bristol. One of the most useful things to do is speak to anyone you know who has already sat the exam and ask for all their past questions and tips.

Mycology â€“ A Canadian microbiologist’s blog, has some really great photos of fungi, very useful for familiarising yourself with organisms for spotters and the practical. I printed quite a few out and stuck them around the house, after seeing them every day I felt confident at quickly recognising organisms. read more