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

by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course |Oct 28, 2019 | Comments Off on On a SOO: Let’s Talk about POO – Traveller’s Diarrhea | 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 traveller’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?

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

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SOO and SAMP: Your Study Guide for HEADACHES!

by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course |Oct 16, 2019 | Comments Off on SOO and SAMP: Your Study Guide for HEADACHES! | 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 Medicine Exam Prep Course |Aug 28, 2019 | Comments Off on What are the SAMPs and how do you recommend studying for the SAMPs? | 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 SOOs and how do you recommend studying for the SOO?

by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course |Jul 28, 2019 | Comments Off on What are the SOOs and how do you recommend studying for the SOO? | CCFP | , , , , , ,

What are the SOOs and how do you recommend studying for the SOO? The simulated office orals (SOOs) are CCFPs way of examining how you perform in a clinical setting. The oral examination includes five SOOs which are each 15 minutes in length. At 12 minutes, you will be informed that you have 3 minutes…

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How to study for the CCFP exam?

by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course |Jun 28, 2019 | Comments Off on How to study for the CCFP exam? | CCFP | , , , , , ,

When it came down to writing the CCFP exam, we asked over 50 residents who passed the exam what their strategy was. Here are some of the tips we got COMMON THEME: do not stress!, Scheduling, Don’t only study, Create a plan, Resources…

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CCFP predictive factors

by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course |May 28, 2019 | Comments Off on CCFP predictive factors | CCFP | , ,

Most people do well on the CCFP. Despite this, there is no doubt that this exam is laden with inherent stress and worry which is why many of our residents ask us: What predicts a “pass” on the exam? The CCFP is pretty hush-hush about the pass rates as well as how the exam is prepared and structured…

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