“Cough, Cough, Cough”: Bronchiectasis on Your CCFP Exam

August 5, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on “Cough, Cough, Cough”: Bronchiectasis on Your CCFP Exam | 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!

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“Doc, Is This Endometriosis?”

July 29, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on “Doc, Is This Endometriosis?” | CCFP | , , , , , , ,


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Febrile Neutropenia – DO NOT MISS!

July 22, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on Febrile Neutropenia – DO NOT MISS! | CCFP | , , , , , , ,


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Gout Does Not Have To Be Painful on the CCFP Exam!

July 15, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on Gout Does Not Have To Be Painful on the CCFP Exam! | CCFP | , , , , , , ,


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Doc I’ve Lost 50LBS! What’s Happening to Me?

July 1, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on Doc I’ve Lost 50LBS! What’s Happening to Me? | CCFP | , , , , , , ,


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The Long and Short of Long-COVID in Adults

May 6, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on The Long and Short of Long-COVID in Adults | CCFP | , , , , , , ,


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“Doc I’m Pregnant… Can We Talk About My Weight?”

April 29, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on “Doc I’m Pregnant… Can We Talk About My Weight?” | CCFP | , , , , , , ,


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“Doc, Help Me Manage My Pain!”: Let’s Talk About Fibromyalgia

April 22, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on “Doc, Help Me Manage My Pain!”: Let’s Talk About Fibromyalgia | CCFP | , , , , , , ,


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“Doc, I Don’t Want To Get a Pap!”

April 15, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on “Doc, I Don’t Want To Get a Pap!” | CCFP | , , , , , , ,


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IT’S CCFP EXAM CRUNCH TIME! Tips To Help You Prepare…

March 11, 2023 |by Family Medicine Exam Prep Course | Comments Off on IT’S CCFP EXAM CRUNCH TIME! Tips To Help You Prepare… | CCFP | , , , , , , ,


It’s crunch time!

How to best prepare for the CCFP EXAM.

This is not your first exam, but it may be one of the last in your academic career… so let’s get you prepared to succeed on the CCFP exam. We have received numerous questions from residents for study tips and practical advice on how to arrange their last few weeks before the exam. Let’s review the top 5 tips successful CCFP exam candidates have shared.

1. Know your exam.

2. Have a study plan.

    • There are less than two months until the exam so every study day is crucial – don’t waste time!
    • There will be topics in the 105 CCFP priority topics list that are your “bread and butter†and do not require intensive review. Instead, focus on the topics that require rote memorization and areas you may find more challenging (for instance, hyperlipidemia guidelines, osteoporosis guidelines, hypertension guidelines, Ottawa ankle rules, C-Spine rules, etc.).
    • Write out the topics you find particularly challenging and ensure you cover them in the time you have left. In your study calendar ensure you allocate dates and times when you intend to cover each of the topics that are more challenging for you.

3. Organize your material for review.

4. Include exercise, sleep, and breaks in your study plan.

    • There are numerous studies that show enhanced performance on academic testing in those candidates who engage in cardiovascular exercises 30 minutes per day and get at least 6 hours of sleep. For instance, take a look at this article from Harvard: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-can-boost-your-memory-and-thinking-skills
    • Use the Golden 40:10 rule – for every 40 minutes of studying take a 10-minute break – watch a YouTube video, stretch your legs, and get a cup of coffee or tea. The main point is to give your brain a rest while studying.

5. Practice like it’s the REAL DEAL.

    • Especially for the SOO component, do your best to find a partner (a friend, a spouse, or a colleague) and try to practice 1-2 SOOs each study day.
    • This should be a mandatory part of your studying. We would wake up in the morning and the two of us would practice over zoom – we used the practice SOOs on the CFPC website and then come up with our own. This would help us get in the habit of interviewing someone in a format that would maximize our success on the exam. Try to use a clear and structured interview style – know when you will ask your FIFE questions, and how you will include the medical history questions, while smoothly integrating this into your conversation. Practice developing concise management plans that you can summarize in less than 3 minutes. Ensure you practice establishing follow-up with the interviewee. The more you practice, the more comfortable you will be on the exam and this will be palpable to the actor and examiner.

Best of luck and remember, we are here for you!

FMEP Course Team

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