Part I: Examination in Professional Knowledge
The following questions illustrate some of the formats that may be used in the Licensing Examination; they are also found in the file of sample questions. Sample examination questions are only available in English and Traditional Chinese.
|External cephalic version is performed for breech presentation on a 28-year-old primigravida at 37 weeks' gestation. She is rhesus D negative without rhesus antibody. Her husband's rhesus status is unknown.
When should anti-D immunoglobulin be given?
|A.||Only if large amount of fetal red blood cells are identified by Kleihauer test on maternal blood|
|B.||Only if the maternal rhesus antibody is present|
|C.||Only prophylactically after delivery|
|D.||Prophylactically after the external cephalic version|
|E.||Under no circumstances|
|A 50-year-old female suffers from bilateral steroid-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral heads. She complains of a recent increase in left hip pain over the past 6 months.
Which of the following X-ray features is NOT COMPATIBLE with the history?
|A.||Collapse of femoral head|
|B.||Fracture neck of femur|
|C.||Narrowing of joint space|
|Which of the following brain areas is the MOST LIKELY to be involved in the "alien hand syndrome"?|
|A.||Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex|
|E.||Supplementary motor area|
|A patient is admitted with acute pancreatitis. Which of the following is NOT an indicator of poor prognosis?|
|A.||PaO2 7.3 kPa (normal >9.5)|
|B.||Patient is 60 years old|
|C.||Serum amylase 25000 U/L (normal <110)|
|D.||Serum calcium 1.9 mmol/L (normal 2.11-2.55)|
|E.||Temperature of 40 degrees Celsius|
Part II: Proficiency Test in Medical English