Armed with the knowledge of these gaps, you can now turn to an information resource that would help plug this knowledge gap. Traditionally people would turn to MRCOG textbooks and this is fine if the textbook chapters contain specific information that you are seeking. But be very open to the idea that there may be other better resources to turn to! These include: a YouTube video, patient information leaflets, green-top guidelines, NICE guidelines, articles from the Obstetrician and the Gynaecologist journal, StratOG, and review articles in journals such as BJOG and BMJ. Don’t forget that your consultant is also an important source of knowledge for you, but make sure what they share with you is based on evidence and guidance and not eccentric personal views which are of no relevance for your exam. You will need to be mindful of the distinction between ‘evidence-based’ and ‘eminence-based’ medicine! The point here is that you are gathering information in a targeted fashion based on the gaps in your knowledge. This active process will aid deeper learning, better retention and recall of information. Go back to the sheet of paper where you jotted down what you knew about the subject, and then add the new information that you have gathered with a different colour pen. Use highlighters and sketches and side notes liberally, as colourful visual representation of information is likely to be retained better.
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