:evil: Anybody else thought the Luton examiners were more than harsh? Sat PACES for the 3rd time last Saturday (22.10.05), I got interrupted in my presentation and examination at virtually every station...I got the impression most of them were really out to get you, and in every single case they looked annoyed at me as if they were dealing with a stupid schoolgirl ... I swear the next time someone says something about "it's a colleague to colleague discussion" I'll throw up... The cases were: RA Thyroid eye disease (but very, very subtle, looked like conjunctivitis and nil else, no goitre and not hyperthyroid...if they hadn't mentioned palpitations in the stem I wouldn't have had a clue) Multiple nevi and molluscum contagiosum in a renal transplant Double vision, examine fundi: I was expecting optic atrophy but didn't think the patient had it... Communication station was discussion of diagnosis and Hickman line with a guy diagnosed with Lymphoma, he wanted to know if he could have children GI: Decompensated liver disease, chronic. Resp: Rheumatoid but bronchiectasis instead of fibrosis. History taking: MS type of picture Neuro: Cerebellar plus peripheral neuropathy. CV: I said VSD because it was the loudest pansystolic murmur I'd ever heard, but they said it wasn't, so I suppose it was MR in the end... Good luck to all the rest, this was my 3rd go at it so I'm back studying effing written part II... GRRRRRR!!!!! M.