Sender: Zavlin Dear Friends I am new here. Needless to say, I am preparing for upcoming MRCS OSCE. After an extensive research, it seems there are many forums but people tend to just discuss general aspects. I want to prepare hence without wasting any time, I am taking an opportunity to post stations and hope that some colleagues may be able to join me on the journey. First Station: History Taking for post-operative chest pain or SOB A 50 years male is 5/7 post THR. Take history and present to the examiners. Hello Mr. -----, I am Dr. Zavlin and am a MRCS Candidate. I have been assigned to take a history from you. Could I start by asking you as to what the problem has been? Establish whther it was post-operative chest pain, or post-operative Shortness Of Breath (SOB). Chest pain: Site, Onset, character, radiation, associations, timing and duration, Exacerbating and relieving factors, severity. SOB: Onset, Duration, Progression, Precipitating factor, Aggrevating and Relieving factor. Associations: cough, expectoration, haemoptysis, pain in the wound, any discharge from the wound, abdominal pain, abdominal distention, frequency, dysuria, haematuria, calf pain, swelling of the legs. PMH: Medications and Allergies: Family history: Social history: Review of Systems: Thank the patient and present to the Examiners. Likely Pulmonary Embolism. Questions: DD of post-operative chest pain. Investigations. Management.