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How To Choose Your Medical Specialty

Every medical student asks himself this question , and it is very hard question as its answer controls his life and his career for long time so answering it needs time and searching

From surgery to Internal Medicine to Psychiatry and other specialties and sub-specialties, it is really a very hard decision. 

I think this quiz is a great tool for medical students who want to discover the best specialty for their personality: Medical Specialty Quiz 

The Australian Medical Council

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is the Australian national standards advisory body for medical education and training.

The examination comprises of 2 parts, a multiple-choice exam and a clinical examination.

The Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) is a test of the principles and practice of medicine in the fields of internal medicine, paediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology. A number of questions on each discipline also have a focus on general practice.

The Clinical Component of the Amc Exam consists of an entire morning or afternoon spent assessing your clinical skills though stations. These scenarios will contain a clinical scenario and you will be asked a number of tasks - most of the time it is essentially generic - a short clinical preamble, and then 'Take a history and proceed' as your instruction.

For More Info Visit The Australian Medical Council or AMC Forum Here : https://forum.facmedicine.com/forums/amc.18/

What is Binswanger's disease ?

Binswanger's disease or Subcortical vascular dementia as discribed by Otto Binswanger in 1894 is a form of dementia caused by damage to the white brain matter.

Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of Binswanger's disease so it is considered as a particular type of atherosclerosis-related dementia.

Binswanger's disease is more common in men between 50 to 70 years old and It is characterized by affection of memory , intellectual function , mood changes and the ability to act or to make decisions.

The histologic findings are diffuse, irregular loss of axons and myelin accompanied by gliosis, tissue death.

Binswanger's disease has a poor prognosis as there is no cure , also it is considered as one of the most severe types of vascular related dementia , so physicians depends on treating the vascular cause.