The first of two volumes, this essential revision guide to the MRCS A exam is indispensable. The most up-to-date revision guide available; the authors have matched their chapters to the new syllabus from the Royal College of Surgeons to produce a comprehensive companion to the Part A exam, covering both papers. The book covers every major subject in the MRCS syllabus, working systematically through every general surgical topic likely to appear in the exam, and highlighting important principles of surgery. 'In a nutshell' sections highlight important lists and vital points, and the text is clearly laid out with illustrations to aid understanding. Vital for aspiring surgical trainees as a reference and MRCS A and MRCS B candidates alike, these two volumes provide essential revision. Replacing 'Essential Revision Notes for Intercollegiate MRCS' Books 1 and 2, also by Catherine Parchment Smith, these new titles have been thoroughly overhauled and updated to represent the modern MRCS A exam.