No, I really don't think you have this right. For a good pre-clin (2nd year) exam answer here you would need:(Original post by Kinkerz)
Nuances aside, the general theme of basic science in medicine is not anchored in critical thought. It is: 'Here is a series of facts / a mechanism*, now go and learn it to pass your exam.'
*that you will have probably forgotten less than a month after you sit the exam
-the facts and the mechanism (bare minimum pass or viva)
-a few seminal experiments that were crucial in elucidating that mechanism
-ideally the limitations of those experiments
-some clinical relevance
The exam is usually 2-3h for 3 in-depth essays. You do actually have to try and fit all of the aforementioned points in. In second year we definitely had to use scopus to find relevant reviews/a few papers and at least in my college knowing the limitations of the current scientific work was strongly encouraged and this was then discussed in tutes.
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