Saturday, 6 October 2012

Exciting Update!

PasTest have very kindly offered to provide questions for the revision document, as well as material from their books. This is a fantastic opportunity for us, and give you FREE access to their resources. A massive thank you goes to Hannah who has organised everything for me and agreed to help out so swiftly. I hope that you'll all appreciate how awesome this is and make use of twitfrg even more because of it.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

9th October 2012

On Tuesday (9/10/12), we will post up the first set of revision notes and questions for discussion on Thursday 11th October at 7pm (GMT). For our first week, we've chosen general practice as the area for revision. The notes will contain a list of key examinations you should think about revising, key conditions you should have a knowledge of as well as more detailed notes on some of the most common presentations and conditions you would see in a general practice setting as well as ones that we're likely to be expected to know for finals. The revision notes will also have a set of revision questions at the end for you to have a go at ready for Thursday's discussion. The document will be available on this blog by 10pm on Tuesday and should hopefully be available for you to download in a variety of formats (at least a Microsoft Word file and PDF).

On Thursday, we'll kick the discussion off on twitter (using the hashtag #twitfrg for all tweets) and go through the questions one by one, with people giving their reasoning behind their answers, followed by us @twitfrg giving the "correct" answer and our reasoning for it. We'll then hopefully have a discussion of any points people wanted to raise about the notes/topics/questions and take suggestions for the following week's topics.

The days we release the document and have the discussion are temporary at the moment - if they suit most people then we'll keep them, or if everyone votes otherwise, we'll change them to suit people better.

If you would like to contribute questions or revision notes for this week or future weeks, or would like to help out with proofreading or building us a proper website (or help in any other way you can think of!) please get in touch via our email address: or tweet us @twitfrg.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Please Vote!

A poll has been added to the right hand side of this blog - please vote for what night you'd like the live twitter discussion of the MCQs and revision resources! Sunday isn't an option so that we don't clash with the Twitter Journal Club.

VOTE HERE!!! --------->

How It Works

The idea for this group is that a topic/area of study for revision will be decided (ideally by voting, but initially most likely by the admins). A revision document will then be posted on the blog with a few relevant MCQs for you to try 2- 3 days before the desginated date and time for discussion. When it reaches discussion time, we'll log on to twitter and get the discussion going with all tweets marked with the #twitfrg hashtag. Everyone is welcome to join in, and there's no such thing as a stupid question! We hope that by releasing the revision document early, it gives everyone time to do a bit of their own revision and the questions so that everyone gets as much out of the discussion as possible. We'll discuss the answers to the MCQs and how we arrived at them, and also try and answer queries as we go along. We'll then post a transcript of the discussion on the blog afterwards (as soon as I work out how to do that). Fingers crossed this will be a valauble revision tool for all involved!