Description

This intensive three-day revision course is designed to help candidates prepare for the Intercollegiate FRCS Examination in General Surgery. The course, delivered by an experienced group of senior consultants, will use a combination of direct vivas, interactive discussions, and patients with signs and symptoms to provide the candidate with a focused revision of pertinent topics.Learning StyleInteractive discussion and pertinent lectures.Updates on current advances in all sub-specialities.Clinical cases.Academic vivas.Slides of images and pathology specimens will be projected and participants will be asked common examination questions.Emphasis will be laid on all participants to answer questions. Each participant will be given time to hone their discussion skills with an examiner and to present the findings confidently.All the viva stations will be covered in detail: Emergency surgery (including trauma) and Critical care, General Surgery, General Surgery of Childhood and declared subspecialty – Upper GI, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, colorectal, endocrine, breast, vascular and transplantation.Learning OutcomesOn completion of this course the candidate should be confident in their preparation for the oral and clinical parts of Section 2 of the examination.The candidate should be able to present and discuss clinical cases as in an examination situationLearn correct examination techniques.Eligibility CriteriaST5 or above/SpR Year 3 or above in General Surgery. Strongly advised for trainees who have completed the Section 1 (SBA and EMI component) of the exam or contemplating to do it soon. This course is ideal for those appearing for the examination in 4 to 6 weeks although some may benefit from doing the course a few months before the intended examination date.This course is endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The college awards 18 CPD points for attendance in this course.