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OverviewDAY 1 OF THIS COURSE IS AN ANATOMY REVISION DAY RUN UNDER THE WADE PROGRAMME IN SURGICAL ANATOMY. DAYS 2 & 3 ARE THE EDINBURGH MRCS OSCE PREPARATION COURSE. This course is aimed at FY2 and above, and primarily those preparing for the Intercollegiate Part B MRCS Examination. It is designed to help improve candidates’ performance in the MRCS Part B Examination via practice sessions with ‘mock’ MRCS OSCE stations and discussions with examiners on the pitfalls and problems commonly encountered with the examination process. The course structure includes short lectures, discussion groups and OSCE stations. You will also have the option to attend a 1 day Wade Anatomy Revision Course, the aim of which is to provide a brief structured review of the anatomy of the whole body in preparation for the MRCS anatomy OSCE with a strong emphasis on interactive identification of cadaveric specimens.Target AudienceCandidates preparing for the Intercollegiate MRCS Part B (OSCE) Examination.Learning StyleThis course uses a combination of presentations, discussion groups, practice sessions and individual feedback given by tutors experienced in the MRCS Exam. A major component of the course is the series of simulated MRCS OSCE stations covering clinical and procedural skills, applied surgical science and critical care, anatomy and surgical pathology and communication skills. Clinical OSCE stations use both real and simulated patients and examiners give structured individual feedback with candidates both observing and taking part in the mock sessions. This course offers an ideal opportunity to apply knowledge gained on ‘Anatomy for MRCS OSCEs’ and the two courses are regularly run alongside each other.Aims & ObjectivesThis course is designed to help improve candidates’ performance in the MRCS Part B (OSCE) examination by providing experience of mock MRCS OSCE stations, highlighting the pitfalls and problems commonly encountered with the examination process and equipping the candidate with relevant and effective techniques to allow them to prepare for the examination with confidence.Learning OutcomesOn completion of the course participants should be able to: 1) Describe the content areas that can be covered during the MRCS OSCE; 2) Describe the structure of a typical MRCS OSCE; 3) Describe the common areas of failure associated with the examination; 4) Identify their strengths and weaknesses relating to skills and knowledge covered by the MRCS OSCE; 5) Utilise effective examination techniques for an OSCE