10th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course

Provided by Doctors Academy

About the course

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 Style:

  • Interactive 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 Outcomes:On 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 situation
  • Learn correct examination techniques.

Eligibility Criteria:

ST5 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.

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