FRCS (General Surgery): Section I (SBA & EMI) Exam Preparation Course

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About the course


                This one-day intensive course is aimed at delegates preparing for Section I (SBA & EMI) or revising for Section II of the Intercollegiate FRCS Examination in General Surgery. The course will be delivered by a group of experienced senior consultants who will highlight the key components and discuss high-yield topics from each sub-speciality within the JCST General Surgical curriculum.

Delegates receive 4-month free access to the FRCS revision resources at

Learning Style

  • Interactive discussions and active delegate participation
  • Focused teaching on high yield topics
  • Updates on current guidelines and advances in all sub-specialities
  • Solving sample SBA and EMI questions
  • Discussion on clinical images and pathology specimens
  • Practical tips and exam preparation guidance from senior trainees who have recently passed the FRCS Exam

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course, delegates should be confident in their preparation for the Section I of the examination.
  • Delegates will be familiar with the correct examination techniques.

Eligibility Criteria

ST5 or above/SpR Year 3 or above in General Surgery.

Recommended for trainees planning to sit the FRCS Section I Exam within 6 months or revising for the FRCS Section II Exam.

Topics and Subspecialities

  • Colorectal
  • Upper Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Vascular
  • Transplant
  • Breast & Endocrine
  • General, Trauma & Emergency Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Statistics

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