Cardiff MRCS Course: Final Preparation for MRCS A

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About the course

This intensive, one-day course is specifically designed for candidates appearing for the exam on 12th January 2021. Led by Professor Stuart Enoch, the Convenor of the renowned Cardiff MRCS OSCE courses, this course is suitable for candidates who have completed adequate prior revision and wish to brush-up on the entire exam syllabus in one day.


 There will not be any lectures. Rather, the entire day will instead focus on ‘rapid fire’ discussion of the SBA and EMQ questions and answers that are most likely to appear in the exam. The sessions will only highlight the ‘must know’ areas and take the candidate through the core topics in Applied Basic Sciences (ABS) and Principles of Surgery in General (PoSG). The course will take into consideration the changes to the exam introduced in January 2017 (180 ABS questions and 120 PoSG questions) and the additional emphasis on ABS, particularly anatomy.


 This one-day course is calculated to be worth an average of 30 hours of individual revision.

 Topics covered

  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Anatomy of the Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Vascular Anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Spinal Cord Anatomy
  • Autonomous Nervous System
  • Embryology
  • General Physiological Principles
  • System Specific Physiology


  • General Principles of Pathology


  • System Specific Pathology


  • Principles of Surgery in General


  • All Surgical Specialties


  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Statistics


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