About the course
This intensive 2-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 interactive discussions, case-based lectures and vivas in all areas (general, subspeciality, trauma and critical care, academic and basic sciences) to provide the delegates with a focused revision of pertinent topics for the exam. Statistics relevant to the exam will also be covered.
- Interactive discussion and pertinent lectures.
- Updates on current advances in all sub-specialities.
- Academic vivas.
- Basic science vivas.
- General vivas.
- Subspeciality vivas.
- Trauma and critical care vivas.
- Clinical images and pathology images for discussion.
- Emphasis will be laid on all participants to answer questions. Each participant will be given time to hone their discussion and presentation skills with an examiner.
- All the declared subspecialties will be covered – Upper GI, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, colorectal, endocrine, breast, vascular and transplantation.
- On completion of this course the candidate should be confident in their preparation for the Section 2 of the examination.
- The candidate should be able to present and discuss cases, concepts and principles as in an examination situation.
- Learn correct discussion and presentation techniques.
ST5 or above/SpR Year 3 or above in General Surgery. Strongly advised for trainees who have completed the Section 1 of the exam or planning to do it soon. This course is ideal for those appearing for the examination in 3-4 weeks although some may benefit from doing the course a few months before the intended examination date.