Christie - Doctors Academy FRCS (Gen Surg) Section 2 Course: Theory, Vivas and Clinical Examination
Provided by Doctors Academy
About the course
The highly popular Christie-Doctors Academy FRCS (Gen Surg) Section 2 Course will be conducted in December 2022 for the first time since the COVID pandemic. This restructured, hybrid course is divided into two components, as outlined below.
There will be five evenings of interactive discussions held via Zoom from Thursday 1st December to Wednesday 7th December 2022. These sessions will cover the core topics in the FRCS syllabus (JCIE). The following areas and topics will be covered on these days: Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Benign and Malignant Upper GI Surgery, Benign and Malignant Lower GI Surgery, HPB Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, Statistics, and Vascular Surgery.
The face-to-face component of the course will be held on Saturday 10th December and Sunday 11th December at The Christie Hospital in Manchester. On Saturday 10th December, there will be focused vivas in General Surgery, in the delegate's selected subspeciality, academic surgery (reading a paper/basic science/statistics), and trauma and critical care. On Sunday 11th December, there will be patient-focused clinical examination on real patients, as well as discussion on radiology and pathology. There will be no lectures during the face-to-face component of the course, and the entire weekend will be dedicated to vivas, discussions, and clinical examination of patients.
The highlights of this course include a high tutor-to-delegate ratio, coverage of all essential and high-yield theory, updates on current advances in all sub-specialities, vivas in all areas as in the exam, and clinical examination of patients.