15th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course

10th - 12th January 2020

Education Centre, The Christie, Manchester, M20 4BX

About

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.

Reviews

It was a very good course to give a general idea about what to expect in the real exam. It was definitely relevant.

GE
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
14thFRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
5th- 7th July 2019, Manchester

The faculty were top class and were experts in their field. I felt put under pressure during the vivas, which was great preparation for the exam. The feedback was fair, constructive and very helpful. Virtuallye very session was helpful and well-structured.

MD
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, United Kingdom
14th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
5th- 7th July 2019, Manchester

It was very relevant and provided good value for money.

AA
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, United Kingdom
14th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
5th- 7th July 2019, Manchester

Excellent course with a lot of viva and clinical practice. It was very useful.

DG
York Hospital, York, United Kingdom
12th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
13th- 15th July 2018, Manchester

Great course. Intense. Friendly faculty.

SS
Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington, United Kingdom
12th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
13th- 15th July 2018, Manchester

I thought the balance between lectures, vivas and clinical cases was right. It was intense and tiring, but that helped mimic exam pressure.

MD
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, United Kingdom
12th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
13th- 15thJuly 2018, Manchester

The course was very relevant to prepare for the exam. For me, it was an opportunity to evaluate my readiness to enter the exam.

RA
Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
11th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
12th-14thJanuary 2018, Manchester

A very good course. Good experience for exam preparation.

VU
St James's University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom
11th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
12th-14thJanuary 2018, Manchester

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The course was very helpful in giving a flavour of what to expect in the actual exam. Themost beneficial parts were the viva practice and the feedback.

RK
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
11th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
12th-14th January 2018, Manchester

I was very impressed by the course. It was excellent.

TM
King Fahd Armed Force Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
10th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
14th- 16th July 2017, Manchester

A brilliant course. It was an intense course, but this is required to get into the frame of mind required for preparation. The focus on vivas and technique through out is a great feature of the course.

HA
King George Hospital, Ilford, United Kingdom
10th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
14th- 16th July 2017, Manchester

An excellent course. I am so pleased I attended and I cannot recommend it enough. The right amount of viva and clinical practice interspersed with interactive lectures. Just brilliant.

SJ
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
10th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
14th- 16th July 2017, Manchester

The course far exceeded my expectations. It was both extremely useful exam preparation and enjoyable. It was a privilege to be taught by such faculty, in particular Mr Datta. What an incredible example of dedication to surgical education he is. Thank you so much.

KA
Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, United Kingdom
10th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
14th- 16th July 2017, Manchester

The best thing about the course was the oral and clinical vivas. The facilities were excellent. All faculty members were approachable. Outstanding value for money. Great course dinner.

NC
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
9th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
13th- 15thJanuary 2017, Manchester

Overall, the course was very well-organised, very useful, and relevant to the exam. The course material and presentations were clear and comprehensive.

AM
Cairo University, Kasr Al-Aini Hospital, Egypt
8th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
13th- 15th July 2016, Manchester

Very relevant. Good teaching style from the lecturers, especially Mr Datta.

JG
Warrington Hospital, Warrington, United Kingdom
7th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
8th- 10thJanuary 2016, Manchester

The course was excellent and provided good value for money. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

AK
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, United Kingdom
7th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
8th- 10thJanuary 2016, Manchester

The contents of the course were good and relevant. The presentations were clear. I will be recommending it to others preparing for the exam.

DB
St George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom
7th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
8th- 10thJanuary 2016, Manchester

High standard of faculty. Relevant for exam preparation. Content of the course was excellent.

FN
St. James' Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
7th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
8th- 10thJanuary 2016, Manchester

A fantastic course. Very helpful. It gave me a framework to answer viva questions.

GG
Warrington Hospital, Warrington, United Kingdom
7th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
8th- 10thJanuary 2016, Manchester

Clinical scenarios with real patients were very important for exam preparation.

OY
Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, United Kingdom
6th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
17th- 19thJuly 2015, Manchester

The course was good and provided excellent value for money. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

MM
Jalan Bani Bu Ali Al Sayed Hospital, Saudi Arabia
6th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
17th- 19th July 2015, Manchester

A very well-organised course. The attention to detail was really impressive.

SV
Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone, United Kingdom
6th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
17th- 19thJuly 2015, Manchester

Excellent course. Good clinical cases andgood teachers.

IM
Scarborough General Hospital,Scarborough, United Kingdom
1st FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course
13th- 15th December 2013, Manchester

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.

This course is endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The college awards 18 CPD points for attendance in this course.


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Dates 10th - 12th January 2020
17th - 19th July 2020
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Education Centre, The Christie, Manchester, M20 4BX
Course Fee £ 685.00
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