12th FRCS (General Surgery) Exit Exam Preparation Course

13th - 15th July 2018

Education Centre, The Christie, Manchester, M20 4BX


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.

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.

Quick Information
Places are currently limited for 13th - 15th July 2018. We have hence closed the online registration system for 13th - 15th July 2018. If you wish to take the last place, please email us at courses@doctorsacademy.org.uk and we will suggest the way to complete registration and payment, provided the place is still available.

Places are currently available for
11th - 13th January 2019 and 12th - 14th July 2019.
Dates 13th - 15th July 2018
11th - 13th January 2019,
12th - 14th July 2019
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Education Centre, The Christie, Manchester, M20 4BX
Course Fee £ 685.00
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 24
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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