Cardiff MRCS OSCE Course: Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology

22nd and 23rd January 2021

Welsh Centre for Anatomical Education, Sir Martin Evans Building, University of Cardiff

About

Taught by clinical anatomists and surgeons, this highly regarded and greatly acclaimed course is intended to help trainees prepare for the surgical anatomy and pathology components of the MRCS OSCE exam. The sessions will be predominantly delivered by small group demonstrations and tutorials using anatomical prosections, relevant pathological specimens, osteology and surface anatomy. This course, which takes into consideration the changes introduced in 2018, will: consolidate the candidate's core and applied surgical knowledge in anatomy and relevant pathology; provide a focused revision of pertinent exam topics in this area, and; aid the candidate's aptitude to handle the OSCE stations effectively. There will be a dedicated teaching session on clinically applied surface anatomy. The mock OSCE stations on the second day of the course will cover surgical anatomy (prosections, osteology and surface anatomy), surgical pathology, surgical radiology, and surgical skills and patient safety.

Reviews

It was very good. It was a really useful overview and a way to consolidate knowledge whilst identifying areas for further learning in the run up to the exam.

AS
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomyand Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27th April 2019, Cardiff

It was very good, and I enjoyed it. It was a very intense, but useful, course. I will recommend it.

RS
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27th April 2019, Cardiff

It was a really useful overview and a way to consolidate knowledge whilst identifying areas for further learning in the run up to the exam.

AS
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
26thand 27th April 2019, Cardiff

This was an outstanding course, with professional standards and knowledgeable faculty.

KV
Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27th April 2019, Cardiff

I would highly recommend it.

EC
St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
18th and 19th January 2019, Cardiff

An incredible anatomy course. It was as good as I was told by my colleagues. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

PR
Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
18th and 19th January 2019, Cardiff

Exceptional course. Ran like clockwork. I got a lot out of it.

KC
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
21 stand 22ndSeptember 2018, Cardiff

Fantastic course, great faculty, very efficient, and relevant to the exam. Improved my knowledge significantly.

SH
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
21 st and 22 nd September 2018, Cardiff

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The two days were very well spent in terms of course content, style and clarity of delivery. I will certainly recommend this course.

OK
Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
13 th and 14 th April 2018, Cardiff

A specific mention to Mr Ronak Ved and Ms Maria Popescu who were excellent tutors.

RC
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27thJanuary 2018, Cardiff

Very impressed. Phenomenal organisation, good pace, and covered a vast amount. Thank you very much.

KP
Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27thJanuary 2018, Cardiff

Great course. The mock OSCE was excellent.

DS
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
26thand 27thJanuary 2018, Cardiff

Very enthusiastic and learned tutors. It has increased my confidence and knowledge of anatomy.

DO
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
8thand 9thSeptember 2017, Cardiff

It was the best anatomy demonstration course I have ever attended. Great knowledge displayed by the tutors.

JR
University Hospital, Coventry, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
8thand 9thSeptember 2017, Cardiff

Fantastic course. The anatomy was out of this world. If I pass, I know it will be because of this course.

YA
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
8thand 9thSeptember 2017, Cardiff

Excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with cadaveric specimens.

TH
Royal London Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
8thand 9thSeptember 2017, Cardiff

There was a lot of information to take in, but it was delivered at an appropriate speed. The prosections were very useful, and the course ran very smoothly.

MK
Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
8thand 9thSeptember 2017, Cardiff

Probably the best anatomy revision course available for MRCS OSCE candidates in the UK.

MK
Berezino District Hospital, Belarus
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
21stand 22ndApril 2017, Cardiff

The teaching was mostly focused on how to go through the stations, which was very good. I feel a lot more confident after having attended the course.

IP
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
21st and 22nd April 2017, Cardiff

The demonstrations were fantastic.

JH
St George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
20th and 21st January 2017, Cardiff

The focus was to make sure we had the knowledge to ace the exam. I got what I paid for and much more!

OF
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
20th and 21st January 2017, Cardiff

Excellent course with enthusiastic teachers. Intense but well-structured, with maximum time spent in the dissection room.

RW
Great Western Hospital, Swindon, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
20th and 21st January 2017, Cardiff

A very useful course. The OSCE practice was particularly helpful.

RS
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
2ndand 3rdSeptember 2016, Cardiff

Amazing faculty and very good deliverance of knowledge.

AA
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
2ndand 3rdSeptember 2016, Cardiff

An excellent course with very understanding faculty.

RK
Vydehi Hospital, Bangalore, India
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
15thand 16thApril 2016, Cardiff

Excellent teaching with prosections. The mock OSCE gave me a good idea of how I cope under pressure, as well as my areas of weakness.

SD
North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
15thand 16thApril 2016, Cardiff

Absolutely excellent course with great exposure to specimens.

KS
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
15thand 16th April 2016, Cardiff

An excellent course. Great pre-reading material and fantastic faculty. I would definitely recommend to others. It will most certainly have improved my anatomy significantly for the MRCS Part B exam.

KE
Victoria Barracks, Windsor, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
15th and 16th April 2016, Cardiff

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

AS
King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
15th and 16th April 2016, Cardiff

Absolutely invaluable course. I had high expectations based on the views of previous candidates, but itfar surpassed these.

NB
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
22nd and 23rd January 2016, Cardiff

I have attempted the Part B twice and have attended several courses. This course is the best I have been to. I wish I had done it before. I would recommend to any candidate.

JT
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
22nd and 23rd January 2016, Cardiff

All tutors were clear and concise. Remarkable faculty.

MN
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
22nd and 23rdJanuary 2016, Cardiff

Excellent and friendly faculty. The mock OSCE was extremely valuable in allowing me to consolidate the knowledge I gained throughout the course. The feedback gave a much-needed boost of confidence.

RK
Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
22ndand 23rd January 2016, Cardiff

A well-organised and useful course.

AE
Emirates French Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
18th and 19th September 2015, Cardiff

The trip was worth it.

OA
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
18th and 19thSeptember 2015, Cardiff

Very enthusiastic tutors who were patient and willing to provide clarification on topics. They provided such a high standard of teaching.

HP
Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
18th and 19th September 2015, Cardiff

A well-run course that did exactly what was expected and needed. Perfect valuefor money.

DM
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
17th and 18th April 2015, Cardiff

An excellent course. I feel much more confident about the exam in general and on which areas to work during the last few weeks. Really approachable faculty. I would highly recommend this course to anyone sitting the Part B who is worried about anatomy. Thank you!

OM
University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
17th and 18th April 2015, Cardiff

Faultless.

JM
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
16th and 17th January 2015, Cardiff

The best course out there.

RT
Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
25th and 26th April 2014, Cardiff

I would advise this as a "must" to all future candidates applying for the Part B exam.

BS
Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
25th and 26th April 2014, Cardiff

Excellent range of topics covered in a comprehensive format. The mock OSCE was a great opportunity to test our knowledge in the format of the exam.

TC
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
25th and 26th April 2014, Cardiff

Great to have stations covering ALL topics, with equal time on each and tutors who specialise in those specific areas. The quality of the stations and tutors was excellent.

DL
Warrington Hospital, Warrington, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
17th and 18th January 2014, Cardiff

Excellent course with tutors of very high calibre.

ST
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
17th and 18th January 2014, Cardiff

Teaching format and highlights

  • Demonstration using anatomical prosections, cross-sections and osteology.
  • Small groups tutorials and interactive sessions.
  • High-yield topics in surgical pathology.
  • Illustration and description of surface anatomy.
  • Assessment of applied basic sciences.
  • Mock OSCE: There will be 20 OSCE stations that will be structured similar to the exam. Every candidate will get an opportunity to be examined in all the stations on a one-to-one basis.


Testimonials After Passing


Great to have stations covering ALL topics, with equal time on each and tutors who specialise in those specific areas. The quality of the stations and tutors was excellent.

DL
Warrington Hospital, Warrington, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
17th and 18th January 2014, Cardiff

Happy to say that I passed. I think the course was invaluable and Prof Enoch did a great job at whipping us through all the important stuff. I personally found the exam challenging (and thought I had failed). As it turns out my scores were good - passing both components. In particular there were a few top tips that we went through that came up that I don't think I would have got had I not attended the course - Z-stitch, specific technique for tying knots (i.e., exactly what the examiners were looking for you to do to gain the points), carcinoid. Generally I think it was a great way to spend the last few days before the exam (where I normally tend to flounder and struggle to motivate myself). Thanks again so much to Prof Enoch for all his hard work. And for you for organising the whole thing. 

TR
Royal United Hospitals, Bath, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Final Preparation Course for MRCS OSCE, 3rd and 4th October 2020, Cardiff

I was successful in my MRCS OSCE in October 2020. Many thanks to you and the team for the amazing course.

PT
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS trust, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS OSCE Course, 9th - 13th September 2020, Cardiff

I passed my part B exam and I would like to say a massive thanks to Prof. Enoch and all the tutors. The course helped me tremendously. 

AS
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS OSCE Course, 9th - 13th September 2020, Cardiff

I was successful in passing the MRCS Part B examination. I found the Cardiff Doctors Academy course helpful and found that it built my confidence for the actual exam. 

AK
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS OSCE Course, 9th - 13th September 2020, Cardiff

I am sure that it’s only because of this course that I passed the exam. The part B course was even better than the part A course. I very much enjoyed the teaching as well as the opportunity to test yourself under exam conditions. I appreciate your hard work in order to provide a course despite the COVID pandemic. The exam went well as there were no topics that had not been touched at all during the course. Thanks again to the whole team organising the course, all the examiners and most of all to Prof Enoch for all he’s taught us over the last year.

FK
King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS OSCE Course, 9th - 13th September 2020, Cardiff

I'm happy to say I passed my part B exam at first attempt. I found the practical skills session the most helpful, my skills station in the exam almost identical to the simulation 

KZ
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Surgical Anatomy, Pathology and Critical Care Physiology for MRCS OSCE
25th September 2020, Cardiff

I am pleased to announce I have passed my exam. The course was very valuable in preparing me for the examination with many of the cases/skills discussed coming up during the examination.

DW
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Surgical Anatomy, Pathology and Critical Care Physiology for MRCS OSCE
25th September 2020, Cardiff

I passed MRCS with a score of 228/260.Greatly appreciate your faculties teaching in the course and it was very much useful.

AA
Cork University Hospital, Cork, Republic of Ireland
Cardiff MRCS Course: Surgical Anatomy, Pathology and Critical Care Physiology for MRCS OSCE
25th September 2020, Cardiff Hi Grace, 

Quick note to say I passed part B, very happy. I think the preparation was crucial to my mark, especially the dedicated day to the knowledge element of the course. 

SR
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Surgical Anatomy, Pathology and Critical Care Physiology for MRCS OSCE
25th September 2020, Cardiff

Thanks a lot for the course and all study material and motivation. I fortunately passed in my first attempt with your course’s support. 

NN
Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Intensive Revision for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27th September 2020, Cardiff

I cleared my part B in the first attempt from RCS Glasgow. I attended the basic science course in Crewe and the Intense Revision Course in Cardiff. Overall the course really helped me prepare for the exams.

SNK
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Intensive Revision for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27th September 2020, Cardiff

I am happy to say I passed the exam. I found the course very useful in terms of focusing my preparation and practicing my skills. It was delivered effectively in difficult circumstances (despite COVID) and definitely helped.

JC
Liverpool University Hospitals, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Intensive Revision for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27th September 2020, Cardiff

I passed the part B exam. I found the content you taught was very helpful and insightful with many topics coming up in the exam. I would recommend the courses for intensive revision.

AS
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Final Preparation Course for MRCS OSCE
3rd and 4th October 2020, Cardiff

I'm happy to confirm that I passed the MRCS part B OSCE. I found the course useful in terms of its breadth; it covered a large number of topics and maximised the number of contact hours possible over the weekend. The practical skills and anatomy teaching were particularly useful, and I found the faculty as a whole to be very engaging and encouraging. The content covered was faultless and feel it was a very professional course. Many thanks.

TW
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Final Revision for MRCS OSCE 2 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

I passed the exam. I attended the anatomy and pathology aspect of the course, and I found the opportunity to revise the anatomy on prosections with expert tutors invaluable.

HDB
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
MRCS OSCE 5 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

I've passed MRCS part B and I think the course was very useful as I didn't have so much time to revise. I think the course was so intense that made the exam look easy. I felt like my technique was improved by just attending the course. Critical care stations were all covered by the course. Thank you very much.

ED
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS OSCE 5 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

I successfully passed the exam in October 2019. The MRCS Part B course in Cardiff was an excellent preparation for the actual exam - the anatomy teaching, and the mock anatomy exams in particular, prepared me extremely well for the real exam, and many of the knowledge stations felt very straightforward after the preparation I had been put through! Thanks again, I really enjoyed the course, and it definitely helped my exam performance greatly!

CK
University Hospital Limerick, Co. Limerick
MRCS OSCE 5 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

I am pleased to tell you that I did pass the MRCS Part B exam. Thank you for the course. I found the practical skills and anatomy sessions the most useful. 

MM
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
MRCS OSCE 5 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

Pleased to say I passed my exam. I had failed it before so this was a great relief! I thought the course in Cardiff was really good. I can’t think of a specific thing that was taught that definitely helped with exam but for me having a detailed overview of the anatomy gave me confidence in the things I knew and then highlighted areas I needed to look at again. Really glad I went. 

ARN
Northern Health and Social Care Trust, United Kingdom
Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology for MRCS OSCE 1 day Course, October 2019, Cardiff
Quick Information
The course on 22nd and 23rd January 2021 is now fully-subscribed.

Places are available on all other dates.
Dates 22nd and 23rd January 2021
16th and 17th April 2021
10th and 11th September 2021
Venue
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Welsh Centre for Anatomical Education, Sir Martin Evans Building, University of Cardiff
Course Fee £425.00
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 36
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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