Keele National Inter-Medical School Surgical and Anatomy Challenge

10th February 2018, Saturday
David Weatherall Building (Medical School), University of Keele, Staffordshire

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This one-day interactive and competitive event will provide medical students and foundation year doctors with the opportunity to refresh, revise and enhance their clinical anatomy and surgical knowledge. This event is organised by the University Hospital of North Midlands Department of Surgery, Doctors Academy Surgical and Anatomical Sciences Directorate and Surgical Society of Keele University Medical School, and supported by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and British Association of Surgical Oncology. The day will comprise of two distinct but related competitions - The 4th National University Anatomy Challenge and The Quiz on Surgical Knowledge - interspersed with keynote talks in various surgical disciplines.

Aimed at:
- Medical Students (all years)
- Foundation Years 1 and 2 Doctors (pre-MRCS)

Features and Highlights


Chance to win 4th UK National Clinical Anatomy Competition


Event endorsed by Doctors Academy, Royal Colleges of Surgeons, University, and NHS

Chance to win Surgical Knowledge Quiz at a National Level


Opportunity to revise for Medical School and MRCS Exams

Winners get valuable points towards Foundation Year and Core Surgical Training Applications


Delegates can compete in the two competitions on an individual basis but their scores will also contribute towards the cumulative points for their respective university. The total points gained by individuals in the screening round and knockout round of the Anatomy Challenge and both rounds of the Surgical Knowledge Quiz will be added to identify the winning university.

Screening Round

The 4th National University Anatomy Challenge will begin with a screening round which will consist of multiple choice questions in spotter format (PowerPoint). The 32 delegates who score the highest in the screening round will enter the buzzer rounds. The final round will see the four highest-scoring delegates competing for the title of winner.

The Surgical Knowledge Quiz

The Surgical Knowledge Quiz will consist of two rounds of multiple choice questions. The questions will be in spotter format (PowerPoint) and will focus on the principles of surgery, applied physiology, and clinical application. The delegate with the highest combined score in both rounds will be named the winner.

Surgical specialities


Critical Care

ENT Surgery


Breast Surgery

Plastic Surgery

General Surgery

Vascular surgery

Endocrine Surgery

Paediatric Surgery

Transplant Surgery


Interventional Radiology

Upper and Lower GI Surgery


Cash Prizes from BASO

Cash prizes are available from the British Association of Surgical Oncology.

Entry at 7th WUAC

Entry to the 7th World University Anatomy Challenge at the Doctors Academy 10th International Medical Summer School, 9th and 10th August 2018, University of Manchester.

Discounted Entry for Keyskills/MRCS Courses

Discounted Entry to RCSEd Future Surgeons: Key Skills Course, Doctors Academy MRCS Part A Course, and Doctors Academy MRCS Part B OSCE Courses Courses.

Entry to Training the Clinical Anatomy Trainer Course

Entry to Doctors Academy Training the Clinical Anatomy Trainer – Level 1 Course.

Entry to RCSEd Audit Symposium

Entry to The RCSEd Audit Symposium, which will be announced soon.

Surgical Books

Selected Surgical Books.

Doctors Academy Suturing Kit

The Doctors Academy Suturing Kit, which is now available in the Doctors Academy WebStore ©.