Surgical Teaching Series for Progress Tests and Year-End Exams: For Medical Students (all years)

7th April 2022

Online via Zoom


This series of educational talks, which will be delivered via Zoom, is aimed at Medical Students preparing for Progress Tests. It will enable attendees to revise in a systematic manner and enhance their confidence in key topics.

Eight sessions will be held between December 2021 and April 2022, each of which will discuss core surgical topics that are broached in Progress Tests, as well as practice questions. The interactive nature of the teaching will allow attendees to better understand the underling pathologies and help them to approach the questions that are commonly asked in Progress Tests.

Delegates can register for one or more of the sessions. Registration will open at least four weeks before each session is due to take place.

Topics covered:

1. Thursday 16th December 2021 (1800-1900 hours)
The Abdomen: The abdominal wall, incisions, laparoscopy port sites, and hernias.

2. Thursday 13th January 2022 (1800-1900 hours)
Disorders of the Oesophagus, Stomach and Duodenum: Pain and difficulty swallowing, gastro-oesophageal reflux, hiatus hernia, motility disorders, Barrett's oesophagus, oesophageal carcinoma, peptic ulceration, gastritis, gastric carcinoma, and congenital abnormalities of the stomach.

3. Thursday 24th February 2022 (1800-1900 hours)
Disorders of the Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas: Jaundice, portal hypertension, clinical evaluation of liver disease, liver cirrhosis, liver masses, liver infections, gallstones, disorders of the biliary tree, pancreatitis, and pancreatic tumours.

4. Thursday 3rd March 2022 (1800-1900 hours)
Disorders of the Spleen: Spleen physiology, splenomegaly, splenic trauma, and splenectomies.

5. Thursday 10th March 2022 (1800-1900 hours)
Bowel Pathology: Disorders of the colon, bowel obstruction, and inflammatory bowel disease.

6. Tuesday 22nd March 2022 (1800-1900 hours)
Vascular Surgery: Aneurysms, vasculitides, limb ischaemia, limb amputation, diabetic feet, vascular disorders of the upper limb, and venous disease.

7. Thursday 31st March 2022 (1800-1900 hours)
Orthopaedic Surgery: Common bone and joint pathologies, presentations involving limbs, orthopaedic infections, fractures, and paediatric orthopaedics.

8. Thursday 7th April 2022 (1800-1900 hours)
Urology and Scrotal Swellings: Urological infections, urinary stones, urinary tract obstruction, urinary retention, benign prostatic hypertrophy, cancers of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and testicles, and scrotal swellings.

Suitable for:

  • Medical Students (all years)


Dr Tiffanie Borg
Foundation Year Doctor
Barking, Havering, and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 7th April 2022
Time 1800-1900 hours (UK time)
Online via Zoom
Course Fee Free
This series is part of the Structured International Medical Education Curriculum, supported by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff and the Doctors Academy Group.
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 60
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Please only register for this event if you are certain that you will be able to attend. Failure to attend will result in our system preventing you from registering for any future event in the Structured International Medical Education Series.