FRCS Exit Exam Course (Section 2) in General Surgery (Preparatory Course) 04th April - 06th April, 2018

Overview

This course is suitable for those taking the FRCS exit examination (International) in General Surgery, or other Post graduate surgical examinations such as MS, DNB, MD and FCPS. The 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.

Learning Style

Small group and individual teaching/vivas. No lectures. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in one on one vivas as in the exam. 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 curriculum topics in general surgery will be covered in detail: Emergency surgery (including trauma) and Critical care, General Surgery and the General Surgical specialities – upper and lower GI tract, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, endocrine, breast, vascular, transplantation, general surgery of childhood & academic viva.

Aims & Objectives

To prepare the candidate to sit for the FRCS (international) Exit Exam in General surgery or other Exit Exams. Learning Outcomes On completion of this course the candidate will be able to: 1) Describe the techniques required to pass the oral and clinical parts of Section 2 of the exam. 2) Will be able to present and discuss clinical cases as in examination situations.

Program Schedule

Day 1: 04th April 2018 (Hot topics including current concepts)
07.30 Registration
08.00 – 08.15 Welcome: Dr. P. Mohandas & Mr. Doug McWhinnie
08.15 – 08.45 Structure & format of the FRCS (Intl) – Mr. Doug McWhinnie
08.45 – 09.15 Oesophagus, Stomach and Duodenum – Mr. Karthik M
09.15 – 10.00 Colon & rectum – Mr. Selvasekar
10.00 – 10.45 Hepatobiliary system – Mr. Doug McWhinnie
10.45 – 11.15 Refreshment Break
11.15 – 12.00 Vascular surgery – Mr. Ian Hawthorne
12.00 – 13.00 Pancreas and spleen – Mr. Doug McWhinnie
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch
13.45 – 14.45 Anus and peritoneal tumours – Mr. Selvasekar
14.45 – 16.00 Hernias – Mr. Doug McWhinnie
16.00 – 16.30 Refreshment Break
16.30 – 17.30 Update in Endocrine surgery – Mr. Sai Vittal
17.30 – 18.30 Update in Breast surgery – Miss. Uma
18.30 – 19.00 Feedback
19.00 Close of Day 1

 

Day 2: 05th April 2018 (Scenario based Vivas)
08.00 – 09.00 ‘How to’ in a viva – Mr. Doug McWhinnie
09.00 – 10.00 ‘How to’ Trauma and Critical Care – Mr. Ian Hawthrone
10.00 – 10.30 Refreshment Break
10.30 – 11.45 ‘How to’ Vascular surgery – Scenarios – Mr. Ian Hawthrone
11.45 – 12.45 ‘How to’ Upper gastrointestinal tract – Mr. Karthik M
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 ‘How to’ Lower gastrointestinal tract – Mr. Selvasekar
14.30 – 15.30 ‘How to’ HPB – Mr. Doug McWhinnie
15.30 – 16.00 Refreshment Break
16.00 – 18.00 Mock Viva (All faculty)
18.00 – 18.30 Feedback
18.30 Close of day 2

 

Day 3: 06th April 2018 (Academic Viva and Clinicals)
08.00 – 09.00 How to approach Academic viva? – Mr. Doug McWhinnie
/ Mr. Ian Hawthrone / Mr. Karthik M / Mr. Selvasekar
09.00 – 10.00 Academic viva (Reading time)
10.00 – 10.30 Academic viva (Critique)
10.30 – 11.00 Refreshment Break
11.00 -12.00 Trauma and critical care – Mr. Doug McWhinnie
12.00 – 13.00 Emergency Surgery – Mr. Selvasekar
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch
13.45 – 17.30 Clinical assessment, presentation, examination & discussion
17.30 – 18.00 Closing remarks and feedback – Dr. P . Mohandas
& Mr. Doug McWhinnie

 

Convenor

Mr. Doug McWhinnie (RCSEd Clinical Lead)
Dr. P. Mohandas
Mr. C R Selvasekar (Faculty)
Dr. Karthik Maruthachalam (Faculty)

Fee

£375.00 Course Fee
£340 Course fee
(for RCSEd Members
/ Fellows)

Contact

Education Section
education@rcsed.ac.uk
0131 527 1600

Relevant Grades

ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8,
SpR, Staff Grade
Locum, SAS

If you have any questions / clarifications or need further information on the registration / enrolment process please leave your contact information by filling out the form below, we will be in touch with you.

Note: This is NOT A REGISTRATION FORM, for registrations please visit the online registration link seen below this form.

How did you hear about the FRCS Exit Exam Course?

 

For Online Registration Visit:

https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/events-courses/event-entry?diaryId=2065

 

Local Contact

Prof. Dr. V. Baskaran – +91 95000 60130
Dr. Karthik Maruthachalam – +91 95001 92696
Ms. Lorraine Satur – +91 77080 63651
Email: bariatric@miothospitals.com

 

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Testimony from 2016 FRCS preparatory course batch:

Dear Sir, Let me introduce myself as Siddharth, the chennaite ­from annanagar who attended the FRCS MIOT preparatory course. I am delighted to inform you that I have been successful in the JSCFE exam conducted in KL and have also become a fellow of the RCS. In fact most of the guys who attended the course at Chennai have been successful. ‑thank you sir for the wonderful program at Chennai , which was representative of the real life situation at KL. Kindly Continue to do the same – Siddharth.