FRCS Exit Exam Course (Section 2) in General Surgery (Preparatory Course)


Dear Doctors,

As you will see from the email below issued by our President on Friday, now that the Government has gone into the DELAY stage. We are doing everything we can to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus. We are therefore sorry to inform you that as a result of this, the FRCS Preparation Course for Examinations in General Surgery scheduled during July 29th – 31st 2020 has been cancelled.

[“Dear Colleagues,
In light of the UK Government’s decision to move to the DELAY phase of their effort to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the population and the NHS, we have taken the decision to postpone all events, examinations and courses for the next few months from Monday 16th March 2020. This applies across the Colleges and includes all of the Faculties.

Our teams are working hard to reschedule all our Examinations to later in the year to reduce the impact on the career path of those at an early stage of the profession.

All Diploma Ceremonies will be postponed for the next few months. If you have already applied to attend you will be offered the opportunity to move to an alternative ceremony later in the year. We will make plans to hold additional Ceremonies to ensure that you do not have to wait too long once they have restarted. We will contact all of those affected to advise them on the options as soon as we know them.

All other educational courses, CPD and Events will be rescheduled for later in the year again when it is right to do so. We do have an excellent bank of Webinars to keep you going in the meantime. We will continue to develop these and to look for ways that we can support your career in these coming months.

All of our Committees and meetings will continue where necessary but by video conference. I am meeting regularly with the CMOs of England and Scotland and with the UK Government and I will continue to work with our sister Colleges to make sure that we keep you up to date with the current thinking. Please do check our website for the latest information. Our thoughts are with you and your families as you work hard to support and protect the population.”

Mike Griffin
President – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh]

For more information please contact,
Ms. Monica, Coordinator – MIOT International
Mob: +91 77080 68218

Gone are the days when one must compulsorily travel to the United Kingdom in order to prepare for an FRCS. MIOT Hospitals – Chennai, in association with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is providing you an opportunity to train for the FRCS Exit Exam in General Surgery without training and living in the UK. Also, the course being offered at MIOT is equivalent to the one in the UK.

International FRCS

The four Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and Ireland have introduced the FRCS (International) Exit examination specifically aimed at International candidates who have completed their postgraduate training or are close to completion of their surgical training (in their country).

To help candidates successfully complete this prestigious examination, various courses are held in the UK. Similarly, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in association with MIOT International is holding a 3-day course specifically aimed at helping Indian postgraduates getting their FRCS degree. This 3-day course is conducted by a team consisting of surgeons both from the UK and Chennai. The expert team of trainers includes surgeons from premier hospitals in the United Kingdom and MIOT Hospitals.

Training on Par with UK Standards

The course being offered in Chennai is equivalent to the one in the United Kingdom, with eminent faculty flying from the UK to spearhead the course. Candidates thereby won’t miss out on what is being offered in the UK.

Worldwide Recognition

The FRCS Exit Exam Preparatory Course at MIOT is conducted by the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The experience gained here helps to pass the FRCS International Exam, which is recognized in the UK, Canada, Gulf, Australia and New Zealand.

Ideal Time for Preparing for FRCS

With the FRCS Exit Exam scheduled to be held in October 2020, there is no better time to gear up for it than by attending the FRCS Exit Exam Preparatory Course at MIOT.

MIOT’s Valuable 3 Years’ Experience

MIOT International, Chennai has 3 years of organizing the FRCS Exit Exam Preparatory Course. With individual and group training sessions along with the condensation of invaluable experience, MIOT assures excellent results.

Who Will Benefit

Surgeons who have completed their postgraduate training (MS, DNB, MD FCPS and JSCFE) or are in the process of completing their training can apply to sit for this examination. It will give them an opportunity to obtain an international qualification that will be recognized worldwide. Following successful completion of the examination, the surgeon should be able to achieve a standard that will enable him or her to work as an independent consultant.


The applicants should have completed 6 years since completion of their MBBS & need to provide 3 structured references & submit a logbook in order to attain their eligibility to sit for the examination. The candidates should have completed a structured training programme & training will be considered for eligibility to appear for the examination. Following successful completion of the examination, candidates will be eligible to become a Fellow of one of the Royal Colleges.


Course Format

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.

Provisional Programme Schedule

Will be updated Soon


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


£340 Course fee
(for RCSEd Members / Fellows)


Education Section
0131 527 1600

Relevant Grades

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


For more Information on the Course

Course details:

Eligibility for FRCS International Examination:



For any other assistance


Dr. Karthik Maruthachalam,
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon,
MIOT International


Ms. Monica,
MIOT International
Mob: +91 77080 68218


Past FRCS Exit Exam Course (Section 2) in General Surgery (Preparatory Course)


FRCS Exit Exam Course (Section 2) in General Surgery (Preparatory Course) – 16, 17, 18 July 2019 @ MIOT International Chennai (Gallery)

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FRCS Exit Exam Course (Section 2) in General Surgery (Preparatory Course) – 5th, 6th and 7th April 2017 @ MIOT International Chennai (Gallery)

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FRCS Exit Exam Course (Section 2) in General Surgery (Preparatory Course) Conducted on 14th, 15 th and 16th April, 2016 @ MIOT International Chennai (Gallery)

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Testimonials from candidates who attended the preparatory course at MIOT and successfully passed the FRCS

It made a huge difference when I sat for the exam. The whole team from MIOT took a lot of effort and care to conduct the course. I would recommend it to candidates who are sitting for FRCS.”

- Dr. Chirag Thakkar - Course Candidate who Successfully Passed the FRCS

Let me introduce myself as Siddharth, a Chennaite from Anna Nagar 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 RCSEd. 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.”

- Dr. Siddharth - Course Candidate who Successfully Passed the FRCS