FRCS ORTH VIVA COURSE ACCREDITED BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND
FRIDAY 19TH AND SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY 2018
Venue: Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ, UK
This interactive two-day course focuses on preparing you for the viva (oral) component of the FRCS (Orth) in a friendly atmosphere. You will work through a range of techniques to improve both your oral skills and orthopaedic clinical examination skills.
You will cover a variety of topics during this course, including:
- Introduction to the FRCS (Orth) examination
- Negotiating the requirements of the course
- Clinical examination session – history taking
- Introduction to positive critiquing
- Understand the structure of the FRCS (Orth) exam
- Explore a range of presented orthopaedic scenarios required for the FRCS (Orth) exam
- Present your orthopaedic knowledge in a logical and systematic way
- Confidently demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in an oral exam setting
- Understand the use of positive critiquing
- Recognise your strongest areas of orthopaedic knowledge and identify where your knowledge and techniques require further development
- Use your new skills in a workplace setting, benefitting your day-to-day practice
This fully interactive course combines practice oral exams with clinical examination skills on non-patients, plus small group discussions.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for ST5-8 preparing for the oral FRCS (Orth) Examination/ Clinical Fellows/ Speciality Doctors/ Candidates preparing for the Joint Surgical Commission Fellowship Examination (JSCFE).
The main audience for this course is candidates who are sitting the oral section of the examination imminently. However, it will also benefit those candidates who are beginning to prepare for the examination irrespective of passing the written section. This group will gain invaluable teaching and insight into the depth of knowledge needed as well as how to prepare for the examination over the coming months
Course founders and directors
Mr Kevin Sherman MA, PhD, FRCS & Mr Jehangir Mahaluxmivala MS, MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Mr Ravi Dimri MS (Orth), FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Mr Nirav Shah MS, MCH, MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Course fees: £220
It has been continually running since 2009 with a full course of 24 candidates twice a year
The course aims to deliver a very candidate centred approach with definite feedback to each delegate
It is different from other courses in that the faculty is very small and experienced with an overwhelming drive to dispel myths and advice you correctly about things like how much or how little you must talk during the clinical/ viva etc etc!
It is primarily for the candidates who are sitting the Part B very soon in February and April but can be equally attractive to those delegates who have started preparing for the Part I as well
The reason this group will benefit is that we teach critiquing and preparing with peers and hence we hope will be invaluable advice over your next six to twelve months of preparation.