Lectures, Viva & Clinical sections: Royal Rehabilitation Center Amman Jordan
A 6-day intensive course designed to cover all aspects of preparation for the International FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination.
This course is aimed at candidates planning to sit the International Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship - Examination (JSCFE) in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery.
The course will be similar to the highly successful UK course format that the Postgraduate Orthopaedic Group has been running for a number of years.
Day 1 - 3 Lecture Presentations.Three full days of lectures covering all aspects of the key topics you need to know for the exam. The lectures will focus on important areas of the syllabus that regularly appear in the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam.
Day 4-Clinical examination lectures and refinement of clinical examination technique
Day 5 Viva Day. The Viva Course for the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam is a mixture of viva topics with typical exam questions with time built in for teaching and also feedback from experienced faculty. It has had excellent feedback from previous candidates.
Day 6 Clinical examination with patients in a mock exam situation
The advanced clinical examination course will consist of two parts for maximal clinical benefit for candidates .On the Thursday afternoon there will be an advanced coaching session based on lectures and practical “hands on” demonstrations.The clinical component of the exam is probably the hardest part of the FRCS(Tr&Orth) exam to pass and yet with a bit more focused teaching should be less of a hurdle to navigate through. This is a new component to our course and has evolved from observation of less than ideal clinical examination technique despite lectures and clinicals. Sometimes it takes more than one run through and practice of the Trendelunberg test to refine it to a score 7 or 8 rather than a minimal pass. There are classic mistakes candidates repeatedly make in the exam that can be avoided with more awareness, practice and focus.
This afternoon will be extensively refined from previous courses and will takes the form of coaching clinical skills rather than didactic lectures.
On the Saturday there will be a full day mock clinical. Delegates will then split into groups and will rotate around a circuit of examination stations with patients to demonstrate on.
The clinical examination day in the UK involves a mock clinical examination with candidates examining over 40 patients in a day. Whilst we are unlikely to reach this patient number in Jordan one of the reasons for choosing Jordan was our anticipation of a large and wide variety of clinical cases that could be provided by the host hospital.