Postgraduate Orthopaedics FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Revision course 23-30th Jan 2022
A 7-day intensive course designed to cover all aspects of preparation for the FRCS (Tr& Orth) examination. The course material will closely mirror the material contained in the Postgraduate Orthopaedics book series.
This course is internationally accredited by the RCSEng and has been awarded 24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points as part of Course Accreditation by the RCS England
Day 1 :Focused part 1 preparation
The Part 1 or written MCQ paper is often seen as a poor relation to the more intense clinical and viva preparation needed for the Part 2 exam.
This one-day preparation is designed to focus your revision specifically to the Part 1 exam.
The day involves lectures on what resources to use to prepare for Part 1, how SBAs are constructed and a mock 2-hour 15 minutes test of 120 SBA questions with explanatory answers.
This part 1 preparation day was held for the first time in 2020 and received excellent candidate feedback.Our new SBA book is due to be released November 2020 and along with some practice SBA days held earlier this year has allowed to re-evaluate and plan better for this part of the course.
This will involve a younger more flexible dynamic faculty rather than established consultants as the skill set is different
Day 2-4: Lecture presentations.
Three full days of lectures covering all aspects of the key topics you need to know for the exam. The lectures will be delivered by relevant authors of the book and focus on important areas of the syllabus that regularly appear in the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam.
The course content has been significantly revised to take into account candidate feedback from previous courses. The lecture programme promises to deliver exam related material that really will count for candidates about to sit the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam.
Day 5.Clinical examination lectures and simulation.
We will work around the new exam format to take into account enforced social distancing rules which will be applied to the clinicals.This will involve some elements of virtual clinical examination and lectures
Day 6: Viva Course for the FRCS (Tr&Orth).
The Viva Course for the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam is based on the book Postgraduate Orthopaedics.Viva guide to the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam. The format closely mimics the real viva examination with time built in for feedback from experienced faculty. This has had excellent feedback from previous candidates.
Day 7: Advanced Clinical Examination Course for the FRCS (Tr&Orth).
The advanced clinical examination course will take the form of a mock clinical examination with intermediate cases. This will involve real patients with real clinical signs. No medical students or actors! Last year over 40 patients came for the day with a wide range of clinical conditions.Both patient and candidate numbers may need to be reduced due to the need for social isolating but we hope to safely maximise the amount of patient exposure to best prepare candidates for the exam.