Learn From The Experts

  • CPD approved by RCSEd.
  • Faculty to candidate ratio 1:1.
  • Covers all viva stations , short and intermediate clinicals.
  • Faculty formally trained to provide high quality questions and feedback.
  • Suitable for candidates preparing for JCIE and JSCFE Fellowship Examinations.
  • High quality questions aligned with the previous exams.

FRCS Mock-Exam Course

Viva and clinical mock exam with Individualised feedback.


In association with

UPCOMING COURSES

Date
3rd April 2021
Date
17th April 2021
Date
08 May 2021
Date
22 May 2021
Date
4 September 2021
Date
25 September 2021
Date
23 October 2021

Overview

• This course provides an unrivalled opportunity to develop your techniques and skills prior to your final FRCS (Tr&Orth) examination.
• UK based experienced faculty will guide you and provide invaluable feedback.
• To ensure the very best experience, candidates will be split into small groups of only two participants and rotate through workstations. Each workstation will have at least two faculty providing a 1:1 teaching ratio.
• All faculty are UK based with recent experience of the FRCS exam. They have all actively been involved in FRCS teaching for at least 3 years.

Course Aims

• We believe that if a candidate understands how and why the exam acts as an assessment tool you will increase your chances of success.
• The aim of the course is to make sure that every attending candidate is in the best possible position to pass the exam.
• Help candidates develop the structure, presentation and content of their answer.
• Non-verbal communication skills are developed during these sessions.
• Identify your strengths and weaknesses related to knowledge and skills covered by the FRCS exam.
• Tips on how to improve your score in the exam.
• Advice on the use of key words and phrases.
• Provide each candidate with individualised feedback on their performance at each station.

Structure

Candidates are divided into participants and observers with only two participants per station and unlimited number of observers. Observers are not examined, but are permitted to ask questions. Each participating candidate will rotate through eight stations:

1. Basic sciences
2. Adult pathology
3. Paediatrics & Hands
4. Trauma
5. Intermediate case – upper limb
6. Intermediate case – lower limb
7. Short cases – upper limb
8. Short cases – lower limb

Candidate login time 09:30
Duration 6 Hours
who should attend? Candidates preparing for part 2 ( Viva & Clinical) of the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam.
Price £200.00 per candidate or £100.00 per observer

Timetable

09:30: Registration
10:00: Tips and tricks lectures for both the Viva and Clinicals
10:30: Start of the Mock Exam (8 stations of 30 minutes each)
(Short break after 4 stations)
3:30: Q&A (Faculty & candidates)

Marking Criteria

Each participant is given an outcome (clear pass, clear fail or borderline) at the end of their question.
The outcome grade is based on:
• Methodical approach to your answer.
• Your ability for clear decision making.
• Minimal prompting.
• Familiarity with supportive literature

Revision Book

• These concise revision notes are aimed at candidates preparing for UK and international FRCS (Tr&Orth) exit examinations, as well as the European Board (EBOT) and SICOT diplomas.
• It covers the depth and breadth of the T&O syllabus and will help candidates sail through the exit examinations.
• This will provide a useful resource for both part 1 (MCQs & EMQs) as well as part 2 (Viva and Clinical) components of the FRCS (Tr&Orth) examination.
• The book has been written in an easy to follow bullet point style with a focus on being a candidate’s companion for quick revision on the go.
• This book is complemented by hundreds of diagrams, illustrations, radiographs and clinical images. There are QR codes interspersed within the text, which when scanned using your smartphone camera, link up to either the corresponding open-access seminal paper or to a YouTube video pertaining to the topic discussed.

Teaching Faculty

We would love to hear from you, if you are interested to join us & become a faculty, please get in touch & drop us an email.
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Firas Arnaout, FRCS (Tr&Orth),
Course Director & Convenor,
Shepton Mallet Practice Plus Hospital - Somerset
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Shwan Henari, FRCS (Tr&Orth),
OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS FOUNDATION TRUST
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Nicola Evans, FRCS (Tr&Orth),
MORECAMBE HOSPITAL
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David Hughes, FRCS (Tr&Orth),
BUCKINGHAM HEALTHCARE TRUST
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Abdullah Hanoun, FRCS (Tr&Orth),
SALFORD ROYAL HOSPITAL
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Kashif Memon, FRCS (Tr&Orth),
ASHFORD & ST PETER NHS HOSPITAL


Contact Us

Email: thefrcsmentor@gmail.com