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FRCS Intensive Viva Course:

FRCS Intensive Viva Course:


LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

Date: Saturday 10th October
Time: 10:30 Registration (Zoom log in) – 11:00 Start (BST)
Duration: 5 Hours
Price:
£150 per candidate or £75 per observer
Who should attend? Candidates preparing for part 2 of the FRCS exam in Trauma & Orthopaedics.

PLACES AVAILABLE

Date: Saturday 24th October
Time: 10:30 Registration – Zoom log in – 11:00 Start (BST)
Duration: 4 Hours
Price:
£150 per candidate or £75 per observer
Who should attend? Candidates preparing for part 2 of the FRCS exam in Trauma & Orthopaedics.

DETAILS

The course will be CPD accredited for 4 CPD Points and you will be provided with a certificate upon completion and submission of an evaluation form

Overview

This course provides an unrivalled opportunity to develop your techniques and skills prior to your final FRCS examination.
UK based experienced faculty will be on hand to personally guide you through the procedures and provide invaluable feedback ahead of your final FRCS examination.
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 a least 2 faculty providing 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

Structure

Candidates are divided into participants and observers
2 participants per station, unlimited number of observers
Observers are not examined, but can ask questions.
Each candidate will rotate through all the stations
Each participant is given and outcome at the end of their question (Clear pass, clear fail, or borderline)
20 minutes per station and 5 minutes for comfort breaks and change of stations

    • Basic sciences
    • Basic sciences
    • Spine
    • Paediatrics
    • Adult pathology (upper limb )
    • Hands
    • Adult pathology (lower limb)
    • Trauma (upper limb)
    • Trauma (lower limb)

Course Aims

*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
*Tips on how to improve your score in the exam
*Advice on key words and phrases to use
*The logic is that if you understand how and why the exam acts as an assessment tool you will increase your chances of success
*Provide individual feedback to each candidate on their performance at each station to help ascertain areas of weakness and improve.

Timetable & Marking criteria

11:00 start
Tips and tricks for viva (15 minutes)
9 stations (20 minutes each)
Q&A (15 minutes)
Break after 3 stations (20 minutes)
Total time = 4 hours

Criteria for Marking
The following will be used as criteria for your final mark:

Methodical approach to your answer
Your ability for clear decision making
Minimal prompting
Familiarity with supportive literature

Faculty Panel

Listed below is the full panel of Faculty who have kindly agreed to contribute to the courses, 6 to 7 members will be involved per course

Firas Arnaout, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Course Director & Convenor

Shepton Mallet Hospital

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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

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Imran Abdulkareem, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore London

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Sameer Agarwal, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital

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Rohan Bidwai,FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Chester Hospital

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Fouad Chaudhry FRCS (Tr&Orth)

UK Hospital affiliation TBC

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Walid Elnahal FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

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Haney Elbardesy, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Cork University Hospital

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Sarfaz Gul, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Cork University Hospital

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Shafat Gangoo, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

UK Hospital affiliation TBC

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Raza Hassan, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Royal Free London Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, London

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Mohamed Imam, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

UK Hospital affiliation TBC

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Renjit Issac, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

University Hospitals of Leicester

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Siddharth Kamat, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Rotherham Hospital

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Mohammad Khattak, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

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Sameer Mansukhani, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Guys & St.Thomas’ Hospital

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Amgad Medani, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

UK Hospital affiliation TBC

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Nagaraj Prashanth, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

London Northwest NHS Trust

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Sriram Srinivasan, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

James Padget Hospitals

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Aabid Sanaullah, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Milton Keynes University Hospital

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Ravi Thimmaiah, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

UK Hospital affiliation TBC

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Umar Yousuf, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Cardiff and Vale NHS

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Medhat Zekry, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Royal Free London Hospital

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Munir Khan, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

University Hospital of South Manchester

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