Frequently asked questions

Why should I attend?


It can be costly to make mistakes and sit the part B unprepared. We have set up & run this course with the help of experienced MRCS examiners from the Royal College of Surgeons. Our course features over 80 previous OSCE stations used in the exam and aims to base teaching vignettes on these common themes. We reinforce this teaching with a mock OSCE mimicking the exam. 18 stations with examiners marking replicating the exam as closely as is possible. This allows us to give tailored feedback on areas the candidate can improve their performance.




What is the format of the course?


We have tailored course based on feedback from RCS examiners, previous candidates and previous courses. Day one we provide tutorials from experienced specialists based on common themes of the exam. We reinforce this teaching with a complete part B mock OSCE. This includes 18 stations previously used in the exam. Individual feedback is given to each candidate on conclusion of the course from the OSCE with a score.




When and where is the course?


The course is based in Torbay in South Devon. Accessible by road, train and sea. The course is deliberately split across two sites. The first day is based at the Imperial hotel Torquay, Parkhill Rd, Torquay TQ1 2DG Phone: 01803 294301 The second day is based at the horizon education centre, Torbay Hospital, Lowes Bridge, Torquay TQ2 7AA Phone: 01803 656600




Who is teaching on the course?


The course has been designed by previous trainees who have recently sat the exam and existing MRCS examiners. We have an experienced faculty from Consultant Specialists to trainees who have recently sat the exam. All specialist lectures are given by experienced Consultants in the field. For example the head and neck clinical lectures which often recieve high praise are given by one of our head and neck Consultant's. We also have Consultant specialists who are happy to be approached for one on one problem solving and future career development within the course days.




Will I be crammed into an overbooked course like many other places?


We setup this course to help trainees pass their Part B. We try to limit our course to 10 delegates in order to maintain quality and experience of trainees. Many courses will try to cater for 40 or more candidates. We feel it is impossible to offer meaningful feedback and adequate preparation for the exam in this setting.




Why is your course so much cheaper?


We set this course up to help trainees pass their exam. Not pay for our superyachts. All money from the course goes back into the course to buy equipment and pay for venue hire. We charge a fee with this in mind. The quality of our course is paramount and proof is in the excellent feedback we receive from previous delegates.





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