45th FRCS Higher Surgery Course – January 2020

06 January 2020 - 12 January 2020
Course description

Higher Surgical Course in general surgery before final FRCS exit exams (intercollegiate exams). The course is for 7 full days and occurs twice yearly in January and May. The course has both clinical, practical and viva sessions, along with interactive lectures and symposiums.

Designed specifically to prepare candidates for the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery, this intensive seven day course offers:

  • Clinical Sessions
  • Practice vivas in general and sub-specialty surgery, critical care and academic surgery
  • Tutorials on sub-speciality topics
  • Authoritative state of the art lectures
  • Symposia

NOTE: The Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery consists of two parts. The first part comprises a two hour multiple choice paper and a further two hour paper using extended matching questions. The second part is a clinical and oral examination. Candidates are not allowed to take the clinical and oral examination (part 2) unless they have passed part 1.

The Higher Surgery Course does not at present offer teaching directed specifically towards the MCQ and EMQ papers though the course content will be relevant to them. Candidates may choose to attend the course either before sitting Part 1 or before sitting Part 2 as they prefer.

Observers can attend all sessions but will not be examined in the practice clinicals and vivas.

Learning Objectives – final revision course just before sitting the exit exam to polish and improve your exam skills.

Course Dates: 6-12 January 2020

Course Fees (including lunch):

  • Full Participant: £1,200
  • Observers: £850

Places available – maximum 30 x Full participants and 30 x Observer places.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has awarded up to 42 CPD points


For more information about the Faculty Members of Whipps Cross Higher Surgery Course please click here

Venue Information is available here


If you would be interested in attending a future Higher Surgery Course and would like to be added to the database, so you will receive notification of when the next course dates are available to book. The 46th Whipps Cross FRCS Higher Surgery course is scheduled to take place May, 11-17 2020.

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From: Monday 06 January 2020
To: Sunday 12 January 2020
08:00 to 20:00