46th FRCS Higher Surgery Course – 26 September – 4 October 2020 *Virtual Course*

26 September 2020 - 04 October 2020
Course description

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the May 2020 Higher Surgery Course. The course has been postponed until 26 September – 4 October 2020 and will take place virtually. 

Higher Surgical Course in general surgery before final FRCS exit exams (intercollegiate exams). The course is traditionally 7 full days (virtual course is spread over 9 days) and typically  occurs twice yearly in January and May, however due to Covid-19 this course will take place in Sept/Oct 2020. 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 observe only in the practice clinical and viva sessions and therefore will not be examined.

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

Course Dates: *26 September – 4 October 2020 and will take place virtually.*

Course Fees (including lunch):

  • Full Participant: £1,200 – *FULLY BOOKED*
  • Observers: £850 – *LIMITED Spaces available*

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


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

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From: Saturday 26 September 2020
To: Sunday 04 October 2020
08:00 to 20:00