47th FRCS Higher Surgery Course – 9 – 17 January 2021 *Virtual Course*

09 January 2021 - 17 January 2021
Course description

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation this course 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. 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 VIVA sessions 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: 9-17 January 2021 and will take place virtually.

Course Fees (including lunch):

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

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

Minimum numbers are required to allow the course to run

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. Please email

From: Saturday 09 January 2021
To: Sunday 17 January 2021
08:00 to 19:00