53rd FRCS Higher Surgery Course – 29 April – 5 May 2024 *Virtual Course*

29 April 2024 - 05 May 2024
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 prior to the February and May examination dates. 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: 29 April – 5 May 2024

Course Fees:

  • Full Participant: £1,300 **very limited spaces available**
  • Observers: £900

Places Available: Minimum numbers are required to allow the course to run and there is also a maximum of 30 Full Participant places. Places are on a first come first served basis and must be paid in full at time of booking to secure.

Course Booking Terms and Conditions can be found here

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

    • If you would be interested in attending the next course Higher Surgery Course in preparation for the February 2025 examination and would like to be added to the database, so you will receive notification of when the registration is available to book. Please add your details to the

database here

From: Monday 29 April 2024
To: Sunday 05 May 2024
08:00 to 20:00

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