This one day viva course will give delegates an insight and practice for part II of the FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics exam.

Delegates will be split into groups and have the opportunity to be examined individually over the course of the day on popular topics in Basic Sciences. There will be ample opportunity for questions throughout the day with useful tips and constructive feedback. The course is suitable for those who are sitting the exam very soon or those who wish to have a feel for how to prepare for the exam. We feel it would be suitable for those ST5 and above or equivalent non-trainees.

This one day viva course can be booked on its own or combined with the one day BBiOrth course. Discount is available for those attending both days and if two delegates are attending the course together. The viva course also comes with a FREE copy of Orthopaedic Biomechanics Made Easy that will be useful for revision.

FRCS exam overview

The FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics comprises of two parts, part I; the written and part II; the clinical. Candidates are eligible to sit part II of this exam after successfully completing part I which is a written exam and made up of two papers. Paper 1 is single best answers (SBA) and paper 2 is extended matching items (EMI). Both of these written papers are taken together on the same day.

Part II of this exam requires a different technique to part I; the candidate must demonstrate that they are safe and able to perform as a newly qualified consultant. On the day of the part II exam, candidates are given the opportunity to engage with the examiner as a colleague and demonstrate their understanding of various topics. Part II of the exam is over two days. The first day entails the Clinical Examination and is based at an outpatient department in a hospital. There are 2 intermediate cases, 15minutes each and two sets of three lower limb and three upper limb short cases. Each case is 5minutes. On the second day which is the viva/oral session, there are four stations, each thirty minutes long. These cover topics from the four categories: Trauma, Basic Science, Adult Pathology and Paediatric & Hands. Paediatric and Hands is 15 minutes each and is the only station where the examiner is a specialist in their field.

Course Fee
Doctors£10 discount per person if 2 people attend the course together. £199
FREE textbook RRP £37.99
Course Programme
08:30 Registration 11:15 Lecture 2 15:45 Tea & Coffee Break
09:00 Welcome & Introduction 12:00 VIVA stations II 16:00 VIVA stations IV
09:15 Lecture 1 12:45 Lunch 17:00 Closing remarks, Q&A
10:00 VIVA stations I 14:00 Lecture 3
11:00 Tea & Coffee Break 14:45 VIVA stations III