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FRCS Breast Surgery Exam Course

Course organisers: Wen Ling Choong and Radhika Merh
This is an intensive 2-day face-to-face course, designed to prepare delegates for the
FRCS General Surgery Part 2 exams with the subspecialty interest in Breast Surgery.
The course is designed for delegates training at ST7 and ST8 (we also accept
observers who are training between ST3 and ST6 level) and run by post FRCS surgical
registrars/fellows and newly qualified oncoplastic breast consultants, all of whom
have first-hand experience with the current FRCS Part 2 Viva format.
The delegate to tutor ratio is 2:1. This course focuses on the breast component of the FRCS
General Surgery Part 2 exam and therefore, it is most beneficial for breast trainees who feel
confident/competent about their general surgery knowledge/skills and would like to improve
on the breast surgery component of the exam.

Day 1: Consists of knowledge acquisition and framework development, tailored to each

individual station. This is carried out in comfortable and informal settings of group

discussions (4-5 per group with 2-3 tutors), interspaced by lectures for the entire



Day 2: Consists of knowledge acquisition through lectures for the entire group and

focuses on the application of knowledge, through back-to-back rounds of simulated

FRCS Part 2 Viva format. Each delegate will be interviewed by one tutor per station

and assessed using scoring schemes similar to exam marking sheets.

Refreshments and lunch provided both days.
Course dinner will be provided on the 9th March 2022 (jointly sponsored by Endomag
and Raise Healthcare)
Location: Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation, University of Dundee, Clinical Skills
Centre, Level 6, Ninewells Hospital DUNDEE, DD2 1UB (for SAT.NAV.)
Early bird (before 12th December 2022): £500
Late registration (after 5pm on 12th December 2022): £650
Early bird (before 12th December 2022): £300
Late registration (after 5pm 12th December 2022): £400
Places available- 16 delegates and 8 observers.
This is a not-for- profit course and the course fee covers the running of the course
including the use of facilities and catering for the 2 days.
Please contact Ms Susan Young at s.z.young@dundee.ac.uk or cscboookings@dundee.ac.uk should there be any queries about the course.