Date     : 19th March 2016 (Saturday)

Venue  : School of Bioscienes, Cardiff University


Delivered by faculty from the highly acclaimed and reputed Cardiff MRCS OSCE courses, this course is suitable for candidates appearing for the Intercollegiate MRCS Part A exam with one of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

In MRCS Part A exam, candidates are expected to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and sound understanding of the application of key basic sciences in surgery. This intensive one-day revision course will provide the candidates with an overview of essential applied clinical anatomy, basic physiological principles, principles of surgery, and the rationale behind requesting investigations and instituting management for common surgical conditions and emergencies. In addition to interactive lectures and small group teaching, there will be demonstration of topographic anatomy with emphasis on functional and clinical anatomy as tested in the exam. The course takes into consideration the recent changes to the curriculum.

About the exam:

The MRCS Part A exam consists of two distinct but interrelated components (Applied Basic Science and Principles of Surgery –in-General) that are tested on the same day. One part consists of Single Best Answer questions (120 minutes; 135 questions) and the other part comprises Extended Matching Questions (120 minutes; 135 questions). This course, using example questions, will help the candidate prepare for both the components.

Online access to 100s of sample questions: Candidates attending the course will also receive FREE online access to MRCS Part A educational resource at for a six month period. The online access will be provided immediately on confirmation of place.


The up-to-date exam syllabus of the Intercollegiate Board (MRCS) agreed by the four Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland. To view the syllabus in full, please visit the website of one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons:

Number of places: 20. Places will be allotted on a first-come-first-served basis

Closing Date : The registrations will close when all the places are taken up, and, as such, we are unable to provide a precise closing date.

Course fee: £145.00

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