Date    : 10th May 2014 (Saturday)

Venue : Department of Surgery/Outpatient department, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, Wales

Brief Description:

This intensive course is aimed at senior trainees in General Surgery appearing for the Intercollegiate Speciality Board exam in summer/autumn this year. The course, delivered by an experienced group of senior consultants, will use the exact exam-settings and patients with signs and symptoms to simulate the real exam.

As in the exam, the course is designed to include structured, patient-based and scenario-based interviews on clinical topics in all aspects of General Surgery.

Every candidate will receive:

1. A clinical examination comprising of two sessions of short cases (30 mins for each session)
2. Three oral examinations in General Surgery and Sub-speciality (30 mins), Emergency Surgery with Critical Care (30 mins) and Academic aspects (20 mins).

The candidate to examiner ratio will be exactly the same as in the exam.

If you wish to understand the structure of the Intercollegiate Speciality Board exam, please visit their website at:

Eligibility criteria:

ST5 or above/SpR Year 3 or above in General Surgery. Strongly advised for trainees who have completed the Section 1 (SBA and EMI component) of the exam or contemplating to do it soon.

Number of places: 14 (Places will be given on a 'first-come-first-served' basis).

Course fee: £295

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.

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