Author

Mr. Bhaskar Kumar


MD FRCS

Author - Bhaskar Kumar

Since my appointment as a consultant in Upper GI surgery, I have been highly involved in registrar teaching and training. Having recognised the lack of high-quality resources and support available to trainees in preparing for one of the most important stages in their career, the FRCS, I co-authored the Companion Cases for the FRCS. Following on from the success of this book, we felt it was necessary to provide a resource for the first part of the exam that would not only serve as an essential aide for revision but would support further learning as well.

I am regularly involved with teaching senior trainees for the FRCS exam and run a weekly FRCS teaching session at a large university teaching hospital. I have also been responsible for establishing Norwich as an FRCS exam centre. This high-level involvement has ensured that I have an in-depth knowledge of the exam material, syllabus and structure but has also provided me with insight as to the elements of the exam trainees find most challenging and common pitfalls in their approach.

Author

Mr. Alexander W Phillips


MD MA FRCSEd FFSTEd FHEA

Author - Alex Phillips

I was appointed as a consultant oesophagogastric surgeon at the Northern Oesophagogastric Unit, Newcastle in 2015. I have a background in medical education, having completed a Masters in Clinical Education, and followed this up with an MD which explored clinical and surgical learning. I have a number of medical education roles, and am the current director of undergraduate surgery at Newcastle University, deputy programme director for General Surgery in the North East of England, and deputy director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers.

Companion Cases for the FRCS has proven to be an exceptionally popular textbook with remarkably positive feedback. However, we are frequently questioned about when an accompanying MCQ book will be published. After long deliberation it was felt that an online question bank that could be frequently modified would better suit trainees and help keep abreast of a changing syllabus and exam format. In addition an online resource has the benefit of being readily accessible.

We hope that this website supports learning as well as Companion Cases for the FRCS does for the second part and helps you achieve success.

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Contributors


With special thanks, the following 45 people have contributed to the outstanding revision material included in FRCS Companion

Colorectal

  • Mr Atanu Pal MA MD FRCS
    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr. Irshad Shaikh MS MD FRCS EBSQ
    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr. Ahmed El-Hadi MBBS FRCS
    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Michael Lim MD FRCS
    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
    York teaching hospitals NHS foundation trust
  • Mr Chris Speakman MD FRCS (Ed)
    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Sandeep Kapur FRCSI DNB (Surgery) FRCSI (Gen Surg)
    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
    Anal Cancer Network Lead (East Anglia)
    Co-Lead MS/MCh Coloproctology (UEA)
    Associate Professor & Clerkship Director for Surgery (SGU, Grenada, WI)
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Najaf Nawaz Siddiqi MBBS MD(Research) FRCS
    Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon
    University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Oesophagogastric

  • Mr. Dimitri Pournaras PhD FRCS
    Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI Surgeon
    Southmeads Hospital
    North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Dr Alexia Tsigka MD MSc
    Consultant Histopathologist
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Breast

  • Miss Sue Down PhD FRCS
    Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia
    James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Sunil J Amonkar FRCS
    Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and General surgeon
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
  • Miss Rachael Johnson MBChB MD FRCS
    Consultant Breast and General surgeon
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust
  • Mr Mina Youssef FRCS MD FEBS
    Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Transplant

  • Mr Foad J Rouhani MA PhD FRCS
    Academic Clinical Lecturer in Transplant Surgery
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Christopher Hadjittofi BSc(Hons) MBBS MSc MRCS
    Specialty Registrar
    General Surgery (HPB & Transplantation)
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Vascular

  • Mr Wissam Al-Jundi MSc MEd MBA FRCS
    Consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS trust
  • Mr Philip C Bennett MD FRCS
    Consultant Vascular Surgeon
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Shanka Benaragama MBBS MS MRCS FRCS(Vasc)
    Specialist Trainee in Vascular surgery
    East of England deanery
  • Miss Maysoon Elkhawad MA MRCS
    Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery
    East of England Deanery

Emergency

  • Dr Simon Chan MB BChir PhD FRCP
    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Jakub Kadlec MUDr FRCS (CTh) PgCert MedEd
    Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Keith Godley BSc MBChB FRCR MD
    Consultant GI Radiologist
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Fatima D. Alves Pereira BSc MB BChir FRCR
    Specialist Trainee in Clinical Radiology
    East of England Deanery
  • Dr Christina Lam MBChB MRCS PgDip
    Specialist Trainee in Clinical Radiology
    East of England Deanery

Hepatobiliary

  • Dr Hameed Rafiee MBBS FRCR
    Consultant Gastrointestinal and HPB Radiologist and Radiology Training Programme Director
    Norwich Radiology Academy
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr. Simon Wemyss-Holden MD FRCS
    Consultant Hepatobiliary and General surgeon
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Satish Mogan FRCP
    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Critical care

  • Dr Balachandra Maiya FRCA
    Consultant Intensivist / Anaesthetist
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Shailesh Shah MBBS BSc MRCPUK (Acute Medicine) FFICM
    Consultant in Intensive Care, Acute and General Internal Medicine
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Endocrine

  • Mr Ahmad Moinie BMBCh(Oxon) MA(Cantab) MRCS(ENT)Ed
    ENT Speciality Registrar
    East of England Deanery
  • Mr Wael Elsaify MBBCH, MSc, FRCSI, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (General Surgery)
    Consultant Breast, Endocrine and General Surgeon
    James Cook University Hospital
    South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Matei Dordea FRCS PGdip
    Consultant oncoplastic breast and endocrine surgeon
    North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Prof. Ketan Dhatariya MBBS MSc MD MS FRCP PhD
    Consultant in diabetes and endocrinology
    Honorary Professor of Medicine University of East Anglia
    Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

General topics

  • Dr Jennifer Garioch MD FRCP
    Consultant Dermatologist
    Norfolk and Norwich University hospitals NHS trust
  • Mr Michael Lewis MS FRCS
    Consultant Upper GI surgeon
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Daniel Morritt FRCS Plas
    Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Joel Cunningham MBBS BSc MRCP(UK)
    Haematology Specialist Registrar
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS trust
  • Dr Jenny Nobes FRCR
    Clinical Oncologist
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Paeds surgery

  • Mr Brice Antao MBBS MRCSEd FRCSEd (Paed.Surg)
    Paediatric Network Lead, Children's Health Ireland
    Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Mr David Coyle MD MB BCh BAO
    Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Surgery
    Department of Paediatric Surgery
    Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Dr Hind Zaidan MD
    Registrar in Paediatric Surgery
    Department of Paediatric Surgery
    Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Mr Tristan Boam BSc MBChB (Hons) MRCS
    Specialty Trainee in Paediatric Surgery.
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Ashok Daya Ram MBBS FRCS FRCPS FEBPS FRCS (Paeds Surgery)
    Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Milind Kulkrani MCh FRCS FRACS
    Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consent & ethics

  • Mr Christopher Hadjittofi BSc(Hons) MBBS MSc MRCS
    Specialty Registrar in General Surgery
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Leo Alexandre MRCP(UK) PhD PGDip PGCert FHEA
    Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist,
    Norfolk and Norwich university hospitals NHS trust
    Senior Clinical Lecturer
    Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

Anaesthesia & pharmacology

  • Mr Jonathon Francis FRCA
    Consultant Anaesthetist
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Oncology

  • Dr Daniel Holyoake FRCR DPhil
    Consultant Clinical Oncologist
    Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust