Written by authors of the leading textbook 'FRCS: Companion cases for the intercollegiate exam in general surgery' this website is here to help you pass Section 1 of the FRCS exit exam in general surgery
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.
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.
Available to buy from Amazon, 'FRCS: Companion Cases for the Intercollegiate Exam in General Surgery' has invaluable reading on the second part of the exam.
With special thanks, the following 45 people have contributed to the outstanding revision material included in FRCS Companion