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Joint and Soft Tissue Injection Workshop

Airway Study Day

Oral medicine, pathology and surgery for the ENT Surgeon

Early Pregnancy and Gynaecology Ultrasound Workshop





Designed specifically to prepare candidates for the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery, this intensive seven day (60 hour) course offers:

  • Clinical Sessions
  • Practice vivas in general and sub-specialty surgery, critical care and academic surgery
  • Tutorials on sub-speciality topics (parallel sessions)
  • Authoritative state of the art lectures
  • Symposia

NOTE: The Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery consists of two parts. The first part comprises a two hour multiple choice paper and a further two hour paper using extended matching questions.  The second part is a clinical and oral examination. Candidates are not allowed to take the clinical and oral examination (part 2) unless they have passed part 1.

The Higher Surgery Course does not at present offer teaching directed specifically towards the MCQ and EMQ papers though the course content will be relevant to them. Candidates may choose to attend the course either before sitting Part 1 or before sitting Part 2 as they prefer.


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Once you reach the website, please scroll down to locate the Whipps Cross (FRCS) Higher Surgery Course.

Places are allocated on a 'first come first served' basis, but it will be done in such a way to achieve a balance between the numbers in the different sub-specialty interests.

Course Title
Higher Surgery Course
Course Fee

£1100 (Full Fee)
£750 (Observer fee)
(Lunch Included)

Observers attend all sessions but will not be examined in the practice clinicals and vivas.

Places limited to

Full course members: 36
Observers: 44

More Information
  • Bookings for January 2019 can be made by contacting Anthony Dowding
  • Payment for the course is to be made at a later date
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