Applied Basic Surgical Sciences for the Intercollegiate MRCS OSCE

Content

In keeping with the ethos and format of the MRCS Part B examination, the course will focus on the applied surgical aspects of anatomy, patho-physiological basis of disease and on critical care physiology. It will also provide ample practice in facing the structured OSCE style vivas in the basic sciences.

Course content includes:

  • Anatomy of the abdomen
  • Communication skills and history–taking skills
  • Head and neck anatomy
  • Physiology & critical care for the I-MRCS
  • Pathology for the I-MRCS


The Edinburgh MRCS OSCE Preparation Course

This course is aimed at FY2 and above, and primarily those preparing for the Intercollegiate Part B MRCS Examination. It is designed to help improve candidates' performance in the MRCS Part B Examination via practice sessions with 'mock' MRCS OSCE stations and discussions with examiners on the pitfalls and problems commonly encountered with the examination process. The course structure includes short lectures, discussion groups and OSCE stations.

Passthemrcs.com

A Concise Approach to the MRCS Part B OSCE

A hand-picked portfolio of surgical OSCE stations covering all of the essential topics tested in the MRCS part B exam. Created by a select team of surgeons, this interactive online course provides a novel, efficient and effective way to revise for the MRCS exam.

Acland's Anatomy Videos Online

The Video Atlas was originally intended to be used by individual medical and dental students. Because of its realism, simple language, and three-dimensional quality, the Video Atlas has become popular with students and teachers in many other fields and also with people not on a professional learning path who are looking for information about human anatomy.

Medical and dental students.
In first-year studies, the Video Atlas is productive and time efficient as a preview, as an adjunct to dissection, and as a review tool. It is also helpful for students who need to re-learn clinically relevant anatomy for their surgical rotations. Since surgeons in training must re-learn anatomy at many stages in their careers the Video Atlas is popular with interns and residents in surgical specialties.

Medical practitioners.
Practicing surgeons and physicians value the Video Atlas as a quick way to renew their anatomical knowledge, and also as a way to help their patients understand an ailment, injury, or procedure.

Allied Health students.
The Video Atlas is widely used by students and teachers in nursing, physical and occupational therapy, kinesiology, and massage therapy. For students who don't have access to dissection facilities, the Video Atlas provides an appreciation of the real human body and a direct understanding of the mechanics of body movement.

Secondary and undergraduate students.
The Video Atlas is used in many high school and undergraduate anatomy classes. The videos can be understood without any prior knowledge of anatomy. The narration is delivered in simple, everyday language, apart from the necessary use of the anatomical names of structures.

Non-medical users.
The Video Atlas provides an accessible source of knowledge for individuals who have a need-to-know interest in human structure, including designers, artists, athletes, home-schoolers, and those who have concerns related to their own well being.

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Recommended Reading

Clinical Anatomy: Applied Anatomy for Students and Junior Doctors - Harold Ellis, Vishy Mahdavan

Surgical Critical Care Vivas - Mazyar Kanani

Applied Surgical Physiology Vivas - Mazyar Kanani

Surgical Pathology Revision - David Lowe

OSCEs for the MRCS Part B A Bailey & Love Revision Guide - Jonathan Fishman, Vivian Elwell, Rajat Chowdhury