Preparing for FRCS (Gen Surg) Section 2 or navigating the CESR route? We are here to guide you through both...
We specialise in navigating UK trainees, SAS grade doctors and international doctors through the FRCS (UK and International) Section 2 examination in General Surgery. We also specialise in providing guidance to SAS grade and international doctors through their CESR application.
Passing the FRCS Section 2 examination requires a lot of hard work and practice. The examiners mark you not just on your knowledge, but also on how safe and professional you are as per the UK curriculum of practice. You are also marked on your communication skills based on your ability to answer their questions without jargon within the specified time. This is often where most students fail inspite of having gone through multiple textbooks or lecture classes. Unlike hall-based generic lecture sessions and courses focussing on this style of teaching, our team of tutors specialise in providing you with 1-to-1 practice as per the format of the FRCS Section 2 exam, focussing individually on each clinical session and viva table. This should enable you deliver better answers that will help you score higher. We will also provide you with 1-to-1 feedback about your performance as we go along helping you improve with each performance. It is expected that by the end of the course, you will not only improve in knowledge, but also your delivery style which should help you pass the FRCS Section 2 examination in the FIRST attempt.
We also specialise in helping you navigate through your CESR application with our team of experienced consultants focussing on each of the four domains of your application as specified in the General Medical Council (GMC) guidance. We will take you through the quality and numbers of unique types of evidences you need to produce. We will also give you suggestions on how to produce them to make a successful CESR application. You will be provided with a 1-to-1 feedback on your personal CESR portfolio. It is expected that this should help you clear CESR in the FIRST attempt without rebuttal from the GMC or the JCST / Royal College.
Our teaching method and delivery style is unique and involves interactive discussion with the faculty with in-depth involvement of the candidate instead of a generic webinar service or a presentation in a lecture hall. All our courses are conducted online via Zoom (you will be provided with a zoom link 48 hours before the first day of your course) that you can attend from the comfort of your home without needing to travel.
GenSurg FRCS (General Surgery) Section 2 Courses
If you are going to appear for the FRCS (JCIE or JSCFE) Section 2 Examination in General Surgery, besides building your knowledge base, what is equally important is to practice answering questions in a simulated examination environment. It is mandatory to pass the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination (FRCS) in General Surgery to get CCT and practice as a substantive consultant surgeon in the UK. Intercollegiate FRCS (JCIE) exam is also the test of knowledge for those applying for Certificate of Eligibility of Specialist Registration (CESR) in General Surgery to gain equivalence to CCT and be appointable as a substantive consultant surgeon. International FRCS (JSCFE) is conducted internationally at the same standard as the UK FRCS and you can use “FRCS” in your list of credentials on passing the exam. One of the most productive ways to prepare for the FRCS (General Surgery) Section 2 Exam is to practice answering a lot of questions simulating an examination scenario. Reading different text books or attending lecture-based courses are not a substitute to this practice as the examiners will mark you on not just knowledge but also on your communication skills, thought process, professionalism and how safe they think you are as a Day-1 consultant surgeon in the UK. For more information –
GenSurg CESR (Surgical Specialties) Courses
If you are gathering the necessary evidence and intend to apply for Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) in your specialty, it is likely that you have plenty of doubts about how the process works and what quality of evidence you need to produce. CESR is a certification awarded by the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK which awards you with Specialist Registration to enable successful candidates be appointable as a substantive consultant in their specialty in the UK while giving them equivalence to CCT. Your application is assessed against the standards set out in the latest CCT curriculum of your specialty. GMC also provides with specific guidance to help you collect evidence in your specialty. Once you submit your application, you are assigned a Specialist Applications Advisor by the GMC. Within 4-6 weeks of your application, the advisor will provide you with the first assessment of your evidence. You will be given 60 days to provide any additional evidence you may want to submit. After 60 days have passed, your sample of evidence will be sent to your verifiers, and references collected from your referees. Once the GMC is satisfied, they will forward your application to the Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST). JCST is required to give their decision within 3 months of receiving your application from the GMC. It is required that you submit a bulletproof application with strong evidences in all domains of your application. For more information -