Mahaluxmivala-Sherman FRCS (Orth) Viva Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons (Formerly the Royal College of Surgeons of England Course)

30 - 31 March 2020

(2 days)

Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ, UK

Summary of course

This interactive two-day course focuses on preparing delegates for the viva (oral) component of the FRCS (Orth) in a friendly atmosphere. Delegates will work through a range of techniques to improve both oral skills and orthopaedic clinical examination skills.


The course will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Introduction to the FRCS (Orth) examination

  • Negotiating the requirements of the course

  • Clinical examination session – history taking

  • Introduction to positive critiquing

Course Directors

Mr Kevin Sherman MA, PhD, FRCS
Mr Jehangir Mahaluxmivala MS, MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for: ST5-8 preparing for the oral FRCS (ORTH) Examination Clinical fellows Speciality doctors The main audience for this course is candidates who are sitting the oral section of the examination imminently. However it will also benefit those candidates who are beginning to prepare for the examination irrespective of passing the written section. This group will gain invaluable teaching and insight into the depth of knowledge needed, as well as how to prepare for the examination over the coming months

How to apply?

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