Postgraduate Orthopaedics

The Candidate's Guide to the FRCS (TR & Orth) Examination

by Paul A. Banaszkiewicz, Deiary F. Kader, Nicola Maffulli

The FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination is a stressful experience, even for the most well-prepared candidate. There is nothing more frustrating than a good candidate with good knowledge failing because of lack of appropriate preparation or examination technique. This book will guide the orthopaedic trainee in preparing for the examination before they are thrown into the lion's den. In the written section the authors give general advice about preparing for the MCQ/EMI paper. The clinical section covers both the long and short cases with examples of the most likely cases that regularly appear in the examination. The next four sections cover the remaining vivas, namely Basic Science, Trauma, Hands, and Paediatrics, each with the same structure. Finally, there are a series of real-life candidates' blow-by-blow accounts of their whole examination experience. These give candidates a real-life perspective of what to expect during their own examination. Overall, the book presents the key essentials for success in the FRCS (Tr & Orth).

  • Cambridge University Press; December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780511460296
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Postgraduate Orthopaedics
  • Author: Paul A. Banaszkiewicz (ed.); Deiary F. Kader (ed.); Nicola Maffulli (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'… sitting the FRCS Orthopaedic exam … candidates often present with significant knowledge, but go to pieces when facing the exam - this can be due to inadequate preparation or examination techniques. Before being thrown into the proverbial lions den, candidates would be best advised to study this book as it is broken down into various sections to make revision easier. … the layout is fairly straightforward and reader friendly. … This book is a must and I for one have found it invaluable …' Journal of Perioperative Practice