Chertsey FRCS Course

The OLDEST FRCS course in the UK

Mr Mohamed Imam, Consultant Upper Limb surgeon and Mr Ziad Harb, Consultant Foot and ankle surgeon serve as the course convenors. 

This is possibly the oldest FRCS course in the UK. It was originally started by the renowned Alan Graham Apley (1914- 1996), in 1948 and he taught and chaired it for 15 years. 

A course that has been running for decades in Chertsey, Surrey, teaching orthopaedic surgeons for their final exams. 

The course covers all aspects of orthopaedics with special focus on vivas and exam techniques. Lectures will highlight the salient features in every topic and will enable candidates to enrich their answers with the right “buzz words” and tips and tricks for mastering the exam. 

There are interactive discussions, clinical case presentations that emphasize the tips and tricks of correct examination techniques, and a mock exam consisting of viva and short and intermediate cases in real exam style. Instant feedback is provided to candidates at the end of each session.

Candidates have ample opportunities throughout the course to put questions to the faculty, comprising of consultants and senior trainees (who have recently cleared the exams and are impatient to share their exam secrets).

FRCS Mentor and Orthopaedic Research UK

A Multifacet Educational Platform 

Mr Imam is one of the board and faculty of The FRCS Mentor initiative. The FRCS Mentor is a non-profit network of Orthopaedic Surgeons who are enthusiastic about surgical education. We aim to facilitate surgical knowledge exchange by establishing successful mentorship to orthopaedic candidates preparing for their exit FRCS Orth Exams. Ultimately, this would improve patients' care all over the globe.

Our work model is a multi-facet platform, covering all aspects of FRCS and orthopaedics in general, through daily discussions, online and face to face mentorship, weekly webinars, weekly viva session, in addition to a library of lecture videos, summary notes, and link to important resources and recommended courses.

The ArmDoc is a professional partner with the FRCS Mentor Initiative. 

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