How to pass the FRCS (Orth) examination

Date: 03/10/2019
Location: The Gordon Museum, King’s College London

Available spaces: Sold out

How to pass the FRCS (Orth) examination


Course convenor: Mr Rishi Dhir, Post CCT Upper Limb Fellow, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

This course is focused specifically on the FRCS viva (part 2) examination and ideal for those taking the exam shortly (in November or February). It is not an exhaustive viva course on each topic but rather a finishing course to equip you with the skills and techniques to structure your answers, and the key words, phrases and methods to use to guide you smoothly through the viva examination. The faculty are all dynamic teachers and the focus is on small group numbers to allow individual attention per candidate to enable them to approach the exam smoothly.

Each workshop is run by a faculty member (3 candidates in each) and has a hot seat with feedback and putting techniques into practice.

The quickest way to register and confirm your place is to book online by credit or debit card. In order for you to register online you will need to register with our website first, upon registration with ORUK you will be given the option to book this meeting online. If you have already registered with our website you can sign in and book.

We accept cheques, please ensure you attach an accompanying registration form. Cheques are to be made payable to “Orthopaedic Research UK” and posted to the address detailed on the registration form.

You can also pay by direct bank transfer, our transfer details are listed on the registration form. Please ensure you also complete and return a registration form if you are paying by direct bank transfer.

Registration form

Registration fee: This is a FREE course. You will need to pay a refundable deposit of £50 upon booking, which will be refunded once the course has taken place and we have confirmed your attendance.

Please contact the events team via email: events@oruk.org  or telephone: +44 (0)20 7307 3013 if you have any further queries.

Venue address

The Gordon Museum of Pathology
Hodgkin Building,
Guy’s Campus,
King’s College London,
London, SE1 1UL


By train: The nearest train station is London Bridge, Hodgkin Building is just a short 5 minute walk from this station.


By tube: The nearest tube stations are London Bridge and Borough, both stations are a 5 minute walk from Hodgkin Building.


Car parking: The nearest car park is the NCP Car Park London Bridge, Kipling Street, London, SE1 3RU. Hodgkin Building is a short 3 minute walk from the car park.

Revision Books

Orthopaedic Basic Science for the Postgraduate Examination: Practice MCQs and EMQs

Designed for trainees preparing to sit the written section of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent examination. Whilst much of the general orthopaedic curriculum is often learnt from clinical exposure, knowledge of the basic sciences frequently requires more specific attention. Drawing partly on material from the hugely successful Orthopaedic Research UK courses, this book simultaneously provides a tool for assessing knowledge levels and a means of rapidly assimilating detailed facts. The authors are all approaching, or have achieved completion of higher surgical and fellowship training, but have sufficiently recent experience of postgraduate orthopaedic examinations to ensure that the questions are representative of the level and scope required.
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Revision Books

Orthopaedic basic and clinical science for the postgraduate examination: viva practice & diagrams

Designed for trainees preparing to sit the oral section of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent examination. There is a temptation for exam preparation to focus all too heavily on pure knowledge acquisition at the expense of practising viva technique. This book therefore aims to stimulate a more problem-based approach through the use of mock vivas, as well as encouraging candidates to practise drawing out and labelling the diagrams frequently asked by examiners. Conceived as a companion volume to the hugely successful Practice EMQs and MCQs, and drawing partly on material from the popular Orthopaedic Research UK courses, this text simultaneously provides a tool for assessing knowledge levels and a means of rapidly assimilating detailed facts.
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Mr Rishi Dhir, Post CCT Upper Limb Fellow, Wrightington Hospital

Mr Dhir trained for six years at Edinburgh medical school, achieving first class honours in an intercalated BSc in neurosciences and his primary medical degree. He subsequently worked in London from 2006 undergoing basic surgical training and specialising in orthopaedics on the Royal London rotation, achieving his FRCS in November 2016 and is undergoing a post-CCT fellowship in Melbourne (completed) and Edinburgh. He has a long-standing specialist interest in teaching, being faculty on numerous courses such as Wrightington, Oswestry, Southampton, Royal London, ORUK, Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal Medical Society as well as convening his own courses at MRCS and FRCS level. He has also been a lecturer for Barts Health, surgical tutor for Imperial College and anatomy demonstrator at St George’s and Imperial, an OSCE examiner at finals level (Barts), editor of Hamilton and Bailey orthopaedics and is a dynamic teacher with recent experience of the exam.

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