Online How to pass the FRCS (Orth) examination

Date: 13/10/2020 - 14/10/2020
Location: Zoom video conferencing platform

Available spaces: lectures and observer places only

Online How to pass the FRCS (Orth) examination



Course convenor: Mr Rishi Dhir, Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital

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.


Tuesday 13 October 

Led by Mr Rishi Dhir, Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mr Zuhair Nawaz, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Frimley Park Hospital

18:30 – Introduction (preparation and planning) / breaking down the syllabus

18:45 – Spotter session

19:15 – Compartmentalisation

20:15 – Key words

22:00 – Close of course day 1

Wednesday 14 October

18:45 – Start time

19:00 – Workshop 1

19:30 – Workshop 2

20:00 – Workshop 3

20:30 – Workshop 4

21:00 – Workshop 5

Station 1: Adult pathology, Mr Toby Baring, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Homerton University Hospital and Mr Tony Greer, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Station 2: Basic sciences, Mr Jehangir Mahaluxmivala, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mr Shiraz Sabah, Specialist Registrar, Stanmore Rotation

Station 3: Hands, Mr Karthik Karuppaiah, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Senthooran Raja, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Station 4: Paediatrics, Mr Gavin Spence, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai and Mr Tahir Khan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Station 5: Trauma, Mr Peter Bates, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal London Hospital

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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.

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full course: £150

lecture and observer place: £125 

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


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, Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon, Princess Alexandra 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 trained in London from 2006 specialising in trauma and orthopaedics on the prestigious Royal London rotation, completing his training in September 2017. He has subsequently completed upper limb elective and trauma fellowships in Melbourne, Australia; Edinburgh and Wrightington.

He has a long-standing interest in teaching and has built a great reputation with a particular interest in techniques and FRCS strategies. He has developed this, being faculty on numerous courses including Wrightington, Oswestry, Southampton, Chesterfield, Queen’s, Royal College, Royal Medical Society and ORUK as well as convening his own courses at MRCS and FRCS level.

He has been a lecturer for Barts Health, surgical tutor for Imperial College, Masters tutor for Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, anatomy demonstrator at St George’s and Imperial Hospital and OSCE examiner at finals level (Barts) as well as editor of Hamilton and Bailey surgery and published extensively. He has also written and produced the FRCS video series, Let’s Talk Dr and is a dynamic teacher, developing national and international courses and links.

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