MRCS PART A REVISION COURSES
We are sympathetically aware that surgical trainees are under immense pressure.
You are clinically dedicated to their patients thus, often only getting time to study during the evenings and weekends. Often, sacrificing time spent with your family and friends. Furthermore, we have all experienced the daunting feeling of opening textbooks after a busy day and becoming overwhelmed!
To alleviate all the pitfalls, we have assembled a dedicated premier faculty consisting of experienced Lecturers, Clinicians, OSCE examiners and FRCS exam question writers.
The MRCS exam has a significant failure rate, let us save you the time, stress and money.
Mr Sanjeev Pathak,
Course Director & Educator
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
CCrISP & START course instructor
Member of intercollegiate FRCS (Urol) MCQ writing panel
Former Demonstrator in Anatomy - the University of Oxford Medical School
Former RCS SURGICAL Tutor
Over 25 years teaching experience
Mr Pathak has a longstanding passion for teaching
and training medical students,
junior doctors and fellow
Member of the
intercollegiate FRCS Urology MCQ writing panel, Part A - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of the National Selection Core Surgical Training ST1 Committee - interview panel
CCrISP and START Course
Instructor - The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Examiner of undergraduate medical students at The University of Sheffield
FRCS Urology Oral examiner, Annual Mock- Yorkshire and Humber deanery
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MRCS Part A 3-day revision course
| MRCS Part A reviews
MRCS Part A 3-day revision course & Mock MCQ day
The course was really well organised with excellent communication from the SMASHING Education team.
The course was well thought out and covered all core subjects that are examined. It made me realise my approach to studying and my exam technique were all wrong and I have left the course with increased confidence for my next attempt at MRCS part A.
There was plenty of interaction within the group and there was no pressure to know the answer. Mr Pathak was very approachable and took time to explain more complicated topics. Never did I think I would learn about the neural pathways of the CNS with an anecdote about a Ford Fiesta!
The SMASHING Education Course has been by far the most useful thing I’ve done in preparation for the MRCS. The course makes you focus on what is relevant and the practice questions helped with exam technique. I feel like I understand things more and can see how what was covered on the course can be applied to real life and also the exam.
I’ve used question banks which I still think are useful, but they don’t always require that higher order of thinking that is often needed in the actual exam, and there is also the pitfall of pattern and question recognition which only tests your ability to remember an answer, instead of understand.