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MRCS PART B OSCE COURSES

MRCS Part B Revision and OSCE
Preparation courses

The MRCS Part B  preparation courses are suitable for delegates who have successfully completed the MRCS Part A examination. 
 
The OCSE courses will cover the contents examined in most stations. Each delegate will be examined for 9 minutes whilst being observed by other delegates. Constructive feedback will be given. Time will be available for group discussion too, we would strongly encourage delegates to be interactive. 


Please note, we only o
ffer the 5 day full package - once sold out, we will not be offering additional courses until the next sitting. 

Oral examinations will be conducted by:
1.  Mr Sanjeev Pathak: (Current FRCS Urology Part A MCQ Writer, ex-Anatomy Examiner, University of Oxford)
2. Male and female professional actors: (ex-MRCS Part B simulated patients)*
3. Consultant Intensivist: (ex-MRCS Part B Examiner)*
4. Consultant General & Upper GI Surgeon: (FRCS General Surgery Part A MCQ Writer)*
* subject to availability

 

Stations covered: MRCS Part B 5 day course

√ Surgical Anatomy and Pathology  

√ Applied surgical and critical care

√ Communication stations (excluding history taking)

√  Clinical and procedural skills

 

- Surgical Anatomy OSCE be examined on the Anatomy OSCE day with specimens, bones and radiological imaging.



 Click here for more information about Mr Sanjeev Pathak, Course Director & Educator.

MRCS Part B Testimonials

Miss K Hawson "Dear Mr Pathak,    A heartfelt email to say a huge thank you for your help in passing my MRCS.   To put it bluntly I completely underestimated the exam, I booked it on a whim when I was preparing for my Cst/ST1 interviews given I was already revising however I hadn’t realised the magnitude of the syllabus. I was sitting down to revise and not knowing which way to turn, there was too much looking at me.   I found your course on the internet the night before it started, Safeena got straight back to me and assured me you could help.   I wish that I had found you earlier and had time to look over the material prior to the course however it was incredibly useful all the same.   Mr Pathak has a unique way of teaching in a really memorable way to incite deep-seated learning, such as Union Jack at T12 or thumbs up at C6, I’m sure I’ll remember these for life!   The course fostered a welcoming and accommodating ethos. From here I met 2 revision buddies who I practised on a regular basis with coming up to the exam, this was invaluable. The WhatsApp group also offered a wealth of support from others who were going through the exam at the same time and you were both just wonderful when I had a wobble pre-exam…thank you for not letting me pull out last minute!   The session with the critical care actor was excellent practice, demonstrating the types of questions, depth of knowledge required and giving exam-like experience.   It is obvious how much time, dedication and thought has gone into creating this unique MRCS course which I have already recommended to many. The course makes the exam feel manageable, gives you a support network and all the resources required to pass. Most importantly, by enrolling on this course I found people who cared which is incredibly important at what can be a very stressful time. I am incredibly grateful, I genuinely feel I owe my pass to this course.   Thank you so very much" FY2, Lancashire

Miss T Nadeem "As trainees we all need guidance, more often than not we settle for paving our own way through training. The SMASHING Education MRCS Part B has been such an enjoyable and helpful experience. Studying and revising for the MRCS exam is a stressful time during a trainees journey with so much to juggle... on calls, daily grind and not to mention the never ending syllabus or where to revise from! This very well organised course helped me structure my revision and focus on key learning points, it offered a method to present yourself as a surgical registrar within time pressures of exam. The course is also very dynamic and flexible. 🦴We had an anatomy day in a dissection hall in the Sheffield University being tested on actually pro-sections. All other modules we done remotely which was not only convenient but very high yield. A Consultant Intensivist will test you for critical care - a daunting grind to prepare for the exam day Throughout the modules keep your SMASHING Education note book at hand for Mr. Sanjeev Pathak’s top tips on essential knowledge. From personal experience I vouch for it and I highly recommend the course. A big thank you to Mr Pathak & Safeena for helping me pass this exam. " - Miss Tehmina Nadeem

Mr H Haq "The course content was incredibly relevant and focused on common topics that come up in the exam. Having sat the exam previously, I had felt blind about the exam structure. Mr Pathak was excellent in his delivery of the lectures, alongside the in person days where we covered many mock stations. I went from being very nervous about pathology and ACCS to feeling like they were my best stations. The anatomy day was excellent. The Critical Care Intensivist was an excellent examiner and the professional actor gave fantastic feedback which helped my comms immensely The SMASHING Education was the best by far compared to other courses I've attended. I would certainly recommend this course for anyone who felt like their revision was unstructured or struggled with focus. " - Mr H Haq

Congratulations to all our delegates from SMASHING Education

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| MRCS Part B reviews
MRCS Part B Revision course, Anatomy day and 2 day OSCE's

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"

The splitting of the course into 5 days at intervals was very helpful to catch up on topics and understand better.

Mr. Pathak had a number of ways to help you remember a lot of answers and broken it down to simpler ways.

 

Mr. Pathak was very friendly and approachable and make the whole experience and an enjoyable one. The team is always available. We could ask and clear any doubts at any point from the dates of the course until our exams.

 

Safeena managed everything so beautifully – making it easy for us at every step – from the time of registration to the exam and after.  She was always swift in responding to emails or texts and whenever we have any doubts, she would respond to us on the group and also ask Mr. Pathak for us. It is definitely very helpful to be able to ask and clear doubts even after the course. 

There were professional actors – which simulated the exam to the minutest detail and felt the pressure when you are on the hot seat. The actor, the consultant intensivist and Mr Pathak made the OSCE's feel like we were in the real exam. 

The consultant intensivist was very reassuring and made us feel like the Critical care stations were simple and do-able.

The SMASHING Education course gave me a lot of points and easy ways to remember details that are otherwise very volatile. And emphasised on “little is more” and not to waste time answering too much and wasting time if not asked to.

Thank you so much for your help.

"

Trust grade Registrar, Hull
MRCS Part B 5-Day Full course
 Sheffield  | January 23

UPCOMING LIVE MRCS PART B  COURSES
Suitable for FEBRUARY 2024 Examination: 

Click each course for more details & booking

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MRCS Part B 5-day Full Package 
 Course Details, Itinerary & Location details

| Dates: Dec 23 to Jan 24
Booking Status: Reserve list

 MRCS Part B 5 day Full Package 
| Online & Attendance

1. MRCS Part B Surgical Anatomy, Pathology & Physiology Revision Course
| Dates: Sat 16th to Sun 17th December 23
| 2 days: Online Via Zoom



2. MRCS Part B Anatomy OSCE's with specimens
| 1 day: 
Physical Attendance, Sheffield 
For the Anatomy day, the group of 16 will be split into 2 smaller groups. Both courses 1 and 2 will be identical. 
 | Dates:
Course 1: Friday 12th January 24
OR
Course 2: Monday 15th January 24


3. MRCS Part B 2 days Oral OSCE's
| Dates: Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th January 24
| 2 days: Physical Attendance, Sheffield 

Total places: 16

Discounted price: £850 
(normally £950)

1. MRCS Part B Surgical Anatomy,  Pathology & Physiology Revision Course
| 2 days: Online Via Zoom


Summary: We cover all the key areas of surgical anatomy, pathology, physiology and skills specifically for the MRCS Part B OCSE’s. The teaching will aid the candidate through the OSCE stations. You will be taught by Mr Pathak, current FRCS Urology Part A MCQ writer, ex-Anatomy examiner at the University of Oxford. 

Teaching format:
‘> Live online via Zoom & interactive
‘> High yield focused teaching specific for the MRCS Part B exam
‘> Notes will be emailed a week before the start of the course. 

Please note, this is a revision course. please ensure you have studied in line with MRCS Syllabus prior to attending this course. It is useful to have a list of the areas and subjects you need to focus on. 


2. MRCS Part B Anatomy OSCE's with specimens
| 1 day: Physical Attendance, Sheffield 


Summary: A day of practising live Surgical Anatomy OSCE’s with specimens, bones and radiological imaging. This course will course will cover the contents examined in the Surgical Anatomy stations. 

The Surgical Anatomy stations will be tested using anatomical specimens, bones and radiological imaging*. 
Each delegate will be examined whilst being observed by other delegates. Constructive feedback will be given by Mr Pathak. Time will be available for group discussion. We would strongly encourage delegates to be interactive. 

Oral examinations will be conducted by:
1.  Mr Sanjeev Pathak:
(Current FRCS Urology Part A MCQ Writer, ex-Anatomy Examiner, University of Oxford)


Dates for Anatomy day -Choose from either:
Friday 12th Jan 24 OR Monday 15th Jan 24 

For the Anatomy OSCE day, we have split the group of 16 into two smaller groups.
This will ensure the quality of the course delivered is maintained and will allow delegates to interact during the Q&A sessions. Both courses will be identical. 

Location: The School of Biosciences, Alfred Denny Building, The University of Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK


Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please inform the team of any allergies or dietary requirements.   

*subject to availability



3. MRCS Part B 2 day Oral OSCE's
| 2 days: Physical Attendance, Sheffield 


Summary: Oral OSCE examinations (excluding Anatomy and History OSCE’s) under simulated exam conditions. You will receive individual feedback and you will pick up lots of tips and pointers. The Communication stations examined by a professional actor*, and the Critical Care stations are examined by an ex-MRCS examiner*.  

Each delegate will be examined for 9 minutes whilst being observed by other delegates. Constructive feedback will be given. Time will be available for group discussion too. 

Oral examinations will be conducted by:
1. Mr Sanjeev Pathak (ex-Anatomy examiner, University of Oxford, FRSC Urology MCQ Writer)
2. Professional actor* (ex-MRCS Part B simulated patient)
3. Consultant Anaesthetist* (ex-MRCS part B Examiner)
 
>Location: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S1 1WB 
> Discounted accommodation is also available: please click here for details
> Discounted parking is also available: The APCOA car park on Eyre Street. You will need to validate your token at the reception desk.

 

Stations covered: 2 day OSCE's:

√ Surgical Pathology  

√ Applied surgical and critical care

√ Communication stations (excluding history taking)

√  Clinical and procedural skills

 

- Surgical Anatomy OSCE's will be examined on the Anatomy OSCE day with specimens, bones and radiological imaging.

 
Please note, during these 2 days we will only practise OSCE's and there will be no teaching.

*subject to availability



Due to limit places, we would encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment. Over 90% of our candidates pass 1st time after completing the 5 day Part B courses.

Once sold out, there will not be any additional courses for the Feb 24 sitting.  Spaces are allocated on first come, first serve basis.  

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