MRCS PART B OSCE COURSES

MRCS Part B Testimonial

MRCS Part B results - June 2022

 "Dear Mr Pathak and Safeena, 

 

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

 

Congratulations from SMASHING Education.

MRCS Part B: Reviews

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Part B Skills/Communication/Examination course:
This course in particular was massively useful for me. Being busy at work it is often difficult to set time aside to actually practise scenarios with colleagues and this course is an excellent way of being able to practise communication skills in an exam style format.

 

Mr Pathak is able to closely replicate the style of the exam and also provides very useful feedback which you can use to perfect your technique.

 

Definitely revise for this one like an exam to get the most out of it! The professional actor was great, even using props to dress up and really simulate real life patients and put you under that extra bit of pressure like you get in the exam.

 

There are also critical care stations led by a consultant who again gives you constructive feedback and gives you a real sense of how these stations go in the exam (useful as we often concentrate only on anatomy/pathology/skills) and is great to practise your viva skills.

 

Overall:
I couldn’t recommend these courses enough.

Practice really is key to this exam and these courses are a great way to do that.

 

Mr Pathak and Safeena are incredibly supportive and will do everything they can to help you in your preparation.

 

The group sizes are small enough so you get plenty of practice, but also great as you are able to learn from other candidates and pick up styles/phases which may be useful to you.

 

I’m not usually a person for courses, but in hindsight I am so glad I attended these – if you are in two minds, just book it now. You won’t regret it! Good luck!
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CT1, Huddersfield
MRCS Part B 2-Day OCSE prep course
Live Online | January 22

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 all 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, there will be no teaching during the OCSE courses. If you need to refresh your knowledge, we would highly recommend you attend the Anatomy & Pathology revision courses.


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

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

UPCOMING LIVE MRCS PART B  COURSES:
Suitable for OCTOBER 
2022 Examination: 

Click each course for more details & booking

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MRCS Part B Surgical Anatomy & Pathology Revision Course | 2 days online 
Course Details, Itinerary & Location details

| Dates: Sat 20th to Sun 21st August
Booking Status: CLOSED

 MRCS Part B Surgical Anatomy & Pathology
Revision Course
| 2 days Online

| Focused Part B teaching in line with MRCS Part B syllabus 
| Brush up on your knowledge
| Easy mnemonics
| Interactive and engaging
| Delivered by Mr Pathak

| Dates: Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st August 
| Online via Zoom


The Surgical Anatomy and Pathology course is suitable for candidates wanting to refresh their knowledge and prepare for the MRCS Part B OSCE examinations. 

This course will cover all the key areas of Surgical Anatomy and Pathology specifically for the MRCS Part B OCSE’s. 

The teaching will be high yield, focused and will aid the candidate through the OSCE stations. 
You will be taught by Mr Pathak, current FRCS Urology Part A MCQ writer, Ex Examiner in Anatomy at the University of Oxford.

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. 

All our courses are interactive and engaging! You will not feel intimated to ask questions and you will be encouraged to interact. 

Teaching format:
‘>  Online live teaching via Zoom
‘> Focused on teaching in line with the MRCS Part B syllabus
‘> Notes will be emailed a week before the start of the course. 

SMASHING Education aims to help you pass the exam!

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

| Dates: Various: Aug to Sept 22 
Booking Status: CLOSED

 MRCS Part B Full Package: x3 courses
| Online & Attendance

1. MRCS Part B Surgical Anatomy & Pathology Revision Course
| Dates: Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st August
| 2 days: Online Via Zoom

2. MRCS Part B Anatomy OSCE's with specimens
| Date: 
Friday 9th September
| 1 day: Physical Attendance, Sheffield 

3. MRCS Part B Oral OSCE's
|
Package # 1  Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th September 
or

Package # 2: Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th September
| 2 days: Online Via Zoom

 

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


We cover all the key areas of surgical anatomy and pathology 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 & interactive
‘> High yield focused teaching in line with the MRCS Part B syllabus
‘> 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)

Location: This course will be held at the School of Biosciences, Alfred Denny Building, The University of Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK. If Covid restrictions change and we cannot hold the attendance course, we will issue full refunds. 

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

*subject to availability



3. MRCS Part B Oral OSCE's
| 2 days: Online Via Zoom


Summary: Oral OSCE examinations (excluding Anatomy 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)
 
Anatomy OSCE will not be covered on this day. They will be covered on the Anatomy OSCE day examined with specimens, bones and radiological imaging.  

We have restricted the number of delegates to 8 per course. This will ensure the quality of the course delivered is maintained and will allow delegates to interact during the Q&A sessions. 
 
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 all Part B courses.

Package # 1

1. MRCS Part B Surgical Anatomy & Pathology Revision Course
| Dates: Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st August

2. MRCS Part B Anatomy OSCE's with specimens
| Date: Friday 9th September

3. MRCS Part B Oral OSCE's
| Date: Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th September 

|Total places: 8

       SOLD OUT        

Package # 2

1. MRCS Part B Surgical Anatomy & Pathology Revision Course
| Dates: Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st August

2. MRCS Part B Anatomy OSCE's with specimens
| Date: Friday 9th September

3. MRCS Part B Oral OSCE's
| Date: Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th September 

|Total places: 8

       SOLD OUT