Viva & Clinical Case Discussions for Orthopaedic FRCS Exams

Online Course

28th May 2022


2nd Jul 2022


3rd September 2022


24th September 2022


22nd October 2022



Target audience

Candidates preparing for part 1 & 2 of Postgradutae Exit  Exams:

• FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam – UK and International
• EBOT exam
• SICOT Diploma

Useful for those who would like to supplement their ISCP portfolio :The structered assessment and feedback can be added to your ISCP portfolio .


This course has been designed for candidates preparing for the Postgraduate Exit Orthopaedic Examination .

Suitable for candidates  in all stages of exam preparation , from early  preparation for written exams to those preparing for the Clinical and Viva components .

The Faculty have been picked for their expertise in coaching candidates for the FRCS (T&O) examination and are passionate about helping candidates maximise their chances of success in the examination. All are senior orthopaedic colleagues and have undertaken further education in teaching and feedback to provide a professional experience.

Both Participants & Observers will receive a  CPD certificate approved by RCSEd for 4.5 CPD points .


Course Aims

• Identify areas of knowledge which may need further study and understanding.
• Practice answering questions in a focused  format to reach the main points quickly as in a clinical or viva situations .
• Exposure to many types of questions and topics .
• Cover high yield topics and difficult concepts .
• Greater understanding of where to focus study prior to the examination .
• Study tips and tricks .

Structure of the Course

A set of questions are presented and candidates have the opportunity to practice their answers  with the teaching faculty . 

Detailed discussion of the questions & answers and clarification of main points to assess understanding will take place. 

There will be adequate time for questions and individual feedback . 

Time Table

  • 08.45 – 09.00        Login and registration
  • 09.00– 09:15        Welcome, Housekeeping, how it works.
  • 09:15– 10:15         Basic Sciences cases and discussion of answers
  • 10:15 – 11:15        Paediatric cases and discussion of answers
  • 11:15 –  12:15       Hands cases and discussion of answers
  • 12:15– 13:15        Adult Pathology cases and discussions of answers 
  • 13:15 – 13:45        Lunch break and informal Q & A with faculty
  • 13:45 – 14:45        Trauma cases and discussion of answers
  • 14:45 – 15:45       Upper Limb Clinical cases and discussion of answers
  • 15:45 – 16:45       Lower Limb Clinical cases and discussion of answers
  • 16:45 – 17:00       Q & A , Conclusions and close

Marking Criteria

Each participant is given an outcome (clear pass, clear fail or borderline) at the end of their question. The outcome grade is based on:

  • Methodical approach to your answer.
  • Your ability for clear decision making.
  • Minimal prompting.
  • Familiarity with supportive literature


Participant : £250 – Suitable for candidates doing the exam within the next 6 months .
Observer : £ 125 – Suitable for candidates in the early stages of exam preparation .

Both participants & Observers get CPD certificate approved by RCSEd for 4.5 CPD points 

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Meet Our Teaching Faculty

Firas Arnaout

Firas Arnaout
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Course Director
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shepton Mallet Hospital


Nicola Evans
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Course Co-Founder
Morecambe Hospital


Mohammed As-Sultany

Course Co-Founder
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals

David Hughes
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

South Warwickshire Hospital

Hany Elbardesy
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

East Kent University Hospitals


Khaled Elawady
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Oxford University Hospitals


Aabid Sanaullah FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon            University of Buckingham Medical School


Siddharth Kamat
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Educator – Orthopaedic Academy


Justin Leong FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Countess of Chester Hospital