Case Discussions for Orthopaedic Exams

Case Discussions for Orthopaedic Exams

11th Dec 2021


15th Jan 2022


5th Feb 2022


12th March 2022


16th April 2022


Target audience

Candidates preparing for part 1 & 2 of the following 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 Exit Orthopaedic  examination .

Suitable for candidates  early in the preparation for written exams and also for 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.

Course Aims

• Identify areas of knowledge which may need further study and understanding.
• Practice answering questions in a quick format
• Written exam requires a quick knowledge review to answer the questions.
• Practice answering a topic 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 write their answers. At the end of each section, discussion of the questions & answers and clarification of main points to assess understanding will take place. There will be adequate time for questions. Participation will be encouraged as we believe this is the best preparation for the FRCS (T&O) examination.

Time Table

  • 08.45 – 09.00        Login and registration
  • 09.00 – 09:05        Welcome, Housekeeping, how it works.
  • 09:05 – 10:00        Basic Sciences cases and discussion of answers
  • 10:00 – 11:00       Paediatric cases and discussion of answers
  • 11:00 – 12:00       Hands cases and discussion of answers
  • 12:00 – 13:00       Adult Pathology cases and discussions of answers 
  • 13:00 – 13:30        Lunch break and informal Q & A with faculty
  • 13:30 – 14:30       Trauma cases and discussion of answers
  • 14:30 – 15:30        Upper Limb Clinical cases and discussion of answers
  • 15:30 – 16:30        Lower Limb Clinical cases and discussion of answers
  • 16:30  – 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 : £200 – Suitable for candidates doing the exam within the next 6 months .
Observer : £100 – Suitable for candidates in the early stages of exam preparation .

Previous Course Sample

To see example from previous course click on this link.

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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 Director
Morecambe Hospital


Mohammed As-Sultany

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals


David Hughes
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Walid Elnahal
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Royal Orthopaedic