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An indispensable study guide to help surgical trainees prepare and perform for their fellowship exam.
Examination Surgery offers invaluable insight into the format and content of the Fellowship Examination in General Surgery.
This study guide addresses the most frequently encountered topics from the last 10 years of examinations. It helps surgical trainees organise their studies and optimise their performance in what is reputedly one of the most rigorous postgraduate exams.
The general surgery fellowship tests clinical wisdom, judgement, insight and safe practice, and Examination Surgery’s preparation material accurately reflects what you will encounter in the exam.
Arranged to mirror the exam’s individual components, Examination Surgery is divided into the following sections:
This Elsevier study guide is aimed at candidates preparing for the Fellowship Examination in General Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. It is, however, also relevant for candidates in the UK, Ireland, Canada, South Africa and Hong Kong, plus all general surgeons, surgical residents and medical students.
Section 1 Examination information and preparation
Chapter 1.1 Basic examination requirements and organisation
The Fellowship in Australasia
The Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery in the UK and Ireland
Chapter 1.2 Preparation for the fellowship examination
Plan, prepare and practise
Awareness of the aims, format and marking scheme of the Examination
Syllabus of the Fellowship exam (FRACS only)
Structure, structure, structure
Chapter 1.3 Important topics for the fellowship examination
Written paper 1
Written paper 2
Clinical viva 1
Clinical viva 2
Chapter 1.4 Suggested reading list
What to read? So many books, so little time!
Written examinations 1 and 2
Pathophysiology and critical care and clinical reasoning viva
Section 2 The written papers
Chapter 2.1 The written examination paper 1 — spot test questions
The examination format
Preparation and practising
Chapter 2.2 Common written examination spot test questions: model answers
2.2.1 Scrotal swelling
2.2.2 Breast cancer.
2.2.3 Bilateral gynaecomastia
2.2.4 Paget’s disease of the nipple
2.2.5 Rectal cancer
2.2.6 Clostridium difficile colitis
2.2.8 Large bowel obstruction
2.2.9 Rectal prolapse
2.2.10 Appendiceal mucocoele
2.2.11 Fistula in ano
2.2.13 Anal squamous cell carcinoma
2.2.14 Small bowel obstruction
2.2.15 Meckel’s diverticulum
2.2.16 Gastrointestinal stromal tumour
2.2.17 Parathyroid adenoma