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:
- The written papers
- Clinical viva voces
- Surgical anatomy viva voce
- Operative surgery viva voce
- Pathophysiology and critical care and clinical reasoning viva voce
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.
- How to approach each exam
- Most frequently encountered topics
- Common questions and scenarios with ‘model answers’
- Fellowship examination format and recommended technique
- Proven study strategies
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
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Clinical Associate Professor, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, Australia Head of Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Colorectal Unit, Sydney, Australia Visiting Medical Offi cer General and Colorectal Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Hospitals Chairman, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Board In General Surgery
Professor Marc Gladman MBBS DRCOG DFFP PhD MRCOG MRCS(Eng) FRCS(Gen Surg) is a Professor of Surgery at Blacktown / Mount Druitt Hospitals in Sydney, Australia and holds the position of Chair of Surgery at the School of Medicine of the University of Western Sydney. He qualified from King’s College School of Medicine, University of London and completed training in obstetrics and gynaecology and general surgery in the UK. He won the prestigious Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation Research Fellowship and the HJ Windsor Prize of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and The Worshipful Company of Cutlers’ Fellowship in Surgery. After being awarded a PhD for a period of original research by the University of London, he began higher training in general surgery as a specialist registrar, but later moved to integrated academic training as a NIHR clinical lecturer. He then went on to complete senior training fellowships in London and Sydney before securing his Chair in Surgery in Sydney. He is committed to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and career development. During the last 10 years, he has been extensively involved in surgical examinations at multiple centres in the UK and Australia and has designed, directed and delivered a portfolio of educational courses.
Professor of Colorectal Surgery, Concord Clinical School, School of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia Head of Academic Colorectal Unit and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia Director, Enteric Neuroscience & Gastrointestinal Research Group, ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney, Australia