Surgical Training – (MRCS Course)

The attached documents are mock MRCS part B OSCE stations (and preparations for them) from a course I designed.

Preparation

1. Critical care stations
2. Critical care topics 
3. Communication skills stations
4. Procedural skills

Mock OSCE Stations

Communication skills

Communication skills 1 – rectal bleeding
Communication skills 1 – rectal bleeding (actor brief)
Communication skills 2 – Jehovah’s witness
Communication skills 3 – biliary drainage
Communication skills 3 – small bowel obstruction

Critical care

Station 1 – Burns
Station 2 – Pancreatitis
Station 3 – Sepsis

Example critical care stations

Station 1 – Case
Station 2 – Case
Station 3 – Case
Station 4 – Case

Examination stations

Station 1 – Hernia
Station 2 – Knee
Station 3 – Neck
Station 4 – Facial nerve palsy
Station 4b – Parotidectomy for skin tumour
Station 5 – Cardiovascular
Station 5b – Respiratory
Station 6 – Incisional hernia
Station 6b – Kidney transplant
Station 7 – Claudication
Station 8 – Dissection (2011)
Station 8 – Varicose veins
Station 9 – Neurology (2011)
Station 9 – Neurology

Pathology

Station – Case

Surgical skills

Station 1 – Suturing
Station 2 – Knot, scalpel, and diathermy