Pattern of MRCS Part B Exam and Best Books to Crack MRCS Part B

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Pattern of MRCS Part B Exam and Best Books to Crack MRCS Part B

Pattern of MRCS Part B Examination

MRCS Part B is a Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which includes following broad content areas (BCAs):

Applied Knowledge (Total = 8 stations)

1. Anatomy and surgical pathology (5 stations)
2. Applied surgical science and critical care (3 stations)

Applied Skills (Total = 10 stations)

1. Clinical and Procedural Skills (6 stations)
2. Communication skills (4 stations)
    • Giving and receiving information
    • History Taking

The exam consists of 18 examined stations each of 9 minutes’ duration. Each of the 18 examined stations is ‘manned’. Some of the stations will have two examiners and some one.

In addition to 18 stations, there will be one or more preparation station and one station that is being pre-tested. This pre-testing station will not contribute towards the final mark of the examination. Candidates will not be informed which station is being pretested.

Each station carries a total of 20 marks.

The total duration of the OSCE will be approximately 3 hours 30 minutes

Using information from the structured mark sheets for each station out of 20, and the global rating for each station, a mark will be calculated out of 160 for Knowledge and 200 for Skills. To be awarded a pass in the OSCE, a candidate must pass EACH of the two grouped areas at the same sitting.

MRCS Part B Books

Reading and revising from the right study material is key to success. In the middle of myriad of options, here are a few books which are worth considering for your MRCS Part B preparation.

Must Read General Books For MRCS Part B

DrExam Part B MRCS OSCE Revision Guide: Book 1: Applied Surgical Science & Critical Care, Anatomy & Surgical Pathology, Surgical Skills & Patient Safety

DrExam Part B MRCS OSCE Revision Guide: Clinical Examination, Communication Skills and History Taking Book. 2

OSCEs for the MRCS Part B: A Bailey & Love Revision Guide

Succeeding in the MRCS Part B Exam: Essential revision notes for the OSCE format (Medipass)

Must Read Specific Books For MRCS Part B

Anatomy Books for MRCS Part B

Surgical Critical Care Books For MRCS Part B

Surgical Critical Care Vivas by Mazyar Kanani

Reference Books For MRCS Part B

Mcminn’s Color Atlas of Human Anatomy

Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy


Check out the links below for more information on MRCS Preparation:

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DOING MRCS

https://worldsurgeryforum.net/2017/07/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-MRCS.html

A DISCUSSION ON MRCS EXAM ELIGIBILITY

HOW TO CRACK MRCS PART A AND THE BEST BOOKS FOR MRCS PART A PREPARATION

MRCS PART B PREPARATION FREE VIDEOS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MRCS EXAM PREPARATION

PASTEST VS EMRCS VS ONEEXAM FOR PREPARATION OF MRCS PART A EXAM

https://worldsurgeryforum.net/2017/01/pastest-vs-emrcs-vs-oneexam-for.html

OPPORTUNITIES AFTER MRCS

https://worldsurgeryforum.net/2017/09/opportunities-after-mrcs.html

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