Eligibility Requirements for FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics

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Eligibility Requirements for FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics

In response to the following query received at our mail [email protected], regarding Eligibility Requirements for FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics

Hello There,

Myself , Dr. M*

I have Done My MBBS For India And Currently Persuing My PG In Orthopaedic Surgery ( 2 nd Yr Resident)Could U Please Suggest Me The Right Pathway For Doing FRCS (MCh) In Trauma And Orthopaedic Surgery . And Is It Compulsory To Crack MRCS ?As Already I Am Doing My Residency Here

Below is our response regarding the eligibility requirements for FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics:

As per the latest regulations a pass in MRCS examination is now mandatory for all new applicants of FRCS.
There are two versions of FRCS, one for domestic and other for International candidates.
  • JCIE  FRCS (Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations) (domestic – UK & Ireland)
  • JSCFE FRCS (Joint Surgical Colleges’ Fellowship Examinations) (international)
You will have to appear for JSCFE FRCS. To appear for this exam you need to have a minimum of 6 years of experience in Orthopaedics to be just eligible to write the exam. 3 Year of your Ortho residency + 3 years work experience after it.
For this you need to provide evidence in form of following:

Evidence required for eligibility of your training for FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics

  • The principal referee must be the applicant’s current of Head of Department or Head of the Recognised Training Committee/Programme in which the applicant has participated
  • The  second  referee must  be a  senior  clinician who  has worked  with  the applicant and  has knowledge of the applicant’s work in his/her specialty within the last two years
  • The  third  referee  must  be  a  senior  clinician  who  has  worked  with  the  applicant  and  has knowledge of the applicant’s work in his/her specialty within the last two years

What you’ll need at the time of application for FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics?

  • Medical Qualification – year/country obtained
  • MRCS – month/year obtained
  • Your three signed Structured References (pdf format)
  • Curriculum Vitae (pdf format)
  • Summary of Operative Experience (pdf format)
  • Photocopy of your passport (identification page)

What is the Exam Format for FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics?

Section 1 examinations from 1 January 2021 the format will be as follows:
  • Paper 1 120 Single Best Answer [SBA] (2 hours 15 mins)
  • Paper 2 120 Single Best Answer [SBA] (2 hours 15 mins)
Once you pass the Section 1 exam, you will receive a ‘Eligibility to Proceed’ certificate by email, after which you will be allowed to appear for the Section 2 exam.
Section 2 examinations: Clinical component consisting of a series of carefully designed and structured interviews on clinical topics, some being scenario based (structured orals) and some being patient based.

Allowed Number of Examination Attempts for FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics

Candidates are given up to a maximum of 7 years to complete the examination process as follows:
  • Section 1(MCQ):  Candidates will have a maximum of 4 attempts with no re‐entry
  • Section 2 (OSCE):  Candidates will have a maximum of 4 attempts with no re‐entry

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6 thoughts on

Eligibility Requirements for FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics

  • Unknown

    What should be the qualifications of referees

  • World Surgery Forum

    There is no mention of any specific qualification requirement for the referees. Check out this
    Guidance Notes for Referees for more info.

    https://www.jscfe.co.uk/Utils/DocumentGenerator.aspx?Type=CMS&docID=15eddf3f-a534-4194-b678-8df7bb212c75

  • Unknown

    Where is session 1 and 2 given ?
    Session 1 being MCQ based wouod be computer bsed exam and can be given from parent country i think, and what about session 2 ?

  • Dr Sandeep Moolchandani

    Session 2 is available in specific countries and selected cities. Royal colleges have tie-ups with Pearson VUE test centres where you can take your FRCS Section 2 exams. You will be asked to select your preferred test centre location when you pay for the exan.

  • Dr Sandeep Moolchandani

    Session 2 is available in specific countries and selected cities. Royal colleges have tie-ups with Pearson VUE test centres where you can take your FRCS Section 2 exams. You will be asked to select your preferred test centre location when you pay for the exan.

  • Unknown

    Hello I have already completed my MS ORTHO , now I have this thought if giving mrcs exam. . I would like to ask you,how rational this idea is as I would like to go abroad for speciality training in future.kindly guide

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