HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY AND BEST BOOKS

FRCS GENERAL SURGERY PREPARATION
7 mn read

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY AND BEST BOOKS – Section 1 MCQ Exam

Here are the resources and books you would need to prepare for FRCS General Surgery

FRCS General Surgery Section 1: 500 SBAs and EMIs

Great initial book to kick start prep.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY

SBAs and EMIs for the General Surgery FRCS (Oxford Higher Specialty Training)

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY

  • questions appeared to be of higher level and more closer to exam questions
  • 600 Single Best Answers (SBAs) and Extended Matching Items (EMIs)
  • available as kindle edition in India

FRCS General Surgery: Section 1 Practice Questions

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY

eFRCS

http://www.efrcs.com/

  • Excellent quality of questions at a very reasonable price of 35 GBP / 3000 INR for 4 months.
  • It has like 1500 questions most of which do reflect the actual questions / scenarios in the exam.

BMJ OneExam FRCS

https://www.onexamination.com/frcs-general-surgery#QuestionBrowser

  • costlier than eFRCS, costs around 80 GBP for 4 months
  • phone app which is really cool since you can use it to solve questions on the go. 

Core Topics in General and Emergency Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Companion Series – General and Emergency surgery and your specialty book are usually read. Some candidates read all the books in the series OR Bailey and Love OR Sabiston

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY AND BEST BOOKS  – Section 2 OSCE

 
HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY
 

FRCS General Surgery Viva Topics and Revision Notes (MasterPass)

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY

Related Books
 
Info: What are the indications for necrosectomy? How you perform an EUA for acute peri-anal sepsis? What do you understand by the term Early Goal-Directed Therapy (EGDT)? Remember: this is a consultant’s exam, and giving a range of options is not good enough. You must tell the examiner what you as a consultant are going to do. The FRCS is a uniquely challenging prospect; highly detailed, wide-ranging and encompassing both theory and practice. Preparation for this exam can be very difficult, and resources tailored to it are scarce. As the consolidated notes of a recent successful candidate, this book is an essential resource when preparing for the viva. The wide variety of questions require you to define, diagnose or choose between treatment options, while MCQs and SBAs help you to objectively evaluate your progress – a unique supplement to your study plan. Answers provided are comprised of an invaluable combination of detailed written answers and lists that will remind you of key points and help you structure your preparation.
 
Info: a concise revision guide for the FRCS General Surgery Intercollegiate exam serving as a companion for the trainee throughout the course of their six-year training rotation. It reflects the exact framework of the exam syllabus issued by the Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training (JCHST), and contains the most recently amended guidelines. The question and answer style used is a popular and effective method that lends itself perfectly to studying either alone or as a group, wherein one acts as examiner and the other as candidate. Further, the exam is very clinically orientated, with vivas based on a clinical scenario, using patients and images as method of initiating clinical discussion. This book will act as supplementary reading for any course relating to the FRCS exit examination in general surgery. Both the authors and main contributors have passed the FRCS exam in general surgery and have many years experience in postgraduate medical education
 

How to prepare for FRCS General Surgery – Resources

Check out this youtube video for more information on how to prepare for FRCS General Surgery : https://youtu.be/-8GIpQhxfqY
 

Conclusion: Better to focus on scenario based reading and practice rather than reading textbooks for the Section 2 OSCE exam.

 
Also check out this Presentation on How to prepare for FRCS General Surgery:   

 

 
 
 
 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY AND BEST BOOKS – Section 1 MCQ Exam

Here are the resources and books you would need to prepare for FRCS General Surgery

FRCS General Surgery Section 1: 500 SBAs and EMIs

Great initial book to kick start prep.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY

SBAs and EMIs for the General Surgery FRCS (Oxford Higher Specialty Training)

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY

  • questions appeared to be of higher level and more closer to exam questions
  • 600 Single Best Answers (SBAs) and Extended Matching Items (EMIs)
  • available as kindle edition in India

FRCS General Surgery: Section 1 Practice Questions

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY

eFRCS

http://www.efrcs.com/

  • Excellent quality of questions at a very reasonable price of 35 GBP / 3000 INR for 4 months.
  • It has like 1500 questions most of which do reflect the actual questions / scenarios in the exam.

BMJ OneExam FRCS

https://www.onexamination.com/frcs-general-surgery#QuestionBrowser

  • costlier than eFRCS, costs around 80 GBP for 4 months
  • phone app which is really cool since you can use it to solve questions on the go. 

Core Topics in General and Emergency Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Companion Series – General and Emergency surgery and your specialty book are usually read. Some candidates read all the books in the series OR Bailey and Love OR Sabiston

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY AND BEST BOOKS  – Section 2 OSCE

 
HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY
 

FRCS General Surgery Viva Topics and Revision Notes (MasterPass)

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FRCS GENERAL SURGERY

 
Info: What are the indications for necrosectomy? How you perform an EUA for acute peri-anal sepsis? What do you understand by the term Early Goal-Directed Therapy (EGDT)? Remember: this is a consultant’s exam, and giving a range of options is not good enough. You must tell the examiner what you as a consultant are going to do. The FRCS is a uniquely challenging prospect; highly detailed, wide-ranging and encompassing both theory and practice. Preparation for this exam can be very difficult, and resources tailored to it are scarce. As the consolidated notes of a recent successful candidate, this book is an essential resource when preparing for the viva. The wide variety of questions require you to define, diagnose or choose between treatment options, while MCQs and SBAs help you to objectively evaluate your progress – a unique supplement to your study plan. Answers provided are comprised of an invaluable combination of detailed written answers and lists that will remind you of key points and help you structure your preparation.
 
Info: a concise revision guide for the FRCS General Surgery Intercollegiate exam serving as a companion for the trainee throughout the course of their six-year training rotation. It reflects the exact framework of the exam syllabus issued by the Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training (JCHST), and contains the most recently amended guidelines. The question and answer style used is a popular and effective method that lends itself perfectly to studying either alone or as a group, wherein one acts as examiner and the other as candidate. Further, the exam is very clinically orientated, with vivas based on a clinical scenario, using patients and images as method of initiating clinical discussion. This book will act as supplementary reading for any course relating to the FRCS exit examination in general surgery. Both the authors and main contributors have passed the FRCS exam in general surgery and have many years experience in postgraduate medical education
 

How to prepare for FRCS General Surgery – Resources

Check out this youtube video for more information on how to prepare for FRCS General Surgery : https://youtu.be/-8GIpQhxfqY
 

Conclusion: Better to focus on scenario based reading and practice rather than reading textbooks for the Section 2 OSCE exam.

 
Also check out this Presentation on How to prepare for FRCS General Surgery:   

 

 
 
 
 

Leave a Reply if you have any queries or suggestions.

Do more at World Surgery Forum
Explore More Surgery Topics You Like

Best Surgery Books

BEST BOOKS FOR MRCS PART A

  1. MRCS Part A: Essential Revision Notes: Book 1
  2. MRCS Part A: Essential Revision Notes: Book 2
  3. MRCS Practice Papers Part A: Paper 1 SBAs
  4. MRCS Practice Papers Part A: Paper 2 EMQs
  5. Rush University Medical Center Review of Surgery
  6. Bailey & Love Companion Guide Mcqs & Emqs In Surgery
  7. SBA MCQs and EMQs for the MRCS Part A Pack: 2
  8. Basic Science for the MRCS: A revision guide for surgical trainees
  9. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery
  10. Get Through MRCS Part A: SBAs
  11. Mrcs Module 2016 Question With Explanations For Mrcs The Best Question Series
  12. EMQs and Data Interpretation Questions in Surgery

BEST BOOKS FOR MRCS PART B

  1. DrExam Part B MRCS OSCE Revision Guide: Book 1
  2. DrExam Part B MRCS OSCE Revision Guide: Book 2
  3. OSCEs for the MRCS Part B: A Bailey & Love Revision Guide
  4. Succeeding in the MRCS Part B Exam: Essential revision notes for the OSCE format
  5. Get Through MRCS: Anatomy 2E
  6. Clinical Anatomy: Applied Anatomy for Students and Junior Doctors by Harold Ellis
  7. Essential Radiological Anatomy for the MRCS
  8. Surgical Critical Care: For the MRCS OSCE by Mazyar Kanani and Simon Lammy
  9. Surgical Critical Care Vivas by Mazyar Kanani
  10. Mcminn’s Color Atlas of Human Anatomy
  11. Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

 

BEST MCQ BOOKS FOR GENERAL SURGERY

  1. Surgery Essence By Pritesh Singh
  2. Surgery Sixer for NBE by Rajamahendran 4th ed (2019)
  3. Bailey & Love Companion Guide Mcqs & Emqs In Surgery
  4. Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery ABSITE and Board Review
  5. Surgery PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, 13th ed
  6. SURGERY COMPLETE – 2019
  7. Surgery For PGMEE 13th Edition – 2019 by Amit Ashish

BEST TEXTBOOKS FOR GENERAL SURGERY

  1. Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, 27th Edition
  2. Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery
  3. Schwartz’s Principles Of Surgery
  4. SRB’S Manual Of Surgery

BEST BOOKS FOR OPERATIVE SURGERY

  1. Operative Techniques in Surgery by Michael W. Mulholland et al
  2. Chassin’s Operative Strategy in General Surgery
  3. Farquharson’s Textbook of Operative General Surgery, 10th Edition

"To be great, a surgeon must have a fierce determination to be the leader in his field. He must have a driving ego, a hunger beyond money. He must have a passion for perfectionism. — Donald B. Effler"

World Surgery Forum – Disclaimer
The information given on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem without consulting your doctor. This site respects copyright and does not offer any free ebook downloads. The site and posts may contain amazon links of surgery books and products we love.
Subscribe to WSF via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 27,909 other subscribers

%d bloggers like this: