Below are the resources and books you would need to prepare for FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery
Check for Eligibility requirements for FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery here.
Questions and MCQ Books on Cardiothoracic Surgery
This book systematically covers all the important topics involved in the current practice of a cardiac surgeon. It incorporates current guidelines for practice (such as from the American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology) and up-to-date information supported with current literature. Key concepts presented as core knowledge to pass the FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery, and then instruct further reading in each topic. Good all-around revision book.
It will incorporate current guidelines for practice (such as from the American College of Chest Physicians, British Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society) and up-to-date information based on current literature.
Really useful read. Quite exhaustive and complete with content presented very clearly in steps, much needed comprehensive thoracic surgical revision book for the exams
Excellent book. Wide range of questions with a detailed explanation of the answers.
It is very useful for all cardiac surgeons and for the preparation of FRCS.
MCQs in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Sample SBA and EMI Questions – Basic Sciences, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Test Yourself Revision)
Another book you can use for MCQs on Cardiothoracic Surgery
Textbooks on Cardiothoracic Surgery
A very good review of cardiothoracic surgery techniques. Great for anyone with an interest in FRCS cardiothoracic surgery. Covers all topics in detail. Great review and explanations.
Books for Reference
Following are other books that you may choose to use for reference
Books for Anatomy
Lasts’ Anatomy 9th Ed.
Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery Textbook
General Thoracic Surgery (Shields) – T W Shields, J LoCicero, C E Reed R Feins
Books for Pathology
Robbins 7th Ed., chapters -Blood vessel, Heart, Lung, Oesophagus only
Cardiac Surgery 3rd Ed. – N Kouchoukos, E Blackstone, D Doty, F Hanley
General Thoracic Surgery (General Thoracic Surgery (Shields)) 7th Ed. – T W Shields, J LoCicero, C E Reed R Feins
Books for Physiology
Respiratory physiology: the essentials – West
Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology
Textbook of Medical Physiology -Guyton
Other textbooks on Cardiothoracic Surgery:
Cardiac Surgery in the Adult – Cohn and Edmonds
Sabiston and Spencer Surgery of the Chest
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