MRCS Part B (OSCE) - Online Resources

This online resource is intended to prepare candidates appearing for the Intercollegiate MRCS OSCE. Designed and developed by Professor Stuart Enoch, Convenor and Chairman of Faculty of the highly regarded and well-established Cardiff MRCS Courses, this resource covers relevant and important topics in the MRCS syllabus. It is delivered in a manner that will enable candidates to gain a thorough understanding of pertinent topics tested in the exam.

List of Topics

Podcasts

  • Surgical Anatomy for MRCS OSCE
  • Critical Care for MRCS OSCE
  • Clinical and Procedural Skills for MRCS OSCE

Scripts

  • Applied Surgical Sciences
  • Clinical Examination
  • Procedural Skills

Surface Anatomy Videos

  • Anatomy of the Abdomen
  • Anatomy of the Face
  • Arch of Aorta and Great Vessels
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Chest Drain Insertion
  • Dorsum of Hand
  • Femoral Triangle
  • Hand Zones and Pulleys
  • Heart
  • Injuries to Brachial Plexus
  • Innervation of the Lower Limb
  • Lung
  • Nerve Roots from Cervical Vertebrae
  • Popliteal Artery
  • Popliteal Fossa, Sciatic Nerve and Long Saphenous Vein
  • Scapular Region
  • Shoulder Elbow and Wrist
  • Summary of the Lower Limb
  • Tibial and Sural Nerves
  • Triangles of the Neck
  • Upper Limb Nerve Injuries
  • Volar Aspect of the Hand

Recorded Live Lectures

  • Surgical Anatomy and Pathology of the Skull, Cranial Fossa and Scalp
  • Surgical Anatomy and pathology of the Neck, Larynx and Thyroid
  • Surgical Anatomy of the Thorax, Mediastinum, Breast and Pathologies of the Oesophagus (including cancers)
  • Surgical Anatomy of the Heart and Lungs
  • Surgical Anatomy of the Upper Limb and Nerve Injuries
  • Anterior Abdominal Wall, Herniae, Inguinoscrotal Swellings and Testicular Tumours
  • Abdominal Cavity, Peritoneal Sacs, Solid Organs and Pheochromocytoma
  • Small and Large Bowel, Rectum, Carcinoid and Ureters
  • Pelvis and Perineum
  • Spinal Cord Anatomy and Cord Syndrome
  • Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery of the Lower Limb (Lumbrosacral Plexus, Pelvic and Femur Fractures; Urethral injuries)
  • Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery of the Lower Limb (Leg and Compartment Syndrome)
  • Management of Burns
  • Fluid, Renal Physiology and Inotropes
  • Wounds, Wound Healing and Reconstruction
  • Physiology of Local Anaesthesia
  • Suture Materials and Needles
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Cutaneous Malignancies (non-melanoma)
  • Biopsies, Cytology, Histology and Basic Pathology
  • Overview of Adrenal Gland and Investigations

OSCE Questions

Reviews


This course was excellent. I felt that it was very useful when preparing for the Part B exam.

SK
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
25th April 2019, Cardiff

It was very helpful. I can now concentrate on the topics at which I am weak.

SB
Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore, India
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
25th April 2019, Cardiff

It was an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend it.

EC
St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
17th January 2019, Cardiff

Relevant teaching according to the MRCS B exam topics. Highly recommend it.

JW
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
12th April 2018, Cardiff

A long and hard day, but high yield content.

RH
Torbay District General Hospital, Torquay, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
25th January 2018, Cardiff

Lots of case-based discussions to stimulate learning.

JR
University Hospital, Coventry, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
7thSeptember 2017, Cardiff

Excellent. A very long day, but I learned so much and I now know on what I need to focus.

SA
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
7thSeptember 2017, Cardiff

A very good, compact, and targeted course.

RL
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
20thApril 2017, Cardiff

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Very nicely organised. Very good presentations.

FL
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
19thJanuary 2017, Cardiff

A very comprehensive cover of the important topics.

NG
Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Ireland
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
19thJanuary 2017, Cardiff

An excellent course with good faculty and teaching in very clear words.

MA
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

The anaesthetists who ran the case-based scenarios were very concise, clear and made the topics interesting.

MJ
Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

A busy day, but it gave a good foundation of knowledge to consolidate prior to the exam.

RS
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

I really enjoyed this day. All tutors were knowledgeable and easy to approach with questions.

LL
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

A very good experience. It made many difficult concepts seem very simple.

AA
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

The teaching was interactive and pitched at the right level. The speakers were engaging.

SD
North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
14thApril 2016, Cardiff

Excellent course and faculty. Good quality presentations. Relevant for exam preparation.

SR
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
17thSeptember 2015, Cardiff

The course was excellent and provided good value for money. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

JB
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
17thSeptember 2015, Cardiff

Excellent. Lecturers were great and very kind. Very glad I went to this!

CC
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
16 thApril 2015, Cardiff

The content of the course was good and relevant. The presentations were clear. I will be recommending it to others preparing for the exam.

AR
Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
16thApril 2015, Cardiff

A great course. It helped me to feel more confident.

EE
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
16th January 2015, Cardiff

Targeted revision at the right level and pace. Phenomenal that we were able to cover such a huge syllabus so comprehensively in such a limited time frame!

TC
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
23rd April 2014, Cardiff