01 August 2008
The College is pleased to congratulate and welcome Christopher Oliver as the new chairman of the Intercollegiate Board of Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE), the body responsible for the development and supervision of the MRCS examination.
Mr Chris Oliver, 48 is a Consultant Trauma Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a Fellow of both English and Edinburgh royal colleges of surgery and is a member of council and co-convener of examinations at Edinburgh. He has also been a member of PMETB assessment working group and was surgical lead for the Scottish intercollegiate guidelines network.
Chris is delighted to take up the chairmanship of which will be a challenging three year position. Chris says "this a time of considerable change in surgical assessment with the implementation of the new Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSBE) based intercollegiate MRCS exam in October 2008. The new exam will be a very robust assessment tool of high standard and will have significant educational impact and validity to all involved".
During Chris's term of office he is keen to make the new OSCE based examination work within a supportive intercollegiate culture of transparency, teamwork, collaboration, openness and friendship.