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Applied Basic Surgical Sciences for the Intercollegiate MRCS OSCE

This popular and comprehensive five-day course focuses on preparing surgical trainees for the Intercollegiate MRCS Part B objective structured clinical exam (IMRCS OSCE).

Over the five days, supportive and encouraging faculty will guide you through a series of structured interactive workshops that will cover the type and style of questions that you are likely to encounter in the Basic Science Component of the OSCE. 

On completion of this course, you will be in a position to approach the OSCE examination with increased confidence and renewed knowledge.

RCS membership entitles you to a 10% discount on this course at partner centres. Find out if you're eligible to join or transfer

  • £954.00
  • 5 days
  • 30.00 CPD Points
5 days
30.00 CPD Points


This course is suitable for: FY2 and CT1-2.

Please note that you must have passed both MCQ papers in Part A of the Intercollegiate MRCS examination before taking this course.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • More confidently approach the IMRCS OSCE exam
  • Talk through and demonstrate the anatomy of the upper limb
  • Talk through and demonstrate the anatomy of the head and neck, thoracic and abdominopelvic
  • Review the clinical anatomy of the vertebral column
  • Talk through and demonstrate the anatomy of the lower limb
  • Practice applied surgical science for the I-MRCS
  • Review surgical pathology and microbiology required for the I-MRCS 


Throughout the week, you will take part in a range of small group tutorials in topographical and surgical anatomy, involving the use of anatomical specimens, radiographs and bones.

Alongside this, you’ll take part in physiology tutorials in data interpretation plus interactive problem-solving exercises, including interpretation of laboratory data and data from clinical investigations. 

There will also be several interactive lectures.

As part of the course, you will receive a copy of these textbooks:

Applied Surgical Physiology Vivas (Kanani & Elliot)
Surgical Critical Care Vivas (Kanani)

Additional Information

Course content

Reflecting the ethos and format of the MRCS Part B exam, this course focuses on the applied surgical aspects of anatomy, patho-physiological basis of disease and critical care physiology.

You will cover a wide variety of topics during the five days, including:

  • Anatomy of the abdomen
  • Head and neck anatomy
  • Physiology and critical care for the I-MRCS
  • Pathology for the I-MRCS

Take a look at a sample Applied Basic Surgical Sciences for the Intercollegiate MRCS OSCE programme.

10% discount on this course for RCS Affiliates

RCS Affiliates benefit from a 10% discount on this course when held at our Education Centre in London.

Your discount will be applied automatically when booking. 

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PGCert in Surgery Associated Course

You will be awarded 5 credits toward the Postgraduate Certificate in Surgery upon booking this course. (The inclusion of courses in the PGCert in Surgery is subject to availability)

Booking Options

There are currently no dates available for this course. Please register your interest and we will email you when the next dates are announced.

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