Advanced ENT training: A guide to passing the FRCS (ORL-HNS) examination, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Advanced ENT training

A guide to passing the FRCS (ORL-HNS) examination, 1st Edition

Edited by Joseph Manjaly, Peter J Kullar

CRC Press

367 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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The syllabus for the FRCS (ORL-HNS) is vast and sound preparation for the exams has traditionally involved assimilatiing knowledge from a wide range of sources. This book provides a focussed guide for exam candidates. 

More than a question and answer book, this book is a coaching manual. Each section features a combination of model answers, pearls of wisdom, checklists and pointers for further reading. Detailed advice is provided for both Part 1 and Part 2 of the examnation. Viva topics that have featured in the exam in recent years have been included. and have then been supplemented by invaluable editorial contributions from leaders in each of the subspecialties.

Trainees frequently comment that exam preparation is an enlightening process and the knowledge gained would have served them well during their time as an ENT registrar or Otorhinolaryngology resident.This book will also serve as a valuable learning tool for trainees as early as ST3 and facilitate their development of effective and safe clinical practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Personal Reflections on the FRCS (ORL-HNS) Part 1 Experience. General advice for preparing for Part 2. Advice for Part 2 vivas. Advice for Part 2 clinical stations. Advice for Part 2 communication skills. Histories and Examinations in the Part 2 Clinical Section. Advice for undertaking an ear examination. Advice for undertaking a rhinology and facial plastics examination. Advice for examining the oral cavity, neck, thyroid and parotid glands. Advice for examining a child in the paediatric examination. Advice for undertaking an examination of balance. Examining the ‘Dizzy’ Patient. Common Head and Neck Viva Topics. Common Otology Viva Topics. Common Paediatric ENT Viva Topics. Common Rhinology and Facial Plastics Viva Topics.

About the Editors

Joseph Manjaly is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Royal National ENT Hospital and University College London Hospitals, specialising in Otology and Auditory Implant surgery. He completed higher surgical training in the London North Thames region and subsequently undertook a fellowship in otology and hearing implantation at Cambridge University Hospitals. He has held an interest in teaching since his undergraduate years at Bristol University and co-authored the first edition of the Masterpass title ‘ENT OSCEs – a guide to passing the DOHNS and MRCS(ENT) OSCE’ with Peter Kullar whilst a core trainee in Wessex deanery. He has been actively involved in training issues regionally and nationally, holding a number of AOT committee roles. As well as being a keen sports fan he is also a musician who performs in a band semi-professionally around the country.

Peter Kullar is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer at Cambridge University Hospitals, having previously been a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow and academic ENT trainee in the Northern Deanery. He graduated from Cambridge University and subsequently completed a PhD from the same institution where his work elucidated mechanisms of mitochondrial associated hearing loss. Peter co-authored the Masterpass title ‘ENT OSCEs – a guide to passing the DOHNS and MRCS(ENT)’ with Joe Manjaly after they met on a course and concurred that there was a need for such a book amongst ENT trainees. Peter has held an active role in teaching and maintains a number of research streams with a specialist interest in otology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Surgery / General
MEDICAL / Surgery / Plastic & Cosmetic