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.
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.