1st Edition

ENT Vivas: A Guide to Passing the Intercollegiate FRCS (ORL-HNS) Viva Examination

Edited By Adnan Darr, Karan Jolly, Jameel Muzaffar Copyright 2023
    330 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    330 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This clear and concise text covers all the assessable aspects of the ENT curriculum for the FRCS. Although technique and presentation of knowledge will no doubt be attained through viva practice, the comprehensive content ensures that all candidates have the relevant knowledge not only to succeed, but also to excel in their viva examination. Covering both the theoretical and clinical aspects of the examination, as well as other equally critical aspects, including communication skills, clinical examination and miscellaneous sections, this handbook is a high yield revision aid for all surgical trainees in the early stages of their Otolaryngology careers, and simultaneously acts as an emergency information source for those cross-covering the specialty. ENT and Otorhinolaryngology surgical trainees and Residents will find the scope of this guide highly relevant to obtain FRCS accreditation or equivalent.

    Chapter 1. Head & Neck. Hannah Nieto, Theofano Tikka, Adnan Darr, Karan Jolly, Paul Pracy, Vinidh Paleri. Chapter 2. Paediatrics. Eishaan Bhargava, Paula Coyle, Michael Kuo, Kate Stephenson. Chapter 3. Otology. Jameel Muzaffar, Chloe Swords, Adnan Darr, Karan Jolly, Manohar Bance, Sanjiv Bhimrao. Chapter 4. Rhinology & Facial Plastics. Adnan Darr, Karan Jolly, Shahzada Ahmed, Claire Hopkins. Chapter 5. Examination Stations. Adnan Darr, Karan Jolly, Keshav K. Gupta, Jameel Muzaffar. Chapter 6. Communication Stations. Wai Sum Cho, Anna Slovick, Jameel Muzaffar, Adnan Darr. Index


    Adnan Darr is currently an advanced rhinology and skull base fellow at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, having undertaken his higher surgical training within the West Midlands. He maintains a strong passion for education, having held roles as an educational fellow and honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham, where he received a REME (Recognition of Excellence in Medical Education) award. He has held the role of national audit lead for the British Rhinological Society Juniors (BRSJ) and has maintained an active role in research throughout his medical career. Adnan has a keen interest in endoscopic approaches to the anterior skull base, as well as advanced imaging of the head and neck, having trained as a physicist prior to a career in medicine.

    Karan Jolly has completed his higher surgical training in the West Midlands and is currently pursuing a rhinology and anterior skull base fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital and St Paul’s sinus centre in Vancouver. He has a keen interest in endoscopic skull base surgery and is currently working towards a PhD in endoscopic skull base reconstruction and is the first U.K. trainee to have successfully completed the European diploma of endoscopic skull base surgery from Paris university. In addition to his clinical interests, he remains very active with research and education. Karan has specific interests in simulated training for rhinology and management of skull base tumours.

    Jameel Muzaffar is currently TWJ Foundation Fellow in Otology and Auditory Implantation at Cambridge University Hospitals and the Sensory Encoding and Neuro-biological Systems Engineering (SENSE) Laboratory, Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge. He was previously a trainee on the West Midlands Higher Surgical Training scheme, including three years of Out of Programme Research for a PhD followed by a year of split clinical and academic training. He is currently National Trainee Lead for the NIHR ENT Clinical Research Network having previously been Regional Lead for the West Midlands. Jameel is interested in most aspects of hearing health, but particularly implantable devices, tech as applied to the ear and clinical and translational research.

    "That is invaluable for revision and makes this a useful revision text for any trainee, however remote the exam seems at the time." - Liam M Flood, Middlesbrough UK