1st Edition

Plastic Surgery Vivas for the FRCS (Plast) An Essential Guide

By Monica Fawzy Copyright 2023
    282 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    282 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This is the first Q&A-based revision book specifically aimed at candidates sitting the viva component of the FRCS(Plast) examination. It provides a selection of common clinical scenarios presented in a realistic way and presents a guide to answering the FRCS (Plast) questions, as well as advice on how to approach the revision process itself. Crucially, this will help to prepare candidates to organise their thoughts, demonstrate higher order thinking and present a robust answer in the face of grey areas and controversies.

    The text covers all topics from the syllabus including Trauma, Burns, Facial and Soft Tissue Injuries, Acute Head and Neck Tumours, Cleft and Craniofacial, Congenital anomalies, Facial Palsy, Vascular anomalies, Trunk & Perineal, Skin Cancer, Basic Sciences, Aesthetic, Ethics & Medico-legal, and Consent. Candidates using this book will be able to realistically recreate the exam scenario either in private or in a group setting.

    This book is equally useful for candidates sitting plastic surgery post graduate exams with equivalent syllabuses to that of the FRCS(Plast) such as the EBOPRAS exam, as well as others. In addition, it also makes an excellent companion for trainees throughout the course of their six-year training rotation, allowing more junior plastic surgery trainees the opportunity to become acquainted with the format and content of the FRCS (Plast) exam. Lastly it may be helpful to consultants who are interested in coaching their trainees in topics other than their subspeciality.


    About the Author



    VIVA I

    Case 1.1—1.14


    Case 2.1—2.17


    Cases 3.1—3.17

    Summary of Topics Covered




    Ms Monica Fawzy MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Plast)

    Monica Fawzy is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust with a subspecialty interest in Head and Neck Reconstruction, Facial Palsy Reanimation, and Paediatric Plastic Surgery. She is co-lead of the Norwich Microsurgery Fellowship Program and Deputy Training Program Director of the Plastic Surgery East of England Training Program.

    She graduated from Bristol Medical School and undertook her plastic surgery specialist training in the East of England, followed by fellowships in Paris and Cambridge.

    She has always been passionate about Medical education and spent a year teaching Anatomy as a demonstrator first at the University of Oxford, then at GKT Medical School in London. She undertook a post-graduate certification in Medical Education, successfully coached many trainees to pass the FRCS (Plast) exam and served as faculty on National FRCS Plast courses. She led the regional plastic surgery simulation program in the East of England post-graduate deanery for four years. She was elected by her consultant colleagues as representative of the East of England on BAPRAS Council before being appointed as BAPRAS Communications Officer.