1st Edition

Questions for the MRCS viva

ISBN 9780340812921
Published January 30, 2004 by CRC Press
256 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

The Viva Voce is a particularly difficult element of the MRCS exam since candidates will be tested across a broad range of topics in surgery, pathology, critical care and basic science, and also as candidates are unsure what to expect, or how to prepare for such an exam.

Questions for the MRCS Viva is an essential guide to sitting and passing the Viva Voce part of the MRCS exam. Each subject area offers 20-30 questions, which follow a conversational pattern where new questions follow logically from previous answers - exactly as one would expect in the exam itself.

Written by recently qualified surgeons who are now actively involved in the teaching and support of new trainees, this book is the closest a candidate will get to being a fly on the wall in a Viva Voce examination.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mr WEG Thomas
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Applied Physiology
Chapter 3 - Critical Care
Chapter 4 - Operative Surgery
Chapter 5 - Surgical Anatomy
Chapter 6 - Clinical Pathology
Chapter 7 - Principles of Surgery

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Jeff Garner, MRCS (Glasg) MRCS (Ed) is Specialist Registrar in General Surgery in the Defence Medical Services, UK

Peter Goodfellow, FRCSI is Specialist Registrar in General Surgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK


If you read this book you will be very well prepared for the MRCS vivas. It is one of the best and most comprehensive available and I now recommend it to all our local senior house officers...If I were taking the MRCS examination, I would base my revision around this book
Postgraduate Medical Journal

The best book I ever bought!
I thank the authors for ensuring I passed, as I had already answered most of the questions I was asked by going through this book.
Amazon Customer Review

It is perfect for asking questions to your study group/partners and you then have the answers to your questions at hand. The answers provided are excellent - plenty of detail and well written. I personally found myself regurgitating many of the answers from this book for my viva exam -especially the physiology. I passed.

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