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  1. Intercollegiate Exam Chris Gandy

  2. Applying • When? • Satisfactory 4th clinical year (RITA) confirmed by SAC. • Curriculum vitae • 2-3 page summary of operative experience • Application form x2 & Passport size photo Secretariat of the Intercollegiate Board Central Administration Office 3 Hill Square Edinburgh EH8 9DR http://www.intercollegiate.org.uk/apply.html

  3. Subspecialty? • YES • Predict what comes up in 1/3rd of the exam • Greater knowledge • International exams • NO • Most people fail on clinical subspeciality • Why risk two vivas with difficult and searching questions. • It is not recognised

  4. Preparation • Syllabus • Work *** • ITU teaching • MDT’s , X-ray meeting, IBS meeting etc. • Journal club • Mates

  5. Preparation BOOKS

  6. Preparation WEB

  7. Preparation WEB

  8. Preparation WEB

  9. Preparation WEB

  10. Preparation WEB

  11. Preparation COURSES

  12. Timetable

  13. Examiners and candidates • Preamble from head examiner • Two examiners +/- observers • Questions set and agreed prior to exam • Format - introduction, pass/fail question & supplementary questions • Dress • Conduct

  14. Structure • Clinicals • General • Subspeciality • Vivas • Academic • Emergency and critical care • Subspeciality/General and General

  15. Clinical Examination • Stethoscope & pen torch • 2 sessions (general & subspecialty/general) • All Short cases • History taking • Examination • X-Rays • Discussion • Subspecialty - Most difficult. • General - No more difficult than FRCS.

  16. Academic Oral • 2 Photocopied Papers - 1 hour to study and make notes • One good paper one poor paper • Systematic discussion as for journal club • Statistics - basic knowledge required • Impact factor

  17. Emergency/Critical care Surgery • Emergency • ATLS based “I would first resuscitate the patient according to ATLS guidelines with simultaneous diagnostic and therapeutic manoeuvres…. • Familiar clinical scenarios • Take • Perioperative care • Critical care • Systems based approach • MOF • SIRS • ARDS

  18. Subspecialty/General & General • Very general!! • Tongue cancer • Testicular cancer • Speciality • Detailed questions

  19. Table 1 - Examination Results to June 2004 Examination Results to June 2004

  20. Spend time with family