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Course Details - Anatomy for MRCS OSCEs (Wade Programme in Surgical Anatomy)

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Anatomy for MRCS OSCEs (Wade Programme in Surgical Anatomy)

This two-day revision course is aimed at CT1/ST1 and above, primarily those planning to sit the Intercollegiate MRCS Part B OSCE Examination. The aim of the course is to augment knowledge, and to facilitate the understanding and learning of surgically applied anatomy with hands-on, three-dimensional experience and discussion. The course is designed to allow small groups to work actively with cadaveric specimens and includes interactive sessions on surface anatomy and radiological anatomy.

Target Audience

Candidates taking the Intercollegiate MRCS Part B - OSCE Exam.

Relevant grades: FY1, FY2, CT1, CT2, ST1, ST2

Course Format

The course, which uses an RCSEd MRCS Examination venue, is delivered by senior anatomists and senior Clinicians. Faculty includes those experienced in question writing and examining for the MRCS Part B. It will be delivered using presentations on concepts and anatomical principles not readily visible on the cadaver, and interactive small group tutorial demonstrations.

Faculty use a questioning approach to ensure continuous feedback. Sessions also cover surface anatomy and radiological anatomy on living models. The final afternoon consists of intensive one-to-one question and feedback sessions, and the opportunity to resolve any outstanding queries.

Course Objectives

This course aims to fully help candidates prepare for the Anatomy component of the MRCS Part B, focusing on the core functional and surgically relevant anatomy for trainees. It is designed to help participants gain confidence in the recognition of structures and their relationships.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants should be able to:

  • Apply anatomy to clinical examination and to radiological investigations;
  • Identify their strengths and weaknesses relating to anatomical knowledge.

Course Fees

RCSEd Affiliate Members: £470.00

If enrolled on the RSCEd Part B Exam: £435

RCSEd Affiliate Member enrolled on RCSEd Part B Exam: £420

Course Convenor

Professor David Sinclair, Professor Gordon Findlater

Location Specific Details

Edinburgh - RCSEd

To book a place on this course please contact the Education Department.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Education Section?

The Education Section is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.  If you wish to contact a member of the team please see contact details below:

Education mailbox:  education@rcsed.ac.uk

Phone number:  0131 527 1600

Will I receive CPD?

All RCSEd educational activity is awarded CPD hours. Please see individual course for specific award.

Will I receive a Certificate?

Yes, RCSEd Certificates of Attendance are awarded for all educational courses and are handed out at the end of the course (however, please note that where an event has a PASS or FAIL this will be posted to you after the event). 

What is RCSEd’s course cancellation policy?

Q. What happens if RCSEd cancels a course I am booked on?

A. On the odd occasion, RCSEd may need to cancel a course, for example if we are affected by an event out with our control or if it is not financially viable for us to deliver the course. If we do need to cancel, we will let you know as soon as possible and provide you with a full refund of course fees paid.

RCSEd shall incur no further liability (e.g. travel or accommodation costs). You may wish to consider taking out appropriate travel insurance for any non-refundable costs you may incur when arranging to attend the course


Q. What happens if I need to cancel my place on a course I am booked?

A. If you cancel your place more than four weeks before the event date, you will incur an administration fee of 10% (or £50, whichever is greater) of the total course fee.

If you cancel your place less than four weeks before the start of a course, once the course has started or your do not notify us, the total course fee will be charged and you will not receive any refund.


Q. Can I cancel a course booking online?

A. NO, cancellations must be made directly with the education team via phone or email (Email:  education@rcsed.ac.uk or phone 0131 527 1600).


Q. Can I transfer to another date for the same course?

A. YES, you can transfer to another date by contacting the Education section directly (education@rcsed.ac.uk). Please note that you can transfer only once and transfers can only be made if more than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, without incurring additional costs.  

How do I book a place on an RCSEd course?

You can book a place for all our courses by visiting the RCSEd website, and selecting the course you wish to book.  Please note that you will need to register with the website in order to book.

For some regional and international courses you will need to book directly with the centre.  Please check individual courses for details.

You can also contact the Education Section by phone to book (0131 527 1600).

What payment methods do RCSEd accept?

Visa and MasterCard are accepted on the RCSEd website and over the phone to the education team.

All course bookings will receive a booking confirmation email:  this email acts as your receipt.

Request an Invoice:  If your course fees will be paid by a third party (eg trust, hospital, charitable fund) and they wish to be invoiced then they must provide us with an official purchase order.  We are unable to process applications without this.

The purchase order should be submitted with the application form and can be emailed to education@rcsed.ac.uk.  Please note that we can only invoice organisations and not individuals.  Please check with your hospital or trust, as some may require you to pay yourself and then claim the money back.

Do I receive a discount if I am a Member of RCSEd?

A 10% discount is applied to all educational courses and events organised directly through RCSEd, for Members, Fellows, Associates and Affiliates.

Are you able to help me with my VISA application?

YES, RCSEd can provide you with a Visa support letter confirming the course details and fees paid by you.  This is only possible once you have booked your place on a course and RCSEd have received the full course fee.

If a course is fully booked what can I do? Is there a waiting list?

If a course appears full and you wish to be placed on a waiting list then please contact the education team directly by email education@rcsed.ac.uk or phone 0131 527 1600.

Do you provide lunch or refreshments?

YES, for all educational courses, refreshments are served throughout the day and lunch is provided if the duration is one day or more.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us and a member of our Education team will be happy to help you.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Education Section

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1600
Fax: +44 (0)131 557 6406

Email: education@rcsed.ac.uk