The International Edinburgh MRCS OSCE Preparation Course

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This course is aimed at FY2 and above, and primarily those preparing for the Intercollegiate Part B MRCS Examination. It is designed to help improve candidates' performance in the MRCS Part B Examination via practice sessions with 'mock' MRCS OSCE stations and discussions with examiners on the pitfalls and problems commonly encountered with the examination process. The course structure includes short lectures, discussion groups and OSCE stations.

Target Audience

Candidates preparing for the Intercollegiate MRCS Part B (OSCE) Examination.


Learning Style

This course uses a combination of presentations, discussion groups, practice sessions and individual feedback given by tutors experienced in the MRCS Exam. A major component of the course is the series of simulated MRCS OSCE stations covering clinical and procedural skills, applied surgical science and critical care, anatomy and surgical pathology and communication skills. Clinical OSCE stations use both real and simulated patients and examiners give structured individual feedback with candidates both observing and taking part in the mock sessions. This course offers an ideal opportunity to apply knowledge gained on ‘Anatomy for MRCS OSCEs’ and the two courses are regularly run alongside each other.

Aims & Objectives

This course is designed to help improve candidates’ performance in the MRCS Part B (OSCE) examination by providing experience of mock MRCS OSCE stations, highlighting the pitfalls and problems commonly encountered with the examination process and equipping the candidate with relevant and effective techniques to allow them to prepare for the examination with confidence.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants should be able to: 1) Describe the content areas that can be covered during the MRCS OSCE; 2) Describe the structure of a typical MRCS OSCE; 3) Describe the common areas of failure associated with the examination; 4) Identify their strengths and weaknesses relating to skills and knowledge covered by the MRCS OSCE; 5) Utilise effective examination techniques for an OSCE

Participant Feedback

A rigorous, comprehensive course held in a very friendly environment. A must for candidates sitting the OSCE part of the surgical examination.


Costs for this course begin at £300.00 and vary depending on the location. 

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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
The Education Section

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