Reviews keyboard_arrow_right Cardiff MRCS OSCE course: Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical Care

The reviews displayed here are in answer to the question 'Kindly tell us your overall impression about the teaching, faculty and organisation of this course. Please state if this course helped to focus your revision for the exam'.

Very Useful.

AM
Queen's Hospital, Romford

A long hard day but high yield stuff.

RH
Torbay District General Hospital, Torquay

Relevant.

AM
Queen's Hospital, Romford

Anatomy was extremely useful.

MP
Salford Royal, Salford

Good.

KR
Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry

Very good.

DN
Peebles Hospital. British Virgin Island

Relevant teaching course according to MRCS exam topics. Highly recommend it.

JW
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

Very well organised. Ran to time.

EK
Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Very good.

AA
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

This was the most useful part of the course. They were 2 days very well spent in terms of course content,style and clarity of delivery etc. I will certainly recommend this course.

OK
Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster

Very well organised, ran to time. Very intense but good!

as
St George's Hospital (London), London

Good

KR
Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry

Very nicely organised, very good presentations.

FL
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham

Very good.

AA
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham

Very good.

AA
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham

Excellent.

NA
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich

Excellent.

MU
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Very good course.

WS
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham

Impressed.

OF
Royal Brompton Hospital, London

Worth attending it.

MU
University hospital Galway, Ireland

Excellent.

AS
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Good.

MH
Newham General Hospital, London

High professionalism, friendly environment, very relevant to the exam.

VP
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Good, knowledgeable faculty, relevant.

AT
Morriston Hospital, Swansea

It was overall a very comprehensive cover of important topics.

NG
Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore Co.Offaly

Anatomy prosections were brilliant.

AC
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester

Amazing.

CB
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford

Extremely good overview.

LT
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral

Very good, compact and targeted course.

RL
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

Excellent. Fast pace, but appropriate for proximity to exam.

RM
Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley

Very useful for the exam revision and preparation.

AT
St George's Hospital (London), London

Intense, good topics.

TT
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering

Excellent.

BS
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

The teaching was mostly focused on how to go through the stations which was very good. I feel a lot moreconfident having attended the course.

IP
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield

Very good.

DB
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

Excellent.

MW
Milton Keynes General Hospital, Milton Keynes

Very well executed course.

LG
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

T+O and respiratory talks were really good.

LP
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Very good.

VM
Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull

Good.

SP
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Very good.

AY
Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham

Fantastic.

SA
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies

Extremely well organised.

JW
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Excellent faculty team. Great organisation with delicious catering facility. Lots of case based discussionsto stimulate learning.

JR
University Hospital, Coventry

Good.

FG
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Very good lectures.

TH
Royal London Hospital, London

Overall excellent. Encompasses so many topics so clearly difficult to fit them in a day. Very long day. Butactually I learned so much and I know what I need to focus on. Also I found most of the supportingmaterial quite useful. Despite being so long I found it very useful - even retaining half of it will help withthe exam.

SA
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor

Overall excellent. Encompasses so many topics so clearly difficult to fit them in a day. Very long day. Butactually I learned so much and I know what I need to focus on. Also I found most of the supportingmaterial quite useful. Despite being so long I found it very useful - even retaining half of it will help withthe exam.

SA
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor

Informative.

MS
International medical center-Jeddah

Excellent.

MR
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester

Good structure and pace. Not too much overload despite covering a wide range of topics.

NB
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Good organization. The contents of the course were good and relevant. The presentations were clear.Would be recommending it to others preparing for the exam.

RZ
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley

A long day but very useful and made much easier by engaging faculty.

CB
Royal United Hospital, Bath

Very relevant teaching close to the exam. Very difficult to get all topics into one day but it was appropriatefor this stage.

WC
Wexham Park Hospital, Slough

Very well thought especially the sessions by Dr Stuart- he made it very clear exactly what we needed toknow rather than making it a revision session- in all practicality that is what we want.

HSI
King George Hospital, Ilford

Well organised, High standard of faculty. Relevant for exam preparation. Content of the course wasexcellent.

MH
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol

The course is excellent. Thanks for the organizers.

BH
Maternity and Children Hospital,Buraidah,Al Gassim,KSA

Most of the lecturers were very good, but unfortunately the lack of focus and timekeeping on the part ofthe ITU lecturer meant later lecturers had to rush through their material in an unsatisfactory manner. Thiswas unfair on the lecturers and on us, who did not get the full benefit of the later afternoon lectures. Thebest lecturer was the first of the day whose talk was very relevant, engaging and pretty much to time.

EB
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester

Excellent tutors and level of teaching. Very relevant and useful.

MH
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering

Very organised and experienced faculty which provided an intensive programme that helped consolidatemy knowledge in applied basic surgical sciences and critical care.

RK
Royal Preston Hospital, Preston

Very well structured and delivered. Excellent course and faculty. Good quality presentations. Relevant forexam preparation.

TE
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Wonderful organisation High standard of faculty. Relevant for exam preparation. Content of the coursewas excellent.

KI
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Prev attendance to Part A course Felt teaching was very non engaging. Too much detail on research andpersonal practise. Want concise points of things to know. Things you can be failed on for not knowing.Not all lectures need same time- felt dragged out in a lot of lectures and could see all candidates notengaging. I really highly recommended part a course to all my juniors and colleagues. It was moreengaging in terms of things to learn and pointers for revision and it was much more intense, so I don'tthink lack of focus was a problem. I hope it gets chopped and changed a little for future candidates.

JH
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Very well organised. The use of different teaching materials and methods were captivating and it was acomfortable learning environment with a suitable pace for learning.

MN
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Organization great, teaching and presentations good.

JE
Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Teaching was interactive and pitched at the right level. Engaging speakers.

SD
North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester

Excellent course with very understanding faculty

RK
Vydehi Hospital, Bangalore

Overall a very useful course.

MZ
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

A lot to take on board but really well done. I thought the lecture with the cases and discussion aroundthose topics was most useful.

KS
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Really excellent content.

JG
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Very good Course.

RM
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Good Course.

AS
King's College Hospital, London

Concise teaching, very relevant.

MH
Whittington Hospital, London

Excellent - especially the anatomy.

HG
Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Liverpool

Intense but good.

SN
St James's University Hospital, Leeds

An excellent course. Fast paced. Relevant, concise and hopefully will aid me in passing the exam.

KE
Victoria Barracks, Windsor

Good course.

BM
Royal Marsden Hospital, London

Good.

SB
Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Good presentations.

KM
West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth

Very useful.

MA
Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham

The course was very well organised and the teaching was enthusiastic.

CH
King's College Hospital, London

Good course. I would recommend the course.

MF
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley

Excellent.

KB
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Well organised and delivered.

HB
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Good.

MU
St.Luke Hospital Ireland

Excellent faculty covering topics relevant to the exam at an appropriate level.

JL
Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton

Very, very good.

WE
St.James's Hospital

Very good.

SH
Royal London Hospital, London

Excellent course. A lot squeezed into the day but all seemed relevant. Good quality of presentations andgood venue. Liked that we were told which topics were frequently asked in the exam.

FD
Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Excellent course. Well delivered. Concise. Best part was the surgical OSCE stations and mock exam.

PE
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

Very well organized. Obviously a lot of content to fit into one day but very well delivered and taught.

JA
Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Excellent course with a good faculty and teaching in very clear simple words.

MA
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham

Anaesthetist who run the case scenarios with us was very concise, clear and made it more interesting.

MJ
Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Busy day, but gave a good foundation of knowledge to consolidate prior to the exam.

RS
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering

Good.

VC
Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Very helpful.

SB
Cavan General Hospital, Ireland

I really enjoyed this part of the course. All tutors were knowledgeable and easy to approach withquestions.

LL
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Content was good.

AW
University Hospital Waterford, Waterford, Ireland

Good.

VS
St Helier Hospital, Carshalton

Great course.

SZ
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

Good.

MO
Aljala Hospital

Very good.

HA
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Good.

TA
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering

Great course.

SR
Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull

Very good course.

MU
Royal London Hospital, London

Very good experience. Made many difficult concepts seem very simple.

AA
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

Very useful.

JM
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK

The best MRCS course I have attended.

HD
Royal London Hospital, London, UK

Well programmed course and full use of time.

MA
Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK

Relevant to exam syllabus.

SMN
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK

Great.

TB
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK

Very good.

AP
Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, UK

Excellent.

YMG
Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, UK

Very good, better than I expected.

TM
Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest, UK

Overall good course but some lectures such as Bleeding, CNS pathology, pain managementwere not exam focussed. They felt like university lectures rather than information that is taughton an exam preparation course.

AM
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

Great Course. Helped me feel more confident.

EE
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK

Well organised course. Good venues/food. Very good and helpful staff (Thanks Chloe). Clinicalexaminations day was particularly useful, especially spine and shoulder examination (the Regwas clearly very experienced), same for the Hip and Knee (Mr Tandon made it really easy),Abdominal examination (again reg was very experienced and showed how to approach abdoexamination for the exam in systematic way). Great station on telephone conversation withITU consultant, was very helpful to hear advice from real ITU cons to calibrate one'sperformance. One day intensive anatomy course was just great! Prof Enoch and lady whotaught skull base/chest/solid organs were very very helpful, managed to highlight a lot ofimportant / relevant subjects for MRCS B. Definitely feel more confident now and know whatshould be improved in last weeks before the exam. Overall I really liked the course. HopeDoctors Academy will continue to organise such a great courses.

IR
St George's Hospital, London, UK

Information overload but in a systematic fashion. Relevant course material.

NH
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

Excellent.

JB
Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, United Kingdom

Very organised. Covered all the broad contents. Very helpful.

GS
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom

Excellent overall. Lecturer's were great and very kind. Very glad I went to this!

CC
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London, United Kingdom

Overall very good and relevant.

HP
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, United Kingdom

The content of the course was good and relevant. The presentations were clear. Will be recommendingit to others preparing for the exam.

AR
Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom

Excellent course and faculty. Good quality presentations. Relevant for exam preparation.

SH
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, United Kingdom

Very good course, well organised, very useful material.

AE
Emirates French Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Everything seemed to be very relevant to exams and also future practice.

DP
Northampton General Hospital, Northampton, UK

The contents of the course was good and relevant. The presentations were clear. Will be recommendingit to others preparing for the exam.

HP
Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, UK

Excellent course and faculty. Good quality presentations. Relevant for exam preparation.

SR
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK

A little too deep in detail (Neurophysiology is way over my head but very good basis of revision).

VM
Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK

The course was excellent and provided good value for money. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

JB
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK

Thank goodness, I passed! I actually did quite well in the exam, and I think your course was superb! I have already recommended it to several of my friends. I was extremely concerned beforehand that it was going to demoralise me by pointing out how littele knew, but in fact it really built up my confidence, particularly after the mock OSCE! Thanks for a great course!

VS
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

Thanks for your email. I was successful in passing my MRSC Part B and I thought your Anatomy Coursewas excellent. I have recommended it to all my colleagues who are due to sit the exam in future. I thought the course covered everything in more than enough detail. I have no suggestions other than to emphasise that all my anatomy stations started with simple questions then linked to clinical scenarios.Many thanks.

MJ
Morriston Hospital

I am glad to report that I passed the part B. I thought that the course was well organised and I have recommended it to friends. The mock OSCE on the final days was really helpful and the mark sheet helped me to focus my study in the last couple of weeks. Although very intensive, the critical care course was pitched at the right level and I achieved around 95% in this element of the exam.

JW
Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Thankfully, I was successful at my exam. I found the course very useful for the exam.

MT
West Wales General Hospital

I passed the MRCS OSCE in May 2010. The course at Cardiff University was very helpful

US
Torbay Hospital, Devon

I passed my exam with very good result. The course was useful.

NK
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Very good on the whole.

KK
Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Well organized good speaker.

HE
Hope hospital

Well organized good speaker.

HE
Hope hospital

Well organized, relevant.

HS
North Tyneside General Hospital

Good

SE
Morriston Hospital

Very good course.

ND
Leicester Royal Infirmary

Lectures and content were excellent. Lots covered in the day but it gave a good overview to prepare for the OSCE. Good course; will recommend it

NM
Queen's Medical Centre

Very good organization and a great course

ST
Limerick Regional Hospital

The course was very well organized. All topics presented were clinically relevant. Good presentation from the lecturers. A solid overview of the syllabus. Thank you

CA
Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury

Excellent content; very relevant case examples and presentations. The entire physiology/critical care syllabus was covered in a day (although a long day!). Thank you very much for the enthusiastic teaching

MT
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

Well organized, very relevant to the exam. Lectures were keen to teach and dealt with the questions well. Long day but wouldn’t want to anything removed from the timetable as very useful revision

KAY
Manchester Royal Infirmary

Good

MEH
Warwick Hospital, Warwick

Course was intensive. Good grilling.

FAJ
Northampton General Hospital, Northampton

Overall an excellent day

DM
Weston General Hospital, Weston-super-Mare

Excellent course for MRCS preparation

SAS
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London

Excellent course, very well organised, targeted revision at the right level and pace. Phenomenal that you wereable to cover such a huge syllabus so comprehensively in such a limited time frame!

TC
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Good to cover whole syllabus with case-examples

RM
Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Good course.

YP
Croydon University Hospital, Croydon

The course was extremely useful.

NI
Northampton General Hospital, Northampton

Critical care was good and informative

DT
Royal Preston Hospital, Preston

Perfect course for the exam. Speakers are very knowledgeable.

SA
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London

Good

AKA
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Very good course

MA
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham

Well organized, relevant.

HS
North Tyneside General Hospital

Good

SE
Morriston Hospital

Very good on the whole.

KK
Kent & Canterbury Hospital

I can tell you with great pleasure that I have passed the exam. This was my first attempt and would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who organised and taught on the anatomy course as it was extremely useful for the exam.

MN
Rochdale Royal Infirmary

I was fortunate enough to pass, many thanks! The course was very well constructed and entirely appropriate for the anatomy part of the exam (although much was viva in nature 2 stations were more like a verbal spot test!).

AH
St George's Hospital, London

Yes, I am happy to say that I passed the part B first time. I found the course extremely helpful in focusing my revision and it helped to give an idea of what we would face in the exam.

HR
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Yes I passed! The course was very useful. It was great to practise identifying anatomical structures. I found this aspect of the exam very easy. Thanks!

RA
University Hospital of Wales

I have passed the MRCS Part B and the course was really helpful. I scored 75/80 for my anatomy and pathology and I owe it to the course.

DC
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff