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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

Chapter 19 - Anatomy and surgical approaches

from Section 5 - Applied Basic Sciences


It is important to spend time learning surgical approaches and anatomy. At least two questions in the exam will be drawn from these areas in either the trauma and/or basic science vivas. Anatomy is fairly straightforward for the FRCS(Tr & Orth), either it’s learnt and known well for the exam, allowing candidates to score easy marks, or it hasn’t been learnt and the viva quickly unfolds, losing scoring opportunities for the candidate. The skill is anticipating which questions are more likely to appear in the exam than others and adjusting your revision time accordingly to take this into account.

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