Cracking the Intercollegiate General Surgery FRCS Viva: A Revision Guide

Cracking the Intercollegiate General Surgery FRCS Viva A Revision GuideBy

  • Elizabeth Ball, Stewart Walsh, Tjun Tang

The FRCS examination is the last hurdle on the road to independent practice as a consultant surgeon in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The voce viva portion of the exam can be particularly challenging for candidates who must demonstrate not only their knowledge of various surgical topics, but also their reasoning and decision-making abilities.

Cracking the Intercollegiate General Surgery FRCS Viva: A Revision Guide provides the framework and knowledge to pass the non-subspecialty sections of the FRCS (General Surgery) viva and clinical examination. This comprehensive revision text covers all essential topics in critical care, emergency and general surgery as well as critical appraisal of research papers, basic statistics and data manipulation for the academic section.


  • Layout: A unique approach recreates the structure and content of each individual viva
  • Past questions: Actual viva questions pooled from successful FRCS candidates are included so you know what worked
  • Contributors: Insight from experienced clinicians who have trained in the UK higher surgical training system

This essential revision guide provides you with the vital points for each topic, presented in a concise, structured manner and referenced where appropriate. It is essential reading for anyone preparing for the FRCS General Surgery exam.


Note: Only Surgery member can download this ebook. Learn more here!


7 thoughts on “Cracking the Intercollegiate General Surgery FRCS Viva: A Revision Guide

  1. docarifa says:

    Can u plz find the following

    1. Landmark Papers in General Surgery by Graham Mackay OUP
    2. The doctors guide to critical appraisal Third edition


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