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1 Intercollegiate FRCS Update David Ward Council & Chairman JCIE

2 FRCS Section 1 2 papers, single best answer and extended matching must pass to proceed to part 2 3 years from 1st attempt Section 2 structured interviews on clinical topics scenario-based (orals) & patient-based (clinicals) exact style specialty-based 3 attempts, then restart part 1

3 Section 2 patient-based (clinicals) long & short in CT, neuro, OMFS, paed, plastics, short & intermediateT&O short: all ENT: practical x1 scenario-based (orals): general surgery: academic x1

4 FRCS Section 1: 2009 Specialty Number sitting Pass mark Passes Kuder-Richardson KR20 Cardiothoracic % 50% General % 69% Neurosurgery % 42% Otolaryngology % 75%

5 Section 1: 2009 Specialty Number sitting Pass mark PassesKR20 OMFS % 100% Paediatric Surgery % Plastic Surgery % 75% T & O % 80% Urology % 66%

6 Section 2 Pass Rates: 2009 Type 1Out of TrainingOverall Cardiothoracic 90% 88% 71% 100% 75% 76% General Surgery 77% 86% 82% 42% 38% 29% 68% 68% 64% Neurosurgery 87% 89% 47% 25% 66% 50% OMFS 89% 94% % 94% Otolaryngology 74% 70% 19% 11% 60% 52% Paediatric Surgery 58% 82% 20% 25% 47% 67% Plastic Surgery 73% 57% 30% 8% 63% 40% T & O 79% 81% 79% 89% 35% 34% 55% 30% 64% 56% 69% 72% Urology 89% 95% 37% 41% 69% 65%

7 FRCS: costs £1795: part 1 £520 part 2 £1275 not for profit: turnover £2.2m, surplus £150K investment for changes++ questions expensive to produce: examiners & staff standard setting IT investment: e.g. question bank software £35K

8 Recent developments on-line applications (£173k) question bank software (£40k) oral question bank, images computer based testing IQA examiner & assessor training general & vascular surgery – work in progress

9 New Regulations Section 1 2 years from 1 st attempt, max 4 attempts in that time, no re-entry Section 2 max 3 attempts, no re-entry

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