Miller's Orthopaedic Review Course Programme

The Millers Orthopaedic Review Course (UK) is a four day orthopaedic review course, which is followed by the optional Adv. Clinical Examination & Viva Course.

All lecturers will be experienced Consultants or Fellows with the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination who have been selected for their extensive teaching experience and good communication skills; the majority will be Fellowship trained specifically in the lectures that they are delivering.

Below you will find a copy of our January 2015 course programme.

Orthopaedic Review FRCS Course Timetable: Day 1: Mon 5th Jan 2015

07.30 Registration

08.15 Welcome Course Director,
Tom Cosker

08.30 Foot & Ankle (I) Steve L. Haddad,
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago
10.00 Coffee

10.30 Foot & Ankle (II) Steve L. Haddad,
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago

12.00 Basic Science

Fazal Ali,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
13.00 Lunch

 
14.00 Upper Limb Anatomy Thomas Cosker,
Director of Human Anatomy Oxford University

14.45 Anatomy of the Spine

Sherief Elsayed,
Consultant Spine Surgeon

15.30 Pelvic Trauma Ben Ollivere,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Associate Professor

16.30 Basic Science

Ben Ollivere,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Associate Professor

18.00 Pub Quiz Alex Ashmore

20.00 Close - light sponsored evening buffet  

Orthopaedic Review FRCS Course Timetable: Day 2: Tue 6th Jan 2015

07.30 Spine Pal Lakshmanan,
Consultant Spinal Surgeon

10.00 Coffee

10.30 Lower Limb Anatomy Thomas Cosker,
Director of Human Anatomy Oxford University

12.00 Radiology

Roger Bodley,
Consultant Radiologist

13.00

Lunch

 
14.00 Orthopaedic Oncology

Duncan Whitwell,
Consultant Orthopaedic Tumour Surgeon

15.30 Coffee

 
16.00 Adult Hip Adrian Taylor,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

17.30 Coffee

 
18.00 Top Tips in Hip Arthroplasty Adrian Taylor,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

19.00 Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Dr David Henderson Slater,
Consultant in Orthpaedic Rehabilitation

20.30 Close  

Orthopaedic Review FRCS Course Timetable: Day 3: Wed 7th Jan 2015

07.30 Hands (I) Ramon Tahmassebi,
Consultant Hand Surgeon

09.30 Coffee

 

10.00 Hands (II) Ramon Tahmassebi,
Consultant Hand Surgeon

12.00 Soft Tissue Knee (I) Guido Geutjens,
Consultant Knee and Arthroplasty Surgeon

13.00 Lunch  
13.30 Soft Tissue Knee (II) Guido Geutjens,
Consultant Knee and Arthroplasty Surgeon

14.30

Knee Arthroplasty (I)

Guido Geutjens,
Consultant Knee and Arthroplasty Surgeon

15.30 Coffee

 
16.00

Knee Arthroplasty (II)

Guido Geutjens,
Consultant Knee and Arthroplasty Surgeon

17.00 Paediatric Orthopaedics (I) Andy Wainwright, Fergal Monsell &
Talal Ibrahim,
Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeons

18.30 Coffee

 
19.00 Paediatric Orthopaedics (II) Andy Wainwright, Fergal Monsell &
Talal Ibrahim,
Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeons

20.30 Paediatric Trauma Talal Ibrahim,
Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeon

21.30 Close  

Orthopaedic Review FRCS Course Timetable: Day 4: Thu 8th Jan 2015

08.00 Trauma Stuart Mathews,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

10.00 Revision Knee Arthroplasty Will Jackson,
Consultant Knee & Arthoplasty Surgeon

11.30 Basic Science

Kash Khan,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

12.30 Lunch

13.00 Shoulder Kash Khan,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

14.30 Coffee

 
15.00 Statistics in Orthopaedics Dr David Beard,
Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford

16.30 Coffee

17.00 Revision Hip


Duncan Whitwell,
Consultant Orthopaedic Tumour Surgeon
18.30 Close

 
19.00 Miller UK 2015 Course Dinner  

 

Day 5: Advanced Clinical Examination Course: Fri 9th Jan 2015

Start time: 0730 - please arrive from 0700 for registration

The Advanced Clinical Examination Course will be entirely focused on Advanced Clinical Examination, and will consist of stations as follows, demonstrating the examination of each joint with common clinical scenarios:

Approx 40 minutes per station, all candidates rotating through each.

Please note there are no clinical cases, only clinical examination practice.

Morning session: examiners demonstrate each system and how they expect it to be examined.

Late morning and afternoon: rotation around the stations with no more than 8 candidates per station being watched and critiqued by examiner. No patients; purely focused on examination technique.

07.30 Passing the FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Fazal Ali, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
09.00

Rotating through various clinical examination stations including:

  • Shoulder
  • Hand
  • Spine
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Various Orthopaedic Consultants & Clinical Fellows including:

Oliver Stokes
Fazal Ali
Phil Matthew
Wasim Khan
Thomas Ball
James Brousil
Ben Kendrick
Shazad Sadiq
Simon Jones
David Shepherd
Nik Pyrovolou

17.00 Close  


Day 6: Viva for FRCS (Orth) Course: Sat 10th Jan 2015

Start time: 0730

The Viva for FRCS (Orth) Course will be entirely dedicated to Viva. The Miller VIVA course is designed to cover the key topics which will be examined in the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examinations. There will be small groups (with no more than 5 people in each viva group, so there will be plenty of time to answer questions) and candidates will rotate (typically) through the following stations during the day:

07.30 Peripheral Nerve

Tom Quick
09.00

Rotating through various clinical examination stations including:

  • Adult Pathology
  • Hands
  • Paediatrics
  • Basic Science
  • Trauma
  • Spine
  • Radiology

Various Orthopaedic Consultants & Clinical Fellows including:

Oliver Stokes
Phil Matthew
Wasim Khan
Thomas Ball
James Brousil
Ben Kendrick
Shazad Sadiq
Simon Jones
David Shepherd
Sakis Pollalis
Venkatesh Balaji
Tom Quick
Ruy D'Assuncao
Dave Mather
Steven McDonnell

17.00 Close  

 

Examiners will allow all candidates adequate opportunity to formulate and practice their answers.

Participants may also be interested to note that previous candidates say they have learnt as much from others being examined as being examined themselves. Participants will be encouraged to participate using up to date educational techniques i.e. focusing on what other candidates did well, how they might improve etc.


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