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 2014 course programme. This should serve as a clear indication of the scope of topics covered at our course. The 2015 programme will cover these key topics too - once the 2015 course has been finalised it will be published here.

Orthopaedic Review FRCS Course Timetable: Day 1

07.00 Registration

07.20 Welcome Course Director, Tom Cosker

07.30 Infection & Deformity Mr Martin McNally, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

09.00 Coffee

09.30 Biomechanics Dr Richie Gill, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford

10.30 Coffee

 
11.00 Soft Tissue Knee Guido Geutjens, Consultant Knee and Arthroplasty Surgeon

12.30 Lunch

13.30 How I Do An ACL Guido Geutjens, Consultant Knee and Arthroplasty Surgeon

14.00 Knee Arthroplasty Guido Geutjens, Consultant Knee and Arthroplasty Surgeon

16.00 Coffee

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

Orthopaedic Review FRCS Course Timetable: Day 2

07.30 Spine Pal Lakshmanan, Consultant Spinal Surgeon

10.30 Coffee

11.00 Lower Limb Anatomy Professor John Morris

13.00 Lunch

 
13.30

Orthopaedic Oncology

Duncan Whitwell, Consultant Orthopaedic Tumour Surgeon

15.30 Coffee

 
16.00 Adult Hip Adrian Taylor, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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

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

20.00 Shoulder Kash Khan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Review FRCS Course Timetable: Day 3

07.30 Basic Science Kash Khan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

08.30 Statistics in Orthopaedics

Dr David Beard, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford

10.00 Hands 1 Ramon Tahmassebi, Consultant Hand Surgeon

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Hands 2 Ramon Tahmassebi, Consultant Hand Surgeon

15.30 Coffee

16.00

Paediatric Orthopaedics 1

Andy Wainwright, Nev Davies & Talal Ibrahim, Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeons

17.30 Coffee

 
18.00 Paediatric Orthopaedics 2 Andy Wainwright, Nev Davies & Talal Ibrahim, Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeons

19.30 Paediatric Trauma Nev Davies, Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeon

Orthopaedic Review FRCS Course Timetable: Day 4

07.30 Non Unions Stuart Mathews, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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

11.00 Pelvic Trauma Ben Ollivere, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Trauma Professor Chris Moran, Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma

14.30 Coffee

 
15.00 Basic Science
Ben Ollivere, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

16.30 Coffee

17.00 Revision Hip


Duncan Whitwell, Consultant Orthopaedic Tumour Surgeon
18.30 Foot & Ankle Steve L. Haddad, Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago

20.30 Miller UK Course Dinner  

 

Day 5: Advanced Clinical Examination Course

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



Day 6: Viva for FRCS (Orth) Course

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:

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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