Our MRCS OSCE courses have been approved by the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT) and are supported by Professors, Consultants and SpRs from all over the UK. We are in association with and supporters of the Plastic Surgery & Burns Research Unit, the founding director of which is Professor Sharpe OBE. We are also supported by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & The Yorkshire & Humber Deanery.
DrExam (TM) was created by a trainee surgeon who qualified from medical school in London. Throughout his training he was heavily involved with tutoring candidates for final MBBS & MRCS examinations. Whilst studying he consistently found that formal teaching was rarely available and poorly structured, often taught as monotonous lists that were very difficult to remember. Using immaculate notes with hand-drawn diagrams and developing a systematic method to examination and studying that anyone can learn. He ultimately passed the MRCS on the 1st attempt, within 2 years of qualifying from medical school with a score of 90%!
The Plastic Surgery & Burns Research Unit, University of Bradford, was set up in the wake of the 1985 Bradford FC fire disaster in which 56 people died and over 200 were injured. The Unit was established with money from public donations and the tremendous efforts of many local groups. Since 1985 the Unit has remained partly funded by voluntary donations.
DrExam (TM) Honorary Course Supervisor & Research Unit Founding Director: Professor David Sharpe OBE MA MB Bchir FRCS, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.
Professor Ben Miranda is Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon at St Andrew's Centre for Plasitc Surgery & Burns, one of the largest specialist centres in the UK. He is the St Andrew's Anglia Ruskin (StAAR) Research Group Lead, a Visiting Professor at the University School of Medicine and current DrExam Course Coordinator. Professor Miranda has 20 years of experience within Medical Education, over 120 national and international publications and presentations, over 20 prize awards, is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University, Educational Supervisor for medical students and Academic Supervisor for Surgical Trainees. Professor Ben Miranda, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Hand Surgeon, Medicolegal Expert Witness Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery.
DrExam (TM) Revision Tutorials and the DrExam (TM) Learning System are now being utilised by MRCS & MBBS candidates all over the UK. Hundreds of recent bookings have been made and these numbers are increasing due to the successful results achieved by candidates during their examinations. Each carefully constructed course is specifically designed to teach you just the information that you need to pass your upcoming examination.
When you attend our lecture courses, you will receive our award winning books and DVD that focus on key points in each subject without having to wade through pages of text. Our testimonials and candidate success stories show that using the DrExam (TM) notes save hours of precious revision time. All information is guided by current syllabuses and presented using the DrExam (TM) Learning System, designed to facilitate memorisation and structured recall during 'high-stress' examinations.
When you attend our small group clinical tutorials, you will be taught to perform examination routines, elicit important signs and more importantly receive personal feedback on your performance. Additionally, we will teach you structured answers, covering the most common and complicated questions asked by examiners at the end of each OSCE station. Your books follow this structure, using the DrExam (TM) Learning System, allowing you to continue your revision with ease.
Our feedback suggests that you may not find a better course on offer anywhere and that our revision material may be more helpful to you than others that are currently available! We have continued to research material from top candidate lecture notes, included original diagrams and radiographs, crossed referenced with current medical school and Royal College of Surgeons syllabuses and have provided this material to Consultants for review.
We are unable to process refunds within 4 weeks of any registered course date. Cancellations outside of this time period will incur a 10% admin fee.
COVID UPDATE: Candidates who cancel late due to COVID infection will need to provide proof of a validated positive COVID PCR test undertaken either on the weekend of the course date, or within 48h prior to the course date; a 10% admin fee will be applied to any refunds, calculated on the cost of attending a single weekend, plus the cost of books if these have already been collected.