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FRCPath Part 2 Mock Course – 19th – 20th September 2017

Course Overview:

This is a 2 day practical course with both mock examination and seminars preparing trainees for the FRCPath Part 2 Examination.

Day 1 – Mock Exam

Histology section Mock
Cytology section Mock
Macroscopic Dissection
Frozen sections

Day 2 – The Review

Review of the Mock Exam and Exam tips
Format of the exam and tips on getting through it
What the examiner is looking for
Analysis of group performance
Histology section
Cytopathology section
Macroscopic dissection viva forum
Frozen sections viva forum
Feedback and concluding remarks

Course Objectives:

The 2 day FRCPath Part 2 Revision Course prepares trainees for the Exam. This is a unique course giving trainees that all important pre-exam Mock (under exam conditions) with the papers individually marked and scored in line with the actual exam.

Key Features of the Course:

If this will be you second (or more) attempt at the exam, we still recommend that you do the mock exam on Day 1 as you will get personalised feedback.
Places for the course are limited to 12 candidates.
The course speakers have knowledge of the Royal College exam – some of them are examiners, and all are experienced teachers.

Target Audience:

Trainees preparing for the FRCPath Part 2 Examination.

The course will take place on 28th February – 1st March 2017 and 19th – 20th September 2017.

Day 1 – 19th September 2017

  • 09:00 – 09:10 Welcome
  • 09:10 – 12:10 Histology section
  • 12:10 – 01:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 16:30 Cytology – Cases 1-9 (8 Gynae, 8 non-Gynae) followed by Frozen Sections (6 cases)

Day 2 – 20th September 2017

  • 08:45 – 09:00 Overview of Day 1
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Review of the Cytology Exam
  • 10:00 – 10:30 What the Examiner is Looking For and Tips for the Exam
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Histology Review Part 1
  • 11:30 – 11:35 Break
  • 11:35 – 12:30 Histology Review Part 2
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Frozen Sections
  • 13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 – 14:15 Management Scenarios
  • 14:15 – 14:45 Long Cases
  • 14:45 – 15:15 Macro Cases
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Round up of the Day and Conclusion

Dr Abbie Pugh is a Specialist Registrar at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton in the West Midlands Deanery. She graduated from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine in 2006 and commenced histopathology speciality training in 2008 after completing her Foundation Studies in North Wales. She is actively involved in teaching medical undergraduates at the University of Birmingham and is a School STEM Ambassador. She is currently the Chair of the Trainee Members’ Group of the Association of Clinical Pathologists.


Dr Neeta Singh

Consultant Histo/Cytopathologist, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Iskander H. Chaudhry

Dr Iskander H. Chaudhry is a consultant histopathologist specialising in Skin Pathology. He has varied experience working at St James’ Hospital, Stepping Hil Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary as a Skin and Soft Tissue Pathologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University.
He graduated from Manchester’s School of Medicine in 1996 and then embarked on a career in Pathology, training in the Mersey Deanery. In 2004 is was awarded a Fellowship at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology and trained as a dermatopathologist under Dr Eduardo Calonje and Dr Alistair Robson. In 2005, he received a visiting Fellowship to Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA for 3 months and trained under the supervision of Professor Martin Mihm Jr. He has an active role in teaching and is a founding member and on the organising committee of the London Dermatopathology Symposium, which is an International Scientific and Clinical Pathology meeting running in its 6th year.
He was recently elected to the national committee of the British Society of Dermatopathology and is secretary of the National Scientific Meeting of the Association of Clinical Pathologists.

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