Saturday 8th October 2022 - Gartnavel General Hospital
*Limited places available*
Welcome to the Glasgow FRCOphth Prep Course - a mock examination course aimed to support ophthalmology trainees as they prepare to sit the FRCOphth Part 2 Oral Examination. We replicate the entire Part 2 Oral Examination (Viva + OSCE), including a communication skills station, across two sessions. This course will be run similar to all the recent FRCOphth exam sittings with videos replacing patients in the OSCE stations with no change in the table vivas. As previously, a communication skills workshop and a session with previously successful candidates is also included.
New this year: We plan to include a dinner for all candidates and examiners following the end of the course.
There are limited candidate places available. The course fee is £250.
To apply for a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication Skills Workshop - Pene Herman-Smith BA
Candidates will also participate in a short workship with Pene, who will impart some helpful hints in approaching the communication skills station.
Medicine and Communication have dominated Pene’s career from an early age. Born to perform, acting success came at school and later in Community theatre. A secretarial course led to London in the 60’s, and a joyful job as P.A. to the Medical Editor of the innovative ‘Medical News’, supported by the ‘Practitioner’. A move to Scotland saw her working as Receptionist in a busy surgery, where she encountered both sides of the doctor/patient relationship. Her later B.A. Degree in Dramatic Studies led to a career of professional acting and eventually to the Wolfson Medical School (University of Glasgow). Here she worked closely with Professor Phillip Cotton, developing and presenting their new Communication Skills Training Programme from 2000 onwards. Using actors in roleplay situations has become big business, and in the medical field has brought vital knowledge and understanding of the importance of good communication in the healing process.
The course will take place on Saturday 8th October 2022 at...
Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology
Gartnavel General Hospital
1053 Great Western Road
Further details on where to find us can be found here.
Dr Vikas Chadha
Dr Laura Butler
Ophthalmology Specialist Registrar