S.W.O.T - South Wales OSCE/VIVA Training - FRCOPHTH Part 2 Mock exam Course

This is an event organised by the Welsh Ophthalmic Trainees society with the support of consultant examiners.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to host a course before the next exam sitting (April/May 2018). The next course will however take place on a future date in Oct/Nov 2018 before the November sitting.

For more information, please contact: welshophthalmictrainees@gmail.com

About the Course

Like our previous ones, this will be designed to mimic the real exam process and we will be covering all of the VIVA and the OSCE stations. Our examiners will mark you based on college marking schemes with feedback given to you after your performance. We time our stations to be exactly like the real ones so that you will get a real feel for the pace and pressure of the exam. You will be examining all the patients on a one-to-one basis. At the end of the day, we provide an anonymous marks tally so that you will know how you have performed on that day compared to the other candidates.

The fee will be £420.00 and this will cover refreshments all day, a light breakfast, and lunch. 

You may want to watch our You tube videos:

Essential guide to Ophthalmology Exams in the UK:

Tips for the FRCOphth Part 2 OSCE/VIVA

Previous courses: 

FRCOPHTH Part 2 Preparatory VIVA/OSCE Course

 Cardiff 4th November 2017 
 Cardiff 29th October 2016 
 Swansea 31st October 2015 

Details for candidates:

Where to go:

Make your way to the Cardiff Eye Unit, Suite 8 Outpatients, University Hospital Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW
This is located close to the new concourse. (See map)

What to expect:

Event kindly supported by Alcon

8.45 - 9.00 am: Briefing
1st cycle OSCE and VIVA
2nd cycle VIVA and OSCE

Debrief with the aim of finishing at 5.30 pm

There will not be a lunch break per se but there will be two long breaks with refreshments available throughout the day. This is the best way to make sure that everyone rotates through the stations and our patients can get a break in the middle.

What to bring:

Get yourself geared up to answer questions the way you would in the real exam as you will be marked on your performance. There is no compulsory dress code(and it is a weekend) but you will be seeing real patients within a hospital setting so we do recommend that you dress professionally. Everything will be provided for, including lenses, pen torches, fixation targets etc but
we have had previous candidates recommend that you bring your own equipment so you do not end up struggling with unfamiliar equipment.

There is a multistorey car park with ample parking on site especially on a Saturday.

10 Mins Free
4 Hours £2.20
5 Hours £3.40
6 Hours £5.60
8 Hours £6.70
10 Hours £8.80
24 Hours £10.00

For more information, please contact: welshophthalmictrainees@gmail.com