Primary OSCE/Orals Course – FULL

Course Overview
Number of Places:
Limited to 48 Places + 4 Observer Places  
26th October - 2nd November 2018  
Location: Education Centre, Whiston Hospital, Liverpool  
Time: 13.00 Friday - 16.30 Friday
Courtesies Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Refreshments – Car Parking
Course Fee: £600



This Course is for candidates sitting both components of the Imminent Examination.

Thus we will not be taking applications from those sitting only one component of the Examination.
If you are only sitting one component of the Examination, it is recommended that you consider either the
OSCE or Viva Weekend Course


The advice to Trainees is that they should attend this Course only when they consider themselves
Adequately Prepared for the imminent OSCE/SOE Examination.

The MSA Courses are not designed to Teach. Please do not come expecting to be Taught.
The Courses are for Exam Preparation;
– Exposure to Exam Style Questions
– Opportunities to Practice
– Learn & Fine Tune Exam Techniques

The MSA’s emphatic advice regarding
All the FRCA Examinations
is that trainees should only sit these examinations when they feel that they
Deserve to Pass.
It has to be courting Disappointment to enter for an exam
Hoping to Pass.

 *You must have the Leave to attend the Whole of this Course (13.00 Friday –> 16.30 Friday). You will not be allowed to leave Early*

Base of Skull/Laryngeal Anatomy
Resus Scenarios & The Simulation OSCE
Clinical Skills OSCE
Communication & History Taking Skills
Clinical Examination OSCE
Machine Check & Equipment
Anatomy OSCE
Practice 12 Station OSCE with Model Patients
Viva Technique & Viva Practice +++

OSCE & Viva Groupwork based on Extensive Exam Intelligence

A Note on Group Work:
It is advised that you reconsider your application to this course should you not be willing to work efficiently and in harmony within a Group Environment.
This is not a course for Individual Revision/Private Study.
The MSA strongly believes that the Group Work aspect of our Courses, if undertaken correctly, is a strong contributor to their success.
It is unfair to those members of a Group who are willing to ‘Play the Game’ if there are individuals who refuse to engage within their Group
Anyone who comes to this Course wanting to work as an individual will be asked to leave and one of the Observers will be substituted into their respective place.

Formal OSCE & Viva Examinations in a formal setting with Mock Patients & Examiners

Applicants will be given preparatory homework for this Course which they must complete prior to attending.

Course Consultant Leads & Associate MSA Directors: 
Dr. Tushar Dixit & Dr Catherine Gerrard
Head of Faculty: 
Dr Tom Miller

If you would like to apply for this course please email an Application Form to:

Please also read the Procedures & Protocols for applications to this course HERE

Note: Any trainee who shows up on the day of the course without having officially secured their place will be sent away.