Primary OSCE Weekend – CANCELLED: Please see ‘More Details’ for Notice

Course Overview
Number of Places:
2nd - 4th October 2020  
Location: Education & Training Centre, Whiston Hospital, Liverpool  
Time: 13.00 Friday - 16.30 Sunday
Courtesies Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Refreshments - Car Parking
Course Fee: £300
Cheque Payable to: MSA
Cheque Dated: 02/10/2020
Reference on Application: P OSCE W/E 1020

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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.
Come expecting to Learn.

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.

Applicants will be given Preparatory Homework for this Course which they must complete prior to attending.


You must have the Leave to attend the Whole of this Course (13.00 Friday –> 16.30 Sunday).
We can not accommodate late arrivals, so please book your travel accordingly
You will not be allowed to leave Early
You will not be allowed to come/go from the Course at your own leisure.
If you have far to travel on the Sunday, we advise you booking an extra night at your hotel to avoid fatigue.


Base of Skull/Larynx Anatomy
Resus Guidelines Quickfire & The Sim Man
Clinical Skills OSCE
Communication & History Taking Skills
Clinical Examination OSCE
Machine Check & Equipment Quickfire
Anatomy OSCE
Practice 12 Station OSCE with Model Patients

OSCE & Viva Groupwork based on Extensive Exam Intelligence

Hard Work – Great Spirit
Camaraderie Galore – You should not come to this Course if you are not willing to work in a Group Environment

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.


Course Consultant Leads & Associate MSA Directors: Dr Tushar Dixit & Dr Catherine Gerrard
Head of Faculty: 
Dr Luke Winslow
Course Lead: TBC
Chief Operational Officer
: Kirstie Gray
Administrator: Nicky Loftus

Re-Attending this Course
If you have already attended the OSCE Weekend or the OSCE/Orals Course;
We do not think it is the best use of time or money to re-attend our Courses as much of the Material will be the same as you were exposed to previously.
We would not want re-attending Candidates to leave feeling that they have not gained full benefit from their time and their money.
Also, as both these courses are restricted to 48 places we feel it is only fair to give these places to Candidates who have not attended before.