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New International Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Qualification

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In a discussion recorded via Google Hangouts, Joel Dunning and E. E. John Smith discuss the new international Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) examination. Mr. Smith is the Chairman of Examiners for the UK and Ireland Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examinations' (JSCFE) cardiothoracic surgery specialty, and former Chairman of Examiners for FRCS. The new examination will grant successful international candidates the distinction of becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Mr. Smith discusses the international examination, including eligibility and the examination process.

For more information on the international FRCS exam, please click here.


I would definitely want to take this exam. The only issue is thoracic portion which is overwhelming for a surgeon like me who exclusively practices cardiac surgery. Hope they are able to separate tracts.
Dear Mr Smith, Greetings and best wishes I cleared MEBCTS and part 1 of FRCSi CTS in exam held in November 2018, but part 2 has been held up due to COVID for nearly 2 years now. I was hoping at least a supervised scope special permit to work in UK could be arranged until the part 2 exam is conducted. It would be nice if it could be conveyed to the decision makers. Thanks and Regards

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