Leicester FCEM Course Hugely Successful


24th of October, 2011 Bookmark and Share
The Leicester FCEM Course of Autumn 2011 (http://www.LeicesterFCEM.com) took place on Saturday 17th September and Saturday 22nd October 2011 in the Clinical Skills Centre at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The Leicester FCEM Course is an examination preparation course for senior Emergency Medicine trainees who are sitting the College of Emergency Medicine's Fellowship examination (FCEM) to gain specialist recognition as Emergency Physicians.

Over the 2 days, the course involved 36 OSCE stations, 4 rounds of CTR vivas, 4 rounds of Management vivas, 43 candidates, 24 faculty members, 15 actors, 1 skills instructor, and 3 corporate sponsors.

Some candidates were local to the Midlands, with others travelling to Leicester from as far afield as Aberdeen and Somerset. The faculty members included consultants and senior registrars from Leicester, Kettering, Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley, Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds and London.

In addition to the face-to-face instruction on the OSCE Day and the Viva Day, candidates were given individual advice on their CTRs prior to CTR submission in July 2011. Candidates also benefited from written SAQ and Critical Appraisal components in August 2011 before the College of Emergency Medicine’s written exams.

Almost one in every five FCEM examination candidates in the Autumn 2011 sitting has been through Leicester on their way to the examination. Judging from the candidate feedback, the course was a tremendous success. Photos from the OSCE Day are available at http://on.fb.me/fcem-osce-2011

The course organisers – Dr Mandar Marathe (Leicester Royal Infirmary), Dr Steven How (Rotherham General Hospital), Dr Chris Yap (Barnsley Hospital) & Dr Roger Dalton (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield) – would like to thank all the actors and faculty for their positive support in making the course a success.

The next course will be in early Spring 2012 in preparation for the Spring 2012 diet of the FCEM exam. Please contact info@LeicesterFCEM.com to register your interest.
Mandar Marathe
Leicester FCEM Course organises training for Emergency Physicians.