Access brand new resources built around the 18 exam stations, which closely reflect the MRCS Part B syllabus
Review each station using professional learning points, station images, communication tips, and possible exam scenarios
Prepare face-to-face with your peers using downloadable prep sheets that accompany every station. Take the role of candidate, patient or examiner and work through each scenario
Consolidate your surgical knowledge using clear illustrations and anatomical diagrams
Watch hundreds of anatomy demonstrations and procedural skills videos presented by leading surgeons including the legendary Professor Harold Ellis
Plan your revision and easily navigate through our brand new station browser to efficiently structure your exam preparation
Target your MRCS Part B OSCE revision efficiently from the start with immediate access to key performance data in your subscription dashboard.
The station browser uses a traffic-light system giving you a clear visual indicator as to how confident you are with your progress through each station, making it easy to revisit topics that you find more challenging.
Your performance dashboard provides more detailed data that will enable you to see your performance across the full range of exam specialties.
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The online video resource is a great addition and memoir to MRCS Part B revision, especially on an understanding of basic sciences.
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Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) Part B is the second of two intercollegiate MRCS exams run by the Royal College of Surgeons in Great Britain and Ireland. The MRCS examination determines whether a trainee has acquired the appropriate skills, knowledge and attributes to progress to higher specialist training in surgery.
The MRCS Part B is an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) and tests anatomy and surgical pathology, applied surgical science and critical care, clinical and procedural skills and communication skills.
The MRCS Part B OSCE consists of 18 examination stations, each 9 minutes’ duration and ‘manned’ by one or two examiners. The MRCS Part B stations are divided into 4 broad content areas (BCAs) grouped together and collectively known as 'Applied Knowledge' and 'Applied Skills'.
'Applied Knowledge' (8 stations = 160 marks) includes: Anatomy and surgical pathology (5 stations) and Applied surgical science and critical care (3 stations).
'Applied Skills' (10 stations = 200 marks) includes: Clinical and Procedural Skills (6 stations) and Communication skills (4 stations) which breaks down further into Giving and receiving information and History Taking.
Although Part B is a clinical examination, theoretical knowledge is still being tested. The Pastest resource seamlessly integrates the station experience into one resource for MRCS Part B preparation.
Each station contains MRCS Part B questions and additional resources such as anatomy videos, images, exam scenarios, and station summaries, all designed to prepare you for the four BCAs.
Read our MRCS Part B blog for more information about why we updated our MRCS Part B Qbank to more closely reflect the real exam.
In the UK and Ireland, there are three exam sittings or 'diets'. MRCS Part B exam dates vary between UK and Ireland exams, and International exams. For a full list of MRCS Part B OSCE dates, and to book the exam, see the Royal College of Surgeons website.