1: Basic Science
2: Perioperative and Critical Care
3: General and Emergency Surgery
4: Colorectal Surgery
5: Hepatobiliary Surgery
6: Oesophagogastric Surgery
7: Breast Surgery
8: Endocrine Surgery
9: Transplant Surgery
10: Vascular Surgery
- Format matches the Section 1 FRCS examination
- Wide coverage of the Surgical curriculum with separate chapters for each sub-specialty
- Written by contributors who have successfully completed the examination
SBAs and EMIs for the General Surgery FRCS is a key resource for trainees preparing to face the challenging FRCS Section 1 examination.
Featuring over 600 Single Best Answers (SBAs) and Extended Matching Items (EMIs) written by successful candidates of the General Surgery FRCS, this resource ensures high-quality self-assessment.
Split into chapters on key sub-specialties, all questions are mapped to the surgical curriculum and mirror the level of detail required to succeed in the Section 1 examination. Each chapter is clearly structured with all SBA and EMI questions first, followed by corresponding answers, detailed explanations and relevant further reading sources. This layout enables trainees to assess their level of knowledge, and practise the technique and approach needed for the examination.
Providing high-quality questions and expert guidance, this resource is a comprehensive revision tool for senior trainees in General Surgery.
Richard Molloy is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. His initial surgical training was in Cork, Ireland before travelling to Boston to undertake research at the Brigham and Women's hospital and Harvard University towards his MD thesis. His further surgical training was in Scotland before working as a Colorectal Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio USA. He was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon to Gartnavel and the Western Infirmary Glasgow in 1997. His specialist interests are in minimally invasive colorectal surgery in addition to a keen interest in surgical education and research. He has served as Lead Clinician for the West of Scotland Colorectal Cancer Network. He was previously involved in writing the Oxford Specialist Handbook of Colorectal Surgery and Landmark Papers in General Surgery.
Graham MacKay is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Honorary Associate Professor in the University Department of Surgery at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Mr MacKay trained predominantly in the West of Scotland supplemented by a Moynihan Travelling Fellowship to the Lahey Clinic, Boston and Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. His specialist interests are in minimally invasive colorectal surgery in addition to a keen interest in surgical education and research. Mr MacKay served as Director of Education at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers. He was previously involved in writing the Oxford Specialist Handbook of Colorectal Surgery and Landmark Papers in General Surgery.
Campbell S. D. Roxburgh is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2003 and trained predominantly in the West of Scotland. He completed his PhD and took up a clinical lecturer post at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2011. He passed the FRCS in 2014, obtaining his CCT in July 2015. Following a 1 year advanced colorectal fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, he returned to Glasgow to take up a Senior Clinical Lecturer post. He has authored several book chapters in addition to a numerous journal articles.
Martha Quinn is a senior clinical fellow at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 2004.She trained in Aberdeen and gained a national training number in the West of Scotland. She passed the FRCS in 2014, obtaining her CCT in Dec 2015. She is currently undertaking an international fellowship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, focusing on radical pelvic surgery for advanced rectal cancer.