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FRCS first pass variance: deanery and specialty contrariety.

Brown, Chris; Abdelrahman, Tarig; Pollitt, John; Holt, Mark; Lewis, Wyn G.
Postgrad Med J; 94(1107): 48-52, 2018 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28790151

BACKGROUND:

FRCS exit examination success may be interpreted as a surrogate marker for UK Deanery-related training quality. The aim of this study was to evaluate relative FRCS examination pass rates related to Deanery and Surgical Specialty.

METHODS:

Joint Committee on Surgical Training-published examination first attempt pass rates were scrutinised for type I higher surgical trainees and outcomes compared related to Deanery and Surgical Specialty.

RESULTS:

Of 9363 FRCS first attempts, 3974 were successful (42.4%). Median and mean pass rates related to Deanery were 42.1% and 30.7%, respectively, and ranged from 26.7% to 45.6%. Median (range) pass rates by specialty were urology 76.3% (60%-100%), trauma and orthopaedic surgery 74.7% (58.2%-100%), general surgery 70.0% (63.1%-86%), ENT 62.5% (50%-100%), cardiothoracic surgery 50.0% (25%-100%), oral and maxillofacial surgery 50% (40.0%-100%), neurosurgery 50% (22.7%-100%), plastic surgery 47.6% (30.0%-100%) and paediatric surgery 25% (16.7%-100%). Significant variance was observed across all specialties and deaneries (p=0.001).

CONCLUSION:

As much as threefold variance exists related to FRCS examination first attempt success, trainees should be aware of this spectrum when preferencing deaneries during national selection.