FRCS examination in Neurosurgery | Sunday Observer

FRCS examination in Neurosurgery

(L - R) Dr Manjula Karunaratne - CEO Asiri Group of Hospitals, Dr Maheshi Wijeratne - President, Neurosurgeons Association of Sri Lanka, Mr. Neil Kitchen – Chairman of JCIE (Neurosurgery), Dr.Nissanka Jayawardena – President Elect, College of Surgeons, Sri Lanka, Mr Tom Cadoux-Hudson - Chairman, Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination Board, Professor Nihal Gurusinghe - Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination Board, RCSED Representative.
(L - R) Dr Manjula Karunaratne - CEO Asiri Group of Hospitals, Dr Maheshi Wijeratne - President, Neurosurgeons Association of Sri Lanka, Mr. Neil Kitchen – Chairman of JCIE (Neurosurgery), Dr.Nissanka Jayawardena – President Elect, College of Surgeons, Sri Lanka, Mr Tom Cadoux-Hudson - Chairman, Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination Board, Professor Nihal Gurusinghe - Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination Board, RCSED Representative.

The College of Surgeons, Sri Lanka and the Neurosurgeons Association, Sri Lanka have organized the first International FRCS examination in Neurosurgery in Colombo, to be held from February 21 to 23.

There are historical links between the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, UK and Ireland.

This prestigious event is being organized in conjunction with the Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination (JSCFE) Board and the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations(JCIE) Board of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, UK.

Forty-four candidates from different parts of the world will sit the examination with a contingent of eighteen senior Consultant Neurosurgeons arriving from the UK as examiners.

The meticulous selection of the clinical cases as well as the organization and coordination of patients were undertaken by the Neurosurgical Association of Sri Lanka.

The clinical component of the examination would be held at the renowned Brain and Spine Centre at Asiri Central Hospital, Colombo; and the viva section at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo.

The opportunity to host this inaugural event in Sri Lanka will enhance tremendously the international profile of neurosurgical services in the country, and help to enhance the academic reputation. The success of the event was attributed to the Director, National Hospital, Colombo, the Ministry of Health and those who supported the program including, patients, nurses, doctors, interpreters and coordinators.

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