This is a highly pragmatic and down-to-earth guide to the “real world” of vascular surgery, written to help trainees pass the FRCS (Vasc) Examination the first time around, hopefully with flying colours! Through clear and concise chapters, a review of relevant vascular surgery papers, a solid grounding in up-to-date and relevant UK and European guidelines, and mock examination questions, this book should give candidates a fighting chance at exam success.
Using his early experience, and insight gained from senior consultant vascular surgeons and mentors, author James Forsyth dispenses both facts and pearls of wisdom as he takes the prospective vascular surgeon through the core topics pertinent to a day one vascular consultant.
This guide specifically covers:
- “Building a strong foundation” with a focus on patient counselling, presentation skills, clear documentation, professionalism, and a foundational grasp of the key evidence base for vascular surgery
- “Core vascular surgery topics” from chronic limb-threatening ischaemia to aorto-iliac aneurysms to symptomatic carotid artery disease to chronic venous disease
- Pragmatic guide to the “bread & butter” vascular surgery operations
- Fifty mock SBA assessment questions and answers, and numerous mock FRCS short and long cases that are blended into reality-based discussions to draw out key learning points
This book is essential to any budding vascular surgeon intending to sit the FRCS (Vasc) examinations, and those who are about to start off as real day one consultant vascular surgeons. Indeed, the FRCS (Vasc) Examination is a bridge to becoming a true consultant vascular surgeon, and this book therefore is a “must-read” for anyone looking to cross that bridge.