Everything you need to prepare for your CST Interview or MRCS Part B Exam.

Examcollab.com provides everything you need to revise for your CST Interview or MRCS Part B examination. Our MRCS Part B revision course provides detailed mock stations covering all of the exam domains: Anatomy, Surgical Pathology, Physical Examination, Communication, Physiology and Procedural Skills. Our CST Interview course includes mock stations with explanation/model answers covering the portfolio, clinical and management domains. We believe success in post graduate clinical examinations requires collaboration with colleagues. At Examcollab.com we allow users to contact each other via the platform to arrange virtual practice sessions.

October 2024 Exam

Kick start your MRCS part B revision with access to all MRCS practice stations until 30/10/2024.

February 2025 Exam

Kick start your MRCS part B revision with access to all MRCS practice stations until 28/02/2025.

May 2025 Exam

Kick start your MRCS part B revision with access to all MRCS practice stations until 30/5/2024

Sample Our MRCS Part B Content

Our MRCS Part B Question bank offers candidates the most comprehensive way to prepare for their MRCS Part B examination. Sample some of our high yield content below.

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Anatomy Station

Heart Anatomy 2

Pathology Station

Rheumatic Fever

Communication Station

Colonoscopy Consenting

CST Interview Course 2025

Kick start your CST Interview revision.

Sample Our CST Interview Course

Our Core Surgical Interview Course offers candidates an efficient way to prepare for their CST Interview. Sample some of our high yield content below.

Free Portfolio Guides

Learn how to maximise points.

Management Station

Honesty and Integrity

Clinical Station

ATLS - Head Injury

Collaborative Learning

Live chat with like-minded candidates. 

Arrange practice sessions.

Ensuring exam success.

127 MRCS scenarios

39 CST scenarios

Revise on the go.

Responsive design of scenarios. Allowing you to study from any device/screen size.

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If you purchase the course more than 6 months from your exam/interview date and are unsuccessful we will renew your subscription.

Our Revision Modules

Upon purchase of our MRCS Part B examination revision course and CST examination revision course you get access to the respective MRCS and CST modules below. As well as station guides the MRCS Part B course includes 127 mock scenarios complete with model answers. The CST interview course includes 39 scenarios based on previous interview questions.

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Anatomy Stations MRCS Part B

Illustrations and anatomical diagrams covering important exam components.

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Pathology Stations MRCS Part B

High yield pathology stations, which include histology sections.

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Procedural Skills Stations MRCS Part B

Detailed guides on how to perform the procedural skills stations of the MRCS Part B.

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Communication Stations MRCS Part B

Realistic history taking and giving and receiving information stations, complete with model answers.

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Physiology Stations MRCS Part B

Mock stations covering the applied surgical science and critical care components of the MRCS Part B exam.

Free

CST Interview (Portfolio)

Using our free modules, learn how to publish your first paper, maximise your study budget and supercharge your surgical
portfolio.

About the MRCS Part B Exam

The MRCS (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons) Part B examination is a standardized assessment used to evaluate the clinical and practical skills of medical professionals who are pursuing a career in surgery. It is one of the components required for gaining membership into the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the United Kingdom and several other countries. The examination is designed to assess a candidate’s ability to apply their surgical knowledge and skills in a clinical context.

The MRCS Part B examination takes the form of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). The OSCE comprises of a series of stations in a circuit around which the candidates rotate. During each station the candidate is required to undertake a defined task e.g. perform a practical procedure in simulation, clinical examination or interpret an anatomical figure.

There are 18 stations in the MRCS Part B examination. Each station lasts 10 minutes (with 1 minute of reading, 8 minutes to complete the task and 1 minute to rotate). The stations are grouped into two broad categories:

  • Knowledge (there are 8 knowledge stations)
    • 3 Surgical anatomy stations
    • 2 Surgical pathology stations
    • 3 applied surgical science stations and critical care stations (Physiology)
  • Skills (there are 10 skill stations)
    • 4 communication skill stations (2 history taking stations, 1 giving information to a patient and 1 giving information to a colleague).
    • 6 clinical and procedural skills stations

The pass mark for the MRCS Part B examination is different for every test (complete circuit).

Using information from the structured mark sheets for each station out of 20, and the global rating for each station, a pass mark will be calculated out of 160 for Knowledge and 180 for Skills. Candidates must pass each of the knowledge and skills components to obtain a pass.

The highest pass rate for the MRCS Part B examination is 75%.

You are allowed four attempts at the MRCS Part B examination. In addition, you have 7 years from passing Part A to complete Part B.

About the CST Interview

The CST programme is a 2 year programme and forms the first stage of specialty training for doctors training in the surgical subspecialties. 

In 2023, there were 2,539 applicants for 609 posts.

In 2023, the competition ratio for core surgical trining was 4.17

Although there is no official data the lowest 

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