UK Miller Orthopaedic Review Course Proudly associated with the Miller UK FRCS Tr & Orth Revision Course
Ms. Claire Nelson

Orthopaedic Department
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
S44 5BL

Tel: 01246513123
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Welcome to Chesterfield and Sheffield FRCS
(Trauma & Orthopaedics) Clinical Course

The FRCS Orth course was set up because it was realised that all the other FRCS courses were immediately pre exam and that unless the candidate had already learnt the fundamentals and techniques of clinical examination it was too late for them to change at the last minute. This course will hone your physical examination skills, and will give you enough time to practice them before the FRCS clinical test.

We have timed this course in such a way that the candidate can learn or change their technique and still have time to perfect it before the exam. It is ideal for those sitting the November or following February clinicals.

The course is designed such that the candidate is taught by short lectures and demonstration. Then there is time spent where there is both teaching and interaction with patients. In the last quarter of the course the candidate will then have a mock exam which will be similar to the real thing.

Read our "excellent" feedback from our last years candidates. We have been rated as "The Best FRCS Orthopaedic Exam Course in UK".


The Chesterfield and Sheffield FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Clinical Course is run at two sites (Sheffield and Chesterfield) for a number of reasons. The organising faculty is from two sites so it is easier to get patients form both Sheffield and Chesterfield. There is also a greater variety of pathology from a wider region. Patients find it easier to travel to their local centre ensuring that the turn up to the course.

Transport is provided to and from both centers.


Candidate are limited to 30 in order to have an opportunity to examine a maximum number of patients. Priority is given to candidates who are sitting the exam within six months of the course. 


The success of the course has been largely due to the number and wide range of cases seen and examined by the candidates. The organising consultants speak to each patient directly to ensure their attendance. Last year over 100 patients came over the two days. Each candidate was hands on with a significant proportion of these. For the rest they were able to observe their colleagues examine in small groups of two or three.

Upcoming Dates

The next course will be held on 4th and 5th September 2014.

How to apply for the Chesterfield / Sheffield FRCS Course

Each year the course is significantly oversubscribed and the organisers apologise to those that don't get a place on the course.

Application is not on a 'first come' basis, but selection is made by the course organisers.

The application form can be downloaded from this website and should be returned by 31st January 2014. No applications after this date will be considered.

Successful applicants will be informed in writing by the end of February 2014. A few candidates will be asked if they wish to remain on a reserve list.

Please send your completed application form to the Course Secretary:

Ms. Claire Nelson

Orthopaedic Department, 
Chesterfield Royal Hospital, 
S44 5BL.

Tel: 01246 513123


We are affiliated with FRCS (Tr & Orth) Revision Course Miller UK.

Dates: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th September 2014
Venue: Chesterfield Royal Hospital & Sheffield ICE
Cost: £625 - Registration Opens October 2013

"The Sheffield Clinical FRCS course is once a year but worth a lot more than its cost in the exam. The approach to the brachial plexus alone is priceless."

– BOTA Member, 2011 Delegate

"Excellent course. Thank you for all the hard work and precise organisation! Best preparation for the exam in the country."

– 2012 Delegate

"Excellent clinical FRCS (Orth) course, superb number of exam cases"

– 2010 Delegate