About the Course

An intensive two-day Final FRCA Viva Revision Course designed to prepare you for the final FRCA viva.  To ensure intensive and focused support for candidates, we have a maximum of 12 places available.

The course will be taught and mock examined by Oxford Deanery Consultants and senior Registrars.


Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Lady Margaret Hall is an Oxford college situated in stunning grounds leading down to the River Cherwell.  Located to the north of the City Centre adjacent to the University Parks, Lady Margaret Hall is easy to access – a short taxi ride from Oxford Central Railway Station or the new Oxford Parkway Station. Click here for more details.

Next Course Dates

9 – 10 May 2018

The course is run on a biannual basis, in May and November (a few weeks before the RCoA examinations in June and December).


Total cost for the 2-day course:


The cost includes lunch and refreshments on each day of the course.

Course Content and Format

Day 1: Basic sciences viva practice

Day 1 focuses on small group viva practice sessions covering the following;

  • Physiology, Pharmacology, Physics/Equipment and Anatomy topics;
  • Interpretation of investigations (covering Radiology, ECGs, CPEX, sleep studies and pulmonary function tests); and
  • Presenting clinical cases.

The course will also focus on areas of the exam that candidates typically find more challenging.

Day 2: All day viva practice under mock RCoA conditions

Day 2 is a formal viva day, designed to reproduce the college viva exam conditions. Each candidate will sit:

  • 6 full basic science vivas
  • 6 clinical vivas

You will have a mentor to support you during the course.  Also, after the course in the run up to the exam, we offer candidates the opportunity to contact us with any questions/uncertainties they have regarding the viva.