The FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination is a stressful experience, even for the most well-prepared candidate. There is nothing more frustrating than a good candidate with good knowledge failing because of lack of appropriate preparation or examination technique. This book will guide the orthopaedic trainee in preparing for the examination before they are thrown into the lion’s den. In the written section the authors give general advice about preparing for the MCQ/EMI paper. The clinical section covers both the long and short cases with examples of the most likely cases that regularly appear in the examination. The next four sections cover the remaining vivas, namely Basic Science, Trauma, Hands, and Paediatrics, each with the same structure. Finally, there are a series of real-life candidates’ blow-by-blow accounts of their whole examination experience. These give candidates a real-life perspective of what to expect during their own examination. Overall, the book presents the key essentials for success in the FRCS (Tr & Orth).