‘Come Back When The Leaves Are Green‘ by Mr. Gavin Spence and Mr. Michail Kokkinakis
New episodes released every Wednesday morning!
Passing the paediatric orthopaedic part of the FRCS (Orth) exam is a real challenge, given the complexity of the conditions and the fact that for many candidates, opportunites for clinical experience are limited. These podcasts complement the intensive one day revision course in paediatric orthopaedics run by Orthopaedic Research UK.
Using interviews with great teachers, examiners, successful candidates and others, we discuss preparation for the exam, structuring paediatric viva questions logically, the marking scheme and how to score well, how to answer questions about controversial areas of practice, and the common pitfalls to avoid.
Podcast and course hosts:
Mr Gavin Spence
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai
Gavin Spence is a full time paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai. His particular clinical interest is in external fixation and limb deformity correction. Prior to this he was a consultant for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, treating children with a variety of tertiary paediatric orthopaedic conditions including neuromuscular pathology. He trained in London and Cambridge, with fellowships in Great Ormond Street, Stanmore, and Adelaide.
Mr Michail Kokkinakis
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Michail Kokkinakis is a consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and an honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London University. His subspecialty interests include adolescent hip preservation surgery, sports injuries, cerebral palsy and complex feet deformities. He received his subspecialty fellowship training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Michail graduated from the medical school of University of Frankfurt in Germany and received his surgical and orthopaedic training in both the UK and Greece. He has a PhD in orthopaedics awarded by the University of Frankfurt and a PgCert in strategic management and leadership awarded by the University of Teesside. He has 25 Medline publications and 27 podium presentations in national and international orthopaedic meetings.
Michail in actively involved in various research projects with regards to innovation in clinical practice and acts as Principal Investigator for clinical trials at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Michail is member of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery, British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy and the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. He is the co-chair of Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway for South East England and regular reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal.