- The Surgical Science and Clinical Examination Committee has defined a comprehensive syllabus for the Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) and Clinical Examination (CE).
- The GSSE multiple choice questions are wholly based on the subject matter in the syllabus.
- The syllabus covers the disciplines of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
- Anatomy, pathology and physiology examination sub-committees recommend the syllabus and set and review exam questions.
The GSSE assesses the candidates' knowledge, understanding and application of the surgical sciences of anatomy, pathology and physiology - the foundation sciences of surgical practice.
The level of required knowledge, understanding and application is set to provide a sound basis for training in any surgical specialty.
"The purpose of this exam is to test the candidate's knowledge of some fundamentals in medicine and surgery…"