Had a viva in Surgery today at Royal North Shore Hospital today. It lasted all of 20 minutes.
There were a total of three examiners, in two ten minute sessions. The cases discussed were: i) a man with a swollen, red, painful leg, ii) a post-thyroidectomy woman with shortness of breath, iii) a man brought in to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident and iv) acute cholecystitis vs. biliary colic
I think I did reasonably well, except for fumbling with the last one. I wasn't too comfortable with biliary colic and that sort of threw me off a little -- I do know enough about cholecystitis, darnit.
ohwell. Will know if I've passed after the board of examiners' meeting at the end of this month.