Trainee Testimonials

We think the Video Viva club is cool but don’t just take our word for it.

We welcomed over 200 anaesthesia trainees for our November 2020 FRCA SOE Video Viva Club. Here is what they said about the programme.

November 2020 Primary SOE candidate based in South East London

“This is not my first time sitting the exam, however my preparation feels so different this time around and I genuinely believe this is because of MVVC and the MSA VIVA course. It has been fantastic to be put in contact with such a great network fo fellow trainees sitting the exam – both in the sense of access to zoom practice sessions, but also knowing there are other people out there going through the same hell!! It has really made the experience 100 x better for me.” 

November 2020 Primary SOE candidate based in South East London

[The Mersey Video Viva Club provides] “A great network of fellow trainees who I would otherwise never come across. The chance to have regular sessions. I find the youtube videos really helpful too.”

November 2020 Primary SOE candidate based in the West Midlands

[The MVVC gave me] “Composure for the exam! And super tips from everyone I have come across so thank you so much. It gave me new ways to look at certain information and learn core topics.”

November 2020 Primary SOE candidate based in East of England

“It has given me a lot of confidence especially after practising with colleagues. It has made me realise that each of us have some gaps in knowledge and discussing topics has helped us cope with stress and uncertainty.” 

November 2020 Primary SOE candidate based in Yorkshire and Humber

“Reassuring feedback from colleagues and organisers
Accessible learning resources
Advice from various sources 
Organising over zoom allowed us to replicate in advance to some degree what the real first sitting of a teleconference SOE may be like.”

November 2020 Primary SOE candidate based in the North East

Broke the ice on viva practice. I don’t know anyone else locally to practice with so otherwise my first sessions would have been with consultants – nerve wracking!

November 2020 Primary SOE candidate based in London

“Definite camaraderie of kindred spirits adjusting to a new format and stresses of the VIVA exam.
Very helpful and friendly team supporting.” 

November 2020 Primary SOE candidate based in Yorkshire

It was invaluable to have access to a network of like minded individuals going through the same exam. Great opportunity to practice viva techniques and observe different approaches/styles to answering. Also good as a revision aid in terms of creating questions to ask your partner.