General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery

 
 
 

The Improve International GPCert(SAS) modular training programme has been accredited by ISVPS as being a suitable education programme based on the course content and the calibre of the tutors delivering the taught course.

Candidates are required to attend the Improve International taught modular programme and study all areas of the course syllabus. In some cases not all of the course syllabus is covered in the taught programme and additional reading is required.

 

Requirements

To achieve the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, awarded by ISVPS, candidates are required to:

  • Complete the modular training programme
  • Submit 1 x 2,250-2,500 case report
  • Sit a 100 question examination (multiple choice)
  • Sit a case-based scenario (CBS) examination
  • Sit an Online Applied Knowledge examination (OAKE)

Candidates will also be required to complete the following additional study:

  • Further reading on the taught subjects
  • Additional study of the non-taught areas of the course syllabus.

The GPCert is an entry requirement for the 60 academic credit Postgraduate Certificate (PgC), awarded by Harper Adams University. To achieve the PgC, candidates are required to:

  • Undertake the General Practitioner Certificate (including all requirements listed above)
  • Complete the pre-and post-module questions
  • Submit 25 x 100-word case logs (comprising the case diary) and a 500-word reflective essay (based on the case diary) to Harper Adams University
 

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take?

Following course completion, candidates have up to four years to satisfy ISVPS assessment requirements and obtain the GPCert.

What if I am not successful in passing one of the components of the examination?

Candidates are required to pass all components of the examination to gain the GPCert(SAM) qualification. Candidates who fail their case report will be given clear indications where they were unsuccessful and guidelines on how to complete their case report to the required standard. Candidates who are unsuccessful in the final examinations will be given a breakdown of the areas they were weakest in and additional study recommended.

Examination and Submission Dates

 

2022 Examination Candidates

  • 1 x 2250-2500 word case report – 30th June 2022
  • Submit to HAU ≥25 x 100 word case logs (comprising the ‘case diary’) – PgC Only -28th July 2022
  • Submit to HAU 1 x 500-word reflective essay – PgC Only -28th July 2022
  • 100 multiple choice question examination – Wednesday 12th October 2022
  • A case-based scenario & an ‘Online Applied Knowledge Examination’ – Thursday 13th October 2022

2023 Examination Candidates

  • 1 x 2250-2500 word case report – 29th June 2023
  • Case diary and reflective essay (PgC only) – 13th July 2023
  • Sit a 100 question examination (multiple choice) – Oct 2023 (TBC)
  • Sit a case-based scenario (CBS) examination – Oct 2023 (TBC)
  • Sit an Online Applied Knowledge examination (OAKE) – Oct 2023 (TBC)

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