Junior Doctors

Training for Junior Doctors

CTEC has developed workshops to assist junior doctors (“JDocs”) develop practical surgical and medical skills.  Recent feedback from this group has indicated that there may be limited opportunities to be exposed to certain surgical procedures and techniques and even less opportunity to repeatedly practise and consolidate new technical skills.  Developing these qualities and skills required for professional advancement is essential for Junior Doctors.  

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons launched the JDocs Framework initiative in 2016 to provide guidance and support to junior doctors (includes interns, residents and service registrars) who wish to apply for a training place and pursue a surgical career.  The framework supports the junior doctor with learning activities, tracking progress, linking to resources and training opportunities and building an e-portfolio to support SET Application to the College.

The content of the CTEC workshops has been based on the JDocs Framework which outlines the competencies relating to surgical and medical skills required for junior doctors to successfully enter a SET Training program.  

The workshops offered by CTEC for Junior Doctors cover introductory and intermediate surgical skills, airway skills, wound management skills and emergency skills. These training workshops will help prepare the pre-vocational doctor when applying for a RACS SET Training place. The workshops include:

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The complete range of workshops and educational events suitable for junior doctors are listed below.

CTEC Calendar

Core Skills: General Surgery Trainee Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: RACS General Surgery Trainees. Limited places are available for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience.

Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Vascular and General Surgery Trainees SET 1-4, Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. Limited Observer positions are available.

Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Workshop
Suitable for: Gastroenterology and General Surgery Trainees about to commence GI Endoscopy Training

JDocs: Emergency Procedures Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars

Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills for Trainees Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Junior and Senior Plastic Surgery and General Surgery Trainees, and Service Registrars with strong surgical experience seeking entry to the Plastic Surgery SET Training Program.
Thursday
Aug 24
2017

Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Service Registrars and Junior Trainees (SET 1 - 3) in General Surgery with experience in laparoscopic suturing.
Friday
Aug 25
2017

JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, RMO/Residents & Service Registrars. This workshop is a variant of Core Skills: Introduction to Surgical Skills. It is not recommended for past participants of this workshop.
Thursday
Sep 14
2017

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Prevocational Registrars. This workshop was formerly titled Core Skills: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery. It is not recommended for past participants of that workshop.
Friday
Sep 15
2017

Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Surgical Trainees and Consultants. Junior Doctors who have completed CTEC’s Core Skills or JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery are welcome. , It is highly recommended that Junior Doctors consolidate and enhance skills in intra and extracorporeal knot tying and intracorporeal suturing before undertaking this workshop.
Friday
Sep 22
2017

JDocs: Surgical Airways and Wound Management Workshop

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars
Saturday
Oct 7
2017

CTEC Conference: Critical Care & Surgery of the Pregnant Patient

Conference
Suitable for: Metropolitan and Rural GPs, GP Proceduralists, Junior Doctors, Generalists, Consultants, Trainees, Registrars, Nurses, Midwives, Medical, Nursing and Midwifery Students
Tuesday
Oct 17
2017

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Lower Limb Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (observer) Suitable for: This workshop is designed as two concurrent full day Trainee Sessions. Junior Trainee Session: Suitable for Plastic Surgery Service Registrars and Junior SET Trainees in Plastic Surgery. Senior Trainee Session: Suitable for Senior SET Trainees and Fellows
Friday
Oct 27
2017

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Prevocational Registrars. This workshop was formerly titled Core Skills: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery. It is not recommended for past participants of that workshop.
Tuesday
Nov 14
2017

Core Skills: Comprehensive Neck Anatomy Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (observer) Suitable for: RMOs, Service Registrars and SET Trainees in General Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery.
Friday
Nov 17
2017

JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, RMO/Residents & Service Registrars. This workshop is a variant of Core Skills: Introduction to Surgical Skills. It is not recommended for past participants of this workshop.

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