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: Introduction to Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Workshop
Suitable for: General Surgical Trainees, Surgical Service Registrars, Surgical Assistants (General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers)

Generic Surgical Sciences Exam Training Course

Course
Suitable for: Junior Doctors especially those aiming to sit the GSSE. Recommended for RMO level and above. Interested Interns must contact the Course Co-ordinator directly to discuss suitability.

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Upper Limb Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees and Service Registrars with an interest in Plastic Surgery. Limited Theatre Nurse positions are available.

Team Care of the Bariatric Patient Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Proceduralists, Consultants, Trainees, Junior Doctors, Anaesthetists, Nurses, Dietitians, Allied Health Professionals and Medical Students (limited places)
Thursday
Oct 17
2019

Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Consultant/Fellow Session: Consultants & Fellows in Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery. Surgical Trainee Session: RMOs, Service Registrars & SET Trainees in General Surgery & Head and Neck Surgery & for Theatre Nurses as assistants
Friday
Oct 18
2019

JDocs: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. It is of particular relevance for Junior Doctors with an interest in emergency medicine.
Friday
Oct 25
2019

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Friday
Nov 15
2019

JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, RMO/Residents & Service Registrars.
Friday
Nov 29
2019

JDocs: Emergency Airways

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars with an interest in emergency medicine
Friday
Feb 7
2020

Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Workshop
Suitable for: This workshop is suitable for Gastroenterology and General Surgery Trainees about to commence GI Endoscopy Training
Saturday
Feb 29
2020

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Lower Limb Workshop

Workshop
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, Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.
Thursday
Mar 5
2020

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Friday
Mar 6
2020

Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants. Junior Doctors who have completed CTEC’s Core Skills or JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery are welcome.
Friday
Mar 13
2020

JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, RMO/Residents & Service Registrars.
Wednesday
Mar 25
2020

Core Skills: General Surgery Trainee Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: RACS General Surgery Trainees. Limited places are available for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience, for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
Friday
Mar 27
2020

Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Vascular and General Surgery Trainees SET 1-4, Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. Limited Observer positions are available.
Friday
May 15
2020

JDocs: Emergency Airways

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars with an interest in emergency medicine
Friday
May 22
2020

JDocs: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. It is of particular relevance for Junior Doctors with an interest in emergency medicine.
Friday
Jun 19
2020

Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery

Workshop
Suitable for: RACS Junior General Surgery Trainees and Service Registrars with strong laparoscopic experience.
Thursday
Aug 27
2020

Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Workshop
Suitable for: Resident Medical Officers, Service Registrars, Registrars, Junior Trainees in General Surgery.
Thursday
Sep 3
2020

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Friday
Sep 4
2020

Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants. Junior Doctors who have completed CTEC’s Core Skills or JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery are welcome.
Friday
Oct 23
2020

JDocs: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. It is of particular relevance for Junior Doctors with an interest in emergency medicine.
Friday
Oct 30
2020

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Friday
Nov 20
2020

JDocs: Emergency Airways

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars with an interest in emergency medicine
Friday
Nov 27
2020

JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, RMO/Residents & Service Registrars.

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