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:

Are you planning to apply for SET? Find more information here about the CTEC Generic Surgical Sciences Training Course

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

 

Important Notice: Following COVID-19 restrictions, and in agreement with Department of Health WA, CTEC’s 2020 Workshop Calendar has been substantially restructured. We are now offering as many workshops from our calendar as possible between September and December. 

A Government of Western Australia CTEC COVID Safety Plan is now in place adhering to strict government conditions on social distancing and contact tracing. In addition, a CTEC COVID-19 Lab Safety and PPE Strategy for the Hill Surgical Workshop has been introduced, and PPE will be provided and must be worn by workshop participants, faculty, medical students, staff and observers.

External workshops adhering to current government guidelines and the CTEC COVID-19 Lab Safety and PPE Strategy recommenced in the Hill Surgical Workshop from late May 2020. For further information about CTEC's COVID-19 Safety and PPE Plans and Strategies, contact 08 6488 8044 or admin-ctec@uwa.edu.au

Further COVID-19 Information for Workshop participants can found here.

CTEC Calendar

Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery

Workshop
Suitable for: Accredited Registrars, Junior General Surgery Trainees and Service Registrars with strong laparoscopic experience

Core Skills: General Surgery Trainee Workshop

Workshop
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.

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.

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
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.

Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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

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.

Generic Surgical Sciences Training Course

Course
Suitable for: Prevocational Doctors especially those aiming to sit the GSSE in September 2020.

JDocs: Emergency Airways

Workshop
Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. It is highly relevant for those interested in applying for anaesthetics, ED, ICU and surgical specialties.

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Upper Limb Workshop

Workshop
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)

JDocs: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. It is highly relevant for those interested in applying for anaesthetics, ED, ICU and surgical specialties.
Thursday
Oct 15
2020

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 (limited to three places), Limited places are also available for Observers and Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
Friday
Oct 23
2020

JDocs: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. It is highly relevant for those interested in applying for anaesthetics, ED, ICU and surgical specialties.
Thursday
Oct 29
2020

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
Oct 30
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
Nov 20
2020

JDocs: Emergency Airways

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. It is highly relevant for those interested in applying for anaesthetics, ED, ICU and surgical specialties.
Friday
Nov 27
2020

JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, RMO/Residents & Service Registrars.
Thursday
Dec 3
2020

Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Resident Medical Officers, Service Registrars, Registrars, Junior Trainees in General Surgery.

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