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 content of the CTEC workshops has been based on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' 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. 

Are you planning to apply for SET? Find more information here about the CTEC Generic Surgical Sciences Training Course and the complementary JDocs: Anatomy series of workshop sessions (suitable for WA based Junior Doctors as it is offered over Six Saturday sessions at CTEC.)

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

CTEC Calendar

Core Skills: Acute Care for General Surgeons

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Suitable for General Surgery SET and GSET Trainees at Level 1 and above. It is also of relevance to suitably credentialled rural surgical practitioners. , Limited places are also available for senior Unaccredited Registrars with strong surgical experience, for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Vascular and General Surgery SET Trainees, GSET Trainees at Level 1 and above and suitably credentialed rural surgical practitioners., IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS. Limited positions available for Unaccredited Registrars with strong surgical experience and an interest in Vascular Surgery, for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses.

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Lower Limb Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)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, Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.

JDocs: Anatomy

Course
Available (doctor) Suitable for: WA based Junior SET Trainees, Resident Medical Officers, Unaccredited Registrars and Interns, especially those preparing to sit the GSS Exam in the next 12 months.

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Upper Limb Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees and Unaccredited Registrars with an interest in Plastic Surgery. IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS. Limited Theatre Nurse positions are available.
Friday
Jun 14
2024

Generic Surgical Sciences Training Course

Course
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, RMOs and Unaccredited Registrars - especially those aiming to sit the GSSE in June 2024
Saturday
Jul 27
2024

Core Skills: Abdominal Wall Hernia

Workshop
Available (doctor)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: General Surgery Trainees SET 1-3. Suitable for IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS. Limited places available for Unaccredited Registrars who have made substantial progress towards successful application for GSET., Theatre Nurses as assistants.
Thursday
Aug 8
2024

Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (observer)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Consultants, Fellows, RMOs, Unaccredited Registrars & SET Trainees in Endocrine, General and Head & Neck Surgery. IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS., Limited free of charge assistant Theatre Nurse positions available.
Thursday
Aug 22
2024

Core Skills: Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Unaccredited Registrars, Junior SET Trainees in General Surgery and Junior GSET Trainees. IMGs under supervision or progressing to an alternative pathway to FRACS., It is recommended participants have laparoscopic and suturing experience. This workshop is not suitable for Junior Doctors below the level of Unaccredited Registrar.
Saturday
Aug 24
2024

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Head, Neck and Flaps Workshop

Workshop
Available (observer)Sold out (doctor)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees in Plastic Surgery and IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS., Limited places for Unaccredited Registrars. This workshop is not suitable for Junior Doctors below the level of Unaccredited Registrar. Limited places for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses.
Thursday
Sep 5
2024

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Unaccredited Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Friday
Sep 6
2024

Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Unaccredited Registrars, Junior SET Trainees and Core Training GSET Trainees Levels 1-3. IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS., Doctors at RMO level and above who have completed CTEC’s Core Skills or JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery are welcome.
Thursday
Nov 7
2024

JDocs: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, House Medical Officers, Resident Medical Officers and Unaccredited Registrars. It is highly relevant for those interested in applying for anaesthetics, ED, ICU and surgical specialties.
Friday
Nov 15
2024

General Surgery Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Core GSET Trainees, Early SET Trainees in General Surgery. IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS., Limited places for Unaccredited Registrars and Resident Medical Officers.
Thursday
Nov 21
2024

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Unaccredited Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Friday
Nov 22
2024

JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers & Unaccredited Registrars.
Friday
Nov 29
2024

JDocs: Emergency Airways

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

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