UWA Medical Student Workshops
CTEC coordinates the practical surgery skills workshops for students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Course at The University of Western Australia. The workshops are run by local faculty and are designed to prepare the students for their first surgical rotation in the hospital setting.
The workshops cover suturing skills, PR examinations and theatre etiquette including scrubbing, gloving and gowning.
WA medical students are invited to register for consideration for positions as Medical Student Associates on CTEC surgical and medical workshops. Gain valuable, unique experience volunteering on clinical workshops in specialties of particular interest.
Student Associate positions exist across a wide range of training workshops from basic surgical skills to training in complex new procedures. Western Australian medical students provide invaluable assistance to CTEC’s expert clinical educators in its surgical and medical workshops.
Duties may include:
- Camera operation on introductory laparoscopic workshops
- Suturing and closing opportunities on cadaveric workshops under expert guidance
- Instrumentation assistance to clinical educators
- Patient models/demonstration subjects.
Benefits for Medical Student Associates:
- Hands-on experience in a superior surgical skills training centre
- The observation of workshop skills and procedural training
- Exposure to surgical and medical simulation models such as mechanical, computerised and inanimate simulations including fresh frozen cadaveric teaching models
- A Certificate of Appreciation presented upon completion of the workshop, for CV inclusion
- Meals and refreshments are included
- Volunteer on 5 workshops and receive a FREE place on a JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery Workshop or a JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills Workshop.