Trainee Surgeons

Training for RACS Surgical Trainees

The Core Skills workshops are designed for teaching essential and advanced surgical skills in a range of surgical specialty areas.  These workshops are designed for RACS SET and GSET Trainees who have surgical experience and have progressed to specialty-based training. 

The following workshops and educational events are suitable for Surgical Trainees.

 

 

CTEC Calendar

Core Skills: Hepatobiliary Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Fellows and SET Trainees in General Surgery and GSET Trainees above Level 2. Limited places for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants. Limited Observer positions are available.

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.

Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: SET 4 and above Trainees and Consultants in Vascular Surgery, IMGs. Limited places available 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.

Advanced GI Endoscopy Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Trainees and Consultants in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

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.

Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills and Anastomotic Techniques

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees in Neurosurgery, ENT, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics and other doctors training in microsurgery. Suitable for IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS., Limited places for Unaccredited Registrars with an interest in microsurgery.
Friday
Jun 7
2024

Core Skills: Gynaecological Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy and Open Surgery

Workshop
Sold out (doctor)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: CORE 1-4 RANZCOG Trainees and Advanced RANZCOG Trainees. Limited places for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
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
Jun 15
2024

Core Skills: Open Urological Surgery

Workshop
Suitable for: SET 1 to SET 5 Urology Trainees. Limited places for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
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.
Friday
Aug 30
2024

The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist Obstetrics and Gynaecological Skills

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: GP Proceduralists, GP Obstetricians, particularly medical practitioners with a DRANZCOG qualification. Limited places are available for King Edward Memorial Hospital Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery.
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.
Friday
Nov 1
2024

Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: RACS Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT Surgery. Limited Observer and free of charge assistant Theatre Nurse positions available.
Saturday
Nov 2
2024

Core Skills: ENT Facial Plastic Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: RACS Surgical Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT and Plastic Surgery. Limited Observer positions and free of charge assistant Theatre Nurse positions are also available.
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.

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