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 Trainees who have surgical experience and have progressed to specialty-based training. 

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

COVID-19 Information: COVID-19 information for CTEC Workshop participants and interstate registration information can be found here.

CTEC has implemented a PPE and COVID-19 Lab Safety Workshop Strategy. If you require further information about CTEC's COVID-19 safety strategies, contact +61 8 6488 8044 or admin-ctec@uwa.edu.au

CTEC Calendar

Generic Surgical Sciences Training Course

Course
Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, RMOs and Service Registrars - especially those aiming to sit the GSSE

JDocs: Anatomy

Course
Suitable for: WA based Junior SET Trainees, Resident Medical Officers, Service Registrars and Interns, especially those preparing for the GSS Exam

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Head, Neck and Flaps Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees in Plastic Surgery. Limited places for Service Registrars. This workshop is not suitable for Junior Doctors below the level of Service Registrar. Limited places for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses.

Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Consultants, Advanced and Intermediate Trainees in Vascular Surgery. Observers welcome. Limited places available for Theatre Nurses to assist workshop participants.

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)
Thursday
Oct 27
2022

Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Consultants, Fellows, RMOs, Service Registrars & SET Trainees in Endocrine, General and Head & Neck Surgery. Limited free of charge assistant Theatre Nurse positions available.
Friday
Nov 4
2022

Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (nurse)Available (observer)Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: RACS Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT Surgery. Limited Observer and free of charge assistant Theatre Nurse positions available.
Saturday
Nov 5
2022

Core Skills: ENT Facial Plastic Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (observer)Sold out (doctor)Sold out (nurse) 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.
Thursday
Nov 24
2022

Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery

Workshop
Available (nurse)Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Accredited Registrars, Junior General Surgery SET Trainees and GSET Level 2-3 Trainees. Limited places for Service Registrars with strong laparoscopic experience and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
Friday
Dec 2
2022

Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills

Workshop
Available (nurse)Available (observer)Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants. Limited Observer positions are available.
Friday
Feb 3
2023

Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: This workshop is suitable for Gastroenterology and General Surgery Trainees about to commence GI Endoscopy Training
Friday
Mar 3
2023

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.
Thursday
Mar 16
2023

Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills and Anastomotic Techniques

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees in Neurosurgery, ENT, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics
Thursday
Mar 23
2023

Core Skills: General Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Generally suitable for General Surgery SET and GSET Trainees at Level 2 and above. Limited places are also available for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience, for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
Friday
Mar 24
2023

Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Vascular and General Surgery SET Trainees and GSET Trainees at Level 2 and above. Limited positions available for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience, for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses.
Saturday
Mar 25
2023

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.
Friday
Jun 9
2023

Core Skills: Gynaecological Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy and Open Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: CORE 1-4 RANZCOG Trainees and Advanced RANZCOG Trainees
Thursday
Jun 22
2023

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.
Friday
Aug 4
2023

The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist Obstetrics and Gynaecological Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: GP Proceduralists, GP Obstetrician, particularly medical practitioners with a DRANZCOG qualification. Limited places are available for King Edward Memorial Hospital Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery.
Thursday
Aug 24
2023

Core Skills: Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Service Registrars, Junior SET Trainees in General Surgery and Junior GSET Trainees. It is recommended participants have laparoscopic and suturing experience. This workshop is not suitable for Junior Doctors below the level of Service Registrar.
Friday
Aug 25
2023

Advanced GI Endoscopy Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Trainees and Consultants in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Friday
Sep 1
2023

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.
Saturday
Nov 4
2023

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.

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