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.

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: 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)

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.

Core Skills: Level 2 Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Oncoplastic Breast & Plastic Surgeons, Fellows and Senior SET Trainees. Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Consultants, Advanced and Intermediate Trainees in Vascular Surgery. Observers also welcome (Limited places). Theatre Nurses are welcome in the role of assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.

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.
Friday
Oct 2
2020

The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist Obstetrics and Gynaecological Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: GP Proceduralists, GP Obstetricians. Limited places are available for King Edward Memorial Hospital Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery.
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 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 6
2020

Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT Surgery, Limited Observer positions and limited assistant positions for Theatre Nurses are also available . This workshop is immediately followed by the Core Skills: Facial Plastic Surgery workshop. Participants are welcome to register for both workshops.
Saturday
Nov 7
2020

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 assistant Theatre Nurse positions are also available. , This workshop follows on from the Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery workshop the day prior.
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.
Friday
Dec 4
2020

Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (observer)Sold out (nurse) 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
Dec 11
2020

Core Skills: Gynaecological Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy and Open Surgery

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: CORE 1-4 RANZCOG Trainees and Advanced RANZCOG Trainees
Saturday
Dec 19
2020

Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills and Anastomotic Techniques

Workshop
Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees and Service Registrars in Neurosurgery and doctors training in microsurgery

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