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.

CTEC Calendar

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.

Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Workshop
Suitable for: General Surgical Trainees, Surgical Service Registrars, Surgical Assistants (General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers)

Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Upper Limb Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees and Service Registrars with an interest in Plastic Surgery. Limited Theatre Nurse positions are available.

Core Skills: Advanced Bariatric & Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic Surgery

Workshop
Suitable for: Consultant Surgeons, SET 5 Surgical Trainees, Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for participants.Limited Observer positions are also 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)
Friday
Nov 22
2019

Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills

Workshop
Suitable for: Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants. Limited Observer positions are available.
Saturday
Nov 23
2019

Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills and Anastomotic Techniques

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees and Service Registrars in Neurosurgery and doctors training in microsurgery
Friday
Dec 13
2019

Urgent Diabetic Foot Surgery - A Team Approach Workshop

Workshop
Available (observer)Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Senior Registrars, Fellows and Consultants in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery (particularly those practising in remote and rural regions), Podiatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery. (SURGICAL POSITIONS FULL!), Extra places now available for Observers including Podiatrists who may observe in the workshop's practical surgical sessions and participate in the didactic sessions.
Friday
Feb 7
2020

Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: This workshop is suitable for Gastroenterology and General Surgery Trainees about to commence GI Endoscopy Training
Saturday
Feb 29
2020

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
Mar 6
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.
Wednesday
Mar 25
2020

Core Skills: General Surgery Trainee Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) 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.
Friday
Mar 27
2020

Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: Vascular and General Surgery Trainees SET 1-4, Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. Limited Observer positions are available.
Monday
May 18
2020

Core Skills: Level 2 Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: Oncoplastic Breast & Plastic Surgeons, Fellows and SET 4-5 Trainees. Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
Friday
Jun 19
2020

Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Accredited Registrars, Junior General Surgery Trainees and Service Registrars with strong laparoscopic experience
Thursday
Aug 27
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
Aug 28
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.
Friday
Sep 4
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.
Thursday
Oct 22
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: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills

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

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