Event Details | Younger Fellows’ Residential Forum 2020

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The Surgeon as an Athlete: Younger Fellows 2020 Residential Forum 

Overview

Professional athletes are surrounded by a team of coaching experts and advisors in order to let them achieve their best. However, the surgical profession has been slow to provide similar support and advice to help surgeons achieve peak performance in increasingly high-pressured and stressful systems. The three day event will draw lessons and inspiration from the world of sports and combine lectures, group discussions, outdoor and social activities, all in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. In addition, College representatives at the Forum will include the President, Professor Michael Griffin, who will be in attendance to listen to the concerns of Younger Fellows and use these discussions to help shape future Council policy.

Learning Style

The program will combine team building activities, educational lectures, break out discussion sessions along with opportunity for friendship and networking with colleagues.

Aims & Objectives

The Residential Forum aims to equip Younger Fellows with knowledge, skills and mental frameworks to help achieve peak performance in their surgical careers. Furthermore, in an environment of every evolving challenges, it is hoped that the event will foster support for the well-being of the surgical profession in line with the wider work of RCSEd.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn principles of psychological techniques used by athletes to perform at their best under pressure, surgical ergonomics and methods to look after the body and mind of a surgeon in order to improve personal wellbeing at work and deliver their best for patient care. 

Suitability

Younger Fellows who are within 10 years of having obtained the FRCS.

 

Further information about the Younger Fellows Group is available on our website.

Additional Information 

Professional athletes are surrounded by a team of coaching experts and advisors in order to let them achieve their best. However, the surgical profession has been slow to provide similar support and advice to help surgeons achieve peak performance in increasingly high-pressured and stressful systems. The three day event will draw lessons and inspiration from the world of sports and combine lectures, group discussions, outdoor and social activities, all in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. In addition, College representatives at the Forum will include the President, Professor Michael Griffin, who will be in attendance to listen to the concerns of Younger Fellows and use these discussions to help shape future Council policy.

Applications

Applications for attending the Younger Fellows’ Forum will be reviewed by the Younger Fellows’ Committee after the closing date on 10th January 2020. All applications from RCSEd Fellows who are in Good Standing will be reviewed and applicants selected to attend the Forum, ensuring a regional and specialty spread.  The outcome of the selection process will be advised in mid - late January.

Delegates will be required to fund their own travel to and from the venue.  Meals, accommodation and mandatory activities on the 25th and 27th March will be subsidised.

 

 

Associated Documents

Past Residential Forums

Participants in the 2017 YF Forum at Carden Park on the theme “Healthy Surgeon, Healthy Patient” provided overwhelmingly positive feedback from having attended the forum, and commented that they felt better equipped to deal with stress and manage the pressures of a surgical career, through having attended the forum which in 2017, was designed to provide insight and techniques to be used for dealing with these issues.

Key points delegates said they took away from the 2017 YF Forum were:

“I appreciated the importance of the team before, but I now have constructive and practical ways to improve this as a Consultant. Also ensuring the team is valued and an awareness of the different ‘hats’ a Consultant must wear.”

“Don’t be afraid to voice it if you’re feeling overwhelmed”

“I feel more supported and relieved that everyone experiences stress from their career. Learning from others will be invaluable in the future.”

“I realise that we all have stress and it is ok to experience this. It is not a weakness.

“Set aside time for activities/hobbies and family time”

“A problem shared, is a problem solved”

“Teamwork is essential. We are really well placed to initiate change. Don’t forget the importance/respect of being a consultant.”


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