These Surgical Boot Camps are a joint collaboration of NHS Highland, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. They aim to define and accelerate the acquisition of key technical and non-technical skills at the start of a surgical career, hence they are the recommended introductory course for both of the Scottish Core Surgical Training Programmes. CT1 or ST1 trainees from elsewhere may apply to go on a waiting list for those few places that may occasionally be unused by the Scottish Core Surgical Training programmes. If place available, fee will be £750. Further details available at https://www.surgicalbootcamps.com/
CT1/ST1. Priority is given to Scottish IST Core Surgical Trainees.
SKILLS TAUGHT: 1) Non-technical skills for surgeons. 2) "From basic to intermediate surgical skills": eg bowel anastomosis and tendon repair. 3) Communication Skills for Surgeons: interpersonal, spoken and written. 4) How to lead a ward round. 5) Written communication that works. 6) Handling and writing the evidence. 7) How to get the most from your trainer.
Aims & Objectives
To accelerate the acquisition of key technical and non-technical skills at the start of a career in Surgery - skills formerly learned only by apprenticeship, but now better taught.
Participants will be able to:- 1) Demonstrate a knowledge of Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons and apply these in their own practice. 2) Perform a series of anastomoses and/or other intermediate surgical tasks in simulation. 3) Describe how to get the most from a training post. 4) More confidently and safely lead a ward round. 5) Dictate or write operation notes and clinic letters. 6) Better handle some difficult interactions with patients or colleagues. 7) Instinctively apply evidence to day-to-day practice.