RCSEd National Student Surgical Skills Competition 2016/2017
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh's renowned Student Surgical Skills Competition gives aspiring surgeons in their final year of UK medical school an opportunity to practise and compete in surgical challenges against their peers from across the UK.
Having successfully run the competition since 2011, the College, in collaboration with Medtronic, hosted regional heats for the competition in 19 different locations throughout the UK in autumn 2016, when senior medical students competed to see who was a cut above the rest by learning and then demonstrating their skills such as suturing and knot-tying to laparoscopic skills tests.
The best contender from each region won a travel and accommodation package to Edinburgh to stay at the College's Ten Hill Place Hotel and to participate in the Grand Final of the competition on 18 February 2017.
Date of Heat
|Scotland (East)||Dundee||17 September 2016 (morning)||Alex North|
|Mersey||Liverpool||24 September 2016 (morning)||Dan Pearson|
|West Midlands||Birmingham||24 September 2016 (morning)||Zach Shellman|
|Northern Ireland||Belfast||28 September 2016 (evening)||Conor Aldworth|
|Kent, Surrey and Sussex||Eastbourne||19 October 2016||Ben Jones|
|London (Double Heat)||London||22 October 2016 (all day)||Jack Gao|
|South West Peninsula||Plymouth||24 October 2016||Conor Jones|
|East of England||Norwich||29 October 2016||Lynn Zheng|
|West of Scotland||Glasgow||1 November 2016 (evening)||Sophia Nemer|
|Oxford||Oxford||4 November 2016||Eirion Slade|
|Scotland (South East)||Edinburgh||5 November 2016 (morning)||Deep Sarode|
|Wales||Cardiff||12 November 2016||Charlotte Maden|
|East Midlands||Leicester||19 November 2016 (morning)||Marina Ransome|
|Scotland (North)||Aberdeen||26 November 2016 (afternoon)||Jonathan Strickland|
|North West of England||Preston||3 December 2016||Niamh Brady|
|Yorkshire||Leeds||10 December 2016 (morning)||Alexandra Yates|
|North of England||Newcastle||14 December 2016||Rashpal Singh Reehal|
Winner of the Surgical Skills Competition 2012-2013, Jamie Clements (Queen's University Belfast)
"The experience and training I will obtain from such an opportunity is inestimable and an experience that not many people get. In terms of future career and building up my portfolio and CV, I'm certainly heading in the right direction. I'm quite overcome by the amount of opportunities that are now available to me through this competition and affiliating with RCSEd. If I had known from the off what doors can be opened by becoming an Affiliate of RCSEd, I would have tried to become an affiliate of RCSEd earlier in my medical training. It has been great to meet other medical students and share experiences of other medical courses at other universities. I've learnt so much from the experience which I will take back to Belfast with me. It's been amazing."
Winner of the Surgical Skills Competition 2011-2012, Mark Mobley (University of Warwick):
"The whole competition was great fun and all the staff and surgeons involved in the competition were brilliant - really welcoming and supportive. It's also been fantastic to meet the other finalists from all over the UK and share stories of how each person got into medicine. I found the final of the competition challenging and learnt a lot from it. I really enjoyed practicing on the laparoscopic station as I've never used such state-of-the-art equipment before and it was also my first opportunity to carry out tendon repair; I've witnessed it being done hundreds of times, but to actually be able to do it myself and do it well was a really rewarding experience and a great achievement for me. Winning this competition has now given me a steer in my career ambitions."
For further information about the Surgical Skills Competition email: firstname.lastname@example.org