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Let's Talk Surgery: The RCSEd Podcast

Let’s Talk Surgery: The RCSEd Podcast brings you the latest news from the College, providing informative, educational and entertaining content covering a range of healthcare topics and hosting a variety of expert speakers from the RCSEd membership and beyond. If you'd like to ask a question of our hosts or submit a topic for discussion please contact us at comms@rcsed.ac.uk




Let's Talk Surgery: The RCSEd Podcast
Podcast episodes in category "Surgical"


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Episode #44: "FST International Series – Insight into Trainers; Professor Phillip Carson"

15 November 2021  | 
Episode #44: "FST International Series – Insight into Trainers; Professor Phillip Carson"

We bring you the Faculty of Surgical Trainers international series which looks at prominent trainers from across the world. On this episode, Professor of Surgery and General Surgeon – Phillip Carson joins Sesi on the podcast.

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Episode #40: "Liz O’Riordan - On the other side of the Knife #1"

15 October 2021  | 
Episode #40: "Liz O’Riordan - On the other side of the Knife #1"

From breast cancer surgeon to breast cancer surgeon with breast cancer, Woman of the Year Nominee Liz O’Riordan joins Sesi and greg on the podcast this week. Phenomenal, heartfelt, passionate, eloquent, honest and moving reflections from this amazing retired breast surgeon who shares her journey through diagnosis of breast cancer, treatment, recurrence as well as the psychological impact. Prepare to go through an emotional rollercoaster but learn a lot about life on the other side of the knife! www.liz.oriordan.co.uk

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Episode #39: "Patient Safety, Lifebox and WHO Surgical Checklist with Tom Weiser"

24 September 2021  | 
Episode #39: "Patient Safety, Lifebox and WHO Surgical Checklist with Tom Weiser"

On the back of the recent World Patient Safety day, Tom Weiser, Trauma and General Surgeon at Stanford joins the Let’s Talk Surgery Podcast to talk some of his landmark patient safety initiatives including developing the WHO Surgical Checklist, and Lifebox (www.lifebox.org). Extremely fascinating, charismatic and inspiring reflections of his journey and the impact of these patient safety initiatives as well as what the future holds. One top tip shared - “When you don’t know what to do, do what you know until you know what to do…”

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Let's Talk Surgery Podcast, Surgical Crossroads: "Choosing your specialty - the Orthopaedics episode"

20 September 2021  | 
Let's Talk Surgery Podcast, Surgical Crossroads: "Choosing your specialty - the Orthopaedics episode"

Today we are joined by two orthopaedic surgeons and one budding orthopaedic surgeon to help us explore this unique specialty. Our guests share their passion for orthopaedics, from the varied spectrum of treatment options to the fundamental role of teamwork. The panel’s advice for trainees is to maintain your enthusiasm and demonstrate your commitment by going for the less obvious opportunities for professional development and clinical experience. Our medical student this episode leaves us with this heartening message, “do what you're interested in, do what you find interesting, exciting, and you'll end up in the right specialty at the end of it”.

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Let's Talk Surgery Podcast, Surgical Crossroads: "Choosing your specialty - The Cardiothoracic Episode"

30 August 2021  | 
Let's Talk Surgery Podcast, Surgical Crossroads: "Choosing your specialty - The Cardiothoracic Episode"

Welcome to another special Careers episode of the Let's talk surgery podcast for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Today, we're speaking to some cardiothoracic surgeons: Edward Caruana (cardiothoracic trainee), Gill Hardman (cardiothoracic ST7), and Sridhar Rathinam (consultant thoracic surgeon).

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Let's Talk Surgery Podcast, Surgical Crossroads: "Choosing your specialty - the Plastic Surgery episode"

16 August 2021  | 
Let's Talk Surgery Podcast, Surgical Crossroads: "Choosing your specialty - the Plastic Surgery episode"

Welcome to another episode of our Surgical Crossroads series with hosts Gregory Ekatah and Sadie Khwaja. Today we explore a career in plastic surgery.

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Let's Talk Surgery Podcast, Surgical Crossroads: "Choosing your specialty - the ENT episode"

9 August 2021  | 
Let's Talk Surgery Podcast, Surgical Crossroads: "Choosing your specialty - the ENT episode"

We begin our new series focusing on careers and career aspirations with co-host, Sadie Khwaja’s own specialty, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. Our guests are Consultant Otolaryngologist Emma Stapleton, ENT Registrar Todd Kanzara and medical student Eman Hasan.

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Introducing Surgical Crossroads: Choosing Your Specialty - the careers series from the Let's Talk Surgery podcast

4 August 2021  | 
Introducing Surgical Crossroads: Choosing Your Specialty - the careers series from the Let's Talk Surgery podcast

The Let's Talk Surgery podcast from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEd) introduces a new surgical career's series, 'Surgical Crossroads: Choosing Your Specialty'. With 11 episodes, this podcast series focuses on careers and career aspirations. We'll be talking about how to choose the career you want in surgery and giving you a flavour of our guests' chosen specialty, as well as hints, tips and advice from those established in their career to their colleagues who are just beginning to find their career pathways. In each episode, we will look at a different specialty and speak with three guests at different stages in their career path – a consultant, a registrar and a medical student.

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Episode 37: "Simon Paterson-Brown & MSc Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors"

30 July 2021  | 
Episode 37: "Simon Paterson-Brown & MSc Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors"

Mr Simon Paterson-Brown joins the podcast as co-director of the MSc in Patient Safety & Clinical Human factors to discuss the aims of the course, its inception and applicability in everyday healthcare delivery.

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Episode 36: "Vascular Surgery Round-table – Workforce Challenges and Solutions"

26 July 2021  | 
Episode 36: "Vascular Surgery Round-table – Workforce Challenges and Solutions"

Sesi and Paddy are joined by Ciaran McDonnell, Hannah Travers and Mimi Li, vascular surgeons across the grade spectrum for an interesting and insightful discussion around the workforce challenges that faces vascular surgery both now and in the future but also offer some solutions being considered and implemented by the Workforce Committee, Rouleaux club and the wider vascular community. Listen out for a light-hearted but well off the mark prediction of a famous rugby match from Ciaran!

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