Professor of Simulation and Innovation in Surgical Education
The Professor of Simulation and Innovation in Surgical Education is a non-remunerated post lying within the Research, Grants & Travelling Fellowship Committee, of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The postholder is expected to be a Clinician with a surgical background or in any discipline affiliated to Surgery. Prior practical experience of simulation and innovation in surgical education is considered essential, as is a significant academic record in medical education. This record will include publishing in high impact journals and attracting major grant funding.
About the Research, Grants and Fellowship Committee
The Research, Grants and Fellowship Committee is chaired by Angus Watson, a consultant general and colorectal surgeon in the NHS Highland. Members of the research committee include Phil Taylor, Dean of the Dental Faculty, Farhat Din, Colorectal Surgeon and BCUK Chair and Paul Shiels, Cardiologist. The Committee plays an important role in helping to deliver our mission to improve patient outcomes and care.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh offer a number of different fellowships, travelling fellowships, grants, awards, student bursaries and scholarships. The funding we offer cover different specialities of surgery and dentistry. This includes general surgery, cancer, orthopaedics, paediatric, vascular, cardiothoracic, maxillofacial, rural surgery, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and dentistry.
In addition, partnerships and collaborations are an important part of the Research, Grants and Fellowship Committee, with an interest in surgical education and research. The Committee is involved in research projects with BCUK, MRC, ORUK, ASME and SCONe.
The Professor of Simulation and Innovation in Surgical Education role will involve the following key activities:
- Development of innovative surgical education activities relevant to each GMC-defined surgical specialty
- Work with RCSEd’s Skills Lab to maximise the utility of existing simulation events including cadaveric tissue dissection
- Co-ordination of the use of surgical skills facilities throughout the United Kingdom for appropriate events
- Collaboration with skill centres outwith the United Kingdom
- Work with industrial partners and foster relationships with industry
- Involvement in project development for surgical simulation and other innovations in surgical education
- Explore relationships with academic partners with a view to utilising and developing e-learning platforms and games technology
- Develop research into simulation techniques and other innovations in surgical education in collaboration with the newly created post of Professor of Surgical Education Research
- Contribute to both national and international simulation and surgical education projects
The postholder would report to Council through the Convenor of Education, but would, to a significant degree, have autonomy in developing innovative surgical education and simulation activity. In addition, the postholder would sit on the Surgical Simulation Board for Scotland.
Non-remunerated but reasonable expenses will be covered.
Evidence and experience of significant leadership in simulation and innovation in surgical education with a track record of publications and leadership in this field. Applicants are expected to be a fellow of the College.
How to apply
To apply, please complete the application form (https://rcsed.grantplatform.com/) online. You will be required to submit a statement of why you would be a good fit for this role alongside a CV. For any queries, please contact Professor Angus Watson @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is Monday 31 July 2023.