Is this course right for me?

This course is recommended for Fellows, Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs), Trainees, junior doctors and other medical specialists. 

Delivery mode

This course is delivered online over 2 x 2-hour sessions.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

This educational activity is pending the approval from the College's CPD Program.

As RACS transitions towards a new and innovative CPD framework, there will be specific CPD activities that Fellows will be asked to undertake between January and June 2021. During this time, other education activities will not be recognised for CPD points, however we encourage Fellows to continue to participate in education activities relevant to their scope of practice and learning needs.

For Fellows who undertook this activity prior to 31 December 2020, CPD was allocated at one point per hour (maximum of four points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills.

For further enquiries about the new CPD program, please contact the team: or +61 3 9249 1282

Surgical competencies

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork


Mr Werner Naef, Director of PCM Oceania.

More information

Visit the Kahler Communications website Kahler Communications website.

Mr Werner Naef talks about the PCM course (Click here to watch video)

Mr Anthony Dilley talks about the PCM course (Click here to watch Video)

Prof Spencer Beasley talks about the PCM course: please listen to the audio file (MP3 2.92MB)