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RACS Professional Skills Curriculum (PSC)
This curriculum will assist surgeons, Supervisors, Trainees, SIMGs and our colleagues to understand and navigate the complex skills required in modern surgical training and practice. The RACS PSC describes the knowledge, skills and behaviour expected of surgical Trainees in eight of the ten RACS competencies:
Collaboration and teamwork
Cultural competence and cultural safety
Judgement and clinical decision making
Leadership and management
Scholarship and teaching.
These eight professional competencies complement specialty surgical training and the RACS competencies of medical expertise and techinical expertise.
Professional Skills Curriculum - RACS webpage has more information about the PSC
RACS launches new Podcast Series Coffee Break Conversations with Surgical Supervisors
This new series of podcasts has been developed to support Surgical Supervisors and Trainers with their important role of educating and training new surgeons.
In Episode 2 Part 1, Catherine Hunt from RACS discusses Health Advocacy with Dr Neill Boustred, who is an Australian-based Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon. Dr Boustred holds positions at Concord Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital, is a senior lecturer at Sydney and Macquarie Universities, and is the immediate past Chair of the board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery for Australia and New Zealand.
In their discussion, they explore how Surgical Supervisors can teach and assess competence in Health Advocacy, as well as how Surgeons advocate for the benefit healthcare recipients.
Listen to the episode now.
Catch up on episode 1: What makes a great surgical supervisor?
Watch out for Episode 2 Part 2: Health Advocacy for the health and wellbeing of Surgeons
Join our podcast as a guest
If you are an experienced Supervisor and would like to participate in a Coffee Break Conversation and share your tips and strategies for teaching and assessing Trainees, please reach out to Catherine Hunt Medical Educator Catherine.Hunt@surgeons.org.