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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.
Each episode of the podcast will include conversations with RACS experienced surgical supervisors and medical educators sharing tips and strategies to address common and curly challenges of surgical supervision.
In the first episode “What makes a great surgical supervisor?” RACS Medical Educator Catherine Hunt talks with Ms Debbie Paltridge, RACS Head of Education Services (Principal Educator) at RACS and Associate Professor Sarah Aitken, Vascular Surgeon, Head of the Specialty of Surgery at University of Sydney, Deputy Chair of RACS Vascular Training Board and recipient of RACS NSW Supervisor of the year for 2022.
What makes a great surgical supervisor? - Coffee Break Conversations with Surgical Supervisors - Omny.fm
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