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The TIPS course aims to teach junior doctors, surgical Trainees and IMGs the importance of non-technical skills for safe and effective surgical practice. Through interactive lectures, small groups activities and immersive simulation scenarios involving professional actors, participants learn skills in patient-centred communication and teamwork within a clinical setting.
TIPS is a two-day course conducted for 12 participants with a faculty of eight instructors.
Approximately 10 courses are run each year. A list of this year's TIPS courses is available on the TIPS course schedule at the link below.
Teaching on Skills Training courses enables RACS Fellows to claim 1 CPD point per hour, with a maximum of 30 per annum.
Register your interest
Surgeons from all specialties and other medical professionals in a relevant field are welcome to apply to become a TIPS instructor. Please register your interest by:
- Ensuring minimum eligibility criteria is met checking against the course pre-requisites
- Completing the instructor application form
- Submitting form to email@example.com
- All applications to be considered by the TIPS committee
- Surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists and emergency physicians
- Medical professionals in relevant field with interest and/or experience in teaching non-technical competencies
- Have experience and an interest in non-technical skills development
Pre-requisites and training process
- Attend a TIPS Provider course as an observer to gain an understanding of the course objectives, content and delivery methods
- Attend a TIPS instructor training workshop
- Teach on a TIPS course as an instructor candidate to achieve instructor status
- Teach a minimum of one course per year to maintain instructor status
Skill Training Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7419
Fax: +61 3 9249 1298