Prevocational and Skills Education Committee

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The Prevocational and Skills Education Committee has been established to oversee a cohesive educational approach to establish clinical skills training as an integral component of the SET training program.

PSEC Committee
ASSET Committee
CCrISP Committee 
EMST Committee 
CLEAR Committee
TIPS Committee
Contact

Prevocational and Skills Education Committee (PSEC)

The Prevocational Skills Education Committee governs the RACS skills courses and aims to maintain the educational standards and relevance in the delivery of clinical skills training with responsibility for the promotion of clinical skills training

PSEC Committee members

A/Prof Kerin Fielding FRACS, Chair
Mr Warren Hargreaves FRACS, Deputy Chair
Mr Adrian Anthony FRACS
Dr Jennifer Chambers FRACS
A/Prof Andrew Cochrane FRACS
Ms Annette Holian FRACS
Mr Mark Jackson FRACS
Dr Sally Langley FRACS
A/Prof Jenepher Martin FRACS
Dr Kate Martin FRACS
Mr Richard Martin FRACS
Dr Rosalyn Pochin FRACS
A/Prof Christopher Pyke FRACS
Dr Mary Self FRACS
Mr Philip Truskett, AM, FRACS
Mr Richard Wong She FRACS
Dr Philip Chia (RACSTA representative)

ASSET Committee

The ASSET Committee is a Committee of the Skills Education Committee (SEC). It has direct responsibility for the curriculum and effective organisation of the ASSET course. The Committee and faculty members are drawn from the varied surgical specialties.

ASSET Committee members

Mr Warren Hargreaves FRACS, Chair
Mr Stuart Bade FRACS, Deputy Chair
Dr Althea Grobler FRACS
Dr Yasser Khatib FRACS
Prof Richard Naunton-Morgan FRACS
Mr Tim Eglinton FRACS
Mr Richard McMullin FRACS
Mr Wai-Ting Choi FRACS
Dr Kim-Chi Phan-Thien FRACS
Dr Fiona Lee FRACS

Committee objectives

  • To oversee the implementation and continued development of the ASSET course program throughout Australia and New Zealand.
  • To oversee the review of curriculum and materials necessary to the ASSET course program.
  • To maintain overall responsibility for standards of quality, the educational experience and the maintenance of ASSET policies.

CCrISP Committee

The CCrISP Committee is a Committee of the Skills Education Committee (SEC). It has direct responsibility for the effective organisation of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) course. Committee and faculty members are drawn from the varied surgical and non-surgical specialties. It is a compulsory component of the Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program.

CCrISP Committee members

Rosalynd Pochin, FRACS, Chairperson
Anne Leditschke, FRACS, Deputy Chair & CICM Representative
Kerry Benson-Cooper, FRACS, NZ Representative
Mark Hamilton, ANZCA Representative
Craig Hore, FRACS, NSW Representative
Richard Laherty, FRACS, Qld Representative
Richard Martin, FRACS, WA Representative
Peter Thomas, FRACS, VIC Representative
Eric van Puymbroeck, ACEM Representative
Robert Whitfield, FRACS, SA Representative

Committee objectives

  • To oversee the implementation and continued development of the CCrISP Course program throughout Australia and New Zealand
  • To oversee the review of curriculum and materials necessary to the CCrISP Course program
  • To maintain a close professional and collaborative relationship with the UK CCrISP Steering Group of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

CLEAR Committee

The CLEAR Committee has direct responsibility for the effective organisation of the CLEAR course. These courses teach doctors of any discipline how to critically appraise surgical literature and interpret and manipulate statistical data. Committee members and faculty are drawn from varied surgical and non-surgical specialties. It is now compulsory for trainees completing General, Urology and Orthopaedic (NZ only) surgical training.

CLEAR Committee members

Mary Self, FRACS, Chair
Sam Adie, FRACS,  Deputy Chair & NSW Representative
Michael Byrom, FRACS, NSW Representative
Richard Edwards, Clinical Epidemiologist & NZ Representative
Chris Hoffman, FRACS, NZ Representative
Benjamin Jonker, FRACS, NSW Representative
Richard McGee, NSW Representative
Girish Pande, FRACS, TAS Representative
Chris Wainwright, FRACS, QLD Representative
Amanda Dawson, FRACS, Immediate Past Chair
Charles Fisher, FRACS, Co-opted Member
Etienne Truter, FRACS,  Co-opted Member

Committee objectives

  • To oversee the implementation of the CLEAR course program throughout Australia and New Zealand.
  • To oversee the continued development of the CLEARcourse program throughout Australia and New Zealand as required.
  • To oversee the review of curriculum and materials necessary to the CLEAR course program.

EMST Committee

The EMST Committee is a Committee of the Skills Education Committee. It has direct responsibility for the effective organisation of the EMST course which teaches a fundamental system of trauma care to doctors of any discipline. Committee members and faculty are drawn from the varied surgical and non-surgical specialties. It is a compulsory component of Surgical Education and Training (SET).

EMST Committee Members

Dr Kate Martin FRACS, Chair 
Mr David King FRACS, Chair Elect
Dr Troy Browne, Regional Director (NZ)
Mr Tom Bowles, Regional Director (WA)
Mr Chris Byrne, FRACS, Regional Director (NSW)
Dr Annette Holian FRACS, Regional Director (VIC / TAS)
Dr Alex Wurm, Regional Director (SA, WA, NT)
Dr David Lockwood FRACS, Regional Director (QLD)
Dr Kenneth McCallum, Member at Large
Dr Mariolyn Rajakulenthiran, FRACS Member at Large 
Mr Li Hsee FRACS, Member at Large
Dr Ian Ferguson, Member at Large
A/Prof Kerin Fielding FRACS, Rural Representative
A/Prof Andrew Kurmis FRACS, Younger Fellow Representative

Committee objectives

  • To oversee the conduct of the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) course program throughout Australasia according to the policy and standards of the ATLS® Subcommittee of the ACS Committee on Trauma
  • To oversee the continued development of the EMST course program throughout Australasia as required.
  • To oversee the review of curriculum and materials necessary to the EMST course program.
  • To foster the promulgation of EMST in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • To maintain a close professional and collaborative relationship with the ATLS® Subcommittee of the ACS Committee on trauma and the broader ATLS® international community.
  • To maintain the Memorandum of Understanding with the ATLS® Subcommittee of the ACS COT

TIPS Committee

The TIPS Committee is a Committee of the Skills Education Committee. It has direct responsibility for the effective organisation of the TIPS course. Committee members and faculty members are drawn from surgical and non-surgical specialties.

TIPS Committee Members

Mr Phil Morreau FRACS (Chair)
Dr Deborah Amott FRACS (Deputy Chair)
Mr Adrian Anthony FRACS
Mr John Cartmill FRACS
Mr Philip Truskett FRACS
Mr David Bainbridge FRACS
Dr Erica Jacobson FRACS
Mr Ian Incoll FRACS
Mr Paul Bowe  FACEM
Dr Catherine Gibb FRACP
Mr Julian van Dijk (Educator)

Committee objectives

To oversee the development, management and currency of the TIPS course content, as well as undertaking regular curriculum revision within the scheduled timeframe, of the TIPS course program in Australia and New Zealand.

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1200
Facsimile: +61 3 9249 1298

Skills Training Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002