Medical Students' Surgical Workshops (MSSWs)
Three MSSWs are conducted every
year to promote surgery as a career for Victorian Medical Students.
Held in the RACS Skills Lab, participants (32 at each event) rotate
in small groups through four workstations, to experience hands-on
practical skills relevant to the surgical speciality being
featured. In 2018 FLS, Plastic, Urology, Vascular and Orthopaedic
surgery were featured across the three workshops.
workshops are designed to promote careers in surgery, promote RACS,
and by inviting the students into the skills laboratory, to
demistify the RACS.
Increasing registrations of interest are testament to the
popularity of the workshops: In 2018 over 300 students registered
their interest in attending these workshops and we are expecting
similar numbers in 2019.
In 2019 three workshops will be held on 12 May, 7 July and
4 August. Invitations have been circulated via student surgical
interest groups and university administration.
Expression of interest for these
workshops will open in February 2019.
Preparation for Practice
We aim to create a comprehensive and interactive two day course
addressing practice adminstration; financial and practice business
structures; creating relationships between fellows and referring
doctors, staff, private hospitals and private insurance companies;
medico-legal aspects; and indentifying pressures and strategies to
maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The next Victorian P4P
workshop will be held over the weekend of 24, 25 August 2019
Registrations will open in April 2019
The Victorian Annual Surgical Meeting
The Victorian Annual Surgeons
Meeting (Vic ASM) is an opportunity for both accomplished
and aspiring surgeons
from across Victoria, across specialties to gather for a scientific
program. The meeting is held in alternate years in the city and a
regional centre and professional development workshops are included
as a part of the
program, prior to the formal opening of the meeting.
Typically, the theme of the meeting is explored through plenary
sessions and symposia with invited and guest speakers, providing a
forum for lively discussions between speakers and delegates.
Scientific research is also presented at the meeting: the Call
for Abstracts attracted a high number of submissions in 2018, with
33 being accepted for presentation - 9 oral and 24 poster
presentations. This provides an important platform for trainees,
IMGs, junior doctors and medical students to present their
Prizes and awards, including the DCAS scholarship are offered
in four categories, judged by a panel of surgeons at the meeting.
In 2019 the presented abstracts will be published online in the ANZ
Journal of Surgery.
To remember Mr G J Royal for his contribution to surgery the
formal dinner features a lecture presented by an esteemed member of
the medical profession, usually a surgeon. Recipients of Victorian
Medical School awards, and other State Awards are also recognised
at this dinner.
The trade show exhibition is an important part of the
sponsors are integral to the ongoing success of this event.
The 2019 meeting will be held on 18 - 19 October in
Melbourne. Further information.
Developing a Surgical Career Workshop
This workshop is designed to provide information about JDocs,
the pre-requisites for application to the Surgical Education
Program and insight into the RACS Training Program from a Trainee
There will also be an opportunity
to engage in a number of surgical skills stations facilitated by
Fellows and Trainees.
We are confident you will find
this workshop very rewarding as part of your professsional
development and return home with the knowledge to assist you
towards a surgical career
Workshops available in 2019:
2 March | 1 June | 7 September
For more information or to RSVP please contact the Victorian
State Office on 03 9249 1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Medical Careers Exhibitions and Events
Regionally, various events are supported by and/or attended
by the Victorian State Office.
If you are interested in sponsoring any of these events,
or if you have an event that may be of interest to us, please
Manager Victorian State Office
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1254