Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators

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What will you learn?

The Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators is an introductory course to expand knowledge and skills in surgical teaching and education. The aim of the course is to establish a basic standard expected of RACS surgical educators and will further knowledge in teaching and learning concepts. Participants will look at how these concepts can be applied into their own teaching context and will have the opportunity to reflect on their own personal strengths and weaknesses as an educator.

The course will cover such topics as:

  • Understanding learners and what is needed for learning
  • Planning teaching to support learning
  • Using questions effectively
  • Recognising teaching and learning opportunities in the clinical environment
  • How to give effective feedback and avoid the "pitfalls"
  • Assessing trainees and how you as an assessor influence the reliability and validity of assessments

Fees (All values contain GST):

Free for members (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical Graduates within the College)

A$430 for non-members of the College

NZ$495 for non-members of the College

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (maximum of 7 points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be automatically uploaded to your record.


Where is the course held?

All courses are open to all specialities unless otherwise stated.

ACT
New South Wales
New Zealand
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia
Other


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Mandatory for:

Do you teach or train SET Trainees or supervise IMGs? The Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators (FSSE) Course is mandatory.

With the release of the RACS Action Plan: Building Respect and Improving Patient Safety, the Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators course is now mandatory for Surgeons who are involved in the training and assessment of RACS SET Trainees.

The FSSE course is mandatory for the following groups:

  • SET Surgical Supervisors
  • Surgeons in the clinical environment who teach or train SET trainees
  • IMG Supervisors
  • Research Supervisors
  • Education Board members
  • Board of Surgical Education and Training
  • Specialty Training Boards members

New appointees to complete within 6 months of commencement. Participants are required to attend the entire course. Partial participation will be recorded as non-attendance.


Exemptions

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Locations and dates:

ACT

  • Friday 13 September 2019 - RACS Office, Canberra

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New South Wales

  • Monday 20 May 2019 - Westmead Hospital, Sydney
  • Saturday 29 June 2019 - Wests New Lambton, Newcastle
  • Monday 19 August 2019 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Further dates pending

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New Zealand

  • Saturday 25 May 2019 - TBA, Auckland
  • Monday 17 June 2019 - RACS Office, Wellington
  • Wednesday 17 July 2019 - TBA, Waitako (Trainees only)
  • Friday 30 August 2019 - Novotel, Hamilton
  • Friday 13 September 2019 - TBA, Auckland (Trainees only)
  • Friday 20 September 2019 - Novotel Cathedral Square, Christchurch

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Northern Territory

  • To be advised

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Queensland

  • Saturday 18 May 2019 - RACS Office, Brisbane
  • Friday 7 June 2019 - Mantra on View, Gold Coast
  • Wednesday 3 July 2019 - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane
  • Saturday 14 September 2019 - RACS Offfice, Brisbane

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South Australia

  • Saturday 1 June 2019 - RACS Office, Adelaide
  • Friday 25 October 2019 - RACS Office, Adelaide

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Tasmania

  • Saturday, 24 August 2019 - The Old Woolstore Hotel, Hobart

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Victoria

  • Friday 31 May 2019 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Saturday 10 August 2019 - RACS Office, Melbourne

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Western Australia

  • Monday 10 June 2019 - RACS Office, Perth
  • Saturday 9 November 2019 - RACS Office, Perth

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Other

  • To be advised

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Registrations are now open. (log in required)


Contact

Email: fsse@surgeons.org

Ph: +61 3 9276 7440