Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators

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Registrations are now open. (log in required)


Mandatory for:

Do you teach or train SET Trainees or supervise IMGs? The Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators (FSSE) Course is mandatory. Enrol now as courses are filling fast.

The FSSE course is mandatory for the following groups:

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

Those who have not yet completed the FSSE Course must register by the end of March 2018 in order to complete the course during 2018.

Enrolments for 2018 dates are being progressively opened according to demand.


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


See what participants have said about this course and find out what to expect:

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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.

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 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

Exemptions

Can I get an exemption? (PDF 112KB)


Locations and dates:

 

ACT

  • Friday 1st June 2018- RACS Office, Canberra

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New South Wales

  • Monday 26th February 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Saturday 3rd March 2018- RACS Office, Sydney (Fully Subscribed - Contact for Waitlist)
  • Monday 19th March 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Saturday 24th March 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Saturday 7th April 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Saturday 21st April 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Sunday 29th April 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Sunday 6th May 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Monday 7th May 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Saturday 19th May 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Saturday 1st June 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Saturday 16th June 2018 - Shangri La Hotel, Sydney
  • Monday 25th June 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney

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New Zealand

  • Monday 26th February 2018 - RACS Office, Wellington
  • Friday 16th March 2018 - RACS Office, Wellington
  • Saturday 7th April 2018 - Cordis Hotel, Auckland
  • Friday 15th June 2018 - Cordis Hotel, Auckland
  • Monday 25th June 2018 - Cordis Hotel, Auckland
  • Tuesday 16th October 2018 - Rydges Hotel, Queenstown (in conjunction with ORL2018)

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Northern Territory

  • To be advised

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Queensland

  • Friday 2nd March 2018 - RACS Office, Brisbane (Fully Subscribed - Contact for Waitlist)
  • Saturday 2nd June 2018 - RACS Office, Brisbane
  • Friday 15th June 2018 - RACS Office, Brisbane
  • Saturday 30th June 2018 - RACS Office, Brisbane
  • Friday 20th July 2018- RACS Office,Brisbane

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South Australia

  • Friday 9th March 2018 - RACS Office, Adelaide
  • Saturday 12th May 2018 - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
  • Friday 25th May 2018 - RACS Office, Adelaide
  • Friday 8th June 2018 - RACS Office, Adelaide

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Tasmania

  • Friday 20th July 2018- Hadley's Hotel, Hobart

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Victoria

  • Friday 23rd February 2018 - Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne (in conjuction with USANZ)
  • Friday 9th March 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne (Fully Subscribed - Contact for Waitlist)
  • Friday 16th March 2018 - Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne
  • Saturday 21st April 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Saturday 12th May 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Saturday 19th May 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Saturday 2nd June 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Saturday 30th June 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne

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Western Australia

  • Wednesday 7th March 2018 - Crown Perth
  • Saturday 19th May 2018 - The University Club of WA, Perth
  • Saturday 16th June 2018 - The University Club of WA, Perth

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Other

  • To be advised

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Registrations are now open. (log in required)

Participants are required to attend the entire course, partial participation will be recorded as non-attendance.


Contact

Email: fsse@surgeons.org

Ph: +61 3 9249 1106