2023 | Volume 24 | Issue 6

RoboSET is the first robotic simulation skills course of its kind worldwide and offers training on multiple surgical robotic platforms. The two-day course introduces participants to the safe practice, fundamental skills, and human factors of robotic surgery in preparation for safe robotic surgical practice.  

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the first credentialing body to recognise this type of training. Before this accreditation, robotic vendors provided robotic surgery education; now surgeons can access an independently accredited training program.  

RACS, in collaboration with the International Medical Robotics Academy (IMRA), offers a comprehensive curriculum of robotic surgical training. This partnership brings together two leading organisations in the field of robotic surgery to provide surgeons with the knowledge and skills they need to perform robotic-assisted procedures safely and effectively.

  Participants are provided access to the Foundations of Robotic Surgery online course as a prerequisite to attend (10 CPD points are allocated for successful completion). They also engage in professional skills scenarios with structured debriefing over the two course days.  

Students are instructed by a faculty of expert robotic surgeons and world-class aviation and medical simulation educators. The course is conducted in-person, including in a simulation lab and operating rooms equipped with simulators, stereoscopic and virtual reality training.  

The course is tailored for pre-Surgical Education Training (SET) and SET Trainees. It’s also designed for Fellows and consultants who are new in robotic-assisted surgery and starting their robotic surgical practice.  

The course content aligns with the RACS competencies. The practical and simulator activities address technical expertise, while the professional skills activities address collaboration and teamwork, communication, management and leadership, scholarship and teaching, and judgement and decision-making competencies.

RoboSET Simulation Skills course

Duration: Two days

How: In-person course with access to simulation lab and operating rooms equipped with simulators, stereoscopic and virtual reality training, simulation exercises, use of synthetic organ and anastomotic tubular models, non-technical skills scenarios and structured debriefing.

Components: robot technology, safe practice, robot setup and operating skills, innate ability and procedural simulation, pathway to proficiency, human factors

Cost: AUD$3975 (includes Foundations of Robotic Surgery online course valued at $1250)

More: https://courses.imracademy.com/offerings/roboset-2024