Academy Forum 2017
The next Academy Forum will be in Sydney.
Sydney Academy Forum
Date: Thursday, 2 November 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue: The Amora Hotel, Sydney
Fee: (all values include GST):
A$120.00 (members of the Academy)
A$155.00 (non members of the Academy)
The online enrolment form will
be open soon. For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academy Forum is proudly supported by Covidien
Academy Educator Studio
The Academy of Surgical Educators will be hosting a number of
Educator Studio Sessions (ESS) in 2017.
The next one will be on:
Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Venue: RACS Melbourne
Speaker and Topic: Assoc Prof Margaret Bearman will be
presenting on 'Working with Underperforming Trainees'
RSVP to email@example.com
with your name and RACS ID.
Also available as online
In the meantime, Academy members can view the webinar recordings (RACS login
National Health Education and
Training in Simulation (NHET-Sim)
Academy members are invited to participate in NHET-Sim, National
Health Education and Training in Simulation program.
The NHET-Sim Program is a nationwide training program for
healthcare professionals aimed at improving clinical training
capacity and consists of e learning modules on simulation-based
education. NHET-Sim is funded by the Australian Government. The
project, being undertaken in partnership with Monash University,
offers a training program for healthcare educators and
clinicians from all health professions. The curriculum has been
developed and reviewed by leaders in the simulation field across
Australia and internationally.
Already over 6,000 participants have registered for NHET-Sim and
there are eleven online training modules to choose from. NHET-Sim
is designed for anyone who currently or intends to use simulation
as an educational method to support the development of healthcare
students and professionals. The e-learning component of the
NHET-Sim Program takes approximately 12 hours to complete.
Registrations are already open for the 2017 NHET-Sim
courses. (log in required).
Being a Simulation Educator module: 31 March 2017
Simulated Patient Methodology and Patient-focused
Simulations modules: 2 June 2017
Debriefing in Simulations and Developing Scenarios modules: 22
For more information please visit the NHETSim website.
Graduate Programs in Surgical Education
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level
programs in surgical education are now offered in partnership with
the Department of Surgery and Medical Education Unit, the
University of Melbourne and the Royal Australasian College of
The programs are designed to support surgeons in gaining formal
skills in teaching and educational scholarship. There are core and
optional subjects with flexible delivery modes. Subjects include:
Contemporary Context of Surgical Education, Educational Methods -
Practice & Theory, Curriculum Design in Surgical Education,
Recruitment & Selection of Trainees, Teaching Human Factors and
Professional Skills for Surgery. The content reflects critical
issues in the broader education community together with specific
challenges for surgical education - the role of regulatory bodies,
balancing clinical service with training, ethical imperatives for
simulation based education, safer working conditions including safe
hours and more.
The programs are open to anyone holding an MBBS (or equivalent)
and a practicing or trainee surgeon.
Further information on Graduate Programs in Surgical Education
can be found on the 2017 brochure (PDF 147
KB) or via the University of
Victorian Showcase of
Educational Research in the Health Professions
A collaboration between EXCITE University of Melbourne Master of
Clinical Education, HealthPEER Monash University Master of Health
Professional Education and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
(RACS) / University of Melbourne Master in Surgical Education.
The next Victorian Showcase will be in 2017.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1111
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412