Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators

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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. 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 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.


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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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

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Locations and dates:

ACT

  • Sunday 2 December 2018 - RACS Office, Canberra
  • Friday 13 September 2019 - RACS Office, Canberra

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New South Wales

  • Monday 19 November 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Monday 18 February 2019 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Friday 8 March 2019 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Sunday 7 April 2019 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Monday 20 May 2019 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Further dates pending

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New Zealand

  • Saturday 8 December 2018 - Cordis Hotel, Auckland
  • Saturday 25 May 2019 - TBA, Auckland
  • Friday 30 August 2019 - TBA, Hamilton

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Northern Territory

  • To be advised

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Queensland

  • Thursday 21 March 2019 - RACS Office, Brisbane
  • Friday 12 April 2019 - RACS Office, Brisbane
  • Saturday 18 May 2019 - RACS Office, Brisbane
  • Friday 7 June 2019 - TBA, Gold Coast

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South Australia

  • Friday 22 February 2019 - RACS Office, Adelaide
  • Saturday 1 June 2019 - RACS Office, Adelaide

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Tasmania

  • Saturday, 24 August 2019 - TBA, Hobart

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Victoria

  • Saturday 1 December 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Monday 10 December 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Saturday 16 February 2019 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Friday 29 March 2019 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Friday 31 May 2019 - RACS Office, Melbourne

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Western Australia

  • Friday 23 November 2018 - University Club, Perth
  • Friday 29 March 2019 - RACS Office, Perth
  • Monday 10 June 2019 - RACS Office, 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