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

New appointees to complete within 6 months of commencement.

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


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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

  • Sunday 2nd December 2018 - RACS Office, Canberra

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New South Wales

  • Saturday 15th September 2018 - Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
  • Thursday 20th September 2018 - Orange (Fully Subscribed - Contact for Waitlist)
  • Saturday 29th September 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney
  • Sunday 4th November 2018 - RACS Office, Sydney

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New Zealand

  • Tuesday 16th October 2018 - Rydges Hotel, Queenstown (in conjunction with ORL2018)
  • Saturday 8th December 2018 - TBA, Auckland

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Northern Territory

  • To be advised

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Queensland

  • Saturday 25th August 2018 - RACS Office, Brisbane
  • Sunday 14th October 2018 - RACS Office,Brisbane
  • Saturday 3rd November 2018 - RACS Office,Brisbane

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South Australia

  • Saturday 22nd September 2018 - RACS Office, Adelaide
  • Thursday 1 November 2018 - RACS Office, Adelaide

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Tasmania

  • To be advised

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Victoria

  • Saturday 6th October 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne
  • Saturday 1st December 2018 - RACS Office, Melbourne

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Western Australia

  • Sunday 28th October 2018 - 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