2 May 2018
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is
collaborating with the Health Education and Training Institute's
(HETI) Clinical Surgical Training Council and the Australasian
Students' Surgical Association (ASSA) to deliver the inaugural HETI
Golden Scalpel Games® - ASSA Edition.
This abridged showcase of HETI's famed Golden Scalpel Games®
promises to be a highlight of the final day of this year's
Australasian Students' Surgical Conference; a pre-cursor event to
the RACS Annual Scientific Congress.
The HETI Golden Scalpel Games® - ASSA Edition, will give medical
students from University Medical School Surgical Societies from
across Australia and New Zealand, a taster of the competition that
medical trainees and students from NSW have had access to since
An educational team-based competition that sees teams of aspiring
young surgeons rotate through five stations every 30 minutes, the
Games give medical students the chance to showcase their skills and
to network with peers and key leaders of surgical training at the
Associate Professor Kerin Fielding, Chair, HETI Clinical Surgical
Training Council, who will assist to supervise the games on the
day, says that the Games reinforce the importance of surgical
skills training to build confidence, reduce risk and improve
knowledge by exploring new innovations in technology and the use of
simulated surgical environments.
"Clinical stations are modelled on the RACS JDOCS and ASSET core
competencies and incorporate professional and communication
domains, including teamwork, judgement, clinical and critical
decision making as well as teaching and learning," says Prof.
The winning team will be presented with the HETI Golden Scalpel
Games® - ASSA Edition Perpetual Trophy at the conclusion of the
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The HETI Golden Scalpel Games® - ASSA Edition will take place at
the Sydney Masonic Centre Conference & Function Centre, 66
Goulburn Street, Sydney on Sunday 6 May 2018.