Scottish Surgical Boot Camp is an innovative, simulation-rich course for new Core Surgical trainees.
Aims: to accelerate the acquisition of key technical and non-technical skills at the start of a career in Surgery - skills formerly learned only by apprenticeship, but now better taught.
- Recommended by the Scottish Core Surgical Training Programmes as the introductory course for CT1
- There will still be places for FY2/ST1/CT1 applicants from other surgical programmes, and from other parts of the UK and abroad
Next Available Courses:
Sat 20th - Tues 23rd September 2014
Sat 25th - Tues 28th October 2014
There will be a third Camp in mid November if necessary
Location: Inverness Centre for Health Science (direct flights from Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast, Amsterdam. Sleeper train from London Euston)
Course fee: £600 (incl course fee, lunches, 1 course dinner).
Optional half day outdoor pursuits £55 extra.
- Simulation-rich methods, well-validated.
- Hand-picked, skilled and approachable faculty, experienced in feedback.
- State-of-the-art Skills Centre, experienced actors, porcine tissue models, video feedback.
- Simulated PBA's will appear on your ISCP portfolio.
- Intense programme.
- Highland-retreat feel, including outdoor activities day, maximum 16 to a group.
- Human factors feature throughout, drawing on RCSEd and Aberdeen University’s pioneering experience.
- Previous participants have had a paper published with group authorship.
- Non-technical skills for surgeons
- "From basic to intermediate surgical skills": eg bowel anastomosis and tendon repair
- Communication Skills for Surgeons: interpersonal, spoken and written
- How to lead a ward round
- Written communication that works
- Handling and writing the evidence
- How to get the most from your trainer
TESTIMONY OF PARTICIPANTS
“Faculty were very attentive and willing to teach.”
“It was the most enjoyable course I’ve done.”
“I started a new rotation and had to lead a ward round. ... Instead of feeling stressed I was able to control the distractions using your tips.”
"The simulations felt so real, I could be myself. I didn't have to act."
“Great opportunities to reflect and direct learning.”