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Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators

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

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

Those who have not yet completed the FSSE Course must register by the end of March 2018 in order to complete the course during 2018.

Enrolments for 2018 dates are being progressively opened according to demand

Location & Dates

Click here to visit RACS website for further details and to register.

For further information please contact:

P: +61 3 9249 1106