As well as providing opportunities in CPD for qualified surgical consultants, the METC Institute department of general surgery offers training to aspiring general surgeons.
Successful graduation to the position of surgical consultant requires detailed knowledge of physiology, pathology, and anatomy, and skills in clinical management, and surgical procedures/techniques. Along with understanding the role surgeons play in the healthcare environment, all of these knowledge bases and skills are assessed in the SET interview for general surgery. Those planning on a career in general surgery also require strong portfolios including research, and relevant clinical experience.
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The VAAFT & EPSiT Techniques Course is a specialist surgical course designed for Colorectal and General Surgeons. The course provides detailed specialised knowledge of the practice of Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) and Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT) techniques along with an opportunity to observe the treatments performed on live patient cases under the guidance of expert Colorectal Surgeons.
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The Innovations in Proctology Course is a specialist surgical course designed for Colorectal Surgeons, General Surgeons and Surgical Registrars.
The course provides detailed specialist knowledge in the latest innovative techniques for the management of common proctological conditions, along with an opportunity to observe and learn the procedures performed on live patient cases under the guidance of expert Colorectal Surgeons. The expert Faculty includes invited International Colorectal Surgeons from China and Italy, as well as local Colorectal Surgeons.
The Pre – SET General Surgery Research Fellowship is for doctors interesting in pursuing a career in General Surgery and is designed to complement the practical experience obtained through hospital-based basic surgical training. The Pre – SET General Surgery Research Fellowship is completed part-time over a course of 12-18 months and is designed to facilitate entry into advanced surgical training through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ SET General Surgery Training Program. The program consists of 28 credit points (cp) in a purpose-designed research program facilitated by personalised mentorship and comprehensive preparation for the SET admission process through the development of core competencies vital to good medical and surgical practice.