The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Hugh Cairns Surgical Society hold an annual event for 4th, 5th & 6th year Oxford Medical Students and Oxford Deanery Foundation Doctors – the Oxford Surgical Skills Symposium.
This is a whole-day event aimed to provide an insight into different surgical specialties and to allow attendees to learn a range of new surgical skills. Workshops throughout the day provide a chance to practise techniques using models, real animal tissue and simulation, with the opportunity to use some of the latest surgical devices.
This year, the 9th annual Oxford Surgical Skills symposium was held on Saturday 8th October! It featured 6 practical stations:
We are very excited to announce the 9tth Oxford Surgical Skills Symposium, taking place on the 8th of October 2022!
The course aims to offer insight and a ‘taster’ session into some aspects of surgery that are not usually covered in the medical school curriculum. The course is held over one day with a series of short lectures followed by hands on sessions at workstations manned by consultant and senior trainee faculty.
Techniques can be practiced using a combination of prepared animal tissue, synthetic models and simulation. There will be assessment throughout with feedback offered and a certificate of participation issued upon completion.
We will cover:
1) Tendon injury repair with suturing techniques of closure of a laparotomy
2) Electro-cautery and allied energy devices used in surgery
3) Bowel anastomosis
4) Laparoscopic surgery
5) Urological endoscopy and stone extraction
6) The management of fractures
7) The management of thoracic trauma
**The cost for attending the event is £10 and lunch is also included**
The initial booking fee is £50, however you get £40 on the day – the course itself therefore only costs £10! Spaces sell super quickly so be sure to grab a ticket quickly. We hope to see you there!
The actual total cost for the event is in the region of £20,000, and we are extremely grateful to our sponsors, Medtronic, for enabling this event to occur. Such events usually cost delegates around £500-£800 per person, and many junior doctors attend several such courses per year as they look great for CT/ST job applications, so this really is a fantastic opportunity.
**All delegates will receive a certificate confirming attendance, and prizes will be awarded to those showing exceptional surgical potential**.