The Surgical Educators Group was formed in 2020 to co-ordinate delivery of education to PGY2-4 doctors across RMH and PMCC with an interest in surgery as a career. They currently run fortnightly didactic teaching and monthly skills labs and have commenced a program of research into surgical education, have strengthened feedback and assessment processes for unaccredited registrars and have established links with RWH and The University of Melbourne.
PreSET Surgical Skills Program
The PreSET Surgical Skills Program is a program of 9 workshops held monthly and is designed to cover a range of technical and non-technical skills vital to PreSET doctors this includes theatre basics, suturing skills, communication, fundamentals of laparoscopy, trauma skills, preoperative responsibilities, anastomosis skills, advanced suturing, bowel anastomosis and wound managements and giving and receiving feedback.
Junior Surgical Training
These sessions are hosted by Kirstie McGill and James Dimou and are presented F2F and online. They are held fortnightly supported by internal surgical experts and are a mixture of procedural skills and topics to assist in the preparation for future vocational training.
Surgical Oncology Lecture Series
Peter Mac, in conjunction with General Surgeons Australia, established a weekly surgical oncology lecture series aimed at senior General Surgery trainees in preparation for their Fellowship examinations. As part of the RMH/PMCC Surgical Educator’s Group, the scope of this series has now been broadened to invite and include junior surgical registrars with an interest in any of the (mostly) surgical oncology lectures The lectures are delivered via video conference and have attendees from around Australia. They are interactive, with mostly senior trainees being targeted for live educational questioning.