Higher Surgical Training (HST) in General Surgery

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Welcome to the Simulation Training Zone for Higher Surgical Trainees in General Surgery in Scotland. 

HST Simulation Training Zone

A new general surgical curriculum for high specialty trainees launched in August 2021; this was created in response to the Shape of Training Review. 

The strategy builds on the same principles set-out in the Scottish Improving Surgical Training pilot.

It is focusses on: 

  • developing a culture of regular personal, in-house simulation-based training,
  • the addition of simulation to existing monthly teaching programmes and occasional courses
  • including an enhanced induction ‘Bootcamp’

The strategy recognises the need for repetitive, deliberate practice of skills, with feedback as the foundation to developing and enhancing skills.

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