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Courses HST Simulation General Surgery

ST3 Bootcamp

The Bootcamp includes workshops on letter writing, vetting referrals and running virtual clinics.

Venue: Medical Education Training Centre, Kirklands

Dates: 2nd and 3rd October 2024

How to book: Please email and let her know you are a Higher General Surgery ST3 trainee, your region and current hospital placement.

Course fee: No fee for Scottish ST3s in General Surgery.

Expense claims: Study leave information

ASiCS (Advanced Surgery Cadaver Skills in GI Surgery)

This is a 2 day cadaveric course to introduce common general surgical operations. It builds on the basic skills/procedures introduced during the IST pilot in the BASICS course. The course includes training in

  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • management of duodenal perforation
  • right hemi-colectomy
  • splenectomy
  • subtotal colectomy
  • Hartmann’s procedure

Venue: Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)


  • 26th and 27th November 2024

How to book: Email directly to book a place.

Course fee: No fee for Scottish ST3-6s in General Surgery.

Expense claims: Study leave information

CoSMoS module B (Consultation Skills that Matter for Surgeons)

COSMOS - Consultation Skills that Matter for Surgeons - is a modular series of annual training days provided by RCSEd for surgical trainees in years 2-5.

COSMOS A was delivered to Scottish CT2s and covered Shared Decision Making skills for the clinic. A short video recap will be provided of that before COSMOS B. Module B is a one day course which will cover "When it all goes wrong" and "Cultural Competence". It will include a blend of didactic, discussion-based and simulation-based training. 

Venue: RCSEd

Date: 29th November 2024

How to book: COSMOS module B booking link

Expense claims: Study leave information