INTERCOLLEGIATE BASIC SURGICAL SKILLS (BSS) COURSE
This two-and-a-half day course has been designed to introduce surgical trainees to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment and it aims to teach, assess and certify the ability of trainees to use safe and sound surgical techniques that are common to all forms of surgery.
Date: 7-8th July 2016
Held at: King's College Hospital, London, SE5 9RS
Status: Available places
Course Convenor: Mr Joseph Nunoo-Mensah
Course Administrator: Mr Tom Warring
Tel: 0207 8485506
BSS should be undertaken during the first year of surgical training (CT1) although it is permissible that trainees in foundation years may take part, as long as their involvement does not preclude CT1 trainees from attending.
The course consists of three main areas: Open surgery, Trauma, Orthopaedics & Minimal access surgery
Assessment with personal feedback
Duration - 2 days
The Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) course is designed for doctors who began their basic surgical training on or after 1 August 1996 and are preparing for the MRCS examination and course.
Completion of an approved BSS course is a mandatory requirement for trainees pursuing a career in surgery.
What you get
Certificate of completion (if successful)