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This two 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 March 2020
Fee: £710
Held at: King's College Hospital, London, SE5 9RS
Status: Available places
Course Convenor: Mr Joseph Nunoo-Mensah
Course Administrator: Ms Tolu Salako
Tel: 02031741223
Level: FY2-CT1
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



Hands-on practice

Individual tuition
Assessment with personal feedback

Duration - 2 days


Key benefits


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

Course handbook
Course DVD - Online
Certificate of completion (if successful)

Register for BSS Course
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