Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Royal Surrey County Hospital, Surrey
BSGE Trainee Representative council members
It has been a successful and active period so far for trainees
Collaboration with YEP
The ASM in London was very well attended at the trainees session and represented our first collaborative meeting in the U,K with the young Endoscopist Platform (YEP). We aim to strengthen this relationship giving trainees alike an opportunity to meet and discuss training within gynaecological endoscopy. It will also enable more oversees fellowships, and trips to observe experts in other European countries more easily accessible.
BSGE Presence at RCOG medical students and Junior doctor’s day’s
The BSGE continues to have presence at the RCOG medical students’ careers day, trying to encourage more students to join our speciality and subspecialty. The laparoscopic simulation sessions were well attended by students, and continue to create excitement and interest. As a result of this and to maintain enthusiasm, the BSGE now include FREE membership to medical students.
In addition to the medical students’ day at the RCOG we represented the BSGE at the RCOG junior doctors’ careers day which was last held on Saturday 21st November 2015, at the College. Again this was the most visited workshop and highlights the importance of encouraging junior doctors in to our speciality.
RCOG 21/11/15 – BSGE session, Junior doctors careers day.
Sponsored Advanced Laparoscopy Courses for Trainees
The BSGE this year also are in the process of selecting 36 successful trainees who will attend the sponsored advanced laparoscopy courses spread over a few days, concentrating on laparoscopic hysterectomy and advanced energy devices (12 sponsored by Olympus and 24 by Ethicon). These courses are brilliant as a training opportunity and again continue to be highly subscribed.
Fresh Cadaveric Laparoscopic Anatomy Course
The next highly subsided course by the BSGE that will run in Oxford will be the workshop on Fresh Human Cadaveric Laparoscopic Anatomy and Advanced Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgery (Sponsored by Striker and Covidien). This is taking place in April 2016 and is a fantastic training and learning experience for trainees which will continue to be at least an annual course available through the BSGE.
This well-structured, oversubscribed two-day work shop is going ahead for the third time successfully. It has been really beneficial for many BSGE senior trainee and consultant members over the last two years. We have received positive feedback. The main objectives of this course would include, demonstrating operative/ dissection techniques, laparoscopic dissections of pelvic anatomy and to provide hands on training sessions to improve technical performance in laparoscopic gynaecological surgery.
Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery group (RIGS)
One of the most exciting developments for trainees which will be launched at the ASM in Cornwall, will be the Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery (RIGS) group. This will be a group run by trainees for trainees and will have an integral role within the BSGE. There will be a structured forum for trainees, the BSGE website will have a dedicated section for RIGS (which is currently in development), advice on how to pursue in a career in endoscopic surgery, preparation tips for consultant posts, courses, videos, fellowship opportunities, meetings specifically for trainees, roles within the group for trainees to become actively involved as well as trainee specific meetings and social events.
As part of the training opportunities available we are also designing web based procedural skills modules for gynaecological trainees at all levels (ST1-ST7), highlighting our commitment and the importance we place on training.
It is therefore an exciting time for trainees within the society and we will continue to represent your needs at the council meetings, voicing your views and suggestions to improve training opportunities and address any concerns.
We would like to thank those of you who completed the advanced laparoscopic ATSM trainees survey, and look forward to meeting as many of you at the ASM in Cornwall!