ST2 – Essential Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery Course
Please note that due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, only 12 places will be offered on a conditional basis and some of the lectures may be conducted as a webinar which are subject to cancellation depending on the pandemic situation.
The aim of the course is to provide a systematic overview of all the Essential Skills required for a trainee early in their cardiothoracic surgery career, including small-group teaching on cardiothoracic anatomy, imaging, preoperative assessment and post-operative management.
The course will also give the candidates the opportunity to perform operative cardiothoracic surgical procedures during the wet-lab sessions. In addition, the candidates will be given an understanding of the National Selection process for cardiothoracic ST1 and ST3 posts from the SAC chairman and a recently successful trainee, as well as insight into life as a day 1 cardiothoracic ST3 trainee.
This is the only course that has been formally approved by the SCTS and scores points on the cardiothoracic surgery National Selection matrix.
If you are interested in attending we invite you to submit your CV and to complete and return the application form attached to this e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Friday 31st July 2020.
Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the closing date and although there is no cost for the course, you will be required to pay a refundable deposit of £200 to SCTS Education to confirm your place. Your deposit will be returned on attending the course.