What is a Surgical Network?
A Surgical Network is a collection of hospitals, including principal referral hospital(s), major metropolitan hospital(s) and major non-metropolitan/rural district hospital(s) designed to provide Junior Medical Officers (JMOs) wishing to apply to SET with a diverse range of surgical, critical care, and emergency medicine experiences. There are six training networks in NSW:
- Eastern and Greater Southern Surgical Skills Training Network
- Hunter New England Surgical Skills Training Network
- Northern Surgical Skills Training Network
- Southern Surgical Skills Training Network
- Sydney South West Surgical Skills Training Network
- Sydney West Surgical Skills Training Network
To support surgical education and training, each network has:
- a Network Director of Training (NDoT),
- an Education Support Officer (ESO) to assist the NDoT in the organisation and administration of the Network Training Program,
- a Site Director of Training (SDoT) at each hospital within the network; and
- infrastructure (including telecommunications infrastructure), office space and teaching resources to enable delivery of network services to all sites.
Am I a Surgical Skills Trainee?
You are a Surgical Skills Trainee if you have an interest in a career in surgery and are:
- an undergraduate medical student;
- an intern, or Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1);
- a resident, or PGY2;
- a member of the PGY3+ cohort who currently is a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ (RACS) registered basic surgical trainee, and has not been accepted onto a SET program; or
- a member of the PGY3+ cohort who currently is not a RACS’ registered basic surgical trainee, and has not been accepted onto a SET program
How do I apply to a Surgical Network?
Recruitment to the Surgical Networks is managed as part of the JMO recruitment process. All Surgical Skills Network jobs will be listed from late July on the NSW Health eRecruit website.
Are you a trainee that would like to be involved in the 2019 NSW Clinical Surgical Training Council (CSTC) Trainee Sub-Committee?
Expressions of interest are invited from highly motivated JMO’s (PGY1+) with an interest in a career in surgery to join the NSW CSTC Trainee Sub Committee in 2019. Recommendations for nominees who are willing to be considered are also welcome. Expressions of interest are invited from:
PGY1+ trainees with an interest in a career in surgery
PGY3+ trainees in any of the HETI Surgical Skills Training Networks
Information for Applicants
The NSW CSTC Trainee Sub Committee provides a forum to raise issues affecting the education and training of surgical aspirants, and an avenue for these issues to be raised with the CSTC. A major project for this group will be coordination of the annual Golden Scalpel Games competition, including supervision and assessment of medical students.
The Committee meets for 1.5 hours ten times a year (once a month until November). Meetings are held in the evenings from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at HETI in the Medical Portfolio, Building 12, Gladesville Hospital or via teleconference.
This is a voluntary position appointed for a period of 2 years. To remain an active member of the sub-committee, members or their delegates will be required to attend at least 60% of meetings (in person or by teleconference) each year.
Send a covering letter, addressed to A/Professor Kerin Fielding, Chair Clinical Surgical Training Council, stating why you would like to join the CSTC TSC, as well as a copy of your current resume to Anne Ndaba at Anne.Ndaba@health.nsw.gov.au.
Applications close Friday 8 February 2019.
Clinical Surgical State Training
Council Council Members
A/Prof. Kerin Fielding (Chair)
Dr Johnny Kwei
Dr Henry Pleass
A/Prof. David Storey
A/Prof. Robert Rae
Dr Nicola Ward
Dr Sepehr Lajevardi
Dr Venu Chalasani
Dr Phillip Truskett
Dr Scott MacKenzie
Dr Warren Hargreaves
A/Prof. Peter Cosman
Ms Lesley Innes
Dr Kim-Chi Phan-Thien
Dr Liam Quinn
Ms Toni Vial
Dr Doug Fenton-Lee
Dr Vincent Lam
Dr Lawrence Yuen
Dr Stephen Smith
Dr Mark Muhlmann
Professor John Morley
Mr Andrew Rose
Dr Michael Su
Dr Arridh Shashank