Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills Course

Category: Foundation - General

Date: November 21st 2012 until November 23rd 2012

Location: Plymouth


This three-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.

This course is aimed at:

• BSS should be undertaken during the first year of specialty training (ST1), although trainees in foundation years may take part. This is an advantageous certificate to have when applying for CT posts.


Mr Somaiah Aroori, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


The course consists of three main areas:

• Open surgery
• Trauma and Orthopaedics
• Minimal access surgery


• Hands-on practice
• Individual tuition
• Assessment with personal feedback


2.5 days



For more information please contact

Sue Coleman, Specialty Training & Course Co-ordinator
Plymouth Medical Centre
Derriford Hospital
Plymouth PL6 8DH
E mail:
Tel: 01752 792733 (ext 52733)