A consensus statement on the core content of the national undergraduate surgical curriculum
This year we plan to hold a consensus session on the core content of the surgical undergraduate curriculum.
What does the session involve?
The session will be facilitated by ASiT council and the consensus steering committee. We will systematically progress through a number of surgical skills and topics, voting on each topic and skill as to whether you consider it core knowledge. Voting will be individual and based on your personal view. We will also discuss other topics you may feel are essential for inclusion and include them within the vote.
Who can get involved?
All medical students and foundation doctors are invited to take part in the consensus session. We are excluding core and higher trainees as we wish to reduce the effect of recall bias.
What if I am a medical student but haven’t completed my surgical attachment?
We still want to hear your views on what you desire from the surgical undergraduate curriculum. Your views are important to us and will form a vital part in the consensus.
Why should I get involved?
All attendees will be recognised with Pub-Med citable collaborator co-authorship. Should you want to get more involved, we may be able to accommodate you on the writing group. Please get in touch with the medical student representative Daniel Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
What will this session add?
This session will seek to explore the views of medical students and foundation trainees on the national undergraduate surgical curriculum. This will provide a consensus statement using trainees and students from across the UK and Ireland as to what is deemed core curriculum content. ASiT seek for excellence in surgery, from medical students to higher trainees, and we hope to advocate for students nationally, ensuring excellent undergraduate training and those interested in a career in surgery have their needs met by their medical school.
Register here for free to take part in the session!