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Preparing for a Career in Surgery - P4CS

preparing for a career in surgery - ASiT p4cs course

11th October and 15th November 2020

Please note both dates are now fully booked

The 11th ASiT P4CS Course

Are you a foundation doctor or senior medical student (years 4-6) with an interest in surgery? This year marks the 11th anniversary of ASiT's popular FREE event Preparing for a Career in Surgery (P4CS) and is run in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Building on feedback from previous years and delivered by a team of enthusiastic surgical trainees, this one-day course has been designed to impart focussed and practical knowledge to help delegates prepare for core surgical training applications, specialty training and beyond. ASiT's P4CS course is also a great opportunity to improve applicant portfolios, and is listed under courses demonstrate a commitment to a career in surgery in the 2020 Core Surgical Training portfolio checklist.

The same course will be run virtually this year on two separate occasions, allowing more flexibility and a greater capcity for delegates. Both events will include sessions on:

- The ‘Improving Surgical Training’ Initiative

- Applications to Core Surgical Training

- Applications to run-through (ST1) training (neurosurgery, plastics and cardiothoracic surgery)

- Qualities of a surgical trainee and how to demonstrate them

- Surgical interviews and how to succeed

- Academic careers in surgery

Provisional Course Programme

Portfolio Clinic

This year, we will be once again be running the personal and interactive portfolio clinic, which will give delegates specified 15-minute slots to receive personalised advice and guidance on an abridged format of their portfolios, in preparation for upcoming interviews.

First come, first served!

Please note, you must be an ASiT member to register for this course.  A £30 deposit is required to secure a place and will be refunded upon confirmation of attendance. There is a maximum capacity of 150 delegates for each event, so please register early if interested. Attendees will receive an attendance link prior to the event starting. Please select a free ‘Portfolio Clinic Add-on’ when reserving your place for the course (only applications from those who have also paid a refundable deposit will be accepted).

If you are not an ASiT member and would like to join, please CLICK HERE

We look forward to welcoming you on the course!


Virtual event
30 refundable deposit for ASiT members only.
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