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Surgery School: Trainee Surgeons to Star in ITV1 Documentary tonight

06 September 2010

Ten junior doctors will star in a new three-part ITV1 documentary called Surgery School starting tonight, Monday 6th September at 10.35pm. The three one-hour programmes give a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of doctors as they begin life as surgical trainees across several London trusts.

Viewers will follow the trainees carrying out their first operative procedures in theatre, dealing with accident and emergency crises, taking exams and experiencing the highs and lows surgical training inevitably brings. The documentary also captures important issues affecting junior doctors in training today; in particular it shows the pressure trainees are under to do their ward service work while attempting to grab the limited theatre training opportunities that come their way.

Many College locations feature throughout the programmes including the Wolfson Surgical Skills Centre, minimally invasive skills lab, virtual operating theatre and Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology.

Interviews with trainees Onur Gilleard and Nicholas Antonakopulos are available in the College Bulletin - Volume 91, Number 8; September 2009.

To find out more about developing your surgical career, or what you need to do to become a surgeon, visit: Surgical Careers

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