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RCS Surgical Skills Competition: Are You Cut Out For It?

Boost your CV and be in with the chance to win £1,500.

Are You Cut Out For It? is our national surgical skills competition for Core Trainees (CT2s) who are members or affiliate members of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Would you like to partake in a creative competition that encompasses fun, teamwork and competition as tools for learning? A competition that is free to join with the opportunity to win a share of £1,500 and set your CV apart at ST3 application level? Our RCS approved surgical skills competition gives you just that.

Competitors

Trainees compete in pairs for a chance to win a share of £1,500 and the prestigious Louis Solomon Knights Award for Surgical Skills, as well as RCS affiliate membership for a year.

  

Regional heats 2019-2020 

We are looking for organisers for heats in the following regions. Dates, times and contact details will be displayed on this page for competitors. 

If you would like to compete in the competition please join now.

We are still looking for organisers for Wales and Scotland. If you have are interested in organising either of these heats please contact JCowling@rcseng.ac.uk

 East of England

 Monday 20 January 2020

(14:00) 

 

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Clinical Skills Lab, NR4 7UY

 

 Daniel Watts

dathwa9@gmail.com

 Yorkshire and the Humber Wednesday 6 November 2019 

 

 Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford, BD9 6RJ

 

 Amarvir Bilkhu 

amarvirbilkhu@googlemail.com

 East Midlands

 Tuesday 7 January 2020

(16:00)

 

Royal Derby Hospital, DE22 3NE

 

 George Dixon 

george.dixon2@nhs.net

 Wessex

 Wednesday 27 November 2019 

(18:30)

 

VIMARS, QUAD Centre, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust, Cosham, PO6 3LY

 

 John Knight

john.knight@uhs.nhs.uk

 Severn

Tuesday 3 December 2019

(18:00)

 

Southmead Hospital, Brunel Building, Southmead Road, Bristol, BS10 5NB

 

Harry Dean

harrydean@doctors.org.uk

 North West Wednesday 11 December 2019  

 

Wynthenshawe Postgraduate Centre, Manchester,  M23 9LT

 

Susan Walsh

susan.walsh@mft.nhs.uk

 London Tuesday 10 December 2019 

 

Queens Hospital, Medical Education Centre, Romford, RM7 0AG

 

Abuzer Hanif

abuzer.hanif@nhs.net

 Kent, Surrey, Sussex

 Friday 10 January 2020 

(After the regional prize day) 

 

The Education Centre, Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, ME16 9QQ

 

 Nida Ilahi

nidailahi@nhs.net

 Peninsula  TBC

 

Derriford Hospital, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8DH

 

 Samantha Muse 

samantha.muse@nhs.net

 Oxford Saturday 7 December 2019 

 

John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU 

 

 Billy Down 

billydaviddown@gmail.com

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 Northern Ireland   Monday 9 December 2019 

 

Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency, Beechill House, Belfast BT8 7RL

 

Wael Fadel

waelfadel88@hotmail.com

Certificates for attending, winning and running this competition are approved by the RCS and will be sure to set you apart from your peers.

Winners from each heat will be entered into the final which will take place on Saturday 14 March 2020, in London. 

Get involved

The final will be held on a Saturday 14 March 2020.  

We will be looking for judges for the final in spring 2020. 

Support

The RCS will offer support to everyone interested in assisting with hosting a regional heat for Are You Cut Out For It? including:

  • matching up volunteers from within the same region;
  • providing a guide for how to organise a regional heat;
  • providing template documents (invitation letters, mark schemes, thank you letters, certificates of participation);
  • central promotion for regional heats on the RCS website and social media.

The RCS may be able to provide some equipment for the skills competition heat. We will also provide all organisers with formal thank you letters for your portfolios.

Information on the competition in 2020 will be advertised here and in our newsletter in due course. 


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