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Webinar: Navigating an academic career pathway

Start 6:00 PM
End 7:00 PM

Event Overview

Choosing a career in surgery is both rewarding and challenging. Our aim is to ensure that you are supported throughout every stage of your career, including the various competitive recruitment phases.

The aim of this webinar is to prepare you for potential hurdles that may arise and eradicate any surgical myths you may have, whether you are a medical student, foundation trainee or higher surgical trainee.

Tune in on Wednesday 2 September to hear from our expert panel and ask your questions about a career in surgery. Representatives will include RCS Council member and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery, Rachel Hargest, Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of Nottingham and Consultant Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeon, Dileep Lobo, MRC Clinician Scientist Natalie Blencowe.

Why should you tune in?

  • Hear first-hand experiences of the various academic pathways into surgery.
  • Learn about the transitions throughout a surgical career.
  • Receive helpful and practical tips from inspiring surgeons.
  •  Find out how RCS England and other organisations are working to support you.

We want to ensure that we are supporting you and providing you with the most helpful information for yourself and your peers. Please get in touch with our events team with any questions or further topics you would like to be discussed during this session. 

For those unable to join the livestream on Wednesday, the recording will be made available on our webinar page.

Further resources available

  • Extensive Careers support resources for all grades and types of surgeon. Including information on working Less than full time
  • Roles models and stories of successful surgeons in our Humans of Surgery section
  • Our Confidential Support & Advice Service now has a 24/7 helpline for emotional support. Please make sure you are looking after yourselves, and know that we are here for you.
  • Refresh your skills via our free online learning resources. We have made relevant resources available to all to help support surgeons during the pandemic.
  • Download our guidance for Recovery of Surgical Services tohelp handle the backlog of surgical work being created by the outbreak. In the coming weeks we will be launching a series of tools to support this guidance, stay tuned!
  • Get involved with our COVID Research Group, bringing together a network of people to collaborate on a range of different COVID-19 specific research projects, all in the hope to find some answers to the unprecedented questions.
  • Read our good practice guide that provides you with recommendations on adapting surgical services, working in extended scope of practice, caring for end-of-life patients and protecting the workforce.
  • Find out about how you can write for our COVID-19 blog series, and share your story. We want to hear from you!
  • Discover our COVID-19 hub, providing you with the latest news and an extensive list of resources to support you.

Booking Information

A confirmation email will be sent to you from our webinar provider GoToWebinar with the link you will need to log into on the day.

It will be your only means to login to the webinar so please look out for this email, if you haven't received the link please check your spam folder.

*This webinar is free for all RCS and FDS members and fellows.

One of the many benefits of an RCS affiliate membership is free attendance to all RCS webinars. You have the opportunity of becoming an RCS affiliate member for the yearly fee of £15. For more information on how to become and affiliate and access this webinar please contact our events team.

Additional Information

Please note that the RCS Webinar and Events programme is subject to change. In the event that we are unable to run a session we will endeavor to notify all participants in a timely fashion and where possible offer a suitable alternative.

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