Our junior surgeons crowned champions at 2019 Golden Scalpel Games

Scalpel Games showcases future surgeons

August 2019

Our junior surgeons crowned champions at 2019 Golden Scalpel Games

Our junior surgeons crowned champions at 2019 Golden Scalpel Games

Our junior surgeons took home the highly coveted Golden Scalpel Trophy at the 8th annual Golden Scalpel Games.

Developed by Health Education and Training Institute (HETI), the Games challenges teams of participants to a series of complex simulated surgical procedures from laparoscopic appendectomies to thyroidectomies.

The immersive education event showcased the talents of our next generation of surgeons with our Sydney South West Surgical Skills Network crowned champions of 2019.

The team, captained by Dr Tom Morrison, placed first at the vascular anastomosis, colorectal anastomosis, and trauma and wound management stations.

The team put its results down to plenty of practise and dedicated support from coaches and consultants including Professor David Storey, Professor Jonathan Hong, Dr Dan Lee, David Fulton and Sarah Whereat.

Participants from across NSW were tested on complex surgical simulations. Each procedure was supervised and assessed by senior surgeons with scores projected onto a large screen.

The Games reinforce the importance of surgical skills training to build confidence, reduce risk, and improve knowledge and safe patient care by exploring innovations in technology and the use of simulated surgical environments.

They also provide a great opportunity for junior surgeons to mix with network directors of training, education support officers and key leaders of surgical training from HETI and the Clinical Surgical Training Council.

To see a highlights video of the Games go to https://www.facebook.com/NSWHETI/videos/587041878498213/

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