Course Duration: Two days
CPD: 15 hours
This course is suitable for surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment or for Foundation doctors intending to follow a surgical or related career.
Trainees receive a course handbook and DVD. The course has opportunities for hands on experience with part-task trainers, individual tuition from our surgical faculty and assessment with individual feedback from the faculty and the course director.
The course comprises of 3 main areas: Open surgery Trauma and orthopaedics Minimal access surgery
Course Director: Dr Amir Darakshan
Successful participants, will be issued with certification that is recognised by all four royal surgical colleges.
This course is suitable for:
- All surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment
- Foundation Doctors intending to follow a surgical or related career
- 17th & 18th May 2017
- 20th & 21st Sep 2017
Dr Peter Jaye is a consultant in emergency medicine and has been working for the Trust since 2003. He has been involved in simulation since 2001, became director of simulation in 2008, and simulation lead for King’s Health Partners in 2010.
Peter has led the development of simulation at Guy’s and St Thomas’, including the opening of the St Thomas House Simulation and Interactive Learning (SaIL) Centre in 2010, which has gone on to become one of the busiest facilities in the UK.
Peter has raised over £2 million to fund simulation within our hospitals and the local community. He has facilitated the development of a national reputation for research into simulation at the St Thomas House SaIL Centre. He also led the simulation work stream for the South London Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC).
Mr Amir Darakhshan is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon. His areas of special interest include Inflammatory Bowel Disease (for which he is the surgical lead), the management of Pelvic Floor disorders, and Laparoscopic Surgery. His role in the St Thomas House SaIL Centre reflects his other main interest of Education and Surgical Training.
He graduated from King’s College Hospital and received his surgical training in London and the South East of England, plus Fellowships at Concord General Repatriation Hospital in Sydney, St Thomas’ Hospital and University College Hospital. He was awarded the higher degree of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2008 and has published on General Surgical, Colorectal and Pelvic Floor disorders.
Outside work he enjoys trekking, cycling, painting and drawing and plays chess socially, hobbies that allow him to spend time with his wife and 3 children.
Dr Gabriel Reedy, educational research lead, is a Lecturer in Higher Education at King’s College London. He has a background in technology-enhanced teaching as well as in teaching and learning in practice-based fields.
His doctoral training is in the emerging field of the learning sciences, which seeks to understand the nature of learning as it occurs in situated environments.
He joined the team to lead on research activity in 2011.
Isabel de Abreu joined the St Thomas House SaIL Centre team in October 2009 after having helped to set up the facilities at both Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas House. Isabel comes from a background of Postgraduate Medical Education but spefically brings her experience of having managed conference and training facilities at the University of London’s Senate House.
Dr Beth Thomas graduated from medical school in London in 2007, and following her personal experiences as a patient, left clinical practice in 2010 to pursue a career in clinical education. She has been involved in simulation training since 2009 and was officially welcomed into the team in 2010, bringing with her a great enthusiasm and passion for education.
In her current role as a Clinical Educator in Simulation, Beth designs, delivers and evaluates mixed-modality clinical simulation courses in a diversity of areas.
Beth is particularly passionate about using simulation to engage with the broader community, and leads the innovative and popular simulation-based health education programme Hands Up for Health (HUfH) for young people in Lambeth and Southwark.
Having trained at Kings College London as a physiotherapist, I joined the SaIL team as a clinical educator in 2016.
I continue clinical work alongside this role as a respiratory physiotherapist. The acute medical wards and critical care environment of St Thomas’ have been my working environment since 2013 and feel very familiar – I’m pleased not to leave them altogether.
I have experience teaching on undergraduate physiotherapy and nursing degree courses and I’m excited to be regularly contributing to medical education through the work of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ SaIL centre as it’s first physiotherapist.