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Teaching and events

The Academic Surgical Unit offers opportunities to strengthen surgical clinical excellence ​by providing research training and education. It aims to provide high quality teaching and training for Medical Students, Foundation Doctors and Physician Associates. 

  • ​Successful running of a weekly teaching programme for surgical junior doctors (we demonstrated an improvement in the GMC Survey results and a balance between training, service pressure and staffing crisis).
  • ​Organising of surgical workshop and laparoscopic training day in support with Ethicon.
  • ​Weekly surgical journal club for ongoing professional development and training.
  • ​The buddy system for foundation doctors helps their rotation in surgery and career development supported by their senior peers.
  • ​MBBS programme for Surgery


Annual Surgical Prize - 30th November 2018, CIC

Following the success of the first Academic Surgical Prize we are holding this year’s popular Surgical Prize again on 30th November 2018. This is an ideal opportunity for Surgical Trainees and Foundation Doctors nationally to present their exciting research ideas and win up to £400!

​There are 3 categories which you can enter for a small fee of £30 for great cash prizes; 

​1. Basic Science - prize of £400

2. Clinical Science - prize of £400

3. FY1 - prize of £200

​The deadline for the submission of abstracts will be 31st October 2018.  The abstract outlining your research should be no more than 250 words long with the following structure:

​1. Introduction

2. Aim

3. Material and Methods

4. Results

5. Conclusion

​Click here to submit your Abstract Submission

Surgical prize flyer

​Please email for further details.

​Regional Surgical Registrars Training Day - 6th April 2018 


​Y1 Laparoscopic Skill Course - 21st June 2018

Improve your skills and book now to avoid disappointment! 

This course will be credited 6 CPD points. The fee for foundation trainees is £20.00.

Booking form

​GP Training Event - 28th June 2018 

​This course will be credited with 3 CPD points for the morning Session and 3 CPD points for the afternoon Session

The fee is Trainee GPs £30, GPs £50

There are only 20 places available so to avoid disappointment book early! 

Booking form