SORTED (SURGERY FOR OBESITY – REGISTRAR TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) BARIATRIC COURSE
SORTED (Surgery for Obesity – Registrar Training and Educational Development) is a unique modular course, designed specifically for senior trainees within two years of a consultant post. Its aim is to provide operative training in addition to enhancing multidisciplinary skills necessary to practice in this specialty. Full sponsorship was generously offered by Ethicon Endo-Surgery after a “dragon’s den” style pitch at head office and the pilot course was setup in the South West region. This course description is intended to share SORTED first experience as an idea of integrating simulation-based training in a bariatric registrar training curriculum. Delegates are selected by strict entry criteria from open competition using a combination of CVs, letters of support from trainers and personal statements.
The aims of the course are to provide an overview of bariatric surgery, introducing techniques with hands on / live operation. Approach to patients is discussed during the course, as it is a unique component of treatment of bariatric patients. This course is not intended to produce proficient bariatric surgeons. This course describes in detail the LAP Mentor™ simulation component of the course, however it is recommended to integrate the simulation training in a modular program including dry lab, wet lab environments and symposia, similar to the program described.
- Provide an overview of bariatric surgery
- Introduce techniques with hands on / live operating
- Approach to patients
- General surgery
- Bariatric surgery
Designed specifically for senior trainees within two years of a consultant post. Delegates are selected using a combination of CVs, letters of support from trainers and personal statements.
SORTED is a unique modular course, designed specifically for senior trainees within two years of a consultant post. Its aim is to provide operative training in addition to enhancing multidisciplinary skills necessary to practice in this specialty.
Suggested Time Length
During a two day course, the simulation session is of limited time, therefore it is recommended to select one or two basic skills cases and continue to the procedural training. When time permits, further skills training are recommended.
This course was written in collaboration with:
Simon Monkhouse, Specialist Registrar. Royal United Hospital, Bath, United Kingdom.
Ethicon EndoSurgery sponsored and supported.