Session dates for Core Surgical Trainees, 2019-20

These training sessions are for CT1 surgical trainees only.

All sessions are at Charing Cross Hospital, unless stated otherwise.

  • Morning sessions are 8.30am-12.30pm
  • Afternoon sessions are 1.30-5.30pm

If you arrive late for your scheduled session (after 9am for the morning session or 2pm for the afternoon session) you will not be able to join your group until the next rotation.

There will be assessments on the following dates:

  • 10/11 December - Thorax
  • 10/11 March - Abdo and Pelvis & perineum
  • 19/20 May - Lower limb and Upper limb
  • Final assessment - Back, Neck, Head and Neuroanatomy

We are offering MRCS revision sessions on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 3 December - 10am-4pm (self-study day, no academic support)
  • Wednesday 15 & Friday 31 January - 10am-4pm (Prof Davies available to answer questions)
  • Monday 3 & Tuesday 4 February - prosections will be available before or after your training session

Please sign up for these on the online booking system, and contact Áine Dowling with your prosection requests.

Training dates

Train the Trainer

St Mary's Hospital - Thursday 9 January 2020 (half-day), 9am-12.30pm / 1.30-5pm

SECOND DATE ADDED: St Mary's Hospital - Thursday 9 July 2020 (half-day), 9am-12.30pm / 1.30-5pm

This workshop is primarily to help prepare you for your CT2 role of Anatomy Demonstrator, but it should also be invaluable in your approach to learning in the CT1 Anatomy sessions. A certificate will be provided for those who attend.

Thorax 1 - Breast, anterior thoracic wall muscles, heart, pericardium, great vessels

  • Monday 21 October – PM (1-5pm)
  • Tuesday 22 October – AM (8am-12pm)
  • Tuesday 22 October – PM (1-5pm)

Thorax 2 – Lungs, pleura, trachea, bronchi, diaphragm, secondary muscles of respiration

  • Monday 18 November – PM
  • Tuesday 19 November – AM
  • Tuesday 19 November – PM

Thorax 3 – Mediastinum, concentrating on superior and posterior

  • Tuesday 26 November - PM
  • Wednesday 27 November - AM
  • Wednesday 27 November - PM

Abdo. 1 – Abdominal wall, inguinal ligament, inguinal canal

  • Tuesday 10 December - PM
  • Wednesday 11 December - AM
  • Wednesday 11 December - PM

Abdo. 2 – GI tract – oesophagus to anus

  • Tuesday 17 December - PM
  • Wednesday 18 December - AM
  • Wednesday 18 December - PM

Abdo.3 – Hepatobiliary, pancreas, spleen, renal, adrenal

  • Monday 3 February PM
  • Tuesday 4 February AM
  • Tuesday 4 February PM

Pelvis and perineum – male – bones of pelvis, joints and ligaments, pelvic contents, perineum

  • Tuesday 18 February PM
  • Wednesday 19 February AM
  • Wednesday 19 February PM

Pelvis and perineum – female – pelvic sexual dimorphism, pelvic contents, perineum

  • Tuesday 25 February AM
  • Tuesday 25 February PM
  • Wednesday 26 February AM

Limbs overview – plexuses, nerves, blood supply, lymph drainage

  • Tuesday 10 March AM
  • Tuesday 10 March PM
  • Wednesday 11 March AM

Lower limb 1 – Buttock, hip joint, thigh

  • Wednesday 25 March PM
  • Thursday 26 March AM
  • Thursday 26 March PM

Lower limb 2 – Knee, leg, ankle, foot

  • Tuesday 7 April AM
  • Tuesday 7 April PM
  • Wednesday 8 April AM

Upper limb 1 – upper limb girdle, glenohumeral joint, arm

  • Tuesday 21 April PM
  • Wednesday 22 April AM
  • Wednesday 22 April PM

Upper Limb 2- elbow joint, forearm wrist, hand

  • Monday 11 May PM
  • Tuesday 12 May AM
  • Tuesday 12 May PM

Back – Vertebrae, discs, ligaments, meninges, spinal cord, nerve roots, extensor muscles

  • Tuesday 19 May PM
  • Wednesday 20 May AM
  • Wednesday 20 May PM

Neck – Fascias, compartments and contents, levels

  • Monday 1 June PM
  • Tuesday 2 June AM
  • Tuesday 2 June PM

Head 1 – Bones of skull, skull base, dura, venous sinuses

  • Monday 15 June PM
  • Tuesday 16 June AM
  • Tuesday 16 June PM

Head 2 – Face, oral cavity, muscles of mastication, CN V and VII

  • Tuesday 21 July PM
  • Wednesday 22 July AM
  • Wednesday 22 July PM

Neuroanatomy – Divisions of brain, functional area, CSF ventricles, pia, arachnoid, blood supply

  • Tuesday 28 July PM
  • Wednesday 29 July AM
  • Wednesday 29 July PM

Final assessment and feedback

St Mary's Hospital - date tbc

Full details and timings tbc