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Professional Development activities and courses by RACS competency
Select each competency below for relevant Professional Development activities and courses. Note: Development of Medical Expertise and Technical Expertise are the responsibility of the Specialty Societies and Associations.
Collaboration and teamworkAcademy of Surgical Educators
Cultural competence and cultural safety
Leadership and management
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All Professional Development activities alphabetised
Select each of the course names below for more information, including a course overview, learning outcomes and how to register.
Academy of Surgical Educators
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety eLearning Program
Difficult Conversations with Underperforming Trainees
Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators
Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions
Induction for Surgical Supervisors and Trainers
Introduction to Operating with Respect
Keeping Trainees on Track
Operating With Respect
Preparation for Practice (For more information about local courses, please visit the pages for Australian state and territory offices and the Aotearoa New Zealand office.
Updates to the Professional Development Program
Please be advised that the following RACS Professional Development activities and courses were paused indefinitely from June 1, 2023.
- Bioethics Forum
- Clinical Decision Making
- Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons
- Promoting Advanced Surgical Education
- Safer Surgical Teamwork
- Surgeons as Leaders in Everyday Practice
- Writing Medico-Legal Reports
- Younger Fellows Forum
Courses available through external providers
Additionally, the following courses will no longer be provided as part of the RACS Professional Development Program. However, you can book these courses directly with the external providers. Select each course name to be redirected to the external provider’s registration page.
Conflict and You
Leading out of Drama
Process Communication Model Key2Me
Process Communication Model: Seminar 1
Process Communication Model: Seminar 2
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