Who? – This is being run by the QUB surgical society, Scrubs, with the neurosurgery element in collaboration with ‘The Brain Society’.
The day begins with a talk on the postgraduate surgical pathway, delivered by the head of the Northern Ireland Medical Training Agency.
After this, students will get the chance to attend two workshops (1 in the AM; 1 in the PM). There are four workshops running in the morning and afternoon covering plastics/neurosurgery/orthopaedics and general surgery, so all students will get the chance to participate in two workshops.
We will host 80 students (20 per workshop, morning and afternoon). For the entire day, we have only charged students £20 each.
For the neurosurgery workshop, we will cover the following:
Microscopic suturing (simulating closure of the dura in one station and depth-perception skills in another).
A rest station with a demonstration on the use of haemostats and sealants as well as anatomical models donated from our anatomy department.
+/- Pedicle screw insertion (we have reserved a spine, but are still in last minute talks r.e securing equipment for screw insertion)
A 30 minute talk on CV building/applying to neurosurgery and what is involved in a neurosurgical career will preceed the workshop.