A Career In Surgery (CiS) Conference

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: September 27th 2014 8:30am until 6:00pm

Location: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

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Junior doctors and medical students receive little formal training on how to choose a career pathway. A career in surgery is attractive to many, making surgery one of the most competitive specialties.

However, there are a number of basic questions that are never really fully answered for most junior trainees.

For example:

  • What factors should a junior trainee consider when deciding if a surgical career is the correct choice for them?
  • What assumptions about the life as a surgeon are actually true?
  • What makes a successful and fulfilled surgical career?
  • What if the surgical career turns out to be different to what was hoped?

A ‘Career in Surgery’ conference brings together higher surgical trainees from the different surgical specialties to share insights of realities of a surgical career in the modern NHS. The objectives of the conference are to help delegates make more informed decisions about their future careers an optimise their preparations for application for surgery.

The application for surgery is like a campaign. The key to success is preparation and planning, which should ideally start early. The CiS conference has allocated a significant proportion of time towards discussions on selection process for surgery and how to be equipped for it. The day comprises of talks, small group sessions and Q&A sessions.

The conference is awarded 6 CPD points by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The conference fees includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day and a certificate.

A full day event that provides detailed information about all the surgical subspecialties to help delegates make a more informed decision about their future careers. Higher surgical trainees from different fields share their insights of the practicalities of a surgical career in the modern NHS.  The day will comprise of lectures, small group discussions and Q&A sessions.  Delegates will also have the opportunity to submit an abstract for poster presentations and win a prize.

Aimed at

Junior doctors and medical students.


6 CPD points awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


Medical Students £75.00

Doctors (All Grades) £100.00

An Early Bird Discount of 20% is available before 31st July 2014.

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