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Sydney Endoscopic Ear Surgery Research Group 6th Course @ RNSH

This weekend the Clinical Skills Centre and the ENT surgeons at the Royal North Shore Hospital hosted the Sydney Endoscopic Ear Surgery (SEES) Research Groups 6th Course. The course is an advanced fresh cadaver dissection course designed to introduce the practising otolaryngologist and senior trainee to the fundamentals of endoscopic ear surgery. The SEES Group runs this annual Endoscopic Ear Surgery course to advance the technique and its application throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the world.

Invited international speakers included Professor Daniele Marchioni, Professor Adrian James and Dr Arun Iyer (See Details). The Local Faculty included Associate Professor Nirmal Patel, Dr Nicholas Jufas, Associate Professor Jonathan Kong and Dr Alex Saxby. The course took advantage of the unique facilities provided by the Clinical Skills Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital.

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Quote of the Day – Otto von Bismarck

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” — Otto von Bismarck

RACS – Annual Academic Surgery Conference

The November Annual Academic Surgery Conference 2019 – incorporating the Surgical Research Society of Australasia will be held on the 7-8 November 2019 in Melbourne. The meeting is open to medical students, prevocational doctors, SET Trainees, Fellows and anyone with an interest in academic surgery.


Planning a Research Project in Surgery

By Dr Julian Quinn, The SERT Institute, Research Officer. [Email]

Once an exciting new research project has been envisaged and sketched out, have a pause. Before launching into any substantial work, here are some really important questions that need to be considered to make sure serious roadblocks are avoided, progress is as smooth as it can be and the important goals are attainable.

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The Discipline of Surgery @ The University of Sydney

The Discipline of Surgery is the largest academic surgical department in Australasia and operates across seven different clinical schools in New South Wales. It offers a number of Post-graduate coursework degrees. Dr Anthony Glover, the SERT Institute Masters of Surgery Program Lead, plays an important role in this program as the coordinator of the Surgical Skills subject  (SURG5031). This subject aims to prepare for Junior Doctors for Surgical Training. 

Sydney University Named in world’s top 100 universities

The University of Sydney has been ranked 60 in the world and first in the state in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings. It was placed 1st in NSW, 3rd in Australia. This year, more than 1300 institutions from 92 countries, were ranked in the  World University rankings.