Overseen by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The Institute of Medicine at Bolton University has recently held its first Basic Surgical Skills Course, marking a significant milestone in the establishment of the new Institute of Medicine at The University of Bolton.
The course was attended by enthusiastic young doctors, eager to learn and develop their surgical skills and pursue their first surgical training post. The success of this course has set a positive tone for the future of medical education at the Institute of Medicine.
The two-day Basic Surgical Skills Course was designed to instil core surgical skills at the start of a surgeon’s training by teaching the correct basic techniques. The course covered a range of topics, including instrument handling, knot tying, suturing techniques, fine tissue handling, wound management and diathermy. The course was taught by a highly experienced surgical faculty who provided hands-on training to the students.
The feedback from the students who attended the course was overwhelmingly positive. Many of them expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment and develop their surgical skills. They also appreciated the expertise and guidance of the faculty who taught the course.
One student said, “Just to highlight what a credit the faculty team were. I cannot stress how incredibly helpful and encouraging they were. Played a massive part in the overall success of the course.” Another commented “Felt very accepted and valued as a woman in a field traditionally dominated by men”.
The first Basic Surgical Skills Course held at the Institute of Medicine at The University of Bolton was a resounding success with a fantastic 100% pass rate and has set the tone for the future of medical education at the Institute of Medicine.
The Institute of Medicine plans to expand its course offerings and provide more opportunities for students to develop their medical skills and knowledge.
With the support of highly experienced faculty’s and a commitment to providing high-quality education, the Institute is poised to become a leading institution for medical education in Greater Manchester.