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Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery (HST-Gen Surg)

Simulation Training Programme


Welcome to the webpage for Simulation Training for Higher Surgical Trainees in General Surgery. 

Simulation-based medical education is a proven methodology for delivery of surgical training. It is particularly effective in the development and refinement of practical skills, decision making and teamworking skills.

A new general surgical curriculum for high specialty trainees launched in August 2021; this was created in response to the Shape of Training Review. It includes recommendations for the use of simulation-based training as part of a blended learning approach for higher surgical training, building on the principles adopted for the Scottish Improving Surgical Training pilot for core surgical trainees.

We have recently launched the HST Simulation Training Zone on Turas which is regularly updated with training dates and booking information. 

Click this link to visit the new Higher Surgical Training Zone