The RCS Professional Development portfolio is designed to support the continuing professional development of surgeons throughout their career. It can help with providing evidence for revalidation and recertification.

Duty of Candour e-Learning

This module will enable you to learn the key features of the Duty of Candour together with related terminology and good practice. 

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Educational Leadership Programme for Surgeons

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Faculty Development Day

This interactive course will deepen your skills as a trainer, improving your approach to planning, developing, delivering and evaluating surgical training.
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Trainer Cognitive Bias

This e-learning explores how cognitive bias can influence our thought processes and lead to errors in judgements and decision making.

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Training and Assessment in the Clinical Environment

Welcome to the RCS TrACE course!

This one day course, with its supporting pre-course materials, will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for the roles and responsibilities of a clinical and educational supervisor. As it is mapped against the areas of competency outlined in the GMC Standards for the Recognition and Approval of Trainers, the TrACE course offers a route to formal recognition as a clinical or educational supervisor. 

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Training the Trainers


The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Training the Trainers (TTT) course develops surgeons as clinical trainers. Participants will gain an understanding of how adults learn, so that they can plan, develop, deliver and evaluate training effectively. They will also look at the behaviours and attitudes that are essential to the ethical and professional trainer. The course is invaluable to anyone delivering training and for surgeons interested in teaching on RCS courses.

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