• Training Requirements for Basic Surgical Training

    Rotational Requirements – For trainees admitted from 1 July 2013 onwards

    Rotational Requirements – For trainees admitted before 1 July 2013

    Rotational Requirements – For trainees admitted before 1 July 2010

    Declaration of Specialty Interest

    Training Curriculum


    TATIONAL REQUIREMENT

    Basic trainees must have at least twenty four months’ experience in a programme or posts approved by HKICBSC for Basic Surgical Training following their registration or Intern year. For trainees who are admitted from 1 July 2013 onwards, basic trainees must undergo a 2-year rotation comprising of:


    1. One year of Core Training in General Surgery & Emergency Surgery

    One 6-month training in General Surgery; AND

    One 6 months emergency module, which can include:

    · A&E (max 6 months) /

    · ITU (i.e. Intensive Care Unit) (max 3 months) /

    · Any surgical specialties with emergency calls (3 months will be counted as emergency for any 6 months training in any specialty with emergency calls; that respective 6 months training can be split into two 3 month rotations), i.e. any surgical specialties with less than 6 months training CANNOT be recognized as emergency training.


    2. Basic Surgical Trainees must fulfill the requirements of one year of core training in General Surgery and Emergency Surgery as mentioned above. For the remaining one year, trainees can choose either path (2a) or path (2b):

    2a) The remaining 1 year will be in TWO or THREE specialties or subspecialties, each with at least 3-month duration, where the experience gained is not included in the 12 months described above (AED or ITU should include in core-training ONLY; and thus will NOT be accepted in this 1 year of training).

    OR

    2b) If a basic trainee indicates his/her interest in any specialty, the following rotation would be preferred in the remaining 1 year:

    One 6-month training in surgical specialty of the intended higher training

    ·         Orthopaedic Surgery

    ·         Otorhinolaryngology

    ·         Neurosurgery

    ·         Cardiothoracic Surgery

    ·         Paediatric Surgery

    ·         Urology

    ·         Plastic Surgery

    AND

    One 6-month training in a related surgical subspecialty of intended higher training (This is to be determined by HKCOS, HKCORL and Specialty Boards of CSHK)

    Important Notes: During the 2 years of Basic Surgical Training, trainees are required to make up at least 3 specialties to meet the rotational requirement, but not more than 1 year in any 1 specialty



    ROTATIONAL REQUIREMENTS  – For trainees admitted before 1 July 2013

    For trainee who were admitted before 1 July 2013, please refer to the following Rotation Requirements:

    Basic trainees must have at least twenty four months’ experience in a programme or posts approved by HKICBSC for Basic Surgical Training following their registration or Intern year. The two-year programme must include:

    1.    One year of Core Training in General Surgery & Emergency Surgery

    One 6-month training in General Surgery; AND

    One 6-month training (or TWO 3 months) in critical care or emergency medicine or Traumatology (Emergency Surgery), which can be of the followings:

    ·         Accident & Emergency Department (AED, maximum of 6 months)

    ·         General surgery in traumatology (maximum of 3 months)

    ·         General orthopaedic in traumatology (maximum of 3 months)

    ·         Neurosurgery in traumatology (maximum of 3 months)

    ·         Cardiothoracic surgery in traumatology (maximum of 3 months)

    ·         Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU, maximum of 3 months)


    2. Basic Surgical Trainees must fulfill the requirements of one year of core training in General Surgery and Emergency Surgery as mentioned above. For the remaining one year, trainees can choose either path (2a) or path (2b):

    2a) The remaining 1 year will be in TWO or THREE specialties or subspecialties, each with at least 3-month duration, where the experience gained is not included in the 12 months described above (AED or ITU should include in core-training ONLY; and thus will NOT be accepted in this 1 year of training).

    OR

    2b) If a basic trainee indicates his/her interest in any specialty, the following rotation would be preferred in the remaining 1 year:

    One 6-month training in surgical specialty of the intended higher training

    ·         Orthopaedic Surgery

    ·         Otorhinolaryngology

    ·         Neurosurgery

    ·         Cardiothoracic Surgery

    ·         Paediatric Surgery

    ·         Urology

    ·         Plastic Surgery

    AND

    One 6-month training in a related surgical subspecialty of intended higher training (This is to be determined by HKCOS, HKCORL and Specialty Boards of CSHK)


    Important Notes: During the 2 years of Basic Surgical Training, trainees are required to make up at least 4 specialties or subspecialties to meet the rotational requirement, but not more than 1 year in any 1 specialty



    ROTATIONAL REQUIREMENTS – For trainees admitted before from 1 July 2010

    For trainees who were admitted before 1 July 2010, please refer to the following Rotational Requirements:

    Basic trainees must have at least twenty four months’ experience in a programme or posts approved by the HKICBSC for Basic Surgical Training following their registration or Intern year. The two-year programme must include


    Twelve months made up from two specialties, in each of which a significant proportion of the work will be spent with surgical emergencies requiring the general care of the patient and/or the care of the critically ill drawn from the following list:

    ·         Six months in an approved post in General Surgery with emergency work;

    ·         Six months in an approved post in Orthopaedics with musculo-skeletal trauma;

    ·         Six months in Accident and Emergency Medicine.


    Posts in other surgical specialties which provide a similar component care of the critically ill would be acceptable providing they have recognized as such by the HKICBSC.

    The remaining twelve months should be spent in approved posts in other acute surgical specialties as listed below. This may consist of two posts, each of six-month duration or more posts of three or four-month duration of the latter form part of a suitable rotation, each post with different experience gained:

    ·         Cardiothoracic Surgery

    ·         Neurosurgery

    ·         Otolaryngology

    ·         Paediatric Surgery

    ·         Plastic Surgery

    ·         Urology


    *Three or four months of experience in intensive therapy, where the experience gained is not included above.
    *General Surgery or one of its subspecialties where the experience gained is not included in the 12 months described above.
    *Orthopaedics or one of its subspecialties where the experience gained is not included in the 12 months described above.
    *Accident and Emergency where the experience gained is not included in the 12 months described above.



    DECLARATION OF SPECIALTY INTEREST

    For Basic Trainees who are admitted from 1 July 2010 onwards, they are advised to declare their interest in intended higher specialty training during their first year of training as early as possible, if they wish. The declaration of specialty interest is entirely on a voluntary basis. Trainees who do not declare any specialty interest will be placed in General Surgery.

    Declaration of Specialty Interest will be recorded in their Registration Form on entry to Basic Surgical Training and in their Record of Curriculum before next rotation. Trainees should inform their training supervisors of their declaration of specialty interest.

    Should trainees wish to change their declaration of specialty indicated earlier to HKICBSC, it is their responsibility to inform their respective supervisor & parent Department Head as well as update the Record of Curriculum, which is required to be kept in their logbook during the entire basic training.



    TRAINING CURRICULUM

    For BST admitted between 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2016, please refer to the  “New Curriculum for BST admitted between 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2016” for further details.


    For BST admitted from 1 July 2016 onwards, please refer to the  “New Curriculum for BST admitted from 1 July 2016 onwards” for further details.


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