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  • As tutors we look forward to being a part of this endeavour annually. It’s a privilege to have access to cadavers so we can support the development of our next generation of colleagues - an equally gratifying part of being a surgeon as the joy of treating patient! Steph’s hard work all year round is highly commendable! Hopefully, we’ll be there next year. Best wishes
    Anon Tutor
  • This was a great experience for me, being the first course I have ever been to! I had a great time and I learnt a lot! I will definitely be back!
    Anon Participant
  • A very useful course for trainees in General Surgery, to develop confidence
    Anon Participant
  • Very great exposure. Organised and friendly coordinators. Looking forward to attend other course next year!
    Anon Participant
  • The ASE remains one of few highly engaging courses with senior practising surgeon mentorship, excellent faculty to student ratio, covering a comprehensive general surgery curriculum.  The course is valuable to the junior trainee as an introduction to tissue handling, instruments and procedures, and even more so to an advanced trainee preparing to present for the Fellowship examination. The location is equally as impressive as the ASE course in tropical Cairns using state of the art James Cook University facilities. Candidates will gain both procedurally relevant and academic growth, and establish networks and relationships with experienced faculty that has lasting impact to their professional growth.
    Omar Mansour MBBS MIPH (Clin Ed) MSc (Surg Ed) FRACS
  • “I highly recommend this course for the surgical trainee looking to further their skills & experience in less common but vitally important open surgical exposures of emergency general, trauma and vascular surgery”.
    Andrew Hattam BSc(Hons).MBBS.GradDipAppAnatDiss.PhD
  • I attended this course as part of my preparation for the fellowship exam in general surgery and found it very worthwhile. The focus on surgical exposure made the content highly clinically relevant, both in terms of refreshing my knowledge of common procedures but also gaining a better understanding of the anatomy of operations that we do less frequently. It was also an enjoyable learning environment with engaging tutors and a good ratio of students to faculty meaning you were actively learning the whole time.
    Megan Thomas MBChB FRACS

Andrew Hattam


Megan Thomas


Omar Mansour

MBBS MIPH (Clin Ed) MSc (Surg Ed) FRACS