The Faculty of Medicine is unique in the country for being a Royal College of Surgeons of England Centre providing the Basic Surgical Skills and Core Laparoscopy Surgery courses. Following interruptions, due first to the covid pandemic and then the economic crisis, these courses were resumed after having been last held in March 2021.
In February this year the Basic Surgical Skills course was held and was attended by nine surgery registrars and three medical officers working in Surgery.
The Core Laparoscopy Surgery course was held on the 18th and 19th of April. It was attended by nine surgery registrars.
These courses provide training in the correct and safe techniques needed for young surgeons as they embark on their careers. They benefit from receiving this training from a team of consultant surgeons who are experienced RCS trainers. The surgeons are from the faculty’s own department of surgery as well as from the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna and hospitals in Kinniya and Thambuttegama. The course was ably conducted by Prof.Rajendra, the course director.
Thanks are due to all the surgeons, the staff of the department of surgery and the Dean’s office.
Thanks to JMFOA UK who fund and support these courses. Thanks also to Sunshine Healthcare and Mediquipment Ltd who continue to support these courses.
It is expected that these courses will be conducted more frequently thus benefiting more doctors training and working in Surgery. This will of course result in better standards of care in surgery thus improving patient care.