The Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgeons was formed in 1972. Its functions included determining the need for new orthopaedic appointments, involvement in the replacement of those retiring, and a commitment to develop a training program in line with that being established in the UK under the auspices of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Joint Committee of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.
Train the Trainer
This course was implemented by the IITOS with support from the RCSI in 2014.
Most T&O surgeons don’t have the time to attend extensive educational programmes, so this programme provides a solid foundation as a T&O trainer in surgical practice through a focused day and a half programme, facilitated by Lisa Hadfield-Law. The programme will be closely linked to the 2014 IITOS guidelines for Trauma and Orthopaedic Trainers in Ireland which require training as a trainer in the following areas:
- Assessment of individual learning needs
- Identification of teaching objectives
- Ability to teach in various clinical settings from the OPD, to the operating theatre and the ward.
- Ability to base teaching in published evidence.
- Participation in research and audit.
- Contribution to the running of the training programme both locally and nationally.
Course instructor Lisa Hadfield-Law is a surgical educationalist who has trained over 5000 surgeons to teach, from different specialties and from 57 countries within Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Having a clinical background, Lisa is in a unique position to help you identify your strengths and gaps as a T&O trainer.