GSSE Education

Objective

Have you placed Robbins, Ganong, West's, Rohens and Lasts in front of you to study and felt completely overwhelmed? St Vincent’s Melbourne Pre-SET Society is here to help.

 The Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE) is mandatory for entrance into most surgical speciality training programs. Previous surgical residents have found the anatomy component the most enjoyable and easy to study, however often physiology and pathology are unfamiliar and challenging.

 We have designed an intensive three day education program to kick start those difficult subjects. The lectures are based on subjects that have the greatest weight in the exam, thus the highest yield for your study.

We will gratefully be assisted by senior staff at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, who will run expert lectures on important topics.

Are you an intern not sure what field of medicine you want to pursue? Or are you a BPT or critical care streamed resident with your own exams coming up? Or are you a medical student struggling with physiology and pathology? YOU ARE ALL WELCOME! We found that in 2017-18 JMOs from all disciplines found our education course to be beneficial to their study, as most career paths whether medical or surgical, require a good foundation in the basic sciences.

We hope that those attending this education session gain useful information that will assist them in their success sitting the GSSE, or for future exams in any discipline.

Location and Date

Course Two targets the October GSSE and is running in July/August 2019:

- Day 1 Physiology: Saturday 20th July
- Day 2 Pathology: Saturday 27th July
- Day 3 Microbiology/Pharmacology/Statistics: Saturday 3rd August

Location: St Vincent's Hospital Clinical School Melbourne

Time: Runs from 9am to 4:30pm each day of the course

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

A professionally printed booklet of lecture slides will be provided to help with your notes on the day and ongoing study.

Morning tea and lunch will also be provided each day, along with coffee and regular sugar hits to keep you going!

WHAT SUBJECTS ARE COVERED?

Our lecturers have created their talks and slides around the RACS GSSE syllabus and previous MCQs to ensure the content is relevant for your GSSE study.

We have also taken on board feedback from previous events to continue to provide the most relevant lectures to aid your GSSE study.

DAY 1: PHYSIOLOGY
- Principles of cellular physiology
- GI physiology
- Cardiovascular physiology
- Respiratory physiology
- Renal physiology

DAY 2: PATHOLOGY
- Cellular responses to stress and toxins
- Neoplasia
- Haemostasis and thrombosis
- Acute inflammation and innate immunity
- B cell immunity
- T cell immunity

DAY 3: MICROBIOLOGY + PHARMACOLOGY + STATISTICS
- Endocrine physiology
- Common medications
- Statistics
- Microbiology
- Antibiotics
- Pharmacokinetics

WHAT DOES IT COST?

External Doctors:
Per day: $220
3 day course: $550

SVHM Employee
Per day: $170/day
3 day course: $410

Pre-SET Society Member
Per day: $120
3 day course: $300

Medical Students
Per day: $120
3 day course: $300

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Link to tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/BCSSJ

Ticket sales will close Monday midnight prior to each day, so it's best to purchase now!
You can purchase tickets to the entire three day course, or alternatively each day can be purchased separately.

Reminder emails and instructions of how to get the location will be sent in the lead-up to each course.

New in 2019 - Two Day Anatomy Series

Anatomy is usually the easiest component of the General Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE) to study for, however the sheer volume of content can mean topics get missed.

Following on from our successful GSSE Education Program covering basic sciences, we now bring you a two day intensive anatomy lecture series to refresh high-yield anatomy topics essential to passing the exam.

Anatomists experienced in delivering Graduate Diploma of Anatomy lectures will present each of the talks, and the syllabus has been designed so topics are cross-referenced to Anatomedia Online.
Though this course is primarily aimed at GSSE preparation, the high yield anatomy topics would also be relevant for those preparing for critical care exams, and of course to medical students.

We welcome you all to attend this course!

Location and Date

This pilot Anatomy Lecture Series targets the October GSSE and is running in July/August 2019:

- Day 1: Sunday 21st July
- Day 2: Sunday 4th August

Location: St Vincent's Hospital Clinical School Melbourne

Time: Runs from 8am to 5pm each day of the course

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

- Professionally printed booklet of lecture slides
- Syllabus outline with topics and objectives cross referenced to Anatomedia Online
- Access to Anatomedia Online and Anatomy For GSSE App E-Book with questions and answers
- Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea each day, along with coffee and regular sugar hits to keep you going!

WHAT SUBJECTS ARE COVERED?

Clearly the entire anatomy syllabus cannot be covered in two days. For this reason, we chosen the subjects we feel to be of the highest yield for the exam.

Below is a brief overview of the lecture content that will be covered on each day.

DAY 1:  
PART 1: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
- Thoracic wall, pleura, mediastinum along with vessels/nerves
- Abdominal wall, inguinal canal, scrotum
- Peritoneal sac
- Abdominal viscera along with vessels/nerves
- Pelvic walls, cavity and viscera along with vessels/nerves
- Perineum
PART 2: Head
- Skull and cranial regions
- Facial and upper airway regions
- Brain, cranial nerves and vessels of head
PART 3: Spot quiz

DAY 2:  
PART 1: Neck and back
- Regions of neck including triangles, viscera, nerves and vessels
- Spine and spinal cord
PART 2: Upper and lower limb
- Bones, joints and muscles of upper limb
- Regions, vessels and nerves of upper limb
- Bones, joints and muscles of lower limb
- Regions, vessels and nerves of lower limb
PART 3: Review of neurovascular supply of head, trunk, upper and lower limbs
PART 4: Spot quiz

WHAT DOES IT COST?

External Doctors:
1 day: $325
2 day course: $400

SVHM Employee
1 day: $275
2 day course: $350

Pre-SET Society Member
1 day: $250
2 day course: $300

Medical Students
1 day: $250
2 day course: $300

**Please note that one day tickets DO include access to Anatomedia Online and Anatomy for GSSE App E-Book

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Link to tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/BCSSU

Ticket sales will close Sunday midnight prior to each day, so it's best to purchase now!
You can purchase tickets to the two day course, or alternatively each day can be purchased separately.

Reminder emails and instructions of how to get the location will be sent in the lead-up to each course.
 

Contact

Email: info.gssestv@gmail.com