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Doncaster third gastrointestinal anastomosis course

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 07 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7938
  1. Judith Ritchie, specialist trainee year 2, academic clinical fellow in surgical oncology
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  1. jeritchie{at}

Who is it for?

This excellent one day course is aimed at trainees in general surgery at core training year 1 to specialty training year 3 level. Trainees must have completed a basic surgical skills course and ideally should be doing a general surgical rotation so that the techniques covered in the course can be applied in clinical practice. The course is open to trainees from anywhere within the United Kingdom and is now becoming affiliated with the Association of Surgeons in Training.

Where is it held?

The course is run by the general surgery department of Doncaster Royal Infirmary and is led by consultant colorectal surgeon AB Harikrishnan, two consultant colleagues, and two registrars in general surgery. In future, the course will be held twice a year, with a maximum of 12 delegates on each course. Delegate numbers are limited to maintain a high trainer to trainee ratio. My course was …

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