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The reviews displayed here are in answer to the question 'Kindly tell us your overall impression about the teaching, faculty and organisation of this course. Please state if this course helped to focus your revision for the exam'.

Amazing course. Thank you.

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Really great day, gave me time to refine skills I had previously been taught. Having the time toask questions to experienced and clear teachers was great. Thank you!

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Excellent and well structured course.

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Extremely helpful!

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Very well done.

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Thank you, was very helpful.

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I thought all the teachers involved were great but would like to comment on Azel particularly. Shehas so much patience and stuck with me until she saw that I had developed some confidence.Thank you very much.

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Very good. Keep the courses coming! I’m happy to travel from Manchester, and need moreintermediate courses.

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Great course thank you very much

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Very enjoyable. Interesting and approachable faculty staff

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I have thoroughly enjoyed my day. The teaching was brilliant and having lots of teaching staffdefinitely helped. I loved learning how to suture correctly and how to tie knots

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You created a really accessible and friendly atmosphere in which to learn. Thank you, a mostenjoyable day

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Keep it up

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Very good course overall. Enjoyed it and learnt a lot

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Thanks very much – enjoyed a lot

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Thank you

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Excellent experience overall.

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It has guided me further as to which practice I require more.

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Faculty were extremely vigilant and attentive.

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The venue provided an excellent setting for the course. I will definitely recommend the course tomy colleagues.

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Presentation and demonstration of knot tying was excellent.

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Perfect sized group – 12 of us today so any more may have reduced the quality of our tutoring/experience. Next time, smaller groups as this one would be ideal. Thanks!

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Very inspiring course.

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Would definitely attend any future courses.

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Very good course. Would recommend it to colleagues.

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A very good course, particularly expensive for medical students.

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Very enjoyable, very glad to have done the course.

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Really enjoyed course, thank you!

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Amazing course. Very enjoyable and useful.

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Thank you to all staff. This course was fantastic. I would love more courses to follow on fromthis.

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Thank you v. much, overall fantastic.

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Recently did BSS and this was far better and for much cheaper. Excellent teachers.

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The course is very good and what I was expecting.

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Excellent course. Great tutors. Much appreciated advice. Very patient with us, which was niceeven though often holding forceps the wrong way.

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The demonstrators were very good. Plenty of help was available. One-to-one tutoring was givenwhen needed. I got corrected on my equipment handling techniques multiple times. Hope I won’tmake the same mistake again

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Thank you for arranging such a course, especially for medical students as, in my opinion, surgicalskills aren’t taught properly in medical schools.

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Very good emphasis on safety which will be useful in clinical practice.

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Mr Hooper and Mr Tandon were very helpful and knowledgeable and they were great tutors aswell. Thank you for taking the time out to teach us.

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Thank you.

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Great course. Thank you!

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Very good course – really enjoyed it!

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Good course! Good delivery! Liked small tutor to student ratio.

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Very helpful, inspiring and enjoyable day. Thank you to all who were involved for your enthusiasmand help.

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Very good – thoroughly enjoyable day. I will now feel more confident in theatre as a medicalstudent.

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Advertise that this course gives the opportunity to practice on animal tissue. This is a very uniqueand good part of the course.

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Clear understanding of materials, fully explained, loved each lot of it. Loved to come here.Looking forward to other courses.

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Excellent enjoyable day. Great experience being able to practice and get comfortable with theequipment and surgical instruments.

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Practical skills, staff involvements, opportunities for future.

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Excellent course for students who are interested in learning more about the surgical science.

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Excellent course, very friendly faculty, many thanks.

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Very much liked the staff, structure and practical aspects.

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Fantastic faculty, very approachable friendly making course very enjoyable. Great value formoney.

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Really very good course, great for earning and consolidating knowledge and practical skills.Excellent faculty.

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An excellent all round introduction to surgery. Very helpful as a medical student.

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I enjoyed the great hands-on experience that I wouldn’t have been able to get at medical school. Skills were taught in much more detail that I had learnt previously.


I practiced a lot of hands-on work. The background knowledge regarding instruments was explained that was useful.


Practical skills, especially laparoscopy, was excellent. I liked the animal tissue which was much more realistic (than artificial skin).


Good hands-on experience. The course covered all aspects needed at this stage.


I enjoyed the laparoscopy practical workshop and the gowning session. The support from staff was excellent.


I enjoyed having real tissue (animal tissue). The tutor to student ratio was good.


Tutors were very helpful. The programme ran on schedule.


All parts were explained very clearly. There was enough time and plenty of tutors when trying to practice the task. A lot of information and skills was taught in just one day.


I enjoyed the use of animal tissue in suturing, LA techniques etc... especially, with ‘fake’ abscesses. I liked the high tutor-participant ratio.


I very much enjoyed the suturing and knot-tying as I fell this had move immediate relevance.


I liked putting the techniques I learnt into practice on animal tissue


I liked the helpful hints and tips provided throughout the day that often nobody tells you


I liked the fact that we are provided with a DVD


There were a lot of tutors to supervise us; they constantly walked around the room to guide us and give feedback


Wound debridement and diathermy were new to me and I have never come across them on other basic surgical courses


Experienced tutors/good tutor number


Range of common procedure for FY1/2’s to know to practice


The faculty: participant ratio was very good, allowing feedback in a one to one sitting


Revision of surgical knots – particularly when in practice different surgeons teach different methods, it was good to go over the accurate way to perform this.


Cyst removal, lesion removal & endoscopy which were all new procedures


Enjoyed opportunity to practice sutures on animal tissue rather the synthetic models


Lots of individual help


Liked opportunity to practice laparoscopic techniques


Cyst excision on tissue


Went over the basic but in detail we aren’t taught about at medical school


Lots of chance to practice


Lots of helpful people around willing to demonstrate


Faculty: participant ratio was amazing


Pushed me to keep trying & accept feedback


Friendliness/kindness of the whole team


Dealing/practising real life suturing on animal specimens


Tutoring was really always one on one


Actual teaching on suturing techniques that we don’t get taught otherwise


Make sure we adapt to/adopt goof habits in handling surgical instruments


Ample time to practice sutures


Faculty members were extremely helpful and good teachers


Equipment was very good – liked the knot tying equipment and laparoscopic equipment


It was so hands on


Demonstrations of suturing wound management etc were excellent and very clear.


Ability to be taught and then practice suturing


Clinicians and people in clinical training available to talk to


Option to practise laparoscopy skills


The ability to practice techniques on animal models


The teaching whereby they were not patronising


The organisation where were were allowed to watch a demonstration the practice the skill


Fantastic tutors – very passionate about surgery & keen to instil it in future surgeons


Hands on experience – brilliant for those who might not have had much theatre time


Endoscopy was really good/interesting


Enjoyed getting hands on experience


Covered a lot of material; good pace; good experience and learning opportunity with animal tissue.


Very good faculty: participant ratio, enough time to practice the skills and learnt a variety of skills.


Good sessions in knot and suturing teaching, appreciated the use of real animal tissue to practice on and enjoyed that laparoscopic simulation.


Appreciated the course content, faculty: participant ratio and the patience of the trainers.


Plenty of times were given to practise. Demonstrators are very friendly and passionate to teach. Adequate time to practice the skills.


Enjoyed the suturing session, both interrupted and sub cuticular. The laparoscopy instruments and the session on excising the cyst were interesting.


Loads of highly skilled surgeons as faculty - a good ratio to students. All were keen and readily available. Suturing using actual tissue rather than plastic things. Variety of techniques demonstrated that have it I haven’t seen or done before.


Very hands on. One-to-one teaching. Use of animal tissue, artificial cysts, and abscess would. High standard of teaching.


Enjoyed the diathermy and laparoscopic session, knot tying and suturing.


Gowning and glowing exercise as not formally taught at my medical school. Hence was very useful to learn it here. Likewise, excision of sebaceous cyst was also useful.


Enjoyed that suturing, excision of skin lesions and wound management sessions.


Well demonstrated stations, good hands-on experience.


Enjoyed the suturing and knot tying stations. The faculty: participant ratio was excellent.


Enthusiastic teaching. Variety of skills taught. Good facilities for teaching.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Enjoyed learning tying knots, abscess draining, and gowning and glowing.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Enjoyed suturing, knot tying and excision of a lesion


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Good practical surgical skills teaching, which is sometimes missed in undergraduate training. Good to be taught the correct way and important aspects of gowning as sometimes people can pick up bad habits from senior staff. Interesting endoscopic skills.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

I liked the practical aspects of surgery such as the exposure to wound debridement.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Enjoyed gowning and glowing, suturing, and removal of sebaceous cyst.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Thank you. More confidence for the theatre.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Good teaching on gowning and glowing, and knot tying.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Hands on practice was excellent


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Great course, clear presentation, lots of help available.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Enjoyed the practical skills and good staff involvement.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Course ran to time, all staff were very friendly and relevant information was provided.


Attendee - Course on 31st May 2014

Clear understanding of materials, fully explained, loved each lot of it. Loved to come here. Looking forward to other courses.


Attendee - Course on 1st June 2014

Excellent enjoyable day. Great experience being able to practice and get comfortable with the equipment and surgical instruments.


Attendee - Course on 1st June 2014

Practical skills, staff involvements, opportunities for future.


Attendee - Course on 1st June 2014

Excellent course for students who are interested in learning more about the surgical science.


Attendee - Course on 1st June 2014

Excellent course, very friendly faculty, many thanks.


Attendee - Course on 1st June 2014

Very much liked the staff, structure and practical aspects.


Attendee - Course on 1st June 2014

Fantastic faculty, very approachable friendly making course very enjoyable. Great value for money.


Attendee - Course on 1st June 2014

Really very good course, great for earning and consolidating knowledge and practical skills. Excellent faculty.


Attendee - Course on 1st June 2014

An excellent all round introduction to surgery. Very helpful as a medical student.


Attendee - Course on 1st June 2014