So you want to be a surgeon?

  • Date: Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022
  • Time: 14:00
  • Location: Online
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RCSI’s Fellows and Members Office are excited to invite all medical students, surgical trainees, interns, NCHDs and junior and foundation doctors from around the world to join us on Wednesday, 20 April at 2pm Irish Time (4pm Bahrain) for our ‘So you want to be a surgeon?’ event hosted by Professor Kevin Barry, Director of the National Surgical Training Programmes, RCSI.

You will hear from medical students, surgical trainees and the surgeons who trained them as they talk to me about why they chose to pursue a career in surgery, the hurdles and triumphs of their journey so far, advice they would give their younger selves and how they developed a competitive portfolio.   

A panel of surgical trainees and surgeons will be in conversation with Prof. Kevin Barry, Director of the National Surgical Training Programmes, RCSI as they discuss the surgical pathway.

Please note: Online registration is essential

Topics to be discussed

  • Insights and highlights from trainees and practicing surgeons on their journey to surgery
  • What their inspiration was to become a surgeon
  • How they choose their specialty and why
  • Career progression and developing a competitive portfolio
  • The hurdles and triumphs they have encountered in their pursuit of a surgical career
  • What it takes to become a surgeon and getting the work-life balance right
  • Advice they would give their younger selves
  • Why they love surgery
  • Support opportunities from RCSI, and much more

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