Medical Officer Training Programs
The Trauma & Acute Care Surgery (TACS) Unit runs several training programs which includes Fellows, Surgical Trainees, Junior Medical Officers and Medical Student training
The Trauma & Acute Care Surgery (TACS) Unit at Liverpool Hospital appoints two Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellows each year on a 12-24 month contract.
For information about the position please contact, via email, the Director of TACS, Dr Valerie Malka, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to view the Fellow Position Description
General Surgical Trainees
Accredited Surgical Education & Training (SET) Trainees
TACS is an approved RACS training position for two SET (including GSET) registrars.
Please click here for information about RACS’ Surgical Education & Training Program
Unaccredited General Surgical Registrars and SRMOs
Liverpool Hospital employs eight unaccredited registrar and two Senior Resident Medical Officers positions each year to General Surgery as part of the NSW Health “bulk recruitment” process. Two Unaccredited trainees are allocated to the TACS Unit on a 3 month rotation.
Junior Medical Officers (Interns and Residents)
Junior Medical Officers are allocated to Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Unit (TACS) on a 10 week or 11 week rotation. JMOs are rostered to cover either of the clinical units (Acute Surgery Unit and Trauma) as well as JETS (JMO Evening Team Staffing) every 1-3 weeks.
Student Clinical Placement
Students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) rated the Liverpool Hospital Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Unit student clinical placement as one of the best.
The clinical experience that students will get whilst working in the department will be one that will give them the fundamentals of trauma care and emergency surgery. We encourage our students to consider themselves as part of the team and they have full access to being part of the clinical journey for our patients. This ensures they are involved with all aspects of trauma and emergency general surgery care and gives students the opportunity to work with other specialties and departments such as: Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Cardiothoracic, Plastic, Vascular, Urology, Radiology, the Emergency Department, Operating Theatres and the Intensive Care Unit. Our unit provides an excellent opportunity for an immersive and unlimited hands on experience in a busy teaching hospital whilst being supported by clinicians, nursing and allied health staff.
A detailed Placement Program including term expectations and TACS Orientation Handbook are sent to students one week prior to term commencement.
Clerkship Program (Elective) in Trauma
A comprehensive service and a structured approach is provided to all students. In conjunction with the UNSW, Kensington office, we have to formally approve your visit and the following criteria must be met.
- The minimum length of attachment is 4 weeks and the maximum length is 8 weeks.
- You must be in your final year of a medical degree, with at least two years of clinical experience at the time of your participation in the Clerkship.
- You must apply at least three months (but no more than 12 months) in advance of your requested Clerkship dates.
- You must seek approval from Unit Director and the Ethics Committees if research projects are to be undertaken.
If you wish to spend your elective in the Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Unit at Liverpool Hospital, you will be made very welcome, however, we do expect students to be present and to participate 100% in the activities of the Unit.
More information about the UNSW Clerkship Program can be found here.