“START Surgery is an inclusive course designed for foundation doctors and medical students to advance their skills in managing acutely unwell surgical patients. You will benefit from a blend of practical workshops, data analysis, interactive lectures and eLearning. START Surgery is suitable for those with very little existing surgical knowledge.After attending this course, you should be able to: Begin to identify and manage critically ill surgical patients effectivelyBe able to demonstrate a systematic approach to assessing surgical patientsDiscuss the pathophysiology of critical illnesses following surgeryBenefit from improved teamwork skills when managing a critically ill patient Course contentYou will participate in a variety of practical training sessions during the START Surgery course, including:Introduction to a system of patient assessment to facilitate data collection and planningThe pathophysiology and recognition of clinical abnormalities in patients with respiratory, renal, circulatory and septic problemsCase-based discussion and analysis of real clinical situationsGeneral considerations of the professional responsibilities and roles of the foundation trainee within the surgical teamAdvice on the mindset and skills needed to be a strong foundation trainee and for a future career in surgery At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance, which helps to demonstrate your commitment to, and interest in, a career in surgery.