The second level of the Training Program is Intermediate Training where the trainee involvement should be increasing in complexity. The trainee should be assuming more responsibility and building on the foundational experience, knowledge, skills and attributes towards the required level of competence.
Intermediate Training must be completed in a minimum of three training years from completion of Basic Training and a maximum of four training years. Trainees who complete four years of active Intermediate Training without successful completion of all training requirements will be dismissed.
The training requirements which must be satisfactorily completed during Intermediate Training are summarised below with further details available in the Regulations:
- Quarterly Professional Performance Assessments
- The approved supervised research project, presentation and publication
- The Early Management of Severe Trauma Course
- The Critical Literature Evaluation and Research Course
- A minimum of six Neurosurgical Training Seminars
- A minimum of 800 major neurosurgical procedures during Intermediate Training
- A minimum of 50 major paediatric neurosurgical cases which can include those completed during Basic Training and Intermediate Training
- Participation in a minimum of 80 major neurosurgical procedures for each six months
- Trainees must be assessed by two different Assessors from two different training units as having satisfied each Type 1 DOPS procedure at the conclusion of Intermediate Training (including those completed during Basic Training)
- Trainees must be assessed by two different Assessors from two different training units as having satisfied each Type 2 DOPS procedure at the conclusion of Intermediate Training (including those submitted during Basic Training)
Trainees must remain in their allocated accredited training positions at all times during Intermediate Training.
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