Monday 8 September 2014
The RSM temporal bone competition is now in its sixth year. For the last few years this has been held in the Temporal Bone Lab at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
The temporal bone competition is FREE to all RSM members (including those that wish to join) and has been opened up to non-RSM members at a cost of £150. The aim of the competition is to provide an opportunity to practice temporal bone dissection. Participants have a half day sitting in which they are asked to carry out set dissections such as cortical mastoidectomy, attic exposure and posterior tympanotomy. High quality fresh frozen cadaveric temporal bones are used. For those that wish to perform further advanced dissection, time is available at the end of the dissection with extra marks allocated.
Drilling techniques and progress through dissections are critiqued by experts in the field of otology. Trainees will be asked questions during the dissection competition.
The competition is sponsored by Medtronic and the prize is a free place on the 2014 Cambridge course worth £750. (http://www.camoto.org)
There are 20 places available for the competition (ten in the morning and ten in the afternoon). Although priority is given to those that are approaching the FRCS exam, the competition is open to trainees at all stages.
The closing date for entry is midday on Monday 4th August 2014 and successful applicants will be notified later that day.
Click here for an application form.