Medical Students

The Anatomy of Complications Workshops aim to improve the performance of specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists in the area of ‘the prevention and management of complications in obstetric and gynaecological surgery’. This two-day programme is an intensive, hands-on learning experience dealing with inadvertent injury to urological, gastrointestinal and major vascular structures.

Medical students, enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine (year 3 or 4 only), are expected to assist in the role of a third surgical assistant and scrub/scout nurse. An appreciation of this role is anticipated to have been gained through completing year 3 rotations in either Obstetrics and Gynaecology, or Surgery. An understanding of common surgical instruments, surgical sharps safety etiquette and proficiency in basic suturing skills are required. 3rd year students should have attained 120 credit points prior to the workshop they enrol for.

There is a limit of nine (9) medical students per workshop.

If you’d like to assist during the workshops please choose a workshop below and complete the expression of interest (there is no fee charged). We’ll be in contact with genuine applicants and provide a workshop program with further details.


Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre and
Facility for Advanced Surgical Training (at the Large Animal Facility)
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Hwy
Crawley, WA 6009