ASSA – Australasian Students' Surgical Association

JDocs | Videos

JDocs is a Framework that describes the many tasks, skills and behaviours that should be achieved by doctors at defined early post-graduate year levels, and will assist in their development towards a career in surgery and other proceduralist careers. 

The College has developed a number of short videos demonstrating one safe way in which to perform basic surgical tasks.

Check out JDocs for more!


cSurgeries | Videos


A comprehensive library of surgical procedures created by surgeons for surgeons, trainees and students.

CSurgeries is a physician owned and operated company that publishes high-quality surgical content that is open to students, residents, surgeons, and patients regarding both common and complex surgical procedures. Our publications can be used to share innovative techniques with other surgical experts, educate surgical trainees, or can be used to educate patients on surgical procedures they may undergo. In an effort to provide equal access to these resources, members can submit materials for publication and view all of our publications free of charge.

CSurgeries is:

 – Dedicated to creating a centralized source of peer-reviewed medical videos that is accessible to a wide audience, including patients, families, students and professionals in all surgical disciplines

 – Designed to provide brief, accurate, high quality surgical video clips that are approved by international experts through the peer-review process

 – A useful resource showcasing basic and complex surgical techniques, providing a venue where surgical innovations can be shared with members across the surgical community


RACS Post Op Podcast

RACS Post Op Podcast is a medical podcast by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. It features extended interviews on articles in the current issue of Surgical News magazine, plus practical advice that surgeons can implement in their practices, including insights on financial management and wealth creation, legal and tax advice and economic forecasts.

Short Sharp Surg Series

The Surgical podcast for medical students and junior doctors. Conversations covering key surgical and medical topics with a focus on issues relevant to ward based work for junior medical staff on surgery rotations. Medical education made easy – Short Sharp Surg Series.

Behind The Knife:
The Surgery Podcast

Behind the Knife is a podcast aimed for everyone interested in not only an in-depth look at the broad range of surgical topics, but a “behind the scenes” look at the interesting, controversial and humanistic side of surgery from some of the giants in the field. Come along with Kevin Kniery, Jason Bingham, John McClellan and Scott Steele on a journey that explores all the disciplines of General Surgery in this informal discussion and interview format. We feel that this is the perfect medium not only to cover important educational topics for all stages of your professional career, but allow you to listen to a first-hand account of not only where we have been from those that pioneered the way, but also an opportunity to explore where we are now and are headed in the not so distant future from surgical leaders.

Surgery 101

‘Surgery 101’ is a series of podcasts designed to help people learn about the basics of surgery. Each episode covers a single topic in 10-15 minutes so that learners can quickly grasp the basic concepts relating to a common surgical problem. Learning objectives are provided for each episode; episodes are divided into chapters and conclude with several key points to summarize the topic. Please explore our website using the search bar above or clicking through the drop down menus to find topics that interest you! We encourage all of our listeners to supplement their Surgery 101 learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!

ICU Rounds

A podcast dedicated to the teaching of critical care. The focus audience is physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, therapists, and paramedics. These are topics that arise while on teaching rounds in the Burn ICU at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A broad scope of critical care and prehospital topics are presented as well as recent journal articles and medical news.

Recommended reading for the GSSE

Discover how a successful candidate used the reading material.

The RACS Library has many of the recommended books and journals online on the Trainees Resources page.

The recommended reading list (PDF 105KB) will also expedite your preparation for the GSSE.

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