Have you Completed the Survey?
It's winter, and unless you are blessed to be working in Darwin or Cairns, or somewhere warm, you are cold and probably exhausted. Perhaps you aren't getting enough operating time in theatre, or your new boss doesn't speak to you. Or maybe you are having the time of your life, having just done your first abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, or your best ever dynamic hip screw. You might be saving lives, alleviating human suffering or stamping out disease. Whatever your circumstances, you are almost certainly working really hard. Which is why I know you might not consider filling out this term's RACSTA survey as a high priority. It is a high priority for us, This survey is how we, your Trainee Representatives, find out from you what life is like on the ground, across nine specialties, and two countries. And we do everything we can with what we learn.
We are in the final stages of developing a five-year picture of what it is like to be a Trainee Surgeon in Australia and New Zealand, and we couldn't do it without your survey responses. Five years of survey data will increase our platform to advocate for you, and ensure your concerns are taken seriously.
If you were in a training post for the first half of 2016, you will by now have received an email link to the RACSTA survey. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Filling out the survey helps us to be your trainees' organisation to the full. If you didn't get the link, or have any questions, contact the RACSTA Executive Officer.
And so you know what we've been up to since the last survey, we have developed a newsletter to keep you informed. Please send us any feedback you like!
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