Thank you for your interest in signing up to the Proximie platform and to receive communications about our exclusive new partnership with The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT).
By entering your name, email, and ASiT Membership number in the form, you will be given full access to the new curriculum, which includes the provision of remote live surgery demonstrations, cadaveric masterclasses, and interactive lectures, as well as an extensive range of virtual and immersive events.
You now have access to the new curriculum, including remote live surgery demonstrations, cadaveric masterclasses, and interactive lectures, plus a range of virtual and immersive events.
As a forward-thinking, trainee-led organisation, ASiT has always endeavoured to provide unparalleled support to all levels of training across all surgical specialities. Recognising the increasing challenges faced by trainees in accessing teaching opportunities during COVID-19, the association sought to offer you, its member, a practical solution.
Founded by Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram FRCS (Plast), BEM, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Head of Clinical Innovation at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, our platform has been created with the needs of trainees and surgeons in mind. It is being used by hospitals, the UK military, universities, medical device companies, and most recently to support in the fight against COVID-19. We are fundamentally changing the way clinicians train, interact, apply their expertise and provide optimum patient care now and in the future.
Proximie and ASiT have professionally collaborated for many years. Proximie has previously held training events for ASiT members and participated on joint reports with the Association, including the 2022 report Future of Surgery: Technology Enhanced Surgical Training (FOS:TEST). This inspiring work led by ASiT was supported by many major groups including the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Confederation of Postgraduate Schools of Surgery (CoPSS), the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR) Advanced Surgical Technology Incubator, Health Education England (HEE) and the Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST). The new partnership will also see Proximie host a series of live surgical events with leading global surgeons, which ASiT members will be able to observe.
The partnership will enable all 3,500 ASiT members to access the Proximie platform, providing a vital resource for training the next generation of surgeons. ASiT’s trainee surgeons will be able to observe live surgeries or playback previous surgeries from just their mobile phone, providing front row seats and access to surgical procedures they would never normally get to see. Trainees can record their own cases, or that of others, and add them to the ASiT library, they can ask for feedback from other trainees or mentors, providing further opportunities to develop skills and share learnings across the membership.
The partnership denotes a new era in surgical training. By providing remotely accessible, interactive masterclasses, ASiT and Proximie seek to empower trainees to take ownership of their educational needs and further their training in a meaningful way.
“We are delighted to announce the partnership with ASiT. The Association’s surgeons are the future of the UK’s healthcare system, and by providing them with access to the Proximie platform we can make a significant difference to the training opportunities they receive. Embracing technological innovation is critical to produce the future’s world-class surgeons and reduce both the current and predicted global shortfall in surgeons. This partnership with ASiT is a fantastic opportunity for Proximie to highlight this to the next generation.”
“We are very excited to launch this partnership with Proximie. Through digitisation we can transform how we train our surgeons. The opportunity to watch live surgeries and receive feedback on previous ones will be a game-changer for our trainee surgeons, encouraging a culture of continuous learning throughout their careers.”