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Welcome to the Faculty of Surgical Trainers

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is a venture set up by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to promote and enhance the role of the surgical trainer. The Faculty is the first of its kind in the UK and its purpose is to help support and develop surgeons in their role as surgical trainers. It works to increase the profile and recognition of surgical education and training and disseminate the message that excellent surgical training means excellent and safe patient care.

It also champions and promotes training in non-technical skills, as well as traditional technical skills, to further enhance patient safety; and provide a framework for the training and education of surgical trainers.

The Faculty will also play an important role as the landscape of Surgical Training changes in the future. As such it is already highly active in preparing for the GMC’s plan to approve trainers by 2016.

The Faculty is now open to all those who have an active interest or involvement in surgical training in the UK and internationally.

'Talking excellence' - a conference preview

'Talking excellence' - a conference preview

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers meeting will offer practical advice on how to improve as a trainer, says Surgical Director Craig McIlhenny

Standards for Surgical Trainers

FST Launch First Standards for Surgical Trainers

Standards to support accreditation of consultants and improve training come with warning that outdated aspects of training system must change


Latest FST News

17 June 2015

National survey of trainers to launch

The FST has welcomed news that the GMC is to roll out a new national survey of trainers in March 2016. The plans were announced following pu…


26 March 2015

FST to hold international forum

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is to join forces with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Academy of Surgical Educators (ASE) to de…


13 February 2015

Faculty & Educator Recognition Meeting

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will be hosting a meeting at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital from 6pm to 9.15pm on Thursday 12 …


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