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The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, FST

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.

FST Governance Group Appointments

FST Governance Group Appointments

Applications are invited from Associates, Members or Fellows of the Faculty to sit on the FST Governance Group

Assessment in Surgical Training

Who Makes the Cut?

FST Annual Meeting 2014 to discuss Assessment in Surgical Training, 22 October 2014


Latest FST News

13 June 2014

More speakers announced for FST 2014

The full line up of speakers has been announced for the FST annual conference, which takes place on Wednesday 22 October 2014. The programme…


28 May 2014

Call for abstracts!

Abstract submissions have opened for the Faculty of Surgical Trainers’ Annual Conference ‘Who Makes the Cut? Assessment in Surgical Training…


31 March 2014

Key speakers confirmed for FST 2014

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) has announced the names of key speakers for this year’s annual conference. ‘Who Makes the Cut? Assess…