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Welcome to the Faculty of Surgical Trainers!

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) is a Faculty that sits within The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, created to promote and enhance the role of the surgical trainer. We are the first of our kind in the UK and are here to support and develop surgeons in their role as surgical trainers. We want 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.

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• To support and nurture a diverse and inclusive community of surgical trainers

• To define, promote and uphold the highest standards of surgical training

• To ensure the recognition of excellence in surgical training



Excellence in surgical training is an achievable aspiration for all and membership of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is universally recognised as a professional badge of honour. 


Pillars And Goals 





Latest FST News

25 August 2021

FST Election Results

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is pleased to announce new appointments to its Executive Committee and Advisory Board following recent recr…


23 August 2021

Joint Faculty of Surgical Trainers & ASME Research Grants

Since 2016 The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) and the Ass…


6 August 2021

ICOSET 2022 announced in conjunction with Triennial Conference

Save the Date! The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is delighted to announce that the International Conference on Surgical Education and Trainin…


System Disruptions: 19th August 2017

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 19th of August.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.