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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. 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.

FST Conference 2017

View highlights from the most recent Faculty of Surgical Trainers conference and save the date for ICOSET 2019.

FST at AMEE 2018

FST at AMEE 2018

RCSEd’s Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Mr Craig McIlhenny, is taking the lead on a new Surgery Track at AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) 2018, one of the world's largest medical conferences.

FST to host ICOSET 2019

FST to host ICOSET 2019

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is delighted to announce that it is to host the 2019 International Conference on Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET). The biennial event will take place in the historic setting of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, on 21-22 March 2019.


Latest FST News

26 June 2018

Free Year of Associate Membership for ASiT/BOTA Members

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is offering members of The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) and the British Orthopaedic Trainee…


22 June 2018

The Improving Surgical Training (IST) Pilot in Edinburgh

The Improving Surgical Training (IST) pilot is a national project aimed at delivering better quality of training. The pilot involves the Roy…


20 June 2018

FST/ASME Educational Research Grant Awarded to Arpan Tahim

The FST/ASME Educational Research Grant has been awarded to Arpan Tahim. Arpan is an ST5 doctoral student with the Institute of Education Or…


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.