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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.

Conference preview

Conference preview

This year's keynote speaker is Professor Wendy Reid, Director of Education and Quality with Health Education England (HEE). We caught up with her to discuss time for training, standards, and service provision

2017 Conference: Time to Train

2017 Conference: Time to Train

This year's event will explore how to secure time to train properly with speakers including: Prof Wendy Reid, Director of Education and Quality at HEE; Ms Stella Vig, Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Chair of the Core Surgical Training Committee; and Mr Dermot O’Riordan, Consultant Surgeon and previous CEO of West Suffolk Trust


Latest FST News

13 June 2017

FST backs anti-bullying campaign

The FST has voiced its support for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh's anti-bullying campaign Let's Remove It. The RCSEd launche…


12 June 2017

Rethinking Surgical Training

FST was at the ICOSET 2017 conference in Adelaide to contribute to the debate on pushing the boundaries of surgical education and training …


5 April 2017

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 Tra…


System Disruptions: 21st January 2017

Due to essential systems maintenance there will be brief interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 21st of January.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.