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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

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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

2 November 2023

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers Annual Conference Round-Up

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) held its Annual Conference on Friday 13 October at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The th…


12 September 2023

The FST Annual Conference 2023

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) Annual Conference is just a few weeks away! FST Surgical Director, Alexander Phillips looks forwar…


25 July 2023

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) - Adelaide

The Faculty was thrilled to hear recently from Executive Committee Member, Lisa Hadfield-Law, about her experience attending the Royal Austr…


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.