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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

23 November 2021

The Future of Surgical Training – How Can We Improve?

On Tuesday 2 November, The Faculty of Surgical Trainers joint-hosted an event, T…


19 November 2021

The FST Medal

The FST Medal  for exceptional contributions to Surgical Training Excellent surgical trainers play an instrumental role in teaching, mentori…


5 November 2021

Applications Open - Surgical Director of FST

The current Surgical Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST), Mr David O’Regan, will demit office on 31 March 2022. Applications …


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.