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The Faculty of Surcical Trainers, FST

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. The Faculty is the first of its kind in the UK and its purpose is to help support and develop surgeons in their role as surgical trainers. It works 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.

It also champions and promotes training in non-technical skills, as well as traditional technical skills, to further enhance patient safety; and provide a framework for the training and education of surgical trainers.

The Faculty will also play an important role as the landscape of Surgical Training changes in the future. As such it is already highly active in preparing for the GMC’s plan to approve trainers by 2016.

The Faculty is now open to all those who have an active interest or involvement in surgical training in the UK and internationally.

Touch Surgery interview

Interview feature

With competency vs time on the agenda for this year's conference, FST speaks to Touch Surgery’s Andre Chow about what the ground-breaking application means for both trainees and trainers

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Prof Klingensmith will be speaking at the FST Conference in October 2016

Conference preview: Keynote speaker interview

Mary Klingensmith MD is President of the Association for Surgical Education, Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chair for Education at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, US

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Latest FST News

1 September 2016

FST’s director writes for Urology News

The FST’s Surgical Director, Craig McIlhenny has written an opinion piece on modern surgical training for the autumn edition of Urology News…

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2 August 2016

Winners announced of FST/ASME research grants

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is to support research projects aiming to further surgical education and training. Craig Mcllhenny, Surgica…

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10 June 2016

Conference preview: Keynote speaker interview

Mary Klingensmith MD will deliver the keynote lecture at this year's Faculty of Surgical Trainers conference  Dr Klingensmith, right, wil…

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Upcoming System Disruptions: 14th - 16th September 2016

Due to essential systems maintenance there will be interruption to some on-line services between 8am on Wednesday 14th of September and 8am Friday 16th of September.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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