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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. 


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Latest FST News

25 April 2023

FST Deputy Director fulfils guest speaker slot at Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers was thrilled to hear recently from Deputy Director, Dr Pragnesh Bhatt, about his experience supporting t…


5 April 2023

The FST Annual Conference 2023 - SAVE THE DATE

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) is delighted to announce that The FST Annual Conference 2023 will take place on Friday 13 October 202…


25 January 2023

The FST Medal

The FST Medal  For Exceptional Contributions to Surgical Training   Excellent surgical trainers play an instrumental role in teaching, mento…


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.