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To Be Or Not To Be...

5 July 2021

An article by Mr David J O'Regan, Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST)   My archetypal Victorian-like grandmother, barely five-foot with significant dropsy, could confirm that I always wanted to be surgeon, ever since I was six years of age. I cannot identify the source of that conviction, as there was no family history for an ancho…

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Situation Awareness - The 'God Particle'

15 June 2021

Situation Awareness - The 'God Particle' Foreword by David J O'Regan, Director of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST)  Situation awareness is critical to the functioning of a clinical team, especially in theatre.  I asked Trevor Dale, a retired BA Captain and trainer to offer his thoughts on situation awareness.  It is not something that is ta…

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We Need To Recognise The Surgical Trainer

7 June 2021

An article by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh Foreword by David J O'Regan, Director of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) and Lolade Giwa, President of the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) All training doctors need to be applauded for their response to the COVID-19 crisis. We acknowledge the impact on surgical training and the concerns ex…

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An Interview with FSTEd Fellow, Dr Sukri Rahman

27 May 2021

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is proud to welcome its first Fellow from Indonesia, Dr Sukri Rahman. In addition to its many members in the United Kingdom, the FST has a global platform of over 100 Associates, Members and Fellows in 25 countries around the world. Promoting the highest standards in surgical training is a global objective and the F…

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Time to Chat

28 April 2021

I have been reflecting on the comments made by a trainee who was waxing lyrical about their experience. Once a week the trainee travelled with the consultant in their car to a peripheral clinic and back. This afforded them literally and figuratively time to chat. I then recalled one of the nominees for the Silver Scalpel Award who worked in the Hig…

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