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The FST Medal

21 September 2022

The FST Medal  For Exceptional Contributions to Surgical Training   Excellent surgical trainers play an instrumental role in teaching, mentoring and inspiring the next generation of trainee surgeons. Although there are differences in approach, personality and technique among trainers, common themes exist for those that truly shine as examples of…

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GMC National Training Survey 2022 Results

21 July 2022

This week the General Medical Council published the results of its 2022 National Training Survey. Alex Phillips, Surgical Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, commented, “The results from the national training survey are disappointing but not unexpected. Part of this is a result of the increased pressures on those involved in training. It …

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The FST Medal Awardee

28 April 2022

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is delighted to announce the recipient of this year's FST Medal. The FST Medal has been created to recognise and celebrate the work of exceptional trainers. Excellent surgical trainers play an instrumental role in teaching, mentoring and inspiring the next generation of trainee surgeons. Although there are differen…

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Silver Suture Awardee 2022

30 March 2022

The Silver Suture Award identifies the best trainee trainers in the UK who are nominated by their peers and medical students. Representatives are identified as being outstanding trainers against the same criteria as the Silver Scalpel Award (Leadership, Professionalism, Resourcefulness, Trainee development, Communication). Additionally, the Associa…

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The Faculty of Surgical Trainers appoints new Office-Bearers

24 March 2022

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Surgical Director and Deputy Director. Alex Phillips will take over as Surgical Director from 1 June 2022 and Pragnesh Bhatt has been appointed as a Deputy Director. As we welcome a new Director, we also find ourselves saying goodbye and a big thank you to David O’Reg…

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