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New Trainer Area Now Available

20 February 2018

The General Medical Council (GMC) recognises the important role trainers play in providing high quality, safe education and training, as well as the support and resources needed to deliver these effectively. With this in mind, the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) has developed a new set of practical standards. Endorsed by the GMC, these standards…

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Updated Standards for Surgical Trainers Available

15 February 2018

The updated version of the Standards for Surgical Trainers document is now available online.  As surgeons, we are all aware of how important good surgical training is to the quality and safety of the care we can deliver for the benefit of our future patients. As trainers, we face significant challenges to maintaining the high quality of training a…

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FST Director Leads On New Surgery Track At AMEE Conference

13 February 2018

RCSEd’s Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Mr Craig McIlhenny, is taking the lead on a new Surgery Track at AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) 2018, one of the world's largest medical conferences. AMEE 2018 will be held 25-29 August in Basel, Switzerland. The Surgery Track will address best practices and the latest resea…

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FST and ASiT Launch New Prize for Trainee Trainers

1 February 2018

The RCSEd’s Faculty of Surgical Trainers is proud to be joining with ASiT to support the new Silver Suture Prize for Trainee Trainers.This new prize upholds the Faculty’s purpose to help support and develop surgeons in their role as surgical trainers, and recognises that becoming an excellent trainer begins at an early stage.Mr Craig McIlhenny, Dir…

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FST ASME Educational Research Grant

10 January 2018

Applications are now invited for the joint FST / ASME small educational research grants from surgical trainees and consultants. The small research grants are intended to support evaluation or research into surgical education and training. Projects should either lead directly to improvements in surgical training practice or increase our understandi…

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