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FST/ASME Educational Research Grants 2019

5 December 2018

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) and the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) have come together in a ground-breaking partnership for a series of grants to promote research in this vital area.  These grants, of up to £3,000, can be used to support either a research study or evaluation of a teaching innovation in any field of…


Appointments: Faculty Advisory Board, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer

26 September 2018

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) has made the following appointments to its newly established Faculty Advisory Board: Members Sarah Wood and Andrew MillerFellows Kenneth Walker and Chris CaddyAssociates Lisa Hadfield-Law and Shireen MacKenzie The Faculty Advisory Board’s duties will include advising the FST on professional matters, developi…


Trainer Manifesto Survey

12 September 2018

Have your say! The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is developing a manifesto for surgical trainers. We want this to be a declaration of the Faculty’s views and intentions. As a trainer, we want your thoughts on what should be included.   To offer your feedback please email


Free Year of Associate Membership for ASiT/BOTA Members

26 June 2018

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is offering members of The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) and the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) free membership for a year at Associate level. Becoming an Associate of the Faculty demonstrates your active interest in surgical training. Surgical Associates must be at the level of ST3 …


The Improving Surgical Training (IST) Pilot in Edinburgh

22 June 2018

The Improving Surgical Training (IST) pilot is a national project aimed at delivering better quality of training. The pilot involves the Royal Surgical Colleges of England and Edinburgh in conjunction with Health Education England, JCST and NHS Education for Scotland. The delivery of competency-based training by professionalised trainers reflects t…


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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.