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FST Welcomes its 600th Member

1 March 2019

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) is delighted to annouce it has reached over 600 members. Commenting on the increase in membership, FST Surgical Director Craig McIlhenny said: “Reaching 600 members is a real achievement for the Faculty. As our numbers continue to grow I am reassured that there are a lot of surgeons who remain dedicated to d…


Inspiring Surgical Educators through Performance Simulation of Music and Surgery

15 January 2019

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is pushing the boundaries of surgical education by providing the chance to put into practice performance simulation of music and surgery through a workshop on offer at the International Conference on Surgical Education and Training  (ICOSET). Excellence in surgical education can be encouraged by deliberately seekin…


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


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