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FST’s director writes for Urology News

1 September 2016

The FST’s Surgical Director, Craig McIlhenny has written an opinion piece on modern surgical training for the autumn edition of Urology News. Highlighting the challenges faced by those trying to provide excellent training to new generations of surgeons, Mr McIlhenny said “There is no acknowledgement of the work we put in to deliver high quality tr…

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Winners announced of FST/ASME research grants

2 August 2016

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is to support research projects aiming to further surgical education and training. Craig Mcllhenny, Surgical Director of FST and consultant urological surgeon in NHS Forth Valley, says: "FST believes that quality research into education and training is vital and this award, in collaboration with ASME, marks a signi…

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Conference preview: Keynote speaker interview

10 June 2016

Mary Klingensmith MD will deliver the keynote lecture at this year's Faculty of Surgical Trainers conference  Dr Klingensmith, right, will be speaking at the FST conference on 21 October The title for this year’s FST conference is Time vs Competency in Surgical Training. How would you define competency-based training?To me, competency-based tra…

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FST and ASME launch research grants for surgical education

23 March 2016

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers has teamed up with the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) to launch a series of new research grants in the field of surgical education and training. The grants, available annually for up to £3,000, can be used to support either a research study or evaluation of a teaching innovation in any field …

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Abstract submissions go live!

15 March 2016

Abstract submissions have opened for this year’s Faculty of Surgical Trainers conference Training by Numbers: Competency v Time in Surgical Training. The event takes place on 21 October in Edinburgh, with the following speakers confirmed:• Mary Klingensmith MD, President of the Association for Surgical Education, Distinguished Professor of Surgery…

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