The Association of Surgeons in Training

Saturday 02 November 2013

Founded in 1976, ASiT is a professional body and educational charity working to promote excellence in surgical training across all ten surgical specialties in the UK and Republic of Ireland. ASiT is independent of the Surgical Royal Colleges and is run by trainees for trainees. Find out how ASiT can benefit your surgical education and career.

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ASiT Conference | Glasgow | Fri 27 Feb- Sun 1 March 2015

Thursday 18 September 2014

The 2015 ASiT Conference will be held in Glasgow. The conference offered the chance to socialise with over 600 fellow trainees from all 10 surgical specialities, hear updates in clinical practice, training and workforce issues, and hear what the future holds for us all in surgical training. Visit our YouTube channel to see videos of ASiT conferences!


ASiT Surgical Skills Training in Rwanda

Tuesday 09 September 2014

We're fundraising to help with the costs of a small team from ASiT who are visiting the main hospital in Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa. We will be runing the first international pilot teaching our ‘Foundation Skills in Surgery’ Course to local medics on 13-14th Sept 2014. Can you help? Click here to follow our Rwandan experience

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ASiT Conference 2014 Abstract Publication

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Abstracts from Conference in Belfast 2014 are anticipated to be published in International Journal of Surgery Online in early September


European Working Time Directive (EWTD) in Surgery

Monday 16 December 2013

ASiT has been concerned about the adverse effects of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) on patient safety and surgical training since its introduction. Click here to access our EWTD-related resources and position statements.


ASiT National Mentoring Scheme for Surgical Trainees

Monday 24 June 2013

Following our successful national survey regarding mentoring in surgical training, ASiT are now launching a pilot National Mentoring Scheme for all surgical trainees. Click here for details of how you can be part of this scheme as either a mentor or a mentee.

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ASiT Response to London School of Surgery WBA requirement

Friday 20 September 2013

The London School of Surgery requires that trainees complete 80 WBAs per year - double the JCST’s recommended number. The GMC has responded to our letter setting out ASiT's clear stance against a requirement for 80 WBAs.  Click here to read ASiT response and documents

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Emergency Cross-Cover: ASiT Recommendations

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Attempts to maintain EWTD-compliant rotas and reductions in training posts have increased the use of emergency-cross cover between specialties. Concerns have been voiced over the appropriateness and manner in which this is provided, and numerous difficulties in cross-cover provision need to be addressed. Click here to read about ASiT Emergency Cross-Cover Course

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The Role of Simulation in Surgical Training

Saturday 16 February 2013

Simulation in Surgical Training has gained much interest in recent years. This evidence-based consensus statement by the Association of Surgeons in Training discusses the potential for the integration of simulation into various facets of surgery together with widespread variation in access to facilities.

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ASiT Silver Scalpel Award: Excellence in Surgical Training

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Over the past decade the ASiT Silver Scalpel Award, generously supported by Swann-Morton, has played a vital part in recognising trainers going the extra mile for their trainees, while at the same time promoting the highest standards of surgical training.

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ASiT Response to Shape of Training review

Sunday 17 November 2013

The Shape of Training Review sets recommendations regarding the structure and delivery of medical and surgical postgraduate training for the next 30 years. The changes proposed have implications for both current and future trainees. Our response document sets out the specific changes that surgical trainees within the UK will encounter if these recommendations are implemented, and seeks to communicate the opinions of ASiT.

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The Future of Surgical Training: ASiT Consensus Statement

Friday 17 August 2012

ASiT have recently up-dated this wide-ranging document addressing the future of surgical training. Our objective is to succinctly present the views of surgical trainees in relation to changes required to improve training quality, and improve the standards of the end-product of surgical training – the Consultant Surgeon.

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Pregnancy, Maternity Leave and Less Than Full Time training

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Concerns have been raised by surgical trainees that reliable advice regarding working during pregnancy and less than full time training is difficult to find, and that access to less than full time training and adequacy of training within in these points has been questioned. Click here to read the ASiT position statement


Surgical Trainee Research Collaboratives

Friday 25 April 2014

Surgical trainee-led research collaboratives offer the opportunity to run large-scale multi-centre audits and clinical trails by bringing together interested trainees into one collaborative research group. A number of such groups now exist across the UK and their contact details can be found here.

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