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 | Liverpool | Fri 18 - Sun 20 March 2016

Wednesday 22 April 2015

The 40th Anniversary ASiT Conference will be held in the spectactular city of Liverpool. Please join us for this celebratory event. Further details to follow!

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Regional Representative Vacancies

Monday 17 August 2015

This is a fantastic opportunity, which will offer the successful applicant the chance to join the pan-speciality ASiT Council and represent the doctors and medical students on a national scale. Applications closes 18th September 2015

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ASiT Response to the GMC's guidance on cosmetic surgery

Monday 31 August 2015

Following concerns about the qualiy of implants used in cosmetic breast surgery, The Keogh Review made a number of recommendations designed to improve patient care.  The GMC subsequently published a document entitled "Guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic interventions."  This statement is our response to that document.

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JCST Training Fees

Monday 17 August 2015

Concerned about the rising costs of JCST training fees? So are we! Read our letter to the Royal College Presidents here

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Shape of Training Review

Tuesday 04 August 2015

The Shape of Training Review sets recommendations reagrding 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. Read here our response to the Shape of Training Steering Group recommendations

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Standards for Paediatric Surgical Care

Tuesday 04 August 2015

ASiT welcome the efforts of the Royal College of Surgeons of England to improve paediatric patient safety by setting standards for paediatric surgical care. Read our response to their recommendations here


Pregnancy and Less than full time training

Wednesday 22 April 2015

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. Read our position statement


ASiT Mentoring Scheme

Friday 30 January 2015

Following the success of the ASiT Mentoring Scheme pilot, we are launching the full ASiT National Mentoring Scheme this year. Click here to read more


Surgeon Specific Outcomes

Tuesday 04 August 2015

ASiT readily accepts the importance of trust in the profession, and the need for efforts to improve transparency. The effects of publication of consultant-specific outcomes, however, are potentially far reaching. ASiT has significant concerns regarding its impact on surgical training. Read our repsonse here

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NUS Extra Discount

Monday 27 October 2014

ASiT are delighted to announce that our members in surgical training are now eligible to apply for a NUS extra membership card and take advantage of the many discounts available to card holders.

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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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Surgical Trainee Research Collaboratives

Tuesday 18 November 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. Find out more about our ASiT NRCM Grant here

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