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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ASiT Response to the RCS Surgical Care of Children consultation

Thursday 02 July 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. Please see our response to their recommendations below

ASiT Response to Shape of Training review

Monday 09 March 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 and find the template letter to send to your MP!

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ASiT Response to the CSIC Recommendations

Friday 20 March 2015

Following concerns about the quality of implants used in cosmetic breast surgery, an independent review of cosmetic practice performed in the private sector was undertaken.  Completed in 2013, part of its influence has been  the formation of the Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialities Committee (CSIC).  This body has presented a number of key proposals to protect patients undergoing cosmetic interventions.  Find our reponse to these proposals here.

RSM Professionals MRCS part B Revision Course Sept 2015

Saturday 18 July 2015

This two-day weekend MRCS course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the MRCS part B exam. With coverage of commonly encountered examination topics and plenty of viva and hands-on practice, delegates will leave having a clear understanding of the level expected of them and should be comfortable with challenging common questions.

Undermining, Bullying and Harassment: ASiT Response

Wednesday 11 March 2015

The Association of Surgeons in Training feels strongly that any form of undermining, bullying or harassment has no place within modern surgical training and is unacceptable. As professionals, surgical trainees have the right to feel valued and safe in the workplace, and are encouraged to raise concerns if this behaviour exists. Click here to read our position statement

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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

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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European Working Time Directive (EWTD) in Surgery

Wednesday 11 March 2015

ASiT has been concerned about the adverse effects of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) on patient safety and surgical training since its introduction. In recent years the association has undertaken numerous projects and published several documents in relation to this. Read more here

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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