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Tuesday 22 January 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. Click here to find out how ASiT can benefit your surgical education and career.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
The ASiT 2014 Conference will be held in the impressive City of Belfast. This is your chance to socialise with over 700 fellow trainees from all 10 surgical specialities, listen to latest updates in clinical practice, training and workforce issues, and hear what the future holds for us all in surgical training. Watch this space!
Thursday 18 April 2013
The 2013 Conference at the Manchester Central convention centre was a huge success with over 700 delegates attending. Educational pre-conference courses, an interactive and informative programme and our famous Charity Gala Dinner Party made this essential for all surgical trainees. Click here to view videos of talks from the conference and photographs from the conference
Sunday 28 April 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. Please click here to read ASiT response and documents
Sunday 03 February 2013
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.
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.
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.
Sunday 03 February 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.
Sunday 13 February 2011
The last ten years have seen training costs increase dramatically while funding has been cut. ASiT has recently undertaken a survey of our members investigating the costs of surgical training. The results are troubling and have far-reaching implications for the medical profession, and for the future of the surgical workforce.
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.