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

Sunday 08 February 2015

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. REGISTRATION OPEN- LIMITED PLACES ON PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES, BOOK SOON TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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Pregnancy/Maternity & Paternity Leave/Less Than Full Time Survey

Tuesday 13 January 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. Click here to complete our ASiT/BOTA survey

ASiT Response to Shape of Training review

Thursday 19 February 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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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 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

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 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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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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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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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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