The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) is an independent professional body that works to promote the highest standards in surgical training.
The Association was originally established in 1976 and is one of the largest surgical associations in the UK with around 3,500 members from all ten surgical specialities. ASiT membership costs just £40 for medical students and £60 otherwise, serving the needs of trainees through training courses, grants, prizes and fellowships.
A membership highlight is the ASiT Annual Conference, with around 1,500 delegates attending a weekend of educational courses, lectures and topical debate on all aspects of surgery and surgical training.
ASiT represents the views of surgical trainees through representation on several national councils including the four Royal Colleges of Surgery, ISCP, and JCST. Unlike many others, ASiT remains independent of the Royal Colleges and professional medical organisations and is run by trainees, for trainees.