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Association of Surgeons in Training Response to GMC framework and supplementary information regarding credentialing in postgraduate medical practice


The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) is a professional body and registered charity working to promote excellence in surgical training for the benefit of junior doctors and patients alike. With a membership of over 2700 surgical trainees from all 10 surgical specialities, the Association provides support at both regional and national levels throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Originally founded in 1976, ASiT is independent of the National Health Service (NHS), Surgical Royal Colleges, and specialty associations. Governed by an elected Executive and Council, the Association is run by trainees for trainees.

The GMC recently held a public consultation into credentialing, a mechanism for the reform of postgraduate training.

The GMC’s information on credentialing can be found on their website:

The public consultation, which closed 25th January 2019, took the form of a series of online questions. ASiT responded, with input from the trainee speciality associations. This document presents the questions asked by the GMC, in the sequence presented by the GMC and ASiT’s responses.

Please click here to read the full response. 

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