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ASiT Mentoring Scheme for Surgical Trainees
ASiT Mentoring Scheme for Surgical Trainees
Following our successful national survey regarding mentoring in surgical training, ASiT are now launching a National Mentoring Scheme for all trainees in surgery.

ASiT believes that there is an opportunity to better support surgical trainees through effective mentoring.

Mentorship has a valuable pastoral role to play in enabling trainees to achieve their maximum potential, whilst developing leadership and interpersonal skills.

The ASiT Mentoring Scheme aims to provide surgical trainees and those interested in a surgical career with a formal mentor, separate from the clinical environment. The scheme has been started after the results of a national survey of ASiT members from all surgical specialities suggested that there was a great desire for surgical mentors and for training in mentoring others.



Day 1&2 - May 20th, 21st 2017

Day 3 - June 24th 2017

Please complete an application form (download HERE), and return this to 


Click HERE to see course programme outline. 

The cost of the course will be £150 (reserved via £250 deposit with £100 refunded on completion of course). 

There are also Dr Amit Mishra Bursaries available (value £150 x 3). Further information on these bursaries can be found HERE.




If you would like to train as a mentor, we run training courses to expand our number of trained mentors. This involves a 3 day training course and 3 further feedback/ training days, where mentors are able to discuss problems/ concerns, as well as have further training in mentoring techniques (see above for details on current course).
At the end of the course you will receive a certificate confirming that you have successfully completed the ASiT mentor training course and you will then join the register of trained ASiT mentors.
Those interested must commit to the first 3 days of the course and at least one of the 3 feedback coaching Masterclasses.
The cost of the training will be £150 in total, this is to cover the cost of the professional coach. Please note that mentoring training can cost more than £1000 and this is heavily subsidised, we continue to look for external funding to enable us to reduce the cost of this course further. If anyone has any suggestions please do contact us.



If you are a surgical trainee (from medical student to registrar), we have a cohort of trained mentors to help you reach your maximum potential. If you would like a surgical mentor, please email for an application form


The Asit mentoring scheme continues to grow from strength to strength and we want as many of you as possible to experience the benefits of mentoring and the ASiT scheme. 

At this year's ASiT conference, we will be running an ASiT mentoring clinic on both Saturday and Sunday. Anyone interested in finding out about mentoring can book in for a one hour slot to discuss whatever they choose with the ASiT Mentoring Lead.

Those who wish to can continue this mentoring relationship after the conference and initial meeting.

Issues that may be discussed include:

  • Excelling in your career
  • Discussing a big decision - work related or personal
  • Improving work-life balance
  • Talking through choices - higher degree, specialties, rotations
  • A difficult work relationship

Don't delay and apply today, as only 10 spaces available. Click HERE to book.




Click HERE to see the results of the ASiT Mentoring Survey.

You can also access the ASiT article 'Modern Mentors', published in RCSEd Surgeons News HERE.

ASiT Mentoring Lead: Piriyah Sinclair (also LTFT/flexible training/WINS representative)


Mentoring Resources

Files relating to the application and mentoring process can be downloaded below.

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