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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.


NEW ASiT Foundation Skills in Mentoring Course:

We recently launched a new streamlined one day mentoring course, to enable training a pool of mentors efficiently and effectively.

This course ran for the first time on 23rd June 2018 in Dublin.


Click HERE to see course programme outline. 

The course is free for ASiT members. We are planning to run the course later in the year in the UK- dates will be advertised shortly. 

GET INVOLVED: You can be a mentor, a mentee or both! 



Do you want a mentor? If so, email

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 to train as a mentor, we run training courses to expand our number of trained mentors. This involves a new revised 1 day Foundation skills in Mentoring training course, or having completed the previous ASiT 3 day mentoring 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. Training is free to ASiT members, although a deposit is required which will be refunded if you attend.


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

Mentoring Resources

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

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