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International Office

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) is committed to advancing surgical care worldwide. With over 5,000 members in more than 90 countries, we deliver an internationally renowned programme of activities and collaborations, benefiting our members and above all patients.

The RCS recognises that the movement of doctors, patients and surgical innovation across borders greatly impacts surgery in the UK. Active engagement in international affairs supports the advancement of surgical standards in the UK and abroad, benefiting our members and their patients.

International opportunities

Education: Courses are delivered for trainees and surgeons at all levels, both in the UK and globally. International education and training providers also have the opportunity to deliver courses in their own countries.

Examinations: Dental and surgical examinations are regularly held overseas.

Accreditation: RCS offers an accreditation service for overseas courses, programmes and events.

Library and Surgical Information Services: A range of online resources are available to international members of the College.

Membership: Overseas surgeons can apply for membership to the Royal College of Surgeons and both its dental faculties: the Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK).

Research: Various fellowships, awards and grants are available for trainees and surgeons overseas.

Faculty of Dental Surgery: The NACPDE provides information for qualified dentists who wish to work in the UK and those interested in postgraduate study in the UK.

Career Support: The Surgical Careers website provides information for visiting specialists and refugee doctors, and international doctors wishing to train or work in the UK.

The International Office

The RCS International Office is the main point of contact for all queries from international surgeons and stakeholders who wish to find out more about opportunities and ventures overseas.

For any other queries related to RCS International activities, please contact our International Office:

International Office
020 7869 6053

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