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Providing a quality mark for surgical education

From an evening's Continuing Professional Development event to a year-long Master's programme, the RCS accredits a wide range of surgical education activities.

Trainee observes Registrar performing surgery through microscope

Organisers of surgical education events on why getting RCS accreditation is important

"It acts as a quality mark for any course or conference you organise"

"It adds additional value to our conference"

"It encourages event attendance"

"It ensures the delegates are receiving a high quality course, delivered by appropriate speakers"

Source: RCS survey of CPD event providers, November 2015

We want to ensure these activities provide a high quality learning experience for those who participate. We do this through the process of accreditation, verifying the quality of the educational event and checking participants' comments and level of satisfaction.

We offer education providers a wide range of benefits, including*:

  • Review by leading surgeons and recommendations on quality enhancement
  • The award of CPD points
  • Use of the RCS logo
  • Listing on the RCS website and / or Accreditation Portal and in the RCS publication The Bulletin
  • Use of the RCS online evaluation platform, including questionnaire development, analysis and reporting
  • Advertising discount

*benefits vary according to accredited activity

Our Accreditation Portal has further information on how to apply for accreditation.

Get it accredited!


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