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The Royal College of Surgeons of England

MRCS Part A applications are open

Bookings for MRCS Part A are now open for the January 2021 diet, which we're delivering as an online assessment.

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Bookings live for Jan 2021 online exam

Meet your new president

RCS President Professor Neil Mortensen took part in a live interview on 22 July, and spoke about his plans for the RCS. Watch the recording and get to know our new president.

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An interview with Neil Mortensen

Our courses

We offer practical skills courses, professional development courses and exam preparation for all stages of your career

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Webinar series

We host free webinars every week on topics with surgical experts to provide a space for discussion, feedback and information exchange.

  • 11 August: Meet the FDS Dean
  • 20 August: Making the most of  your surgical training

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WhatsApp, Doc?

Mr Matt Dunstan shows us how instant messaging has changed team dynamics under COVID-19.

WhatsApp Doc Instant messaging in times of crisis

The Bulletin

July 2020

The theme of this month's Bulletin is sustainability. In the issue, we turn our focus to the impact of surgery on greenhouse gas emissions and consider how COVID-19 has emphasised the link between human and planetary health.

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Whatever stage of your surgical career you’re at, RCS membership will provide you with the knowledge, skills and development and support you need.

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Donate to the RCS

The RCS is a charity and relies on your support to fund research, training and conserving our heritage collections - all in the aim of advancing surgical care.

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Conserve our collections

Illustration of a skeleton and rhino from:

Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

by Albinus 1747