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Get involved with our activities

There are many ways that you can get involved with the important work that we do. From research to fundraising there are plenty of opportunities for you to help change the face of surgery.   

Volunteer with us 

Our faculty are at the heart of advancing surgical education. They teach courses and give feedback to develop and update our education offering.   

  • Join the FDS Board as an Invited Member

We currently have two vacancies for Early Careers Representatives to the FDS Board, and there is still just time to apply for one vacancy for a Trainee Representative to the Board. If you are interested in applying please email a copy of your CV to the FDS Registrar at, stating which of the two roles you are applying for. In either role, you will be an Invited Member of the FDS Board. Invited members are asked to attend quarterly meetings of the FDS Board (two online meetings per year and two in person). Your purpose will be to provide a trainee or early careers perspective on issues brought to the Board, and to help with the planning and running of the annual FDS Undergraduate Award. The closing dates are 5pm on Thursday 7 March for Trainee Rep applications and 5pm on Monday 18 March for Early Careers Rep applications. 

SACs play a key role in the development and improvement of postgraduate surgical training in the UK and Ireland. Each SAC works to ensure that training programmes cover all aspects essential to train someone to consultant level. 

Contribute to our publications

We welcome contributions to our key journals, the Bulletin, Annals and FDJ. Contact us to find out more.

Join our networks and forums

We commit to reform in order to increase diversity, inclusivity and accountability in everything we do and every decision we make. Find out more about our work and join one of our networks.

Women in Surgery (WinS) is a national initiative dedicated to encouraging, enabling and inspiring women to fulfil their surgical career ambitions. We have more than 6,000 women in our network and a Forum of elected members who work on key projects throughout the year. Find out more about this work

Collaborate with like-minded colleagues from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds as part of our Expert Advisory Network. The network is designed for professionals from any discipline with a special interest in technology, research, innovation or education. It represents a unique opportunity to help shape our future learning agenda.

Fellowships, awards and grants

We offer a wide range of grant and award opportunitiesto support all career stages, from medical students through to consultants working throughout the UK and abroad, enhancing our surgical research aims and ambitions and supporting our surgical and dental members in continuing their education.

Get involved locally

Become a surgical tutor or a regional representative and act as a local representative for members in your area. Becoming a surgical tutor includes supporting all aspects of surgical training and education within trusts, local health boards (LHBs) and hospitals. Find out more about RCS England Outreach.   

Fundraise for us

We have a calendar of running events available, with something to suit every ability. So whether you're new to running, or a marathon regular, you can join in fundraising with us.

We are very grateful to all of our charitable donors and sponsors, without your continued support our work would not be possible.

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