The need for surgeons to possess detailed anatomical knowledge and highly developed manual dexterity makes surgical education unique in medicine. The College provides training courses for surgeons at every stage in their career to ensure they have the necessary skills to conduct complex operations safely and perform procedures to the highest standard.
These range from basic courses in surgical skills, such as suturing for surgical trainees, to masterclasses for senior consultants. In order to continue delivering the highest surgical standards we need to:
- develop educational courses in line with advancing technology and knowledge;
- train surgeons in new procedures;
- maintain state-of-the-art teaching facilities in which to train surgeons;
- secure leading experts to teach young surgeons;
- expand our overseas programmes to raise clinical standards abroad.
All educational activities require support from charitable funding or sponsorship. For further details, please contact us using the details at the footer of this page.
Women in Surgery
Women in Surgery (WinS) aims to:
- raise the profile of women in surgery
- work towards an understanding of the issues facing women in surgery
- encourage attitudinal change ensuring women are seen as an integral part of the profession
- provide advice, guidance and pastoral support for those women already in surgery or considering entering it
- support the WinS network
They continue to support workshops for schools and promote surgery as a career choice for women medical students. The WinS newsletter, which is published three times a year, provides a valuable forum for discussion, advice and networking.
Our research has shown that a lack of visible female role models is one of the main reasons women do not pursue careers in surgery, so our events, where students can meet women happily pursuing surgical careers, are vital.
In addition, the WinS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for women of all stages, from medical school onwards, to meet, network, attend workshops and hear talks.
All of the WinS activities require charitable funding or sponsorship.