Surgery is one of the most satisfying careers in medicine, offering a hands-on opportunity to save and transform lives. The Royal College of Surgeons provides careers information, advice and practical support for surgeons at all stages of their career - from school students to consultants.
Whether you’re interested in university surgical societies, events for trainees, joining the RCS as an affiliate, Women in Surgery, flexible working or our confidential support service, you’ll find it here.
Avoiding unconscious bias - guide
The College has recently published a guide for surgeons to avoid unconscious bias, with tips to improve diversity and recognise bullying behaviour before it becomes a more serious issue.
Build your portfolio and support others interested in careers in surgery. Join us in various projects to support our outreach and careers work.
Running schools events
We are currently redeveloping our Surgery in Schools outreach programme for the 2016/17 academic year. If you would like to get involved, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org at to register your interest and we will contact you when details go live.
Medical student? Foundation doctor? Trainee? We need you to teach basic surgical skills and give careers presentations at events across the country. If you are interested in supporting these ventures please email us at email@example.com stating your grade and location.
Virtual networking and peer support
The Women in Surgery (WinS) directory lists surgeons willing to talk to student, trainees and surgeons about issues important to them. Join the WinS network to support other women, then search the directory if you would like to talk to a colleague about life as a woman surgeon.
Working with other groups
We work with a number of other organisations who share our goal of making medicine and surgery a career that everyone with the skills and potential can access. If you work to promote access to medicine and are interested in working with us please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the RCS careers team
Please email email@example.com for any queries related to careers in surgery and getting involved with our outreach activities.
Thank you for your query. We will endeavour to reply to you as soon as possible; usually this is within a few days.
Telephone (0)20 7869 6227 to talk to a member of the team.
We are able to answer calls Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm