Flexible Training and Working in Surgery
Throughout your career in surgery, you may wish to consider training or working less than full time (LTFT). This may be to do research, move abroad or start a family, among other reasons. Depending on your career stage and location, there are a variety of ways in which you can achieve an alternative work-life balance.
The Royal College of Surgeons is committed to supporting both men and women to train and work flexibly. Our Women in Surgery Forum regularly address the issues and concerns related to flexible working for both men and women, with the aim to provide better guidance and support for all who are on this career pathway. We also have a Flexible Training and Working Advisor, who sits on the WinS Forum, as well as other committees, including the Academy of Medical Royal College's Flexible Careers Committee.
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If you have any questions about flexible working or would like to contact out Flexible Training and Working Advisor, you can email us at email@example.com
Applications are now open for a new Flexible Training and Working Advisor at the RCS. The role of the advisor is to:
- Provide advice and support to individuals on a 1:1 basis via telephone, email and in face-to-face meetings
- Work with RCS Forums and Committees such as Women in Surgery
- Represent the RCS at national and local meetings