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National Careers Week 2020

Career resources and information to help you succeed

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. We have decided to take part in the national campaign again this year, producing a range of content around myth-busting the stereotypes surrounding careers in surgery.

RCS Affiliate membership grants you access to advice, resources and opportunities to help you stand out from the crowd. Not only will it support you throughout your training, it also demonstrates your commitment to surgery in your foundation and core application. 

Join the Affiliate membership for only £15 per year.

Contact us about membership

What’s on? 

Webinar: Surgical myth-busting

We are hosting a FREE online session for RCS and FDS members and affiliates where we break down the surgical stereotypes and myths perpetuated by TV medical dramas such as Grey’s Anatomy and ER.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 4 March from 6-7pm.

Register now

Surgeons' stories on Instagram

From 2–6 March, we will be sharing short videos on Instagram of real surgeons highlighting some key stereotypes of the profession.

Topics discussed will include:
Various opportunities to take part in research as a trainee;
Myths around technology replacing humans in surgery;
Leadership in med students and trainee surgeons;
How a good work/life balance makes you a better surgeon.

ASiT Conference

International Women’s Day 2020: celebrating diversity in surgery

The Women in Surgery forum is hosting an evening to mark International Women’s Day 2020 and celebrate diversity in surgery. The evening will be comprised of a drinks reception followed by short speeches on the theme of diversity.

Date: Thursday 5 March 2020
Time: 6–8pm
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Birmingham


Workshop: redefining leadership

We are hosting a leadership workshop at the ASiT conference which will comprise of a 45-minute interactive session, allowing participants to focus on what leadership means to them, reflect on how great leaders think and act, and how to enhance one’s leadership style and impact.

Date: Saturday 8 March 2020
Time: 1.45–2.30pm
Venue: Hall 8A

No registration required


  • Amtul Carmichael: Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, RCS Faculty
  • Greta McLachlan: Cleveland Clinic Leadership Fellow
  • Rebecca Martin: RCS Head of Learning Innovation
  • Elise Omfalos: RCS Educator

Careers articles and resources

We have a variety of online resources available on our website for medical students and trainees looking to start a career in surgery

Contact the RCS careers team

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