FST and ASME launch research grants for surgical education

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23 Mar 2016

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers has teamed up with the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) to launch a series of new research grants in the field of surgical education and training.

The grants, available annually for up to £3,000, can be used to support either a research study or evaluation of a teaching innovation in any field of surgical education and training. ASME and FST have launched the grants to help promote research in these areas, and encourage improvements in surgical training practice.

ASME is a membership organisation which aims to promote excellence across the continuum of clinical education and training.

Craig Mcllhenny, Surgical Director of FST and consultant urological surgeon in NHS Forth Valley, says: “Research into surgical education training is a vital activity if we are to continue to produce high quality training programmes. This partnership between FST and ASME will allow surgeons to work with world-class medical education researchers, and it will advance surgical education research to the benefit of trainers, trainees and patients.”

Professor Jennifer Cleland, Chair of Council for ASME, says: “We are delighted to collaborate with FST to launch these grants and support surgical education research. There is a lot of exciting research and evaluation being conducted in this field and having been involved in a number of surgical research projects I know this will make a real difference. By encouraging innovation and research, we believe these grants will make a huge impact in surgical education and training.”

Applications have now closed.

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