Foundation Trainees Surgical Societies UK (FTSS - UK)

About us:

The Foundation Trainees Surgical Societies (FTSS) offer a forum and a platform for all junior doctors considering training in and a career in surgery. It also offers insight in to transitioning on to core surgical training. Established in 2020, FTSS-UK has been set up by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in such a manner that there is regional representation and national collaboration in all FTSS activities. By joining one of our regional societies, you become part of a national organisation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical practice. Joining a regional FTSS also makes you eligible for affiliate status in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This webpage links all the FTSS societies across the UK

We are delighted to welcome you to the FTSS and the RCSEd family.


Structurally, the FTSS UK operates as a central hub for our associated regional societies spread regionally throughout the UK. Membership of one society offers access to all our College benefits and much more. To find your regional society visit the FTSS UK Contacts page.

Our Objectives:

The FTSS objectives are;

  1. To inspire young doctors to become the next generation of surgeons, and encourage representation from a wide and diverse group of motivated trainees.
  2. To provide the resources to help trainees develop their surgical skills via both virtual platforms and practical courses.
  3. To develop a network of enthusiastic foundation trainees across the United Kingdom to facilitate collaborations in learning, training  and research.

These objectives will be achieved through events, courses and workshops exclusively tailored to foundation trainees, helping you develop the necessary skills to succeed in a career in surgery.

New Opportunity as Director of the Foundation Trainees’ Surgical Societies (FTSS)

The Foundation Trainees' Surgical Societies (FTSS) offers a forum for all doctors considering a career in surgery, especially at the Foundation and Core surgical training stages. A new post, Director of the FTSS, has been established to oversee and develop this fast growing and important group. Applications are welcomed from UK-based Members and Fellows.

The regional network was established in 2020 by the College with regional representation and national collaboration in all FTSS activities. There are 15 regional societies, and all members are eligible for affiliate status with the College.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 5 January 2024 and it is proposed to hold interviews on Monday 29 January 2024.

Learn more about this role >

College Events and Webinars

The FTSS host a number of exclusive webinars for its membership, these can be watched live, or accessed later from our archives.

Visit the FTSS UK Webinars page for further details.  

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FTSS UK Membership & Benefits  |   FTSS UK Webinars   |   FTSS UK Contacts

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