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COVID-19 Notice


Due to COVID-19, applications for the International Surgical Training Programme (ISTP) are closed until further notice. *** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***  For trainees scheduled to arrive to the UK between March - August  The RCS is exploring whether start dates for...

ISTP Project and Research Grants - Call for Applications

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The International Surgical Training Programme (ISTP) provides International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with an opportunity to develop their surgical skills and knowledge, as well as access higher specialist training and guidance within an NHS setting. A key principle underpinning the programme...

Coming up: ISTP Trainee Induction Day

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25 March 2020 | 09:30 - 17:00 | London The Royal College of Surgeons in partnership with the Royal College of Anesthetists have designed an intensive one-day induction programme for MTI trainees who have started their NHS placements in the UK...

ISTP v. GMC Sponsorship: what's the difference?

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We regularly receive questions from IMGs about the International Surgical Training Programme (ISTP).   In this latest blog post, we provide a quick guide to the key differences between the ISTP and the GMC Sponsorship Scheme.            ...

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