Successful ISTP candidates are sponsored for the GMC registration via the 'Sponsorship route.' If you have sat and failed the PLAB examination before or during applying for the ISTP, you will no longer meet the eligibility criteria for the GMC registration via the 'Sponsorship route.' The GMC deems applicants who failed either part of the PLAB examination ineligible for GMC registration via this route.
Applicants who have fully completed the online eligibility criteria checklist and meet all eligibility criteria will be sent the ISTP application pack. If you have not received this, please email the ISTP Team via your online account or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for ALL specialties are now closed. We will not be accepting new applications until further notice.
About Advancing surgical care. Worldwide.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) is the professional membership organisation and standard-setting body for the education, training, assessment and professional development of surgeons in the United Kingdom and around the world. We exist to advance surgical and patient care.
We are a registered charity and our work supports 30,000 members in the UK and internationally by improving their skills and knowledge, facilitating research and developing policy, standards and guidance.