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Is it required that I work within the Partner Institution until the ISTP interview takes place and I have been placed? Or is it sufficient if i am part of the Partner Institution at the time of application?
You must either be working within or be a member of, an ISTP Partner Institution at the time you submit your application to us.
Is it compulsory to be employed by an ISTP Partner Institution despite having met the rest of the ISTP Eligibility criteria?
Applicants must be working within, or members of, an ISTP Partner Institution who is able to support and endorse your application.
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Applications for ALL specialties are now closed. We will not be accepting new applications until further notice.
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.
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