ISTP: COVID-19 Advice

Learn about the temporary changes we are making to ISTP as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer accepting new applications for the International Surgical Training Programme (ISTP).  The programme is closed until further notice.

COVID-19 & ISTP: Key changes

COVID-19: Q&A webinar for ISTP trainees

The ISTP Team held live webinar on 25 March 2020 to discuss the changes to programme and address trainee concerns and queries. 

If you missed the webinar, a recording is available on-demand here.

Visit Covid-19 Webinar FAQs page

Training, Tier 5 visa and GMC Registration advice

Trainees who require advice about their Tier 5 visas, training and GMC registration should visit the relevant page below.

Training, visa and GMC Registration advice

Updates & information on the College's activities and preparations for COVID-19.

RCSEng is issuing guidance and resources on a daily basis for surgeons working through the pandemic. 

For daily updates visit the RCSEng COVID-19 Information Hub. 

Visit RCS website

Events, news & blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest news about our training initiatives and events. Our blog is also a resource of articles and interviews designed to answer common questions or career dilemmas in more detail.

Events, news & blog

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