Core Surgical Training

@ The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Core Surgical Training (CST) consists of two years of post-Foundation training during which basic surgical skills are developed and preparation is made for Specialty Training (ST) in a chosen specialty.

Trauma & Orthopaedics continues to be one of the most popular surgical specialties and forms one of the largest specialty groups in the UK.

Core Surgical Training (CST) marks the beginning of your surgical career, an aspiration which you may have harboured for many years. Our focus during the early years is not just to train you in the basics of the surgical arts but also to facilitate your development into well-rounded clinicians.

The West Midlands is one of the largest training areas with over seventeen hospital sites offering surgical placements. The core surgery rotations are themed according to specialty, but we believe that the aim of these two
years is to provide a wide exposure to the generality of surgery. This may mean that you will be placed in a surgical specialty which you do not think is related to your ultimate career goals, but no surgical experience is wasted, and all will stand you in good stead.

The BON project aims to bring together all three geographic regions in the West Midlands in a collaborative approach towards training and research. We encourage this kind of initiative, as it fosters a collegiate spirit within our specialty. This site will be virtual hub for Trauma & Orthopaedics in the region.

– Miss Deepa Bose – Programme Director Core Surgical Training