AAC - Advisory Appointments Committee

ABS - Association of Breast Surgery

ACF - Academic Clinical Fellow

ACK - Applied Clinical Knowledge

ACL - Academic Clinical Lecturer

ACLS - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

ACPGBI - Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

ACS - Applied Clinical Skills

ACTACC - Association for Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Critical Care

ACTSCP - Association of Cardiothoracic Surgical Care Practitioners

ADMST - Academic Department of Military Surgery & Trauma

AES - Assigned Educational Supervisor

AHSN - Academic Health Science Network

ALS - Advanced Life Support

ALSGBI - Association of Laproscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

AOA - Australian Orthopaedic Association

AoME - Academy of Medical Educators

AoMRC - Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

AoP - Assessment of Performance

AOQ - Acceptable Overseas Qualification

AOT - Association of Otolaryngologists in Training

APLS - Advanced Paediatric Life Support

APOS - Association of Professors of Orthopaedic Surgery

APS - Approved Practice Setting

ARCP - Annual Review of Competence Progression

ASGBI - Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

ASiT - Association of Surgeons in Training

ASME - Association for the Study of Medical Education

ASPC - Association of Surgeons in Primary Care

ASPiH - Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare

ASR - Annual Specialty Report

ATLS - Advanced Trauma and Life Support

ATP - Advanced Training Post

AUGIS - Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

BAAP - British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians

BAOMS - British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BAPRAS - British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

BAPS - British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

BAAPS - British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

BAUS - British Association of Urological Surgeons

BESS - British Elbow & Shoulder Society

BMA - British Medical Association

BNOS - British Neuro-Oncology Society

BNTA - British Neurosurgical Trainees Association

BOA - British Orthopaedic Association

BODS - British Orthopaedic Directors Society

BOFAS - British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

BOMMS - British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society

BOTA - British Orthopaedic Trainees Association

BSCOS - British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery

BSOT - BAUS Section of Trainees

BSS - Basic Surgical Skills

BSSH - British Society for Surgery of the Hand

CAG - Curriculum Advisory Group

CAPA - Competence Assessment and Performance Appraisals

CBD - Case-based Discussion

CBE - Competency-based education

CBL - Case-based Learning

CCBST - Certificate of Completion of Basic Surgical Training

CCG - Clinical Commissioning Group

CCrISP - Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient

CCST - Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training

CCT -  Certificate of Completion of Training

CESR - Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration

CESR (CP) - Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (Combined Programme)

CEU - Clinical Effectiveness Unit

CEX - Clinical Evaluation Exercise

CfWI - Centre for Workforce Intelligence

CGDent - College of General Dentistry

CME - Continuing Medical Education

COPDEND - UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors

COPMeD - Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans of the United Kingdom

CoPSS - Confederation of Postgraduate Schools of Surgery

CPD - Continuing Professional Development

CQC - Care Quality Commission

CS - Clinical Supervisor

CSD - Certificate of Specialist Doctor

CST - Core Specialty Training

CSTAC - Core Surgical Training Advisory Committee

CSTC - Core Surgical Training Committee

CT - Core Training

DMS - Defence Medical Services

DoH - Department of Health

DO-HNS - Diploma in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

DOPS - Direct Observation of Procedural Skills

EA - External assessor

EACTS - European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery

EANS - European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

EFORT - European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

e-lefENT - ENT e-learning platform

ENT - Oto(rhino)laryngology

ENT UK - British Association of Otorhinolaryngology

EO - Education Organiser

ESOT - European Society for Organ Transplantation

ESPN - European Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery

ESS - European Society of Surgery

ESTS - European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

ESVS - European Society for Vascular Surgery

EuroSCORE - European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation

EWTR - European Working Time Regulations

FACD - Foundation Achievement of Competence Document

FDS - Faculty of Dental Surgery

FESSH - Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand

FRCS - Fellow(ship) of the Royal College of Surgeons

FSSA - Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations

FTSTA - Fixed-Term Specialty Training Appointment

FTTA - Fixed-Term Training Appointment

GBIHPBA - Great Britain and Ireland Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association

GCP - Good Clinical Practice

GDC - General Dental Council

GMC - General Medical Council

GO - Global Objectives

GOSLE - Generic Operative Supervised Learning Event

GRACE - Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events

HEE - Health Education England

HENCEL - Health Education North, Central and East London

HENWL - Health Education North West London

HESL - Health Education South London

HIEC - Health Innovation and Education Cluster

HoS - Head of School

HQIP - Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

HSST - Higher Specialist Scientific Training

HST - Higher Specialty Training

IAPS - Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons

ICBSE - Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations

ICOSET - International Conference on Surgical Education & Training

IDT - Inter-Deanery Transfer

IMC - Irish Medical Council

IMED - International Medical Education Directory

ISB - Intercollegiate Specialty Boards

ISCP - Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme

ISFE - Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examinations

ISPTC - Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee

JACTAG - Joint AoMRC, COPMeD and COGPeD Training Advisory Group

JAG - Joint Advisory Group

JBJS - Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

JCHST* - Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training

JCIE - Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations

JCR - Joint Committee for Revalidation

JCST - Joint Committee on Surgical Training

JDC - Junior Doctors Committee

JNS - Journal of Neurosurgery

JRCPTB - Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board

JSCFE - Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination

JSCM - Joint Surgical Colleges Meeting

LA - Learning Agreement

LAS - Locum Appointment for Service

LAT - Local Area Team

LAT - Locum Appointment for Training

LEP - Local Education Provider

LETB - Local Education and Training Board

LTFT - Less than full-time

MADEL - Medical and Dental Education Levy

MAS - Minimal Access Surgery

MATTU - Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit

MCQ - Mulitple-choice question

MDT - Multi-Disciplinary Team

MDU - Medical Defence Union

Mini-CEX - Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise

Mini-PAT - Mini Peer Assessment Tool

MMC - Modernising Medical Careers

MOST - Military Operational Surgical Training

MPET - Multi-Professional Education and Training

MRCS - Member(ship) of the Royal College of Surgeons

MSC - Medical Schools Council

MSF - Multi-Source Feedback

MTC - Major Trauma Centre

MTC - Maximum Training Capacity

NAPDENT - National Association of Programme Directors in ENT

NCEPOD - National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death

NES - NHS Education for Scotland

NICE - National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NIHR - National Institute for Health Research

NIJDC - Northern Ireland Junior Doctors Committee

NIMDTA - Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency

NOTSS - Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons

NTN - National Training Number

NUGITS - Northumbrian Upper Gastro-Intestinal Team of Surgeons

NVR - National Vascular Registry

OCAP - Orthopaedic Competence Assessment Project

OiS - Opportunities in Surgery

OMFS - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

OOH - Out of hours

OOP - Out of Programme

OOPC - Out of Programme Career Break

OOPE - Out of Programme Experience

OOPR - Out of Programme Research

OOPT - Out of Programme Training

OSCE - Objectively Structured Clinical Examination

OTAI - Orthopaedic Trauma Association of Ireland

PA - Programmed Activity

PALS - Patient Advice and Liaison Service

PALS - Paediatric Advanced Life Support

PAT - Peer Assessment Tool

PBA - Procedure-based assessment

PBL - Problem-based learning

PD* - Programme Director

PDP - Personal Development Plan

PEQ - Primary European Qualification

PHTLS - Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support Course

PLAB - Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board

PLASTA - Plastic Surgery Trainees Association

PLG - Patient Liaison Group

PMETB - Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board

PMQ - Primary medical qualification

PRHO - Pre-registration House Officer

PROMs - Patient Reported Outcome Measures

PYA - Penulitmate Year Assessment

QA - Quality Assurance

QI - Quality Indicator

RCEM - Royal College of Emergency Medicine

RCPSG - The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

RCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCS England - The Royal College of Surgeons of England

RCSI - The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RSA - Regional Surgical Advisor

RSPA - Regional Specialty Professional Advisor

RSTN - Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network

SAC - Specialty Advisory Committee

SAS - Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctor

SBNS - Society of British Neurological Surgeons

SCA - Structured Clinical Assessments

SCTS - Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

SDOPS - Surgical Direct Observation of Procedural Skills in Surgery

SHA - Strategic Health Authorities

SHO - Senior House Officer

SIMS - Surgeons Information Management System

SJDC - Scottish Junior Doctors Committee

SLE - Supervised Learning Event

SPA - Supporting Professional Activity

SpR - Specialist Registrar

SSAOP - Supervised Structured Assessments of Operative Performance

SSET - Specialty Skills in Emergency Surgery and Trauma

SSHO - Senior SHO

SSTB - Surgical Specialty Training Board

ST - Specialty Training

STC - Specialty Training Committee

STEP - Surgical Training Education Programme

StR - Specialty Registrar

T&O - Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

TAIP - Training and Assessment in Practice

TIG - Training Interface Group

TOCS - Training Orthopaedic Clinical Supervisors

TOES - Training Orthopaedic Education Supervisors

TOLS - Training Orthopaedic Leaders

TOTS - Training Orthopaedic Trainers

TPD - Training Programme Director

TSC - Training Standards Committee

UEMS - European Union of Medical Specialists

UKFPO - UK Foundation Programme Office

UKITE - UK In-Training Examination

WAGE - Welsh Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

WBA - Workplace-based assessment

WCAT - Welsh Clinical Academic Track

WJDC - Welsh Junior Doctors Committee

WIMAT - Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy

WPBA* - Workplace-based assessment

*historical denomination