UK Trainees

The Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) is an intercollegiate body which works on behalf of all four Colleges in the UK and Ireland to support surgical training throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

As you will see, we have separate sections on the site for UK and Irish trainees as there are differences in the training structures and application requirements. Therefore, if you want information that is relevant to you, you should check the applicable area of the site. For UK trainees there is a further differentiation between those who fall under the pre-2007 Calman training system (SpRs)* and those who fall under the StR training system.

*Trainees who switch to a more recent curriculum will become StRs.