Core Surgical Training (CST)


The initial stage of surgical training (ST1 - ST2) is a two-year introduction to the generality of surgery called Core Surgical Training (CST). This stage reflects the need for trainee surgeons to achieve competence in a range of surgical knowledge, skills and behaviours, most of which are not speciality-specific.

CST is undertaken by all surgical trainees, irrespective of their future specialty aspirations.