Core surgery

Preparing you for a career in surgery


Welcome to the North West London core surgery training programme. Throughout your training we will help you develop a broad range of skills.

In your first year you will be expected to attend a unique simulation programme which includes specific modules in general surgery, orthopedics and otolaryngology. You will also be given a laprotrainers to take home to practice on. This will help prepare you for life as a registrar and subsequently a consultant surgeon.

In the second year all trainees are expected to do an anatomy demonstration at one of the university hospital training locations.

On-going support

During your time on the programme you will receive support from a network of people who are dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your training and successfully complete both academic and clinical units.  In each clinical placement you will have support from your clinical supervisor. You will also be allocated an educational supervisor who will set your learning agreement at the beginning of each post and follow your progress over the year.

Each hospital has a College tutor who will closely monitor your training and liaise with the core surgery programme director.  The programme director, and head of school have a responsibility to oversee your progress and monitor the quality of the training posts.

Tell us what you think

We are always keen to receive your feedback on the training programme. If you have any comments on the format or content of the programme, or if you have any questions, you can speak to your elected trainee representative or local training leads who will raise your concerns at the quarterly regional training meetings.

If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, please contact us here.


Getting your place

  • Imperial College Healthcare
    Lead Provider

    We provide pioneering core, specialty and GP medical postgraduate training across North West London.

    To support you throughout your professional development, we have a range of integrated training options across 28 specialties, which are led by expert faculty staff.

    Find out how to apply

Further information

Core surgery training locations

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