SUTURE UK set out to provide structured, accessible and affordable surgical skills training for medical students across the UK. We firmly believe that good technical and non-technical habits start early.
Students participating in this scheme will have access to high-quality and focussed surgical skills education with regular assessment and feedback to help them develop the aptitudes and proficiencies required to pursue a successful surgical career.
The SUTURE UK scheme can provide an environment for students to exercise reflective practice specific to surgical skills. These key aspects of surgical practice will not only improve students’ prospects in getting into surgical training but also support them to becoming the best surgeons they can be.
SUTURE UK has three domains:
Our approach will improve the standard and consistency of undergraduate surgical skills training across the UK. In turn, those involved in SUTURE UK can gain better insights into their skills when attending courses organised by professional bodies. We are passionate about surgical education. SUTURE UK is preparing future surgeons, now.
THE SUTURE UK MODEL
We operate a central steering committee with a dedicated society liaison and trainee coordinator.
The society liaison works with a locally appointed student lead from each Student Surgical Society and the trainee coordinator works with a dedicated trainee lead. Together, these roles co-ordinate curriculum delivery.