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Surgical Specialties

There are ten recognised surgical specialties, all of which will provide you with different challenges and rewards throughout your career.

We provide information on these as well as academic surgery, covering the type of work involved, working conditions (on call; emergency work; clinics; administration etc.), working options, sub-specialisation and how competitive each specialty is. 

Are you a medical student, foundation or core surgical trainee?

The benefits of becoming an affiliate:

RCS Affiliate membership will support you throughout your training. Access advice, resources and opportunities to help you stand out from the crowd in this important time in your career, from only £15 per year. Learn more

Contact the RCS careers team



Telephone (0)20 7869 6212 to talk to a member of the team.

We are able to answer calls Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

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