Group photo of ISTG group

ISTG committee group photo at Careers day 2019

Welcome to ISTG

The Irish Surgical Training Group (ISTG) is the representative body for surgical trainees in Ireland and acts to:

  • - Represent all Core and Higher surgical trainees
  • - Remain independently run by trainees, for trainees
  • - Advocate for surgical trainees with professional bodies such as RCSI, ISCP, JCST, NTDP
  • - Promote the highest standards of surgical training
  • - Foster cross specialty collaboration
  • - Provide mentorship and leadership for surgical trainees

ISTG annual events include:

  • - Careers day for aspiring surgeons including the aspiring surgeon research symposium each November
  • - Annual trainee forum - ISTG session at Charter day in February
  • - Silver Scalpel awards ceremony and dinner for the trainee' nominated best surgical trainer

See our sub-specialty groups