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AAC Advisory Appointments Committee
ABS Association of Breast Surgery
ACF Academic Clinical Fellow
ACK Applied Clinical Knowledge
ACL Academic Clinical Lecturer
ACLS Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support 
ACPGBI Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
ACS Acute Coronary Syndrome
ACS Applied Clinical Skills
ACSA Association of Cardiothoracic Surgical Assistants
ACTA Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists
ADMST Academic Department of Military Surgery & Trauma
AES Assigned Educational Supervisor
AHSN Academic  Health Science Network
ALS Advanced Life Support
ALSGBI Association of Laproscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
AO Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen
AOA Australian Orthopaedic Association
AoME Academy of Medical Educators
AoMRC Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
AoP Assessment of Performance
AOQ Acceptable Overseas Qualification
AOT Association of Otolaryngologists in Training
APLS Advanced Paediatric Life Support
APOS Association of Professors of Orthopaedic Surgery
APS Approved Practice Setting
ARCP Annual Review of Competence Progression
ASD Atrial septal defect
ASGBI Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
ASiT Association of Surgeons in Training
ASME Association for the Study of Medical Education
ASPC Association of Surgeons in Primary Care
ASPiH Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare
ASR Annual Specialty Report
ATLS Advanced Trauma and Life Support
ATP Advanced Training Post
AUGIS Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
AVR Aortic Valve Replacement
BAAP British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians
BAOMS British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
BAPRAS British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
BAPS British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
BAAPS British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
BAUS British Association of Urological Surgeons
BESS British Elbow & Shoulder Society
BMA British Medical Association
BNOS British Neuro Oncology Society
BNTA British Neurosurgical Trainees Association
BOA British Orthopaedic Association
BODS British Orthopaedic Directors Society
BOFAS British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
BOMMS British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
BOTA British Orthopaedic Trainees Association
BSCOS The British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery
BSS Basic Surgical Skills
BSSH The British Society for Surgery of the Hand
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CAG Curriculum Advisory Group
CAPA Competence Assessment and Performance Appraisals
CBD Case-based Discussion
CBE Competency-based education
CBL Case-based Learning
CCBST Certificate of Completion of Basic Surgical Training
CCG Clinical Commissioning Group
CCrISP Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient
CCST Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training
CCT Certificate of Completion of Training
CEM College of Emergency Medicine
CESR Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration
CESR (CP) Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (Combined Programme)
CEU Clinical Effectiveness Unit
CEX Clinical Evaluation Exercise
CfWI Centre for Workforce Intelligence
CME Continuing Medical Education
COGPED Committee of General Practice Education Directors
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 
COPDEND The UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors
COPMeD Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans of the United Kingdom
CoPSS Confederation of Postgraduate Schools of Surgery
CPD Continuing Professional Development
CQC Care Quality Commission
CS Clinical Supervisor
CSD Certificate of Specialist Doctor
CST Core Specialty Training
CSTC Core Surgical Training Committee
CT Core Training
CTh Cardiothoracic
DMS Defence Medical Services
DoH Department of Health
DO-HNS Diploma in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
DOPS Direct Observation of Procedural Skills
EA External assessor
EACTS European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
EANS European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
EFORT The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
e-lefENT ENT e-learning platform
ENT Oto(rhino)laryngology
ENT UK The British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists
EO Education Organiser
ESOT European Society for Organ Transplantation
ESPN European Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery
ESS European Society of Surgery
ESTS European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
ESVS European Society for Vascular Surgery
EuroSCORE European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation
EWTR European Working Time Regulations
FACD Foundation Achievement of Competence Document
FDS Faculty of Dental Surgery
FESSH Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand
FGDP(UK) Faculty of General Dental Practicioners (United Kingdom)
FHI Faculty of Health and Informatics
FRCS Fellow(ship) of the Royal College of Surgeons
FSSA Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations
FTSTA Fixed-Term Specialty Training Appointment
FTTA Fixed-Term Training Appointment
GBIHPBA Great Britain and Ireland Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
GCP Good Clinical Practice
GDC General Dental Council
GI Gastro-intestinal
GMC General Medical Council
GO Global Objectives
GOSLE Generic Operative Supervised Learning Event
GRACE Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events
HEE Health Education England
HEFCE Higher Education Funding Council for England
HENCEL Health Education North, Central and East London
HENWL Health Education North West London
HESL Health Education South London
HIEC Health Innovation and Education Cluster 
HoS Head of School
HPB Hepato-pancreatic-biliary surgery
HQIP Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
HSST Higher Specialist Scientific Training
HST Higher Specialty Training
IAPS Irish Association Of Plastic Surgeons
ICBSE Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations
ICOSET International Conference on Surgical Education & Training
IDT Inter-Deanery Transfer
IMC Irish Medical Council
IMED International Medical Education Directory
ISB Intercollegiate Specialty Boards
ISCP Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme
ISFE Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examinations 
ISPTC Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee
JACTAG  Joint AoMRC, COPMeD and COGPeD Training Advisory Group
JAG Joint Advisory Group
JBJS The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
JCHST* Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training
JCIE Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations
JCR Joint Committee for Revalidation
JCST Joint Committee on Surgical Training
JDC Junior Doctors Committee
JNS Journal of Neurosurgery
JRCPTB Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board
JSCFE Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination
JSCM Joint Surgical Colleges Meeting
LA Learning Agreement
LAS Locum Appointment for Service
LAT Local Area Team
LAT Locum Appointment for Training
LEP Local Education Provider
LETB Local Education and Training Board
LIMA Left internal mammarian artery
LTFT Less than full-time
MADEL Medical and Dental Education Levy
MAS Minimal Access Surgery
MATTU Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit
MB BCh BAO Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of the Obstetric Art 
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBChB Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae
MCQ Mulitple-choice question
MD Doctor of Medicine
MDT Multi-Disciplinary Team
MDU Medical Defence Union
Mini-CEX Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise
Mini-PAT Mini Peer Assessment Tool
MMC Modernising Medical Careers
MOST Military Operational Surgical Training
MPET Multi-Professional Education
and Training 
MRCS Member(ship) of the Royal College of Surgeons
MSC Medical Schools Council
MSF Multi-Source Feedback
MTAS Medical Training Application Service
MTC Major Trauma Centre
MTC Maximum Training Capacity
MV Microvascular
NAPDENT National Association of Programme Directors in ENT
NCEPOD National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death
NES NHS Education for Scotland
NHNN National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
NICE National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
NIHR National Institute for Health Research
NIJDC Northern Ireland Junior Doctors Committee
NIMDTA Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency
NOTSS Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons
NSTEMI non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
NTN National Training Number
NUGITS Northumbrian Upper Gastro-Intestinal Team of Surgeons
NVR National Vascular Registry
OCAP Orthopaedic Competence Assessment Project
OiS Opportunities in Surgery
OMFS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
OOH Out of hours
OOP Out of Programme
OOPC Out of Programme Career Break
OOPE Out of Programme Experience
OOPR Out of Programme Research
OOPT Out of Programme Training
OSCE Objectively Structured Clinical Examination
OTAI Orthopaedic Trauma Association of Ireland
PA Programmed Activity
PALS Patient Advice and Liaison Service
PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support 
PAT Peer Assessment Tool
PBA Procedure-based assessment
PBL Problem-based learning
PD* Programme Director
PDP Personal Development Plan
PEG Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
PEQ Primary European Qualification
PHTLS  Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support Course
PLAB Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board
PLASTA The Plastic Surgery Trainees Association
PLG Patient Liaison Group
PMETB Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board
PMQ Primary medical qualification
PRHO Pre-registration House Officer
PROMs Patient Reported Outcome Measures
PSRD Professional Standards and Regulation Department
PYA Penulitmate Year Assessment
QA Quality Assurance
QI Quality Indicator
RCPSG The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
RCSEd The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
RCSEng The Royal College of Surgeons of England
RCSI The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
RITA Record of In-Training Assessment
RSA Regional Surgical Advisor
RSPA Regional Specialty Professional Advisor
RSTN Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network
SAC Specialty Advisory Committee
SAS Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctor
SBNS The Society of British Neurological Surgeons
SCA Structured Clinical Assessments 
SCTSGBI  Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
SDOPS Surgical Direct Observation of Procedural Skills in Surgery
SHA Strategic Health Authorities
SHO Senior House Officer
SIMS Surgeons Information Management System
SJDC Scottish Junior Doctors Committee
SLE Supervised Learning Event (Scheduled Learning Event?)
SPA Supporting Professional Activity
SpR Specialist Registrar
SSAOP Supervised Structured Assessments of Operative Performance
SSET Specialty Skills in Emergency Surgery and Trauma
SSTB Surgical Specialty Training Board
ST Specialty Training
STC Specialty Training Committee
STEMI ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
STEP Surgical Training Education Programme
StR Specialty Registrar
SURG Specialist Urological Registrars Group
T&O Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
TAIP Training and Assessment in Practice
THR Total hip replacement
TIG Training Interface Group
TKR Total knee replacement
TOCS Training Orthopaedic Clinical Supervisors
TOES Training Orthopaedic Education Supervisors
TOLS Training Orthopaedic Leaders
TOTS Training Orthopaedic Trainers
TPD Training Programme Director
TSC Training Standards Committee
UEMS European Union of Medical Specialists
UKFPO UK Foundation Programme Office
UKITE UK In-Training Examination
VATS Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery 
VTG Vascular Transition Group
WAGE Welsh Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
WBA Workplace-based assessment
WCAT Welsh Clinical Academic Track
WJDC Welsh Junior Doctors Committee
WMAT Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy
WPBA* Workplace-based assessment

*historical denomination