TIG unit applications now open

01 Oct 2018

The JCST wishes to announce that the application process for the following Trainee Interface Groups (TIGs) is now open:
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery
Hand Surgery
Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
Major Trauma

Please note that the application process for the Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery fellowships will take place at a later date.

Those who would like to apply to be a TIG unit can find the Quality Indicators and Hospital Application Form (HAF) here. Please use the curriculum and quality indicators for the TIG you are applying for as your key source of information regarding that TIG fellowship. TIG curricula are embedded into the curricula of the relevant parent specialties.

The HAF will need to be renewed on a 3-yearly basis by approved units, if you are a current unit and would like to check your renewal date then please contact us on interface@jcst.org.

It must be realised that approval of units does not guarantee the placement of a fellow but an opportunity for a fellow to be based in the unit. A redacted version of the HAF will be available to applicants as part of the national recruitment process to assist them in choosing a unit.

Completed applications must be submitted to interface@jcst.org by no later than 5pm on 15th November.

Completion of a HAF is required for all TIG fellowships commencing in summer 2018 onwards. TIG fellowships will be for a variable period of 12-24 months depending on the TIG involved. All TIG fellowships are pre-certification and must be commenced prior to any previous noted certification date. If required, certification dates will be altered to reflect the end date of the fellowship.