It all started when...

The Academy of Surgical Education is an organisation committed to delivering medical education for free or at affordable prices.

The organisation was originally founded by surgical trainees in May 2014 after recognising the lack of educational opportunities and significant financial burden individual trainees face in order to continue their ongoing education and professional development.

We aim to remove some of the barriers that prevent some from progressing in surgery as we believe that access to high quality medical education should not be limited by financial considerations.

The majority of our courses take place in London and Norwich. Our courses are designed and delivered by consultants and senior registrars with a strong interest in teaching. We have successfully run several courses attended by over 500 trainees from across the country in collaboration with St Mary's Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, University of East Anglia and Norwich Radiology Academy.