It all started when...

The Academy of Surgical Education is a social enterprise committed to delivering medical education 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.

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 Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, University of East Anglia and Norwich Radiology Academy.

Most of our courses take place at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital which is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the Eastern deanery offering all surgical specialities with the exception of cardiac and neurosurgery. Given the close ties to the University of East Anglia, the hospital is a national centre for research and high quality teaching and training.