Education and training

Would you like to work on a research project within the Centre for Surgical Research? If so, please complete the application form here.

Over the next decade the Bristol Centre for Surgical Research, working with other centres, surgeons and scientists, will establish evidence and train a new generation of surgeons who understand and participate in randomised trials.

The centre provides excellent opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate education. Key aims are to:

  • Develop the next generation of academic surgeons and non-clinical academics.
  • Equip surgical trainees with the skills required to design, lead and/or participate in surgical trials and other research studies, and practise evidence-based surgery.
  • Inspire medical students and surgeons to pursue a career in academic surgery.

We host a number of clinical academics (AF2, ACF, ACL) as well as PhD and MD students working on a variety of projects relevant to trials in surgery. Current PhD posts can be found here.

The Centre provides training through:

The centre engenders a multi-disciplinary working environment where people are encouraged to explore their learning needs, share ideas, support others and to fulfil their potential at all career stages.

Established, highly successful training and development short courses relevant to surgical trials are also available within the Bristol Medical School where the Centre is based.

For all queries, expressions of interest, or to register for a course please contact us at

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