The Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST)

The JCST is an advisory body to the four surgical Royal Colleges of the UK and Ireland, the Specialist Surgical Associations in Great Britain and Ireland, for all matters in relation to surgical training. Its membership comprises the Presidents and other representatives form the various Colleges of Surgeons, together with all the Chairs of the Specialty Advisory Committees (SAC) charged with setting training standards and submission of curricula to the GMC for approval. The role of the JCST may be found in the Regulations for Higher Surgical Training (the Pink Book)