Royal Surrey County Hospital will be welcoming trainee surgeons from across the country to sit their final clinical exam.

The Trust has been invited to host the prestigious exit Fellowship for the Royal College of Surgeons in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.

Royal Surrey is a regional centre of excellence for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, the specialty which looks after patients with conditions of the mouth, face, jaws and neck.

Trainee surgeons present themselves to the examination board of the Joint Surgical Colleges to sit the test as they approach the conclusion of their education.

They are required to pass this exam, as well as completing other aspects of their training, in order to become a consultant.

Royal Surrey’s Consultant Surgeon Carrie Newlands

Royal Surrey’s Consultant Surgeon Carrie Newlands sits on the examination board for the specialty and has organised the examination.

“We are fortunate at Royal Surrey to have one of the largest departments in the UK for this very specialised area of surgery and the consultants in the department look after patients from Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and often further afield.

“The assessment of candidates in the exit Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons is a very important part of the work of the NHS and we’re very proud to be hosting this examination.

“A number of our patients have been kind enough to volunteer to be examined by the candidates in order for their ability to diagnose clinical conditions and formulate treatment plans to be assessed.”

In total the Trust will be welcoming around 20 candidates to sit the exam on March 8, 2017.

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