General Surgical Science Examination (GSSE)
Passing the GSSE ensures that early trainees or prospective SET applicants have demonstrated a minimum standard of knowledge in the surgical sciences of anatomy, pathology and physiology - the foundation of surgical training.
Clinical Examination (CE)
The Clinical Examination (CE) is a practical exam that tests candidates' clinical application of the basic sciences as well as their technical and non-technical competencies.
Specialty Specific Examinations (SSE)
Each surgical speciality determines the Specialty Specific examination to be undertaken by their trainees.
Fellowship Examination (FEX)
The Fellowship Examination (FEX) is the final examination, at the standard and level of competency equivalent to that of a consultant surgeon in their first year of independent practice. The FEX comprises both a written and clinical/viva component.