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Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) are a diverse group of clinicians with wide ranging skills vital to our hospital providing excellent care to patients. In England they make up 20% of the medical personnel.


The Medway Medical Education Department and the SAS tutor are here to provide support and guidance at every step of your career and professional development.


Working closely with the Medical Education Faculty and Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex (HEKSS), Mr Mohanlal supports SAS Doctors working across all Trust specialties.

Medway SAS grade provides an opportunity to have a rewarding career whilst gaining experience and professional skills. We support activities which promote professional development for SAS doctors. Please check this webpage for workshops and courses that are locally run with links to external courses as well


In addition to the normal study leave budget, HEKSS provides us with separate SAS professional developmental funding to support specific career development opportunities (for those who are in substantive posts only). The allocation of funding is used for group training to allow funds to be used more flexibly but individual applications are also considered.


The SAS Tutor shall discuss the priority of allocation of funding with the SAS doctors and any special needs/developmental requirements should be in keeping with the departmental and Trust objectives; the DME should be kept up to date with the local requirements         


Trust Applications usually open for one month between September and October and the SAS Administrator will contact Trust SAS Doctors to invite applications.

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Mr Paraskumar Mohanlal

Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctors Tutor

Information about funding

SAS Doctor Development Guide


Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)

CESR is the route to specialist registration for doctors who have not completed a GMC approved programme but who are able to demonstrate that their specialist training, qualifications, and experience are equivalent to the requirements for the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) award.

More information about CESR from other organisations:

Health Education England

General Medical Council

Royal College of Physicians



For any other queries, contact our SAS Administrator at:

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