Minimum Eligibility Requirements and Rotations – a minimum period of eight (8) continuous weeks and completed prior to the application closing date (not the date you lodge your application). Rotations are to be in a full-time capacity, with part-time hours to be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Doctors wishing to apply to the SET Program in General Surgery in Australia must first submit a completed Registration Form to the RACS via the RACS website by the published closing date.
Stage 1 – Selection registration
Stage 2 – Selection application
Stage 3 – Referee reports collected
Stage 4 – Interviews
Stage 5 – Announcement of offers (New Zealand only)
Stage 6 – Announcement of offers (Australian and bi-national programs)
Applicants who complete the three components of the selection process, that is CV, Referee and Interview, will be ranked. The ranking will be determined by applying the following weightings to the percentage adjusted score out of 100 obtained for each of the three (3) selection tools, providing an overall percentage score:
The Structured Curriculum Vitae has a maximum of 28 points. The components scored are:
Further information can be found on the General Surgery Selection Regulations.
GSET is a five (5) year training program structured into two stages – Core and Principal.
|Core Training||GSET Levels 1 – 3 and focuses on the foundation skills relating to general surgery|
|Principal Training||GSET Levels 4 – 5 where the trainees’ involvement and clinical complexity is increasing|
Further information can be found here.
GSSE: AUD $4,650.00
Clinical / OSCEs: AUD $3,270.00
Specialty Surgical Sciences exam: AUD $2,150.00
Fellowship exam: AUD $8,950.00
PGY Intake Year (earliest)
Training Duration (minimum)