Orthopaedic Surgery

An orthopaedic surgeon is a medical professional who specialises in diagnosing, treating, preventing and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, both surgically and non-surgically, in people of all ages.
Minimum Time to Completion: 8 years from graudation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Basic requirements:

  • Permanent residency or citizenship of Australia or New Zealand
  • General (unconditional) medical registration
  • Successful completion of the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE)

Orthopaedics specific requirements

  • Completion of at least 26 working weeks of orthopaedic surgical experience within the last two (2) years (commencing 26 February 2018 at the earliest), at PGY 3 or higher
  • Successful completion of a state-licensed Radiation Safety Course.

Application Process

Applicants are selected based on:

  • Personal Profile
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • CV
  • Professional Experience
  • Regional Preferences
  • Applicant’s Statement

Applicants will then be ranked based on:

  • Referee Reports 25%
  • Interview 75%
  • NOTE: You may apply for a maximum of three times to the orthopaedic training program

The Orthopaedics Surgery Advanced Training program is structured in three sections:

  • Introduction to Orthopaedics (12-18 months)
  • Core Orthopaedics (36 months)
  • Transition to Consultant Practice (12 months)

Annual Fee:

AUD $3590

Exam Fee:

GSSE: AUD $4,650.00
Clinical / OSCEs: AUD $3,270.00
Specialty Surgical Sciences exam: AUD $2,150.00
Orthopaedic Principles & Basic Science Examination Fee: AUD $3,175.00
Fellowship exam: AUD $8,950.00

 

Registration Fee:

AUD $575

  • Attendance at the AOA National Annual Scientific Meeting
  • AOA Undergraduate workshop
  • AOA Joint Scholarship Program (UoM, JCU, UoW)
  • AOA Branch Scientific Meetings
  • Research/Book Chapters/Diploma of Surgical Anatomy/Masters/PhD

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY4

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Residency
Year 3
Unaccredited Orthopaedics Registrar
Year 4
Commence Orthopaedics Advanced Training (PGY4+)
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

Orthopaedic Surgery

An orthopaedic surgeon is a medical professional who specialises in diagnosing, treating, preventing and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, both surgically and non-surgically, in people of all ages.
Minimum Time to Completion: 8 years from graudation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Basic requirements:

  • Permanent residency or citizenship of Australia or New Zealand
  • General (unconditional) medical registration
  • Successful completion of the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE)

Orthopaedics specific requirements

  • Completion of at least 26 working weeks of orthopaedic surgical experience within the last two (2) years (commencing 26 February 2018 at the earliest), at PGY 3 or higher
  • Successful completion of a state-licensed Radiation Safety Course.

Application Process

Applicants are selected based on:

  • Personal Profile
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • CV
  • Professional Experience
  • Regional Preferences
  • Applicant’s Statement

Applicants will then be ranked based on:

  • Referee Reports 25%
  • Interview 75%
  • NOTE: You may apply for a maximum of three times to the orthopaedic training program

Program Structure

The Orthopaedics Surgery Advanced Training program is structured in three sections:

  • Introduction to Orthopaedics (12-18 months)
  • Core Orthopaedics (36 months)
  • Transition to Consultant Practice (12 months)

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $3590

Exam Fee:

GSSE: AUD $4,650.00
Clinical / OSCEs: AUD $3,270.00
Specialty Surgical Sciences exam: AUD $2,150.00
Orthopaedic Principles & Basic Science Examination Fee: AUD $3,175.00
Fellowship exam: AUD $8,950.00

 

Registration Fee:

AUD $575

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

  • Attendance at the AOA National Annual Scientific Meeting
  • AOA Undergraduate workshop
  • AOA Joint Scholarship Program (UoM, JCU, UoW)
  • AOA Branch Scientific Meetings
  • Research/Book Chapters/Diploma of Surgical Anatomy/Masters/PhD

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY4

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Residency
Year 3
Unaccredited Orthopaedics Registrar
Year 4
Commence Orthopaedics Advanced Training (PGY4+)
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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