Urology

Urologists are surgeons who treat men, women and children with problems involving the kidney, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs. These conditions include cancer, stones, infection, incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor problems.
Minimum Time to Completion: PGY 7

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Any person wishing to apply for the Surgical Education and Training Program in Urology must satisfy the generic eligibility criteria determined by the RACS. All generic eligibility requirements must be satisfied at the time of registration when applicants must also consent to a full criminal history check including the submission of relevant documentation if required.

Applicants must complete the following clinical rotations:

  • Surgery in General – PGY2 or above – 26 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine – PGY1 or above – 10 weeks
  • Urology – PGY2 or above – 26 weeks

Successful completion of the RACS Clinical Examination (CE) will be a mandatory eligibility requirement for the 2024 intake (to be conducted during 2023). The number of attempts made at the RACS Clinical Examination may also be taken into consideration in the awarding of CV points.

Application Process

The selection process uses three selection tools, each contributing the following weightings to the
Overall Selection Score of 100.

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae (30%)
  • Structured Referee Reports (30%)
  • Semi-Structured Interview (40%)

The Structured Curriculum Vitae has a maximum of 110 points. The components scored are:
a) Qualifications (Max 15 points)
b) Professional Development Activities (Medical/Technical) (Max 20 points)
c) Professional Development Activities (Non-Technical) (Max 15 points)
d) Publications and Ongoing Research (Max 25 points)
e) Presentations (Max 20 points)
f) Prizes, Awards and Leadership (Max 15 points)

The Urology SET Program is a five-year training program:

SET1: Basic Urology Training
SET2: Intermediate Urology Training
SET3: Intermediate Urology Training
SET4: Advanced Urology Training
SET5: Advanced Urology Training – progressing to independent clinical practice

The Curriculum encompasses the core knowledge, skills and attributes of a graduating urologist, and is divided into the three Sections: (1) Foundation Knowledge and Skills, (2) Clinical Urology, and (3) Fundamentals of Urologic Care.

Assessments

Quarterly assessment documentation is required for progression through the Urology SET program.

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,590

Exam Fee:

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

Registration Fee:

AUD $575

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Surgical HMO
Year 3
Commence Urology Training (PGY3+)
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.

Urology

Urologists are surgeons who treat men, women and children with problems involving the kidney, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs. These conditions include cancer, stones, infection, incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor problems.
Minimum Time to Completion: PGY 7

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Any person wishing to apply for the Surgical Education and Training Program in Urology must satisfy the generic eligibility criteria determined by the RACS. All generic eligibility requirements must be satisfied at the time of registration when applicants must also consent to a full criminal history check including the submission of relevant documentation if required.

Applicants must complete the following clinical rotations:

  • Surgery in General – PGY2 or above – 26 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine – PGY1 or above – 10 weeks
  • Urology – PGY2 or above – 26 weeks

Successful completion of the RACS Clinical Examination (CE) will be a mandatory eligibility requirement for the 2024 intake (to be conducted during 2023). The number of attempts made at the RACS Clinical Examination may also be taken into consideration in the awarding of CV points.

Application Process

The selection process uses three selection tools, each contributing the following weightings to the
Overall Selection Score of 100.

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae (30%)
  • Structured Referee Reports (30%)
  • Semi-Structured Interview (40%)

The Structured Curriculum Vitae has a maximum of 110 points. The components scored are:
a) Qualifications (Max 15 points)
b) Professional Development Activities (Medical/Technical) (Max 20 points)
c) Professional Development Activities (Non-Technical) (Max 15 points)
d) Publications and Ongoing Research (Max 25 points)
e) Presentations (Max 20 points)
f) Prizes, Awards and Leadership (Max 15 points)

Program Structure

The Urology SET Program is a five-year training program:

SET1: Basic Urology Training
SET2: Intermediate Urology Training
SET3: Intermediate Urology Training
SET4: Advanced Urology Training
SET5: Advanced Urology Training – progressing to independent clinical practice

The Curriculum encompasses the core knowledge, skills and attributes of a graduating urologist, and is divided into the three Sections: (1) Foundation Knowledge and Skills, (2) Clinical Urology, and (3) Fundamentals of Urologic Care.

Assessments

Quarterly assessment documentation is required for progression through the Urology SET program.

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,590

Exam Fee:

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

Registration Fee:

AUD $575

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Surgical HMO
Year 3
Commence Urology Training (PGY3+)
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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