Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Basic RACS requirements:

  • Permanent residency or citizenship of Australia or New Zealand
  • General (unconditional) medical registration
  • Pass in the generic surgical sciences examination

Vascular specific requirements

  • Successful completion of RACS Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) by date of application.
  • 8 weeks surgical rotation in General Surgery undertaken within the 5 years immediately prior to, and completed by, closing date of application.
  • 16 weeks surgical rotation in Vascular surgery undertaken within the 5 years immediately prior to, and completed by, closing date of application.
  • 8 weeks rotation in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) undertaken within the 5 years immediately prior to, and completed by, closing date of application.

Application Process

The selection process uses four selection tools, each contributing the following weightings to the overall selection score out of 100:

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae 25%
  • Structured Referee Reports 35%
  • Semi-Structured Vascular Surgery Panel Interview 40%

The SET Program in Vascular Surgery is structured over a five year sequential curriculum of speciality Vascular Surgery training in posts accredited by the Board of Vascular Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,590

Exam Fee:

GSSE: AUD $4,145.00
Clinical / OSCEs: $3,455.00
Specialty Surgical Sciences exam: AUD $2,070.00
Fellowship exam: AUD $8,605.00

Registration fee

AUD $575

Application fee

AUD $810

  • Attendance at ANZSVS events
  • ASSET Course
  • CCrlSP Course
  • CLEAR Course
  • EMST Course
  • TIPS Course

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 Vascular Surgery 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.

Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Basic RACS requirements:

  • Permanent residency or citizenship of Australia or New Zealand
  • General (unconditional) medical registration
  • Pass in the generic surgical sciences examination

Vascular specific requirements

  • Successful completion of RACS Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) by date of application.
  • 8 weeks surgical rotation in General Surgery undertaken within the 5 years immediately prior to, and completed by, closing date of application.
  • 16 weeks surgical rotation in Vascular surgery undertaken within the 5 years immediately prior to, and completed by, closing date of application.
  • 8 weeks rotation in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) undertaken within the 5 years immediately prior to, and completed by, closing date of application.

Application Process

The selection process uses four selection tools, each contributing the following weightings to the overall selection score out of 100:

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae 25%
  • Structured Referee Reports 35%
  • Semi-Structured Vascular Surgery Panel Interview 40%

Program Structure

The SET Program in Vascular Surgery is structured over a five year sequential curriculum of speciality Vascular Surgery training in posts accredited by the Board of Vascular Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,590

Exam Fee:

GSSE: AUD $4,145.00
Clinical / OSCEs: $3,455.00
Specialty Surgical Sciences exam: AUD $2,070.00
Fellowship exam: AUD $8,605.00

Registration fee

AUD $575

Application fee

AUD $810

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

  • Attendance at ANZSVS events
  • ASSET Course
  • CCrlSP Course
  • CLEAR Course
  • EMST Course
  • TIPS Course

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 Vascular Surgery 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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