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Regulations & Forms

SET Program in General Surgery Regulations

The Board in General Surgery is responsible for managing the General Surgery Training Program including determining program requirements, trainee management, regulations, selection and hospital inspections.

To access the current General Surgery SET Regulations click here.

In Training Assessment Form

Click here to download the In Training Assessment Form for Surgical Education & Training in General Surgery.

All Trainees who commenced on the program from 2013 onwards must submit their forms using the Trainee Management System (TMS).

Research Progress Report

For trainees who are on interruption for Research, a Progress Report must be submitted at the end of term.  Click here to download the Research Progress Form for Surgical Education & Training in General Surgery.  The form is to be uploaded on TMS at the end of each term.     


The Board in General Surgery has mandated that all trainees must submit their logbook via the RACS MALT system. The system is available by logging into the RACS website. At the End of Term, trainees must submit the Summary Report through TMS.

The RACS MALT Department has issued guidelines for Supervisors and Trainees. If you are experiencing technical issues with MALT please contact the MALT Helpdesk via email

Further information on MALT can be downloaded by clicking here.

Guide to Completing Logbooks

The Board in General Surgery has published a guide for both Trainees and Supervisors detailing how to complete the logbook and in particular how to record procedures.

If you are not sure how to record your procedure please discuss with your supervisor and refer to this Guide.  The Guide can be download here.

Mini-CEX and DOPS

The following Assessment Forms for Surgical Education & Training in General Surgery can be downloaded by clicking on the applicable form name below.

Fellowship Examination Preparation

Candidates presenting for the Fellowship Examination are expected to develop an exam preparation or study plan that covers the General Surgery syllabus. The plan should include activities that allow candidates to become familiar with the exam format. Activities should assist candidates develop effective techniques in responding to questions in the exam setting.

To download the Fellowship Examination Preparation form, please click here.