Selection

2024 Selection Process for 2025 Intake

Please click here for the 2024 General Surgery Selection Regulations for 2025 Intake.

In 2024, the Selection fee for General Surgery (Australia) will be $1250 (inc. GST).

The Selection Guidelines are available here.

The Person Specification is available here.

Information on becoming a surgeon is available from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons website.

Procedural Skills and Professional Capabilities Form - Updated Form

Click here to access the new Procedural Skills and Professional Capabilities Form for 2024 selection process for 2025 intake.

Please note that for 2024, each procedure must be verified during rotations undertaken between 1 December 2021 and the closing date of applications except where 2.5.5 of the Regulations applies. Skills verified outside of this timeframe will deem the form ineligible and you will not be able to proceed to the next stage of selection.

Scholarship and Teaching Entry

Click here to access the required template for Scholarship and Teaching entries in your application.

Please note that for 2024, you must include the template provided for each entry of Scholarship and Teaching you wish to be scored in your application. No other supporting documentation will be accepted and entries that do not include the template completed correctly will not be scored. Please refer to section 9.6 of the 2024 General Surgery Selection Regulations for 2025 Intake.

Presentations – Evidence of Abstract Selection Process

Please click here for further information regarding evidence of abstract selection process for Presentations.

Support from Four Surgeons

Click here to access the required template to be uploaded with your application. You will require one form per surgeon.

Professionalism Referee Reports

Click here for further information relating to the Professionalism Referee Reports.

Please note that questions regarding specific job titles, or variances from the titles used in the attached as examples only, will not be answered. Applicants are required to self-assess suitability, based on the information provided.

Interview Dates

If you proceed to the interview stage, the mailing state supplied in your mailing address on your application will be used to determine where your interview will take place. If your mailing state is ACT, TAS, NT or you are from overseas, your interview state will be the region you select as your first preference from your regional preferences. 

Candidates who have known clashes with other events or personal circumstances have until 29 April 2024 to email [email protected] requesting a particular date or interview state.  Please ensure you provide the reason for your preference.  Preferences will only be taken into consideration and cannot be guaranteed.

Interview dates in each state are as follows:

QLD:
Wednesday 29 May 2024: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 1 June 2024: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Dexus Place, Brisbane CBD

NSW:
Thursday 6 June 2024 (*)
Friday 7 June 2024
Saturday 8 June 2024
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm both days – Thursday TBA
Venue: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

VIC:
Thursday 30 May 2024
Friday 31 May 2024
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm both days
Venue: Karstens Melbourne CBD

SA:     
Saturday 1 June 2024
Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide CBD
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

WA:
Saturday 8 June 2024
Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth CBD
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Dates marked with an asterisk (*) will only be utilised if required.  Candidates are not able to request they be interviewed on these dates.

For all selection queries please contact:

[email protected]

All queries must be in writing.  Phone calls will not be answered and you will be requested to put your query in writing to the above email address.

2025 Selection Process for 2026 Intake

Please click here for information regarding the 2025 selection process into General Surgery training.

2024 Timelines

09 JAN 2024    Registrations to SET open through RACS website.
31 JAN 2024  

Registrations to SET close through RACS website (if you do not register first with RACS you will not be able to apply through GSA for selection).

19 FEB 2024  

Log in details for General Surgery Application sent to candidates via email.

21 FEB 2024  

Applications to General Surgery SET Program opens at 12:00pm AEDT.

13 MAR 2024
 

Selection Applications close at 5:00pm AEDT. Please be aware that you must complete your application, including payment for your application, prior to this time. The system will automatically log you out and your application cannot be submitted after this date and time under any circumstances.

29 MAR 2024
 

Interview dates are available on the GSA website, www.generalsurgeons.com.au

Please advise before 24 April 2024 to [email protected] of any prior commitments affecting your availability, including possible interviews with other specialties. Once interview dates and times are finalised they cannot be altered.

17 APR 2024  

All applicants will be informed via email if they have or have not met minimum eligibility.

22 APRIL TO 6 MAY 2024

  Referee report collection.
29 APR 2024  

Last day to email [email protected] with interview preferences.

Preferences will be taken into consideration but not guaranteed.

13 MAY 2024  

All applicants will be informed via email whether they are proceeding to the next stage (interviews) or whether they are ineligible as per the Regulations.

20 MAY TO 10 JUNE 2024

  Eligible applicants are advised of interview date and time.
MAY/JUNE 2024
 

Interviews take place. The exact dates will be available on the GSA website FROM 29 March 2024.

24 JULY 2024  

First Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEST.

Applicants in the last quartile and waitlist applicants will be advised by email.

16 AUG 2024  

Second Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEST.

Applicants who do not receive an offer will remain on the waitlist unless written withdrawal of application is received. Applicants who do not receive an offer will be emailed advising that they remain on the waitlist.

6 SEPT 2024  

Third Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEST.

Applicants who do not receive an offer  will remain on the waitlist unless written withdrawal of application is received. Applicants who do not receive an offer will be emailed advising that they remain on the waitlist.

27 SEPT 2024  

Fourth Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEST if positions are available.

Deferral is not permitted. Applicants who do not receive an offer will remain on the waitlist unless written withdrawal of application is received. Applicants who do not receive an offer will be emailed advising that they remain on the waitlist.

18 OCT 2024  

Fifth Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEDT if positions are available.

Deferral is not permitted. Applicants who do not receive an offer will remain on the waitlist unless written withdrawal of application is received. Applicants who do not receive an offer will be emailed advising that they remain on the waitlist.

8 NOV 2024  

Final date for offers via email if positions are available. Deferral is not permitted

19 NOV 2024  

Unsuccessful applicants on the waitlist are advised via email together with their feedback report.

 

 
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