Selection

2020 Selection Process for 2021 Intake

Please click here for the 2020 General Surgery Selection Regulations for 2021 Intake.

*Please note that only those that had applied for Registration to SET with RACS prior to 3 February 2020, are eligible to apply to General Surgery SET Program for 2021 intake.

In 2021, the Selection fee for General Surgery (Australia) will be $935 (inc. GST).

The Selection Guidelines are available here.

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

For all selection queries please contact:

selection@generalsurgeons.com.au

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

General Surgery Education and Training (GSET) program

As a result of COVID-19, the implementation of the new GSET program has been delayed until 2022. Therefore, all trainees who are selected in 2020 to commence training in 2021, as well as trainees who are currently on deferral and due to commence training in 2021, will be under the current program and will be required to adhere to the Training Regulations that govern the current Program. 

In 2022, the Australian Board in General Surgery will be implementing the revised General Surgery Education and Training (GSET) program.

For further information on the GSET program please click here.

Procedural Skills and Professional Capabilities Form

Click here to access the Procedural Skills and Professional Capabilities Form.

Please note that for 2020, each procedure must be verified during rotations undertaken between 1 December 2017 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

Interview Dates

Interviews will be held across all five regions between late August and early October. Exact dates to be confirmed as soon as possible. The mailing state supplied in your mailing address on your application will be used to determine where your interview will take place (if you proceed to the interview stage). 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. Applicants are asked to consider COVID-19 restrictions when requesting an interview outside the region they are currently residing in.

Candidates who have known clashes with other events or personal circumstances have until 31 July 2020 to email selection@generalsurgeons.com.au 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.

Revised Timeline for Selection

6 JAN 2020    

Registrations to SET open through RACS website

3 FEB 2020  

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 2020  

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

20 MAY 2020  

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

12 JUNE 2020
 

Selection Applications close at 12:00pm AEST. 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.

TBC
 

Interview dates will be available on the GSA website, www.generalsurgeons.com.au, as soon as possible. Please advise before 31 July 2020 to selection@generalsurgeons.com.au of any prior commitments affecting your availability, including possible interviews with other specialties. Once interview dates and times are finalised they cannot be altered.

3 JULY 2020  

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

15 JULY TO 12 AUG 2020

  Referee report collection
31 JULY 2020  

Last day to email selection@generalsurgeons.com.au with interview preferences. Preferences will be taken into consideration but not guaranteed. Applicants are encouraged to consider COVID-19 restrictions when requesting an interview outside the region they are currently residing in.

21 AUG 2020  

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

5 DAYS PRIOR TO INTERVIEW

  Eligible applicants are advised of interview date and time
LATE AUG-EARLY OCT  

Interviews take place. The exact dates will be available on the GSA website as soon as possible.

28 OCT 2020  

First Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEDT. Applicants in the last quartile and waitlist applicants will be advised by email

11 NOV 2020  

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

23 NOV 2020   Third Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEDT. 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.
30 NOV 2020  

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

3 DEC 2020  

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

2019 for 2020 Intake

The Australian Board in General Surgery is pleased to advise the following number of offers were made:

QLD : 16
SA: 4
WA: 8
VIC: 41
NSW: 37

 
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