Selection

2020 Selection Process for 2021 Intake

Click here to access the 2020 General Surgery Selection Regulations for 2021 Intake.

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

Click here to access the Selection Guidelines for the 2020 (2021 intake) process.

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.

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 dates will be available on the website from 27 March 2020. 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. 

Candidates who have known clashes with other events or personal circumstances have until 24 April 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.

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

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

26-Feb-2020

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

25-Mar-2020


 

Selection Applications close at 12:00pm 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.

27-Mar-2020

 

Interview dates are available on the GSA website, www.generalsurgeons.com.au. Please advise before 24 April 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.

15-Apr-2020

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

22 April to 20 May 2020

  Referee report collection

24-Apr-2020

 

Last day to email selection@generalsurgeons.com.au with interview preferences. Preferences will be taken into consideration but not guaranteed.

29-May-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

1 June to 5 June 2020

  Eligible applicants are advised of interview date and time

June/July 2020

 

Interviews take place. The exact dates will be available on the GSA website in March 2020

27-Jul-2020

 

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

14-Aug-2020

 

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.

4-Sep-2020

 

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.

25-Sep-2020

 

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.

16-Oct-2020

 

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.

13-Nov-2020

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

16-Nov-2020

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

2019 Selection Process for 2020 Intake

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

QLD: 2
SA: 3
WA: 4
VIC: 12
NSW: 15

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

QLD: 3
SA: 1
WA: 2
VIC: 10
NSW: 5

Third Round:
The Australian Board in General Surgery is pleased to advise the following number of offers were made in the third round:
QLD: 3
SA: 0
WA: 2
VIC: 8
NSW: 11

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

QLD: 4
SA: 0
WA: 0
VIC: 7
NSW: 0

Fifth Round:

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

QLD: 6
SA: 0
WA: 0
VIC: 6
NSW: 7

Procedural Skills and Professional Capabilities Form

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

Please note that for 2019, each procedure must be verified during rotations undertaken between 1 December 2016 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

SET Orientation

Those who accept an offer are required to attend the applicable General Surgery SET Orientation evening for their region.  If you are unable to attend the orientation in your offer region, you may attend an alternate date. The dates and times are as follows:

WA:
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

NSW:
Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, Sydney Central Park

VIC:
Date: Saturday 23 November 2019
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Venue: RACV Cape Schanck Resort

QLD:
Date: Wednesday 4 December 2019
Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Venue: The Westin Hotel, Brisbane

SA:    
Date: Thursday 5 December 2019
Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide

2019 Selection Timeline

4 JAN 2019

 

Registrations to SET open through RACS website

1 FEB 2019

 

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)

22 FEB 2019

 

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

27 FEB 2019

 

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

27 MAR 2019

 

Selection Applications close at 12:00pm 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

28 MAR 2019

 

Interview dates are available on the GSA website, www.generalsurgeons.com.au. Please advise before 26 April 2019 to selection@generalsurgeons.com.au of any prior commitments affecting your availability. Once interview dates and times are finalised they cannot be altered.

12 APR 2019

 

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

24 APR TO
22 MAY 2019

 

Referee report collection

26 APR 2019

 

Last day to email selection@generalsurgeons.com.au with interview preferences. Preferences will be taken into consideration but not guaranteed

31 MAY 2019

 

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

3 JUNE TO
5 JUNE 2019

 

Eligible applicants are advised of interview date and time

JUNE/JULY 2019

 

Interviews take place. The exact dates will be available on the GSA website on 28 March 2019

22 JULY 2019

 

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

9 AUG 2019

 

Second Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm. Applicants not made an offer will remain on the wait list unless written withdrawal of application is received. Applicants not made an offer will be emailed advising that they remain on the waitlist.

30 AUG 2019

 

Third Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm. Applicants not made an offer will remain on the waitlist unless written withdrawal of application is received. Applicants not made an offer will be emailed advising that they remain on the waitlist.

13 SEPT 2019

 

Fourth Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm if positions are available. Deferral is not permitted. Applicants not made an offer will remain on the waitlist unless written withdrawal of application is received. Applicants not made an offer will be emailed advising that they remain on the waitlist.

4 OCT 2019

 

Fifth Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm if positions are available. Deferral is not permitted. Applicants not made an offer will remain on the waitlist unless written withdrawal of application is received. Applicants not made an offer will be emailed advising that they remain on the waitlist.

15 NOV 2019

 

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

18 NOV 2019

 

Non- successful applicants on the waitlist are advised via email together with their feedback report.

 
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