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Selection

2018 Selection Process for 2019 Intake

Click here to access the 2018 General Surgery Selection Regulations for 2019 Intake.

In 2018, the Selection fee for General Surgery (Australia) will be $770 (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:

E 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.

First Round:

The Board in General Surgery is pleased to advise the following number of offers have been made in the first round:

QLD : 13
SA: 4
WA: 7
VIC: 25
NSW: 12

Round Two:

The Board in General Surgery is pleased to advise the following number of offers have been made in the second round:

QLD : 0
SA: 1
WA: 1
VIC: 3
NSW: 10

Procedural Skills and Professional Capabilities Form

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

Please note that for 2018, each procedure must be verified during rotations undertaken between 1 December 2015 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 on the following dates.  Please note that times are only approximate as these may vary depending on the number of applicants to be interviewed. 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  27 April 2018 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.

South Australia
Date: Saturday 23 June
Time: 09:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide

Western Australia
Date: Saturday 16 June
Time: 08:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

Queensland
Dates:
Saturday 16 June: 9am – 1pm
Monday 18 June: 6pm – 9pm
Tuesday 19 June*: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Dexus Place, Brisbane

New South Wales
Dates:
Friday 22 June
Saturday 23 June
Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney         

Victoria
Dates:
Thursday 21 June
Friday 22 June
Time: 2.00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Cliftons, Melbourne

2018 Selection Timeline

4 JAN 2018

 

Registrations to SET open through RACS website

2 FEB 2018

 

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)

23 FEB 2018

 

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

28 FEB 2018

 

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

28 MAR 2018

 

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

29 MAR 2018

 

Interview dates are available on the GSA website, www.generalsurgeons.com.au. Please advise before 27 April 2018 to selection@generalsurgeons.com.au of any prior commitments affecting your availability. Once interview dates and times are finalised they cannot be altered.

13 APR 2018

 

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

26 APR TO
23 MAY 2018

 

Referee report collection

27 APR 2018

 

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

1 JUNE 2018

 

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

4 JUNE TO
6 JUNE 2018

 

Eligible applicants are advised of interview date and time

JUNE/JULY 2018

 

Interviews take place. The exact dates will be available on the GSA website in March 2018

23 JULY 2018

 

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

10 AUG 2018

 

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.

31 AUG 2018

 

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.

14 SEPT 2018

 

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.

5 OCT 2018

 

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.

16 NOV 2018

 

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

19 NOV 2018

 

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

* Offers will be emailed by 12:00pm (AEST/AEDT)

 
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