2024 Selection for 2025 Intake

PFET Program in Trauma Surgery

The annual Selection process for the PFET Program in Trauma Surgery will be governed by Selection Regulations.

Click here to download the 2024 Selection Guidelines for application to the PFET Program in Trauma Surgery.

Selection Timeline

Selection opens: Monday 29 January 2024 at 12:00pm (AEDT)
Selection closes: Monday 26 February 2024 at 12:00pm (AEDT)
   
Referee Reports sent out: Monday 4 March 2024
Referee Reports due back: Friday 15 March 2024
   
Notification of Interviews: Monday 25 March 2024
Interviews: Friday 14 June 2024 via Zoom

 

Selection Application Form

Selection is now closed.

Application and Eligibility

The Post Fellowship Education & Training (PFET) Program in Trauma Surgery is open:

  1. to suitably qualified trainees who have been awarded Fellowship of the RACS in General Surgery or Orthopaedic Surgery or Vascular Surgery; or
  2. to trainees who have successfully completed the RACS Fellowship Examination in the above listed specialties; or
  3. to trainees who have enrolled for the May sitting of the RACS Fellowship Examination in the above listed specialties, in the year of application.

Applicants will be interviewed at a time to be confirmed in June 2024 via Zoom (date & time TBC). Applications will be considered by the GSA Trauma Training Committee.

Selection Tools

Selection of candidates into the PFET Program in Trauma Surgery will be determined by the following selection tools:

  • Curriculum Vitae 30%
  • Referees Reports 30%
  • Interview 40%

The number of offers will be dependent on the availability of accredited positions and may depend on trauma positions becoming available.

Selection Application

Applicants should download the Selection Application Instructions & Payment Form.

All applications must include the following:

  • Completed Selection Application form with all relevant attachments
  • Proof of successful completion of the Fellowship Examination in General Surgery or Orthopaedic Surgery or Vascular Surgery
    OR
  • Evidence of enrolment for the May sitting of the RACS Fellowship Examination in General Surgery or Orthopaedic Surgery or Vascular Surgery
  • Proof of current and valid medical registration from the applicable Medical Board or Council in Australia or New Zealand (e.g. AHPRA). Australian applicants must have general (unconditional) registration. New Zealand applicants must have general scope or restricted general scope registration in the relevant specialty.
  • Proof of citizenship or permanent residency status in Australia or New Zealand
  • Proof of Medical Indemnity Insurance
  • Payment of the $550 (inc. GST) registration fee is required prior to applications being considered

Curriculum Vitae

During scoring of an application, points will be awarded for the following:

  • Experience in General Surgery
  • Experience in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Experience in Vascular Surgery
  • Experience in Trauma Surgery
  • Completion of trauma related courses
  • Higher Degrees
  • Research
  • Publications – quality of journals
  • Presentations at national or international meetings
  • Administrative involvement and organisation skills
  • Other activities – leadership qualities
  • Teaching
  • Statement of Intent

Structured Interviews

Only shortlisted candidates will be required for the interview.

As per Section 6.2. of the Selection Regulations:

  • Applicants must score a minimum of 10 points out of 30 from the CV (or above) and 25 points out of 30 from the Referee Reports (or above) to be eligible to proceed to the interview stage. Applicants who do not meet this criteria will be deemed unsuitable and not eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified accordingly.

For all Selection queries, please contact:

Elizabeth Pedersen
Executive Officer - PFET
P +61 8 8274 3791
E [email protected]

 
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