2021 Selection for 2022 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 2021 Selection Guidelines for application to the PFET Program in Trauma Surgery.

Selection Timeline

Selection opens: Monday 25 January 2021 at 12:00pm (AEDT)
Selection closes: Monday 22 February 2021 at 12:00pm (AEDT)
Referee Reports sent out: Monday 1 March 2021
Referee Reports due back: Friday 12 March 2021
Notification of Interviews: Monday 22 March 2021
Interviews: April 2021 (Date and time TBC)


Selection Application Form

Applications will open on Monday 25 January 2021.

Application and Eligibility

For 2021, 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
  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 on a date and time to be confirmed in April 2021. 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
  • Evidence of enrolment for the May sitting of the RACS Fellowship Examination in General Surgery or Orthopaedic 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 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

Structured Interviews

Only shortlisted candidates will be required for the interview.

As per Section 6.2. of the Selection Regulations:

  • Applicants must score a combined total score from the CV and Referee Reports of 70% 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 liz.pedersen@generalsurgeons.com.au