Victoria & Tasmania

The VIC/TAS Training Committee of the Australian Board in General Surgery is responsible for providing recommendations and advice to the Board on regional issues including trainee requests, selection, hospital inspections, and educational courses.

The membership and 2020 meeting dates are listed below.

Victorian/Tasmanian Training Committee

Chairperson

Dr Satish Warrier, FRACS

Deputy Chair

Professor Glenn Guest, FRACS

Training Guide

Download the 2021 VIC-TAS Training Guide.

2020 VIC/TAS Training Committee Meeting Dates and Requests Due

Meeting Date: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 11 February 2020

Meeting Date: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 7 April 2020

Meeting Date: Tuesday 16 June 2020*
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 26 May 2020

Meeting Date: Tuesday 25 August 2020
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 4 August 2020

Meeting Date: Tuesday 10 November 2020
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 20 October 2020

*PLEASE NOTE: As per the Board in General Surgery Training Regulations all requests for the following year (for interruption/extension to training, transfer etc) must be approved by 31 July by both the VIC/TAS Training Committee and Australian Board in General Surgery. Requests submitted after this date will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Requests for medical or parental interruption will be provided with exemptions to this timeline provided appropriate documentation is submitted with the request and adhere to all relevant College Policies.

Term Dates

Term 2 – 2019
End Date: Sunday 2 February 2020

Term 1 – 2020
Start Date: Monday 3 February 2020
End Date: Sunday 2 August 2020

Term 2 – 2020
Start Date: Monday 3 August 2020
End Date: Sunday 31 January 2021

Assessments

VIC/TAS Assessment Due Dates

Submission of assessment paperwork due no later than:

  • Term 2 2019 - End of Term: 5pm Sunday 2 February 2020
  • Term 1 2020 - Mid Term: 5pm Sunday 3 May 2020
  • Term 1 2020 - End of Term: 5pm Sunday 2 August 2020
  • Term 2 2020 - Mid Term: 5pm Sunday 1 November 2020
  • Term 2 2020 - End of Term: 5pm Sunday 31 January 2021

2020 Event Dates

Simulation Sessions

Three simulation workshops will be conducted at the RACS Skills Centre, East Melbourne, supported by industry partnership. These workshops deliver high quality advanced simulation workshops to complement regular training and are free of charge to all Trainees/IMGs.

Simulation Course Dates:

  • Workshop 1 – Laparoscopic Tissue Approximation – 30 May 2020 - Postponed due to Covid-19
  • Workshop 2 – Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct – 25 July 2020 - Postponed due to Covid-19
  • Workshop 3 – Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia – 24 October 2020

VIC Trainees Weekend

Date: 16-18 October 2020
Venue/Location: TBC

For all queries please contact:

Karen Clark
Regional Executive Officer
E: karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au

T: +61 8 8274 3791

 
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