Selection

2021 Selection Process for 2022 Intake

Please click here for the 2021 General Surgery Selection Regulations for 2022 Intake.

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

selection@generalsurgeons.com.au

All queries must be in writing and will be responded to within five (5) business days.

Phone calls will not be answered and you will be requested to put your query in writing to the above email address.

General Surgery Education and Training (GSET) program

In 2022, the Australian Board in General Surgery will be implementing the revised General Surgery Education and Training (GSET) program.

For further information on the GSET program please click here.

Procedural Skills and Professional Capabilities Form

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

Please note that for 2021, 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 25 March 2021. 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 23 April 2021 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 2021   

Registrations to SET open through RACS website

3 FEB 2021  

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 2021  

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

24 FEB 2021  

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

24 MAR 2021
 

Selection Applications close at 12:00pm AEST. 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.

25 MAR 2021
 

Interview dates will be available on the GSA website, www.generalsurgeons.com.au, as soon as possible. Please advise before 23 April 2021 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 2021  

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

21 APRIL TO 19 MAY 2021

  Referee report collection
23 APR 2021  

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

30 APR 2021  

RACS Situational Judgement Test

28 MAY 2021  

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

31 MAY TO 4 JUNE 2021

  Eligible applicants are advised of interview date and time
JUNE/JULY 2021
 

Interviews take place. The exact dates will be available on the GSA website from 25 March 2021.

26 JULY 2021  

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

13 AUG 2021  

Second Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEDT. 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.

3 SEPT 2021   Third Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEDT. 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.
24 SEPT 2021   Fourth Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEDT. 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.
15 OCT 2021  

Fifth Round Offers are made via email prior to 12.00pm AEDT. 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.

12 NOV 2021  

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

15 NOV 2021  

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

 

 
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