PFET Program in Rural Surgery

Selection Suspended

The GSA Rural Training Committee is conducting a comprehensive review and update of the Selection Processes, Regulations, Hospital Accreditation, and Program Structure for the PFET Program in Rural Surgery in Australia and New Zealand.

As such, there will be no Selection process in 2023 (for the 2024 Intake).

Further details on the 2024 Selection Process (for 2025 Intake) will be made available by the end of 2023.

GSA Rural Training Committee

The GSA Rural Training Committee is the overseer of the PFET Program in Rural Surgery, and reports directly to the GSA Board of Directors.

Below is a list of the current Training Committee Members.


Dr Damian Fry, FRACS

Deputy Chair

Dr Matthew Lyon, FRACS - Younger Fellows & RACS Rural Section Representative

Committee Members

Prof Alexander Herriott, FRACS - Chair, ANZTBCRS & CSSANZ Representative
Miss Kaye Bowers, FRACS - Chair, ANZHPBA Training Committee & ANZHPBA Representative
Dr Sally Butchers, FRACS - GSA President & Australian Representative
Dr Michael Donovan, FRACS - PFET Representative
Dr Ben Green, FRACS - Chair, BreastSurgANZ PFT Committee & BreastSurgANZ Representative
Dr Justin Gundara, FRACS - Chair, ANZES PFT Committee & ANZES Representative
Mr Julian Speight, FRACS - NZAGS Immediate Past President & New Zealand Representative
Mr Iain Thomson, FRACS - ANZGOSA Representative

For all Rural Training Program queries, please contact:

Elizabeth Pedersen
Executive Officer - PFET
General Surgeons Australia
Suite 29, 213 Greenhill Road

P +61 8 8274 3791
F +61 8 8373 7032
E [email protected]