PFET Program in Rural Surgery
The GSA Rural Training Committee is responsible for the delivery of the PFET Program in Rural Surgery in Australia and New Zealand, the accreditation of hospital posts, and the supervision and assessment of Post Fellowship Trainees.
The PFET Program in Rural Surgery is governed by GSA’s policies and procedures of Post Fellowship Education and Training. Trainees allocated for one (1) year to a Training Unit accredited by ANZES, ANZGOSA, ANZHPBA, BreastSurgANZ, or CSSANZ must comply with all Training Regulations, Policies, and Assessment Procedures as outlined by the applicable Training Board or Committee.
Rural (non-metropolitan) Surgery is and will be carried out by General Surgeons across Australia and New Zealand. It is hoped that this defined program will facilitate the training of sub-specialised rural surgeons.
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
Dr Matthew Lyon, FRACS - Younger Fellows & RACS Rural Section Representative
Mr Stephen Bell, 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
2022 Training Fee
The GSA Board of Directors has approved the Training Fee of $2,500 (inc GST) for the 2022 PFET Program in Rural Surgery, for Trainees not in a Training Unit accredited by ANZES, ANZGOSA, ANZHPBA, BreastSurgANZ, or CSSANZ. A 10% Administration Fee is payable for Trainees not in Clinical Training.
Where a Trainees is allocated for one (1) year to a Training Unit accredited by ANZES, ANZGOSA, ANZHPBA, BreastSurgANZ, or CSSANZ, the applicable Training Board or Committee is responsible for the determination of fees as well as the invoicing and collection of fees. All enquiries regarding fees must be submitted to the applicable Training Board or Committee.
For all Rural Training Program queries, please contact:
Executive Officer - PFET
General Surgeons Australia
Suite 29, 213 Greenhill Road
EASTWOOD SA 5063
P +61 8 8274 3791
F +61 8 8373 7032