2022 Selection for 2023 Intake

PFET Program in Transplantation Surgery

The annual Selection process for the PFET Program in Transplantation Surgery will be governed by Selection Regulations.

Click here to download the 2022 Selection Guidelines for application to the PFET Program in Transplantation Surgery.

Selection Timeline

Selection opens: Tuesday 1 February 2022 12:00pm (ADST)
Selection closes: Tuesday 1 March 2022 12:00pm (ADST)
Referee Reports sent out: Monday 7 March 2022
Referee Reports due back: Friday 18 March 2022
Notification of Interviews: April 2022 (Date TBC)
Interviews: Friday 24 June 2022, via Zoom


Selection Application Form

Selection is now closed. Late applications will not be accepted.

Note: Mac users should print to PDF to ensure that the form saves correctly.

Application and Eligibility

The Post Fellowship Education & Training (PFET) Program in Transplantation Surgery is open:

  1. to suitably qualified trainees who have been awarded Fellowship of the RACS in General Surgery, Urology, or Vascular 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.
Due to the delay with the RACS registration process for the General Surgery May 2022 Fellowship Examination, proof of registration can be provided after Selection closes. Impacted applicants will be contacted individually, as required.

Applicants will be interviewed Friday 24 June 2022 via Zoom. Applications will be considered by the GSA Transplant Training Committee.

Selection Tools

Selection of candidates into the PFET Program in Transplantation 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 transplant 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, Urology, or Vascular Surgery
  • Evidence of enrolment for the May sitting of the RACS Fellowship Examination in General Surgery, Urology, or Vascular 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 Urology
  • Experience in Vascular Surgery
  • Experience in Transplantation Surgery
  • Higher Degree
  • Research
  • Publications – quality of journals
  • Presentations at national or international meetings
  • Administrative involvement and organisation skills
  • Other activities – leadership qualities

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 [email protected]