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 2024 meeting dates are listed below.

Victorian/Tasmanian Training Committee

Chairperson

Professor Glenn Guest, FRACS

Deputy Chair

Dr Sarah Martin, FRACS
Dr Damien Loh, FRACS

Training Guide

Click here to download the 2024 VIC-TAS Training Guide.

VIC/TAS Training Committee Meeting Dates and Requests Due

  • Tuesday 27 February 2024
    Trainee request/agenda items due: 9 February 2024
  • Tuesday 14 May 2024*
    Trainee request/agenda items due: 18 April 2024
  • Tuesday 16 July 2024
    Trainee request/agenda items due: 16 June 2024
  • Tuesday 27 August 2024
    Trainee request/agenda items due: 27 July 2024
  • Tuesday 19 November 2024
    Trainee request/agenda items due: 19 October 2024

*PLEASE NOTE: As per the Australian 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.

Assessments

VIC/TAS Assessment Due Dates

Submission of assessment paperwork due no later than:

  • Term 1 - 2024
    Term Start Date: Monday 5 February 2024
    Mid Term: Sunday 5 May 2024
    End of Term:  Sunday 4 August 2024
    End of Term Assessment + Logbook due: Sunday 4 August 2024, 5pm
  • Term 2 - 2024
    Term Start Date: Monday 5 August 2024
    Mid Term: Sunday 3 November 2024
    End of Term: Sunday 2 February 2025
    End of Term Assessment + Logbook due: Sunday 2 February 2025, 5pm

2024 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/SIMGs.

Simulation Course Dates:

For all queries please contact:

Fiona Bull
Manager - Education & Training
E: [email protected]
T: +61 3 9249 126

 
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