Board in General Surgery

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Dr Elizabeth Dennett, Chair
Dr Adrian Anthony, Immediate Past Chair
Dr Kellee Slater, Deputy Chair and IMG Representative
Dr Julie Howle, Training Chair, New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory
Mr Rowan French, Training Chair, New Zealand
Dr Richard Bryant, Training Chair Queensland
Mr Paul Hollington, Training Chair, South Australia/ Northern Territory
Associate Professor Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Training Chair, Victoria
Mr Michael Warner, Training Chair, Western Australia
Mr Sayed Hassen, Chair, SEAM Working Party
Mr Brian Kirby, Chair, Rural Surgical Training Committee
Associate Professor Richard Turner, SSE Committee Representative
Dr Daniel Foley, Australian Trainee Representative
Dr Robert Sthory, New Zealand Trainee Representative
Mr Simon Banting, Senior Examiner in General Surgery
Mr David Fletcher, RACS Specialty Elected Councillor - General Surgery
Mr Michael Donovan, GSA Representative
Mr Philippa Mercer, NZAGS Representative

The College is the principal body for the training and education of surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation is given by the Australian Medical Council to the College and standards for education and training are established by the College.

The Board in General Surgery of the College has oversight for the conduct of the College Training Program in General Surgery, reporting to the Board of Surgical Education and Training.

The College collaborates with General Surgeons Australia and the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons as agents of the College, to administer the Training Program.

The Surgical Education and Training Program in General Surgery is designed to provide trainees with clinical and operative experience in order to learn special methods of investigation and become competent in techniques related to the discipline. At the conclusion of the Training Program it is expected that trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified College competencies.

View the Contract (PDF 78 KB) between the College and the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.