Last Update: 22/05/2014 14:01
Mr Richard Bunton, Chair
Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane, Deputy Chair
Associate Professor Julie Mundy, Specialty
Professor Julian Smith, Senior Examiner
Mr Robert Costa, ANZSCTS President
Mr Siven Seevanayagam, Thoracic Representative
Mr Peter Skillington, Chair ANZSCTS Science and Education
Mr Gary Fermanis, Member
Mr Andrew Newcomb, Member
Associate Professor Michael Vallely, Member
Dr Gareth Crouch, Trainee 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 of Cardiothoracic Surgical Training of the College has
oversight for the conduct of the College Training Program in
Cardiothoracic Surgery, reporting to the Education Policy Board and
Council of the College.
The College collaborates with the
Australia and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic
Surgeons, as agent of the College, to administer the Training
The Specialist Surgical Training Program in Cardiothoracic
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 89 KB) between
the College and the Australia and New Zealand Society of Cardiac
and Thoracic Surgeons.
View the memorandum of understanding
(PDF 89 KB) between the College and the Australia and New Zealand
Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons.