Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Mr Richard Bunton, Chair
Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane, Deputy Chair
Associate Professor Julie Mundy, Specialty Elected Councillor
Professor Julian Smith, Senior Examiner
Mr Robert Costa, ANZSCTS President
Mr Siven Seevanayagam, Thoracic Representative
Mr Peter Skillington, Chair ANZSCTS Science and Education Committee
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 Program.

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.