Last Update: 05/06/2015 07:55
Becoming a Surgeon overview
Surgery is a challenging and rewarding career, requiring
commitment, discipline and compassion. Surgical training usually
takes five to six years following completion of a medical degree.
This section of the site contains information for people interested
in a surgical career - including an explanation of selection
requirements, the Surgical Education and Training (SET) program and
information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs).
The JDocs Framework, aligned to the College's nine surgical core
competencies, describes the many tasks, skills and behaviours that
the junior doctor should achieve at defined levels during
postgraduate years (PGY) 1 to 3 and beyond. This will assist
doctors in the development towards a career in surgery, as well as
supporting those who follow other proceduralist careers. Visit the
JDocs website for further
This section of the site describes the steps to starting a
surgical career. You can also see video interviews with surgeons
talking about their career highlights.
This section of the site contains information for Junior Doctors
who are interested in sitting the Generic
Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE).
This section of the site contains information about the
College's Surgical Education and Training (SET) program.
This section of the site contains information for doctors who
have graduated from a medical college outside Australia or New
Zealand and who wish to become a Fellow of RACS.