Becoming a Surgeon

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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).

Preparing for SET

Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (Generic SSE) for pre-vocational candidates

Non-SET doctors' expressions of interest for the limited places available in the 2014 Generic SSE have now closed. The College is working towards increasing its capacity to deliver this exam to non-SET doctors.  More places for non-SET doctors will be available in 2015 and information will be posted on this website in mid-2014.