Selection Information - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery New Zealand

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In 2008 six (6) trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2009
In 2009 five (5) trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2010
In 2010 two (2) trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2011
In 2011 three (3) trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2012
In 2012 three (3) trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2013
In 2013 three (3) trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2014
In 2014 four (4)* trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2015
In 2015 four (4)* trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2016
In 2016 four (4)* trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2017

*Includes deferred offers

 

2017 SET selection specialty specific eligibility requirements

This information is a general overview of requirements and criteria. Please refer to the Specialty Board's Selection Regulations (PDF 108 KB) for further information.

The following is a list of selection tools and their contributions to the overall score:

Selection tools

  • Structured Online Curriculum Vitae - 20%
  • Structured Online Referee Reports - 35%
  • Semi-structured Interview - 45%

Successful progression to interview

The Board has set the minimum eligibility criteria for progression to interview as follows:

CV and Referee combined score of greater than or equal to 60% or 330/550.

Mandatory requirements

Surgical Rotations Minimum Duration Validity Period [1] Completed By
Emergency or Critical Care term [2] 12 weeks 5 years Time of application
Plastic & reconstructive surgical experience [3] 26 weeks 5 years Date of Interview
Generic Surgical Sciences Examination N/A NA Time of application

 

Structured online curriculum vitae (CV)

CV will score information on, and require documented evidence for:

  • Qualifications

  • Surgical Qualifications and Experience

  • Publications and Presentations

  • Professional Development and Achievements

Click here to view the method of allocating CV scores (PDF 108KB) No additional CV information will be accepted after an application has been submitted.

Structured online referee reports

Applicants must provide current contact details, including a valid e-mail address, for:

  • all PRS consultants with whom they have worked in the past five years
  • non-PRS surgical consultants with whom they have worked in the past two years
  • clinical nurse unit managers, charge nurses, clinical nurse consultants or unit nurses with whom they have worked in the past two years

Who can qualify as a referee?

  • Surgical Consultants
  • Clinical Nurses

What is the time period from which a referee will be considered valid?

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Consultant referees must be from within the last five (5) years
  • Other referees must be from within the last two (2) years

How are referees selected?

  • The referees will be selected by the Board from the list provided
  • The Board will request reports from eight (8) consultants and two (2) nurses

How are the Structured Online Referee Reports collected and scored?

  • Of the eight (8) consultant referees, four (4) are primary and four (4) are reserve.  Of the two (2) nurse referees, one (1) is primary and one (1) is reserve
  • The minimum percentage of questions that must be answered to ensure the report is valid is 75% for consultants (15 out of 20 questions) and 75% for nurses (6 out of 8 questions)
  • The score consists of the median of the five (5) primary referee reports and must include references from four (4) consultants and one (1) nurse.  If a primary referee is unable to submit a reference a referee report from a reserve will be used as a substitute
  • Should the minimum of five (5) valid referee reports not be obtained (4 consultant and 1 nurse), the applicant will be ineligible to proceed to interview

Semi-structured interview

Date of interviews: 10 June 2017
Date invitations to interview sent: 10 business days.

The interviews for New Zealand applicants will be held in Wellington. 

The format of the interviews will be as follows:

  • hree (3) interview panels
  • Minimum two (2) interviewers per panel

Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide identification.

Announcement of offers

Announcement of offers to successful applicants will be made on 3 July 2017.

Feedback to both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be in accordance with Selection to Surgical Education and Training Policy


Notes

1. Rotations must have been completed within the validity period specified

2. 12 continuous weeks in an Emergency / Critical Care rotation or 26 continuous weeks in a General Surgery rotation at registrar level or equivalent with acute call.

3. At least 26 weeks in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at a post-graduate level within the past five (5) years by the closing date of application. At least 17 weeks must be continuous.