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SET examinations

All Surgical Education and Training (SET) Trainees undertake:

  • a Clinical Examination
  • a Generic Surgical Science Examination (SSE) - see a Generic SSE (PDF 28KB) summary
  • a Specialty-Specific Examination
  • a Fellowship Examination

Your specialty determines the Specialty Specific examination you will undertake:


Junior Doctors interested in sitting the GSSE can find further information on the Preparing for SET page. 



Generic Surgical Science Examination (SSE)

Clinical Examination


Specialty Examinations

Fellowship Examination


Court of Examiners

Special Circumstances


Online resources (Members only)

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Resource units
Image banks 
Discussion forum 
Presentation: getting through the SSE
Trainee Resources (online journals and books)

Results (Members only)

Examination results 


Examinations Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

+61 3 9249 1244 (Surgical Science Examination)
+61 3 9249 1245 (Clinical Examination)
+61 3 9249 1222 or 1247 (Fellowship Examination)

Fax: +61 3 9249 1298
Email: examinations@surgeons.org