Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE)

About the GSSE

Surgical training involves progressing in levels of competence from being a doctor with at least two years of postgraduate experience to becoming a practising specialist. Surgical trainees require core knowledge and skills before entering the operating theatre as junior team members.

Passing the Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) demonstrates that the candidate understands anatomy, pathology and physiology at levels required for surgical training. All SET trainees are required to pass this exam in order to progress through the training program.

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

The basics

Preparing for the GSSE

On exam day

Exam results



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

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1244
Fax: +61 3 9249 1298