Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE)

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Generic Surgical Sciences Examination

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.

The Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) is designed to ensure that prospective SET applicants have demonstrated a minimum standard of knowledge in the surgical sciences of anatomy, pathology and physiology - the foundation of surgical training.

Passing the GSSE requires demonstration of this 'minimum standard' of knowledge in each discipline as well as sound knowledge 'across the board'.

Some specialty training boards have introduced the successful completion of the GSSE as a mandatory eligibility requirement for selection. Potential candidates are urged to contact the relevant specialty training board / society to ensure they are aware of the requirements.

The basics

Preparing for the GSSE

On exam day

Exam results

Policies

Contact

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

Email: examinations@surgeons.org