Cardiothoracic Surgery


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Thesis Requirements

The requirements for the thesis are:

  • An original dissertation of 5,000 to 10,000 words, including references, created over a two year period (SET 3 and SET 4) and submitted by the end of SET 4. The thesis should be able to be published.
  • Trainees who have successfully completed a higher degree (PhD or Masters) are exempt from the thesis requirement.  Trainess must supply their thesis title and acknowledgement of receipt from the University as proof of completion.
  • The thesis must be on a Cardiothoracic Surgery topic.
  • A pass is mandatory.
  • A pass with commendation is recommended.
  • A case report or work written by other people would not be acceptable.
  • Consequence of failure would be for the trainee to re-write the thesis, providing the concept was acceptable.
  • The Trainee would not be eligible to present for the Fellowship Examination until the thesis is completed to pass level.
  • Trainees should not require time out from their clinical work to write this thesis.
  • The thesis will be marked by a subcommittee, including at least one Board member, as well as members of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Science and Education Subcommittee.