Fellowship Examination (FEX)
The Fellowship Examination is a summative assessment undertaken towards the end of each Surgical Education and Training program or as a requirement of a SIMG assessment. The examination is comprised of written and clinical/viva components. In each specialty, there are seven segments in total, with most being divided into two written papers and five clinical/viva segments.
The required standard for this examination is a level of competency equivalent to that of a consultant surgeon in his or her first year of independent practice. The surgical competencies espoused by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons are used as a guideline for the examiners who follow agreed marking guidelines and the predetermined standard. The examination is blueprinted to each specialty's curriculum.
Registrations for the August/September 2022 Fellowship Exam have now closed.
We encouraged all candidates to check back in January 2023 for more information and registration dates for the May 2023 exam.
RACS resources available to Trainees and eligible IMGs that can be used to assist with preparation for the Fellowship Examination. These resources include online modules that may help candidates familiarise themselves with the format and presentation of the various segments of the examination.
Sitting the exam
All specialties conduct the exam across seven segments. The written components are held approximately a month prior to the clinical/viva components. The written components are held in cities across Australia and New Zealand whereas the clinical/viva components are held in a centralised location.
Information on how results are disseminated and what to expect following.