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Fellowship Examination (FEX)

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DATE

Sep 8, 2020

SCHEDULE

8 September 2020 (written), 9-10 October 2020 (Auckland - viva/clinical), 16-18 October (Melbourne- viva/clinical)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Auckland/Melbourne(viva/clinical)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 24 June 2020 to 03 July 2020

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department - Fellowship

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Details

DATE

Apr 8, 2021

SCHEDULE

8 April 2021 (written), 28 - 29 May 2021 (Auckland - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Auckland (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2021 to 27 January 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Details

DATE

Apr 8, 2021

SCHEDULE

8 April 2021 (written), 4 - 6 June 2021 (Brisbane - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Brisbane (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2021 to 27 January 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Overview

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 ten 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.

Details

DATE

Sep 8, 2020

SCHEDULE

8 September 2020 (written), 9-10 October 2020 (Auckland - viva/clinical), 16-18 October (Melbourne- viva/clinical)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Auckland/Melbourne(viva/clinical)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 24 June 2020 to 03 July 2020

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department - Fellowship

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Details

DATE

Apr 8, 2021

SCHEDULE

8 April 2021 (written), 28 - 29 May 2021 (Auckland - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Auckland (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2021 to 27 January 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Details

DATE

Apr 8, 2021

SCHEDULE

8 April 2021 (written), 4 - 6 June 2021 (Brisbane - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Brisbane (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2021 to 27 January 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Exam Timeline

Apply

Registration over the 1-15 June is by invitation to those people who registered for the postponed May 2020 Fellowship exam. General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery candidates based in New Zealand will be allocated to the Auckland exam while candidates based in Australia will be allocated to the Melbourne exam. Candidates based both in New Zealand and Australia for the other specialties – Cardiothoracic Surgery,  Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery will be allocated to the Melbourne exam. If any specialty is able to take additional candidates those candidates will be invited to register, at a later date.  

Preparing

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.

Results

Information on how results are disseminated and what to expect following.