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Fellowship Examination (FEX)

Details

DATE

Apr 7, 2022

SCHEDULE

7 April 2022 (Written), NZ: 20 - 21 May (Clinical/Viva), AU: 27 - 29 May (Clinical/Viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington (Written); TBA (Clinical/Viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2022 to 16 January 2022

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Details

DATE

Aug 9, 2022

SCHEDULE

9 August 2022 (Written), 16-18 September (Clinical/Viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington (Written); TBA (Clinical/Viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 11 May 2022 to 08 June 2022

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department

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 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

Apr 7, 2022

SCHEDULE

7 April 2022 (Written), NZ: 20 - 21 May (Clinical/Viva), AU: 27 - 29 May (Clinical/Viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington (Written); TBA (Clinical/Viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2022 to 16 January 2022

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Details

DATE

Aug 9, 2022

SCHEDULE

9 August 2022 (Written), 16-18 September (Clinical/Viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington (Written); TBA (Clinical/Viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 11 May 2022 to 08 June 2022

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Exam Timeline

Apply

Registration for the April/May 2022 Fellowship Exam will open from 11:59 am AEDT 6 January to 16 January 2022 as an 'Expression of Interest'. The Expression of Interest (EOI) is compulsory for all Trainees and SIMGs interested in sitting the Fellowship Exam in April/May 2022.

EOI can be made using the 'Apply Now' button which will appear on the Blue ribbon at the top of this page.

Your EOI will be provided to the relevant Specialty Training Board, who will prioritise the list of candidates based on candidate circumstances (including those who have missed out previously due to COVID19) and time of EOI.

Candidate numbers in some Specialties may be limited based on this priority.

Candidates that are approved will be invited to register from 28 January 2022 and pay for the Fellowship Exam by 4 February 2022.

Those candidates who miss out on a place will be encouraged to register in May for the September 2022 exam.

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.