The following regulations and policies will help you with your role. A full list of RACS policies can be found on our Policies page.
This policy outlines surgical supervisor requirements and responsibilities, including appointment, SET program oversight, RACS representation and mandatory surgical supervisor training. A surgical supervisor is appointed by an STB and supervisors a Trainee in a hospital training post accredited to deliver the SET program.
This policy outlines surgical trainer requirements and responsibilities, including recognition, contribution to the SET program, RACS representation and mandatory surgical trainer training. A surgical trainer refers to a surgical consultant in a hospital training post accredited to deliver the SET program.
The RACS Code of Conduct (‘the Code’) defines professional behaviour for surgeons and reflects the RACS values and College the pledge that is made by all new Fellows.
This policy outlines overarching assessment principles applicable to the SET program, including rotations, surgical supervisor allocation, assessment requirements, STB oversight and unsatisfactory performance. STB training regulations provide comprehensive details concerning Trainee assessments.
This regulation outlines the overarching principles concerning Trainee dismissal from the SET program, including unsatisfactory performance, misconduct, failure to meet training requirements, failure to pay fees, failure to maintain or gain employment and any other reason as determined by an STB. A Trainee must be afforded procedural fairness in any dismissal proceedings. STB training regulations provide comprehensive details concerning Trainee dismissals.
This regulation outlines the overarching principles concerning ill, injured and impaired Trainees, including, definitions, voluntary leave from training, voluntary and mandatory reporting, medical registration suspension and investigation process details.
This policy outlines the overarching principles to ensure the SET program curriculum aligns with RACS competencies to facilitate progression to a competent and proficient surgeon including, summative and formative assessments, mandatory RACS skills courses and the Fellowship examination. STB training regulations provide comprehensive details concerning training requirements and the curriculum.
This regulation prescribes conduct that may be regarded as misconduct by a Trainee. The responsible STB investigates allegations of misconduct.
This regulation defines the grounds for reconsideration, review and appeal of a decision made by RACS concerning training and education matters. This regulation also includes reference to process and defined timeframes.
Te Rautaki Māori, RACS Māori Health Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2023 has been approved by Council and is now being implemented. Te Rautaki Māori sets the future direction toward achieving RACS’ vision of Māori health equity and a culturally safe and competent surgical workforce.