Who can apply?
- Specialist International Medical Graduates (as defined by RACS - on the pathway to RACS Fellowship)
- Junior doctors registered to practise in Australia
ValueAUD$66,000 stipend of which AUD$33,000 is co-funded by SAGES (per annum)
Note: this scholarship is not able to be taken part-time.
in biostatistics and/or guidelines/HTA methodology
- an outline of your career goals
- a response regarding your interest in pursuing this scholarship
The recipient will work on projects both for RACS ASERNIP-S and for SAGES, dividing their time equally between both organisations. Some of these projects will be joint endeavours by the two organisations.
- appraising the literature and conduct systematic reviews on high yield surgical topics, under the supervision of experts
using systematic review research to support the development of a health technology assessment
- engaging in the development of clinical practice guidelines for surgeons
- effectively guide working groups in the development of guidelines
- participating in publications of developed guidelines.
This is a full-time position and there must be a full-time commitment to the scholarship. Part-time is not permissible. Clinical work may be possible in line with the RACS Research policy and with the approval of the supervisory team and credentialing bodies. If a foreign applicant is successful and they wish to undertake clinical work, it is their responsibility to obtain approval from AHPRA.
For further details regarding Heath Technology Assessment and Clinical Practice Guidelines responsibilities , please read the Evidence Guidance Research Scholarship guideline - as linked under the To Apply heading on this webpage.
SelectionSelection is via written application and interview (all applicants are invited to interview).
The interview panel will assess the applicant's ability to show a thorough understanding of systematic reviews and CPGs, as well as any previous experience in conducting them. Prior experience with systematic reviews is beneficial but not required.
Additionally, applicants will need to show a high level of time management and attention to detail as they will be working on a number of projects at any one time. They will need to have superior communication skills and work well in a team.
The recipient is required to:
- ideally, work in Adelaide alongside the RACS ASERNIP-S team or be able to visit for regular face-to-face meetings
- commit full-time to the scholarship. Part-time clinical work may be possible with the approval of the supervisory team
- complete SAGES induction training
- produce a research protocol within the first 3 months that will be provided to the RACS Scholarships and Grants team
- produce at least one systematic review and related peer-reviewed publications on a topic approved by RACS
- present their research at the annual meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia, at least once, during the scholarship period or within 12 months following the scholarship period.
Before applying, please read:
- click on the Apply Now link to go to RACS Unlock
For further information regarding this scholarship please email email@example.com and address to the attention of either: Dr Geoff Kohn, Co-Chair, SAGES Guidelines Committee or Associate Professor Wendy Babidge, General Manager, RACS Research, Audit and Academic Surgery