The Fellowship Examination presently consists of three major components:
- The anatomy examination, which may be undertaken from the end of the second year of specialist training (during the adult general surgical component).
- The paediatric surgical pathology examination (PDF 396KB) (PDF 395.92KB), which may be undertaken from the first half of the fourth year of specialist training (minimum of 12 months into the paediatric specialist paediatric surgical component of advanced training).
- The Fellowship Examination, which may be undertaken in the final (sixth year) of advanced training and incorporates written papers, operative surgery and clinicals. The exceptional candidate, prospectively arranged, and at the discretion of the Board, may be entitled to spend the final training year overseas, and take the Fellowship Examination at the end of the penultimate year. To be eligible to present for the this exam candidates must have:
- satisfactorily completed the EMST and APLS courses
- satisfied the College research requirements
- have submitted for each period of training
- log book summaries, in a standardised form
- in-training assessments by the Supervisor of Surgical Training indicating satisfactory performance and completion.
Specialist Trainees in Paediatric Surgery are also required to satisfactorily complete the Paediatric Surgical modules during the Paediatric Surgery component of the training program. It is the Board's intention to incorporate these modules into the Fellowship Examination assessment package in the future.
The Fellowship will not be granted until all training requirements have been completed and the Board of Paediatric Surgery has indicated to the Censor-in-Chief its approval of the duration and quality of the training.