The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the principal body for the training and education of surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation is given by the Australian Medical Council to RACS and standards for education and training are established by RACS.
The RACS Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery has oversight for the conduct of the RACS Surgical Education and Training Program (SET) in Cardiothoracic Surgery, reporting to the Board of Surgical Education and Training.
The SET Program in Cardiothoracic Surgery is designed to provide Trainees with clinical and operative experience in order to learn special methods of investigation and become competent in techniques related to the discipline. At the conclusion of the SET Program it is expected that Trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified RACS competencies.
Dr David Andrews, Member
Dr Allen James, Member
Dr Gregory Rice, Member
Dr Livia Williams, (Co-opted) Member
Associate Professor Jayme Bennetts, President ANZCTS
Dr Christopher Cole (Co-opted), Training Course Supervisor
Dr Morgan Windsor, Senior Examiner
Professor Sean Galvin (Co-opted), SSE & CE Committee Representative
Dr Trevor Tnay, Trainee Representative
Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane Speciality Elected Council Representative
Associate Professor Philip Antippa, Thoracic Representative
Ms Susan Lloyd, External Representative
Dr Siven Seevanayagam, Ex-officio (Selection)
25 July 2021
September 2021 (TBC)
27 June 2021
10-13 November 2021
Please note: Meeting format and/or venue may be subject to change due to COVID-19.
Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7418