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 on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, and the Medical Council of New Zealand to conduct training and education of surgeons in all specialties in Ausralia and New Zealand.
The RACS Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery has oversight of the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Surgical Education and Training Program, reporting to the Board of Surgical Education and Training.
RACS collaborates with the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, as agents of RACS, to administer the SET training program.
The Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery SET training program 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 training it is expected that Trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified RACS competencies.
Dr Niell Boustred - Chair
Dr Zahoor, Ahmad (NZSOHNS President)
Dr David Bell-Allen (RTS Chair, QLD)
Dr Nigel Biggs (Senior Examiner)
Dr Angela Butler (TEAC Chair, NZ)
Dr June Choo (SSE Committee Representative)
Dr Andrew Foreman (YF Representative)
Professor Peter Friedland (RTS Chair, WA)
Ms Loretta Houlahan (External Community Advisor)
Dr James Johnston (Trainee Representative, New Zealand)
Mr Thomas Kertesz (RTS Chair, NSW/ACT/NT)
Professor Suren Krishnan (ASOHNS President)
Associate Professor Eng Ooi, (RTS Chair, SA)
Associate Professor Alkis Psaltis (Academic Representative)
Associate Professor Raymond Sacks (Specialty Elected Councillor)
Dr Elizabeth Sigston (SIMG Representative)
Mr Avdo Zahirovic (RTS Chair, VIC)
Dr Alexander Zhang (Trainee Representative, Australia)
Mr Tony Sparnon, RACS President
Associate Professor Phill Carson, RACS Censor in Chief
6 March 2021
16 September 2021
6 November 2021
ASOHNS Annual Scientific Meeting
17-19 September 2021 (Melbourne)
Tel: +61 2 9954 5856
Fax: +61 2 9957 6863