Surgery is a challenging and rewarding career, requiring
commitment, discipline and compassion. Surgical training usually
takes five to six years following completion of a medical degree.
This section of the site contains information for people interested
in a surgical career - including an explanation of selection
requirements, the Surgical Education and Training (SET) program and
information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs).
Subscription to the JDocs resources provides prevocational
doctors with access to an ePortfolio, as well as educational resources,
such as eLearning modules and a logbook.
These tools provide additional support to the Framework. The ePortfolio also provides opportunities for
prevocational doctors to develop their professional profile by
recording and logging their experiences, as well as capturing
evidence of their personal achievements. The College believes this
is an important initiative towards improving work-based assessment
for junior doctors, some of whom will become future SET
Please visit the JDocs website
for further information.
This section of the site describes the steps to starting a
surgical career. You can also see video interviews with surgeons
talking about their career highlights.
This section of the site contains information about the
College's Surgical Education and Training (SET) program.
This section of the site contains information for doctors who
have graduated from a medical college outside Australia or New
Zealand and who wish to become a Fellow of RACS.