Selection Information - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery New Zealand

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In 2008 four (4)* Trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2009
In 2009 six (6)* Trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2010
In 2010 three (3)* Trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2011
In 2011 three (3)* Trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2012
In 2012 two (2)* Trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2013
in 2013 two (2)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2014
In 2014 five (5)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2015
In 2015 one (1)* Trainee was appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2016
In 2016 four (4)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2017
In 2017 four (4)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2018
In 2018 three (3)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2019

* includes deferred offers

2020 SET Selection Specialty Specific Eligibility Requirements

This information is a general overview of requirements and criteria. Please refer to the Specialty Board's Selection Regulations (PDF 287 KB) for further information.

The following is a list of selection tools and their contributions to the overall score:

Selection tools

  • Structured Online Curriculum Vitae - 20%
  • Structured Online Referee Reports - 40%
  • Semi-structured Interview - 40%

Successful Progression to Interview

The Board has set the minimum eligibility criteria for progression to interview as follows:

  • Interviews will be offered according to ranking on a 3:1 ratio (applicants : posts available)

Mandatory Requirements

Surgical Rotations Minimum Duration Validity Period [1] Completed By
OHNS rotations[2] 20 weeks 3 years Time of Application
Surgical Experience[3] 20 weeks 3 years 31 December 2019
Emergency Department[4] 8 weeks 5 years Time of application
Generic Surgical Sciences Examination  NA NA Time of application

Structured Online Curriculum Vitae (CV)

CV will score information on, and require documented evidence for:

  • Surgical experience
  • Skills Courses 
  • Qualifications
  • Research and Academic Achievements

No additional CV information will be accepted from applications.

 

Structured Online Referee Reports

Applicants must provide current contact details, including a valid e-mail address for:

  • A minimum of eight (8) and maximum of twelve (12) supervising surgical consultants who have worked with the applicant since 1 January 2016 and prior to the closing date for applications.

  • A minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) non-surgical senior staff members worked with from 1 January 2016 and prior to closing date for applications.

Who can qualify as a referee?

  • Surgical referees must be surgical consultants at the time of supervision and must be able to comment on all aspects of the applicant's training

  • Other Health Professional

What is the time period from which a referee will be considered valid?

  • Referees must be from 1 January 2016 onward

How many referees can be provided from a particular rotation?

  • A maximum of three (3) surgical referees can be provided from any particular rotation

  • A maximum of two (2) non-surgical referees can be provided from any particular rotation

How are referees selected?

  • The Board will select two (2) supervising surgical consultants to be contacted to provide a referee report.

  • The Board will select one (1) non-surgical staff to be contacted as part of the selection process.

 How are the Structured Online Referee Reports collected and scored?

The Assessors together (via teleconference or in person) will personally speak with two surgical consultants and one non-surgical referee with whom the applicant has worked to assist them in preparing a Referee Report.  

Please refer to the Selection Regulations for more information.

Semi-structured Interview

Date of interviews: 15 June 2019
Date invitations to interview sent: 10 business days

The interviews for New Zealand applicants will be held in Wellington. 

The format of the interviews will be as follows:

  • Three (3) interview panels
  • Up to three (3) interviewers per panel
  • Two (2) questions per panel

Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide identification.

Announcement of Offers

Announcement of offers to successful applicants will be made on 1 July 2019.

 


Notes:

1. Rotations must have been completed within the validity period specified.

2. OHNS rotations minimum of 20 weeks at Registrar level

3. 20 weeks surgical experience in addition to the 20 weeks OHNS

4. 8 consecutive weeks