Selection Information - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery New Zealand

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In 2008 six (6) trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2009
In 2009 five (5) trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2010
In 2010 two (2) 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 three (3) trainees were appointed into the SET program to commence in 2013
In 2013 three (3) trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2014
In 2014 four (4)* trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2015
In 2015 four (4)* trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2016
In 2017 four (3)* trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2018
In 2018 two (2)* trainees were appointed into the SET Progarm 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 - 15%
  • Structured Online Referee Reports - 40%
  • Semi-structured Interview - 45%

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 4:1 ratio (four applicants to one post available).

Mandatory requirements

Surgical Rotations Minimum Duration Validity Period [1] Completed By
Emergency or Critical Care term [2] 26 weeks 5 years Time of application
Plastic & reconstructive surgical experience [3] 26 weeks 5 years Date of Interview
Generic Surgical Sciences Examination N/A NA Time of application

 

Structured online curriculum vitae (CV)

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

  • Qualifications

  • Surgical Qualifications and Experience

  • Publications and Presentations

  • Professional Development and Achievements

Click here to view the method of allocating CV scores (PDF 286KB) No additional CV information will be accepted after an application has been submitted.

Referee reports

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

  • a minimum of four and a maximum of six PRS consultants under whose direct supervision they have worked regularly on a team in the last five years prior to the close of applications. One of these consultants must be a PRS consultant from the latest rotation (to time of application)
  • a minimum of three and a maximum of five PRS SET Trainees with whom they worked regularly on a team in the past two years prior to the close of applicaitons. Referees must have been PRS SET Trainees at the time the applicant was working with them.
  • a minimum of two and a maximum of four clinical nurse unit managers, charge nurses, clinical nurse consultants or unit nurses with whom they have worked closely in the past two years prior to the close of applications.

Who can qualify as a referee?

  • Plastic Surgical Consultants
  • SET Trainees
  • Clinical Nurses

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

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Consultant referees must be from within the last five (5) years
  • Other referees must be from within the last two (2) years

How are referees selected?

  • The referees will be selected by the Board from the list provided

How are the Referee Reports collected and prepared?

  • The preparation of a Referee Report for each applicant will be the responsibility of two members of the Selection Committee
  • To assist them in preparing a Referee Report, two consultants will be interviewed over the phone and online referee reports will be sought from two SET Trainees and one clinical nurse.

Semi-structured interview

Date of interviews: 8 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:

  • hree (3) interview panels
  • Minimum two (2) interviewers 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.

Feedback to both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be in accordance with Selection to Surgical Education and Training Policy


Notes

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

2. 26 continuous weeks in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Emergency Department ICU or HDU at registrar level. Refer to Selection Regulations for more information about requirements for these rotations.

3. At least 26 weeks in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at a post-graduate level within the past five (5) years by the date of interview.