Fellowship Examination


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


About the Fellowship Examination

The Fellowship Examination pages have been updated to make it easier to find information about the exam. No information has been removed.

The Fellowship Examination comprises a written component and a clinical/viva component. These are made up of seven segments in total, which for most specialties is divided into two written papers and five clinical/viva segments.

The required standard for this examination is a level of competency equivalent to that of a consultant surgeon in his or her first year of independent practice. The nine surgical competencies espoused by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons are used as a guideline for the examiners who follow pre-agreed marking guidelines and the predetermined standard. The examination is blueprinted to the training curriculum.

IMPORTANT: Please read important information regarding changes to the delivery of the Fellowship written examinations.

The Basics

Preparing for the Fellowship Examination

On Exam Day

Exam Results



Examinations Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1222 or 1247
Fax: +61 3 9249 1298
Email: examinations@surgeons.org