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Fellowship Examination (FEX)

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DATE

Apr 8, 2021

SCHEDULE

8 April 2021 (written), 28 - 29 May 2021 (Auckland - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Auckland (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2021 to 17 January 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Details

DATE

Apr 8, 2021

SCHEDULE

8 April 2021 (written), 4 - 6 June 2021 (Brisbane - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Brisbane (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2021 to 17 January 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

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DATE

Aug 12, 2021

SCHEDULE

12 August 2021 (written), 17 - 19 September (Sydney - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Sydney (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 19 May 2021 to 16 June 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Overview

The Fellowship Examination is a summative assessment undertaken towards the end of each Surgical Education and Training program or as a requirement of a SIMG assessment. The examination is comprised of written and clinical/viva components. In each specialty, there are seven segments in total, with most being 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 surgical competencies espoused by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons are used as a guideline for the examiners who follow agreed marking guidelines and the predetermined standard. The examination is blueprinted to each specialty's curriculum.

Details

DATE

Apr 8, 2021

SCHEDULE

8 April 2021 (written), 28 - 29 May 2021 (Auckland - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Auckland (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2021 to 17 January 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Details

DATE

Apr 8, 2021

SCHEDULE

8 April 2021 (written), 4 - 6 June 2021 (Brisbane - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Brisbane (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 06 January 2021 to 17 January 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Details

DATE

Aug 12, 2021

SCHEDULE

12 August 2021 (written), 17 - 19 September (Sydney - clinical/viva)

LOCATION

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland & Wellington (written); Sydney (clinical/viva)

REGISTRATION DATES

From 19 May 2021 to 16 June 2021

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT

examinations@surgeons.org

Exam Timeline

Apply

Registration for all specialties will open with a 10 day period of ‘Expressions of Interest’, from 6 to 17 January 2021; it is compulsory for all interested trainees and SIMGs to register in this period as for some specialties there will be limited availability of places due to potential interference of COVID-19 pandemic and limited number of examiners. Candidates will be invited to register and pay for the Fellowship Exam as soon as all the data has been analysed by the Examinations Department, the Specialty Training Boards and the respective Specialty Courts of Examiners.

Registrations for 'Expressions of Interest' are open and will close 11pm AEDT 17 January. Please use the 'Register' button. This 'Expressions of Interest' is compulsory for all Trainees and SIMGs interested in sitting the Fellowship Exam in April/May/June 2021.

Preparing

RACS resources available to Trainees and eligible IMGs that can be used to assist with preparation for the Fellowship Examination. These resources include online modules that may help candidates familiarise themselves with the format and presentation of the various segments of the examination.

Sitting the exam

All specialties conduct the exam across seven segments. The written components are held approximately a month prior to the clinical/viva components. The written components are held in cities across Australia and New Zealand whereas the clinical/viva components are held in a centralised location.

Results

Information on how results are disseminated and what to expect following.