Your Pathway into Neurosurgery training in North Queensland
- Australia or New Zealand permanent resident or citizen
- General medical registration
- Completion of PGY2
- Completion of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Hand Hygiene Learning Module
- Completion of the RACS “Operating with Respect” eLearning module and Completion of the Generic Surgical Sciences exam
Neurosurgery Specific Eligibility Criteria:
- Complete a minimum of 24 weeks full-time equivalent dedicated neurosurgical experience in Australia, New Zealand or Singapore in the three years immediately prior to application in a public hospital with a neurosurgical department
- Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for further information on selection and/or eligibility
Total Training Time
Total: 5 years (full-time)
- A three-level sequential curriculum through basic, intermediate, and advanced training conducted over a minimum of five years and a maximum of nine years
How To Apply
The responsibility of the administration and recruitment for the Neurosurgical Education and Training (SET) program of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has been delegated to the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA).
Applicants must first register with RACS in accordance with the Registration for SET Selection policy.
Applicants must also apply for selection to the NSA via the neurosurgery online application form.
Queensland Health offers a central allocations program for SET 1 Principal House Officer (PHO) applications in General Surgery through the RMO Campaign.
Applicants who are successful with RACS and NSA will need to apply to the Queensland Health RMO Campaign for an employment contract to be issued by the allocated facility.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website aims to assist medical students and doctors in training with medical career planning. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is current and accurate, all details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College.
NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.