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Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Your Pathway into Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • General medical registration 
  • Completion of PGY2 minimum 
  • Completion of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Hand Hygiene Learning Module 
  • Completed the RACS Operating with Respect eLearning module 
  • Passed the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam 
  • Consent to a police check  

OHNS Specific Selection Criteria: 

Total Training Time

Total: 5 years (full-time) (Minimum)

  • Novice  
  • Intermediate  
  • Competent  
  • Includes a compulsory six-month rotations in Paediatric and Head and Neck Surgery.  

How to Apply

Registration, selection and application for training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery can only be submitted via the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) online application system.  

Qld Health offers a central allocations program for SET 1 PHO applications in General Surgery through the RMO Campaign. 

Selection to SET 2-5 Otolaryngology Registrar positions in Queensland are managed by (RACS and the Australasian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS). 

Applicants who are successful with RACS and OHNS will need to apply to the Queensland Health RMO Campaign for an employment contract to be issued by the allocated facility. 

Application Deadline

Registrations Open: Early January  

Registrations Close: Late January  

Please check the RACS website as dates vary each year. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgergeon do?

Practitioners of otolaryngology head and neck surgery are specialist surgeons who investigate and treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat and neck. 

What if I miss the application date?

No extensions are available. You will have to apply the following year. 

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.

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