Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

    Entry Requirements

    • 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
    • Completed the RACS “Operating with Respect” eLearning module
    • Completion of the Generic Surgical Sciences exam
    • Please refer to Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Selection Regulations Australia as selection into the program is complicated. There are different requirements for applicants who are not currently SET trainees and not undertaking full-time research, applicants currently on SET training, and applicants undertaking full-time research for a Higher Degree.

    Total Training Time

    minimum 5 years (full-time)

    • inclusive of 6-month rotations in Paediatric and Head and Neck Surgery

    How to apply for a specialist training position in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

    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.

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    Find out more about Queensland-specific workforce demographics and specialty information.

    If you would like to get more information on training in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, please contact us.

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