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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

  • 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 Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS) 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

Total: minimum 5 years (full-time)

  • inclusive of 6-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.

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.

Cairns region
(07) 4226 8187

Central West region
(07) 4764 1547

Mackay region
(07) 4885 7122

North West region
(07) 4764 1547

Torres and Cape region
(07) 4095 6103

Townsville region
(07) 4781 3424