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Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgery

Your Pathway into Paediatric 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
  • Paediatric Surgery Specialty Specific Eligibility Criteria:
    - Minimum duration of 26 weeks in a surgery rotation within the last three years of application
    - Minimum duration of 10 weeks in a paediatric surgery rotation in a tertiary paediatric surgical unit  within the last five years

  • Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons  for further information on selection and/or eligibility

Total Training Time

Total: a sequential curriculum conducted over 7 years (full-time)

  • Early SET: 3 years (full-time) training (including 12 months in Paediatric surgery and 24 months of Operative Surgery)
  • Mid and Late SET: 4 years (full-time) in accredited speciality Paediatric Surgical Training posts

How To Apply

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

In addition to the RACS generic eligibility criteria, further selection criteria for application and selection to Paediatric Surgery is available on the RACS website

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