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

Total Training Time

Total: 5 years (full-time)

Set 1 Basic Urology Training   

Set 2 Intermediate Urological Training  

Set 3 Intermediate Urological Training  

Set 4 Advanced Urological Training  

Set 5 Advanced urology training – progressing to independent clinical practice  

How to Apply

Applicants who wish to apply for the SET Program in Urology must register in accordance with the RACS Policy available on the RACS website. Applicants must be registered before they can lodge an application for the SET Program. Applications must be submitted via the urology online application form accessible from the USANZ website.  

 Applicants must register their intention to apply with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).  

In addition to the RACS generic eligibility criteria, further selection criteria for application and selection to Urology is made through the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.  

Application Deadline

Stage 1: Registration of intent to apply (open in January and close in February)  

Stage 2: Application (open in February/March and closed in March/April)  

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times can I apply to SET?

This depends on which surgical specialty you would like to apply to. Some specialties have limits on the number of applications that can be made. We recommend you check the specialty-specific selection regulations for the most up-to-date information. 

What does the Urological Soiciey of Australia and New Zealand do?

The RACS collaborates with, and has a service agreement with the Society, whereby, the Society acts as an agent of the RACS, to administer the Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program in Urology. 

Can I apply to SET while I'm waiting on confirmation from the AMC?


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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