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Thu 04 Apr

Fellowship Examination

Details

DATE

Apr 04, 2024

SCHEDULE

WRITTENS: 4 April 2024 / CLINICAL/VIVAS: 17-19 May 2024 (Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand) and CLINICAL/VIVAS: 24-27 May 2024 (Melbourne, AU)

LOCATION

WRITTENS: Multiple locations / CLINICAL/VIVAS: Christchurch (General Surgery & Orthopaedic Surgery) and Melbourne (All Specialties)

REGISTRATION DATES

From Jan 03, 2024 to Jan 24, 2024

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department

Details

DATE

Aug 08, 2024

SCHEDULE

WRITTENS: 8 August 2024 / CLINICAL/VIVAS: 13 - 16 September 2024 (Sydney, AU)

LOCATION

WRITTENS: Multiple locations / CLINICAL/VIVAS: Sydney (All Specialties)

REGISTRATION DATES

From May 14, 2024 to Jun 11, 2024

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department

Overview

The Fellowship examination is a summative assessment undertaken towards the end of each Surgical Education and Training program or as a requirement of a SIMG assessment. The examination is comprised of written and clinical/viva components. In each specialty, there are seven segments in total, with most being divided into two written papers and five clinical/viva segments.

The required standard for this examination is a level of competency equivalent to that of a consultant surgeon in his or her first year of independent practice. The surgical competencies espoused by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons are used as a guideline for the examiners who follow agreed marking guidelines and the predetermined standard. The examination is blueprinted to each specialty's curriculum.

Shorter Examination Delivery Days

From 2025, the exam will be delivered across two days, Saturday and Sunday.  The results release and presentation to the Court will take place on the following Monday in Australia and New Zealand, except for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examinations, which will run from Friday to Sunday with the results released on the Monday along with the other specialties.

Fellowship Examination in 2025 - Written Examination as a pre-requisite to the Clinical/Viva Examinations.

From 2025, the Fellowship Examination will be uncoupled, i.e. the Written and Clinical/Viva components will be examined separately. All candidates will need to achieve a pass in the Written component of the Fellowship Examination before progressing to the Clinical/Viva component of the exams.

1) Candidates who meet the standard for a pass in the Written exams in their specialty will be invited to sit the Clinical/Viva exams.

2) Candidates who do not meet the standard for a pass in the Written exams will not be invited to sit the Clinical/ Viva exams.

3) Candidates who pass the Written exams but go on to fail the overall exam will EITHER be given a one-time exemption from sitting the Written components again at the next sitting of the FEX (within 6 months) OR will be asked to sit the Written exams again. This decision will be based on the candidate’s level of performance in the Written exams and will be made at the Specialty Court Examiner’s meeting with ratification by the Court of Examiners Executive.

 

Details

DATE

Apr 04, 2024

SCHEDULE

WRITTENS: 4 April 2024 / CLINICAL/VIVAS: 17-19 May 2024 (Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand) and CLINICAL/VIVAS: 24-27 May 2024 (Melbourne, AU)

LOCATION

WRITTENS: Multiple locations / CLINICAL/VIVAS: Christchurch (General Surgery & Orthopaedic Surgery) and Melbourne (All Specialties)

REGISTRATION DATES

From Jan 03, 2024 to Jan 24, 2024

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department

Details

DATE

Aug 08, 2024

SCHEDULE

WRITTENS: 8 August 2024 / CLINICAL/VIVAS: 13 - 16 September 2024 (Sydney, AU)

LOCATION

WRITTENS: Multiple locations / CLINICAL/VIVAS: Sydney (All Specialties)

REGISTRATION DATES

From May 14, 2024 to Jun 11, 2024

CONTACT PERSON

Examinations Department

Exam Timeline

Apply

An 'Apply Now' button will appear on the Blue ribbon above when registrations open to allow you to register using our new registration portal.

 

Refer to the 'Dates and Locations' section for dates and further details about registering for the Fellowship examination

 

Preparing

51 resources available to Trainees and eligible IMGs that can be used to assist with preparation for the Fellowship Examination. These resources include online modules that may help candidates familiarise themselves with the format and presentation of the various segments of the examination.

Sitting the exam

All specialties conduct the exam across seven segments. The written components are held approximately a month prior to the clinical/viva components. The written components are held in cities across Australia and New Zealand whereas the clinical/viva components are held in a centralised location.

Results

Information on how results are disseminated and what to expect following.

Support to Trainees and SIMGs for Fellowship Examination Success

Information on support available to candidates sitting the Fellowship Examination.