Expressions of Interest - Non-surgeons on Training Boards


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and interested persons who are not surgeons to become members of the specialty training boards, which have the delegated authority to regulate training within the relevant specialty.

An external member is also sought for the Board of Surgical Education and Training (BSET), which the specialty training boards report to and also to the committee which assesses International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with a surgical qualification for comparability to the Australian and New Zealand standards of surgical competence.

Expressions of interest are invited from interested persons, irrespective of residential locations.  Boards usually meet face to face three (3) times per year, with some additional meetings and/or teleconferences as required. This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

Further information including a position description can be found in the documents below:

Information for potential External Members of Training Boards (PDF 26KB)
Position Description (BSET) (PDF 32KB)
Position Description (Specialty Training Boards) (PDF 60KB)

Information for potential External Members of the IMG Committee (PDF 24KB)
Position Description (PDF 33KB)


Enquiries can be directed to Mr Glenn Petrusch, Director, Education and Training Administration, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons on 03 9276 7461.

To register your interest, please email a letter and CV to The letter should address your reason for seeking a board position and the key skills that you can offer.

RACS promotes diversity; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples and others from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Expressions of interest close at 5pm AEDT on Monday, 10 April 2017.