Surgery as a Career / JDocs


Find a surgeon

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.


JDocs Framework

The JDocs Framework, aligned to the College's nine surgical core competencies, describes the many tasks, skills and behaviours that the junior doctor should achieve at defined levels during postgraduate years (PGY) 1 to 3 and beyond. This will assist doctors in the development towards a career in surgery, as well as supporting those who follow other proceduralist careers. Visit the JDocs website for further information.


Pathway to a surgical career

The following pages describe the steps to starting a surgical career. You can also see video interviews with surgeons talking about their career highlights.


More information

You will find more information in these booklets

and in these policies:


Interviews with surgeons

Surgery is a challenging and rewarding career requiring committment, discipline and compassion. Follow the link to hear experienced surgeons talk about their career highlights and experiences .




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