Become a CLEAR Instructor


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.


Course overview

Clear200The CLEAR course aims to provide a hands-on approach that is designed to make the language and methodology of literature, and research relevant to surgeons in the day-to-day activities of their practice. Through a combination of lectures and small group teaching, participants are provided with the tools to undertake critical appraisal of surgical literature and to assist surgeons in the conduct of clinical trials.

CLEAR is a two day course conducted for 32 participants with a faculty of four to five instructors.

Approximately 10 courses are run each year. A list of this year's CLEAR courses is available on the CLEAR Course Schedule.

Teaching on Skills Training courses enables RACS Fellows to claim 1 CPD point per hour, with a maximum of 30 per annum.

Register your interest

Surgeons and clinical epidemiologists are welcome to apply to become a CLEAR Instructor. Please register your interest by:

  • Ensuring minimum eligibility criteria is met
  • Checking against the course prerequisites
  • Completing the Instructor Application form (PDF 930KB)
  • Submitting form to
  • All applications to be considered by the CLEAR committee

Eligibility criteria:

  • Fellows and senior Trainees (SET 4+)
  • Clinical epidemiologists
  • Experience or formal qualification in clinical research and epidemiology

Prerequisites and training process:

  • Attend a CLEAR course as participant or observer (depending on experience) to gain an understanding of the course objectives, content and delivery methods
  • Teach on a CLEAR course as an Instructor Candidate to achieve instructor status
  • Teach a minimum of two courses per year to maintain instructor status

The Skills Training Department is the communication link between participants, faculty and the CLEAR committee.


CLEAR AdministratorSkill Training Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7490
Fax: +61 3 9249 1298