Important message for applicants planning to apply in 2023 for the 2024 training year:
The Aotearoa New Zealand Committee in General Surgery (AoNZCiGS) and Aotearoa New Zealand Training Sub-Committee (AoNZTSC) have recently agreed to make the Clinical Exam a pre-requisite for Selection the NZ General Surgical Training programme.
Details about the exam can be found on this page.
Applications for 2022 are now closed.
Selection Timetable 2022
Selection Registration Opens – Wednesday 12 January 2022
Selection Registration Closes – Wednesday 9 February 2022
Selection Applications Open – Wednesday 2 March 2022 – 2.00pm
Selection Applications Close – Wednesday 30 March 2022 – 7.00pm
Referee Reporting Opens – Friday 22 April 2022
Referee Reporting Closes – Friday 20 May 2022
Interviews – 22 June 2022 in Wellington
First offers made – Week beginning 4 July 2022
Last date for Offers Friday 11 November 2022
If you have any queries, please email: Helen Glasgow
Selection Regulations for 2022 are available now – click here to view a copy.
Applicants must have successfully completed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) prior to the Specialty application closing date, in addition to having a minimum of 52 weeks General Surgery experience and 12 weeks Surgery in Critical Care experience which must be completed by the time of application.
A completed Procedural Skills and Professional Capabilities Form which shows validation by a supervisor of a number of professional activities and operative procedures is also required. The procedures must be carried out after January 2020.
In February 2022 the General Surgical Training Programme will be moving to a five year competency based training programme.
The Selection Processing Fee for General Surgery New Zealand is NZ $750.00 (Inc. GST).
Click this link to pay your selection fee by credit card.
You may also pay it via internet banking.
Please bank the money into ASB Bank