Surgical Education & Training in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)
The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery together with the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons supervises a program of surgical education and training in OHNS. The program is conducted over a minimum of five years and it includes compulsory six-month rotations in paediatric and head and neck surgery.
The program is aimed at providing surgical education and training in OHNS to a standard that enables the trainee to pass the Fellowship examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. This then qualifies a person for either Ordinary Membership of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery or the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
- OHNS Surgical Education & Training Requirements
- Assessment Procedures
- OHNS Training Syllabus
- OHNS Training Modules
- Specialist Recognition for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
- Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Teaching Hospitals in Australia & New Zealand
Appointments to the program are made on an annual basis. Advancement is dependent on satisfactory progress each year. Specialist Surgical Trainees must be prepared to be assigned to a unit anywhere in Australia. A pathway exists for combining specialist surgical training with a PhD or MS at an Australian University. This program is conducted over an extended period depending on the research undertaken. Applications for the Surgeon-Scientist program can only be made once a place on the specialist surgical training program has been offered.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons places a general advertisement in the Medical Journal of Australia in February and March each year for those interested in applying to the OHNS training program.
Training Program Contacts
Selection and Application information:
Executive Officer, OHNS (Selection & Hospital Inspections)
Ms Cassandra Boakes
Tel: +61 3 9276 7481
Fax: +61 3 9249 1240
Information regarding training:
Surgical Education & Training Administrator
Mr Ian Denney
Tel: +61 2 9954 5856
Fax: +61 2 9957 5857
Matters related to curriculum, standards, accreditation & discipline:
|Board of OHNS, RACS
Dr Richard Gallagher