Clinical Examination

The emphasis of the Clinical Examination is on the application of basic science knowledge and understanding and clinical practice relevant to all forms of surgery. Trainees spend 5 minutes at each of 16 assessed stations.

Examples of tasks include:

  • patient history taking and examination
  • demonstration of practical technical skill
  • the application of basic science knowledge
  • data acquisition and analysis
  • counselling and communication skills.

Trainees must register and pay the applicable fee for the examinations. There are strict closing dates applied by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). The examinations are managed by the RACS and information can be obtained using the link below.

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