Application for Training Program

Guidelines for Applicants 

Colorectal Surgical Training in Australia and New Zealand is provided through the Post Fellowship Training Program. This Program is administered by the Australia and New Zealand Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery (ANZTBCRS). The philosophy of the training program is to foster the development of colon and rectal surgery as a specialty. The program is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) as a Post Fellowship Education and Training (PFET) program.

Applicants for the ANZTBCRS Program must have successfully completed the Australasian general surgery training and attained their FRACS. 

It is the aim of the Training Program that successful trainees will practise in the field of colon and rectal surgery and that the principal referee, when nominated, will act as a mentor, in both assisting in the organisation of training and importantly, in assisting the trainee to establish themselves in their future career within colon and rectal surgery.

Applications for the 2019 Program have closed. Applications for the 2020 Program will be accepted from 1 April 2019 to 1 May 2019.

Commencing with the 2020 Program:

  • References will be requested on an applicant’s behalf as soon as possible after an application is received. These reports must be received by 1 June or will not be considered. Applicants will need to ensure that their chosen referees are able to submit the reference by 1 June and are aware of the importance of doing so. 
  • Applicants will be notified during the week following 14 June as to whether they have been shortlisted for interview.

The ANZTBCRS Regulations document is being updated and will be placed on the website in December 2018.  Please review the ANZTBCRS SELECTION PROCESS document for further information. 

Applicants for the program must submit their application using the ANZTBCRS APPLICATION TEMPLATE. Incomplete applications, or those not using the CV template, will not be eligible for consideration.

The NOTARAS scholarship will be offered for 2020.

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