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SELECTION TIMELINE for 2020 BreastSurgANZ PFT Program


Selection Opens: Monday 3 June 2019 09:00 (AEDT)

Selection Closes: Friday 14 June 2019 17:00 (AEDT)

Referee Checks commence: Monday 17 June 2019

Referee Checks finalised: Friday 28 June 2019

Notification of Interviews: Friday 5 July 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 24 July 2019 (ADELAIDE)

Notification of Outcome: Friday 9 August 2019


The Post Fellowship Training (PFT) program in breast surgery is open to suitably qualified trainees who have been awarded Fellowship of the RACS in General Surgery

Applications will be considered by members of the BreastSurgANZ Post-Fellowship Training Committee.


  •       –    Cirriculum Vitae – 30%
  •       –    Referees Reports – 20%
  •       –    Interview – 50%

The number of offers made for the 2020 PFT Program will be dependent on the availability of accredited training positions.


Applicants should download and complete the 2019 BreastSurgANZ PFT Program Application Form.

All applications must include the following:

–  Covering letter outlining your reasons for applying

–  Completed Selection Application form with relevant attachments

–  Proof of successful completion of the Fellowship Examination in General Surgery

–  Proof of current medical registration from the applicable Medical Board or Council in Australia or New Zealand (e.g. AHPRA).

Australian applicants must have general scope or restricted general scope registration in relevant specialty.

–  Proof of citizenship or permanent residency status in Australia or New Zealand

–  Proof of Medical Indemnity Insurance

–  Preferred list of 10 work sites including city and institution (Australia and New Zealand)

–  Three (3) referees

Click HERE to download the form.


During scoring of an application, points will be awarded for the following:

–  Experience in general surgery
–  Experience in breast surgery
–  Higher Degree
–  Research
–  Publications – quality of journals
–  Presentations at national or international meetings
–  Administrative involvement and organisation skills
–  Other activities – leadership qualities


Candidates will be notified if they are required for an interview.  Applicants will be interviewed in person on Wednesday 24 July 2018 in ADELAIDE, Australia.


A non-refundable application fee of $550 (inc GST) is payable upon application for the 2019 BreastSurgANZ PFT Program.  No application will be considered prior to payment.

Click HERE to download the payment form.  Please return the completed payment form with your application.


Completed applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted via email to by no later than 17:00 AEDT on Friday 21 June 2019.  No late applications will be accepted.

Please format the subject heading of your email as follows: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PFT_2020

Please ensure the following naming convention for documents:  LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_NameofDocument   e.g. SMITH_JOHN_Scholarship1

Please provide Cover letter, Application form (containing list of 10 preferred hospitals),  CV, and Payment form each as separate PDF documents, other evidentiary documents may be combined as a single file.