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Ready, SET, go for academic surgery?

Bruce P Waxman
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (2): 67-68.
Published online: 21 January 2008

The new Australian surgical training program starts in 2008

The Council of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), with the support of the nine specialty boards and related specialist societies, has approved the new Surgical Education and Training (SET) program, to commence in 2008.1 The RACS has responded to drivers of change in medical education, the bottleneck of basic surgical trainees and a wish to move to a competency-based training program.

  • Bruce P Waxman

  • Monash University Southern Clinical School, Dandenong Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

I am chair of the SAT SET committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

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