This form is only applicable for General Surgery New Zealand Selection. For all other specialties please refer to the RACS website.

Please read the following instructions carefully!  

The application form will allow you to upload supporting documentation at each stage of the application.  Once uploaded you can link the same document where ever it is relevant to your application.  Things to note regarding uploads:-

  • There is a limit of 25 MB per file
  • Allowed file types include all extensions of the following:- doc, xls, ppt, pdf, rtf, txt, jpg, png  
  • Your uploaded files are available for selection in the 'choose file' list for all application sections.  
  • You can delete incorrect uploads and select another from the 'choose file' list or upload new files. Take care deleting uploaded files as the file will delete from all instances of where it has been linked. 

You do not need to complete your application in a single session. As part of the process you will set up an account which will allow you to save your application and come back to it later.  To navigate through the application, please use the navigation bars on the left hand side of the screen.

Once all your information is entered along with supporting documentation, your application is then able to be "submitted".  The application system will indicate any sections that require further completion in red.

Once your application is successfully submitted, it cannot be rescinded.  Please allow yourself enough time to check, save and submit your application.  

The closing date for applications is Friday, 12 June 2020, 5:00pm NZ time 

If needed, please refer to the 2021 Selection Regulations for General Surgery New Zealand at www.nzags.co.nz

If you have any questions regarding this application please contact  Helen Glasgow helen@nzags.co.nz

 

 


 

2020 Selection Applications for General Surgery New Zealand will open on Wednesday 20 May 2020,  12:00pm NZ Time    

 

Account

Personal Details

Application Details

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Qualification Details

You should:
  • Include only additional qualifications to your primary medical qualification
  • Ensure these are, or nearly, complete
Do not:
  • List qualifications not yet commenced
  • Include memberships to associations, societies or medical exams
Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
  • Academic transcript/Certificate of Completion
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Rotation Details

You must:
  • List previous and current rotations in chronological order (oldest to most recent)
  • List each rotation separately (even if you stayed in the same unit)
  • Upload documentary evidence for all rotations listed
  • List any rotation to be counted as a regional/rural placement in this section. Note only regional/rural placements in the past 3 years will count
Do not:
  •  Include future rotations (to be completed in section below)
Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
  • Employer/RMO letter (you can refer to the same uploaded document multiple times through the "choose file" option)
Unacceptable documentary evidence:
  •  Work Contracts or Hospital Roster

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hours per week for weeks
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Future Rotation Details

You should:
  • List any rotation(s) confirmed for later this year, and list each rotation separately 
Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
  • Employer/RMO letter (you can refer to the same uploaded document multiple times through the "choose file" option)
Unacceptable documentary evidence:  
  • Work Contracts or Hospital Roster

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Referee Details

You must:
  • List an absolute minimum of five (5) referees but we strongly advise you list as many as you are able, up to ten (10) who are preferably surgical/medical consultants, in case your referee cannot be contacted.  
  • Ensure referees supervised you in a clinical setting sufficiently to comment
  • Ensure referees are from the past two years prior to closing date*
  • Seek prior permission and establish availability from referee 
Do not:
  • List more than three (3) referees from any one rotation

*Applicants who have been undertaking a period of full-time study in a medically related discipline within the previous two years may extend that period by the period of the full-time study, up to a maximum of four (4) years.

 

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Publication Details

You should:
  • Include work which is published or accepted for publishing, and only full articles from refereed journals or books.  Up to six (6) articles can be listed.
  • List authors in the order they appear in the publication
  • Include works relevant to surgery from the past five (5) years only 
Do not:
  • Include unaccepted submitted work
  • Include abstracts, letters or media releases
Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
  • First page of article clearly showing full reference
  • Letter of acceptance for unpublished work
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(in order on publication)
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Presentation Details

You should:
  • Include only presentations given personally, and those given at meetings or conferences subject to abstract selection in the past five(5) years. (Up to 6 (six) instances can be listed).
  • Include only presentations relevant to surgery
Do not:  
  • Include presentations of the same content given more than once, or those of your work given by other speakers
Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
  • Appropriate page of meeting programme
  • Letter of acceptance from meeting convenor identifying you as speaker
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Scholar and Teacher

You should:
  • Include involvement in continued teaching and /or administration of teaching in the medical field
  • Include teaching that occurred for six (6) continuous months or longer at time of application
  • Include only teaching undertaken in the last three (3) years. Up to six (6) instances can be listed.
Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
  • Letter of Appreciation or Letter of Involvement from relevant organisation
  • Teaching roster
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Professional Development

You should:
  • Include only completed courses and workshops, including RACS skills courses such as CLEAR, ASSET etc. (Up to ten (10) instances can be listed)

Do not:  
  • List any course booked and/or paid for but not yet completed

Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
  • Certificate or Letter of Completion  

Unacceptable documentary evidence:  
  • Tax invoices or receipts

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(e.g. 1 week, 2 weeks, 5 days)
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Achievements

You should:
  • Include any awards, prizes or leadership roles (up to six (6) instances can be listed)
  • Leadership achievements must be from within the past ten (10) years
Do not:
  • Include Honors, Deans Honor roll, Distinctions, letters of appreciation or scholarships
Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
  • Certificate or Letter from awarding body
Unacceptable documentary evidence:  
  • Photos, or documents prepared by you

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RACS Examinations

You should:
  • List any RACS examinations you have completed at the time of application

Do not:
  • Include RACS courses such as ASSET (please include RACS courses under Professional Development)

Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
  • RACS transcript/letter

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Declaration