Becoming a vascular surgeon

Training and education of future vascular surgeons is by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in conjunction with The Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS).

It is a five year Surgical Education and Training (SET) programme with year-long placements throughout both New Zealand and Australia.

Aspiring future trainees are required to do some time as non-training vascular registrars (as well as registrars in other specialties) to gain experience prior to applying for SET.

Many trainees will choose to embark on a fellowship year at the end of the formal SET programme prior to working as a vascular surgeon.

Further information on selection regulations (including minimum requirements), CV scoring guidelines, key dates and other important information can be found directly on the ANZSVS website here.