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Career Pathways Guide



Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

College website

Entry Requirements

Australian or New Zealand Permanent Resident or Citizen
General medical registration
Completion of PGY2
Completion of the RACS Hand Hygiene Learning Module

What is it?

Urology is the medical specialty dedicated to the treatment of men, women and children with problems involving the kidney, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs. These conditions include cancer, stones, infection, incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor problems.  Urologists prescribe and administer medications and perform surgical procedures in the treatment of disease or injury. Urology is a challenging, innovative and technologically advanced surgical subspecialty.


Initial Application Cycle

January - March

Application Cycle Details

Stage 1: Selection Registration
Opens: January
Closes: February

Stage 2: Selection Application
Opens: March
Closes: April

Stage 3: Referee Reports Collected
April - May

Stage 4: Interviews

Stage 5: Announcement of Offers

Application Cost

$1,000 - $1,499

Detailed Cost

Selection Registration Fee: AUD $530

Selection Processing Fee: AUD $815

Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) Fee: AUD $4,155

College SET Fee: AUD $3,275

Specialty SET Fee: AUD $5,166

Total training time



Training requirements

TOTAL: 6 years (full-time) sequential training in Urology

Number of assessments per annum

< 5

Assessment details

Generic Surgical Science Examination (SET 1 / 2)

General Clinical Examination (SET 1 / 2)

Surgical Science Urology Examination (SET 3/ 4)

Fellowship Examination (SET 5/ 6)

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