Generic Surgical Sciences Exam Training


This CTEC course is geared towards maximising knowledge for preparation for The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE). The GSSE Training Course will provide committed candidates with a thorough grounding to complement their own personal efforts in preparing for entry to surgical training.  It has been designed to improve knowledge, understanding and application of anatomy, physiology and pathology as it pertains to surgical training.  The interaction offered during this course will provide a valuable forum to exchange knowledge and ideas and offer perspectives unique to this area of medicine.


The GSSE Training Course has been Accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.


Suitable for

Western Australian Junior Doctors and SET Trainee exam candidates will be considered upon application for entry to the course. Applicants must have current and valid medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia or Medical Council of New Zealand. Applications will be ranked and the top 20 candidates will be invited to attend. This course is not recommended for Interns.


Please note course convenors, content and dates may be subject to change.


Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf
Professor of Surgical Education
Director, CTEC



Associate Professor Chris Hemmings
Clinical Director of Anatomic Pathology (WA)
Head of Molecular Oncology Division, St John of God Pathology

Mr Dieter Weber
Trauma and General Surgeon
Royal Perth Hospital
Clinical Senior Lecturer
The University of Western Australia

2018 Fee

To be advised.

"The lecturers were very knowledgeable, topics were presented well and in a way that was relevant to passing the GSSE."
2016 Course Participant

"Practice exams were very useful in identifying my knowledge and weaknesses in each area and to help me focus my study time."
2016 Course Participant


For further information contact:

Lee McGuckin
GSSE Course Coordinator
T (0)8 6488 8044


Course content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances

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