Fellowship Training in Australia and New Zealand


The General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Trauma Training Committee is responsible for the delivery of the PFET Program in Trauma Surgery in Australia, the accreditation of hospital posts, and the supervision and assessment of Post Fellowship Trainees.

The GSA Trauma Training Committee works in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma (ANZAST) and its Executive.

The PFET Program in Trauma Surgery is governed by GSA’s policies and procedures of Post Fellowship Education and Training.

Trauma is and will be carried out by General Surgeons across Australia. It is hoped that this more defined program will facilitate the training of highly specialised trauma surgeons.

GSA Trauma Training Committee  

The GSA Trauma Training Committee is the overseer of the PFET Program in Trauma Surgery, and reports directly to the GSA Board of Directors. Members of the Trauma Training Committee are required to be members of ANZAST but are not required to be a member of GSA. Below is a list of the current Training Committee Members.


Mr Dieter Weber, FRACS – General Surgery, Australia

Deputy Chair

Mr Zsolt Balogh, FRACS – Orthopaedic Surgery, Australia


Mr Joe Dawson, FRACS – General & Vascular Surgery, Australia


Dr Kate Martin, FRACS – General Surgery, Australia

Committee Members

Mr Ian Civil, FRACS – Vascular Surgery, New Zealand

Mr Ian Young, FRACS – Orthopaedic & Military Surgery, Australia

Mr Martin Wullschleger, FRACS – General Surgery, Australia

Mr Jeremy Hsu, FRACS – General Surgery, Australia

Mr Ash Taneja, FRACS – General Surgery, New Zealand

2019 Selection for 2020 Intake

Applications for 2019 Selection have now closed.

The 2019 Selection Guidelines along with all relevant forms, regulations and policies are available via the GSA website.

Selection Timeline

Selection opens: Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 12:00pm (AEDST)

Selection closes: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 12:00pm (AEDST)

Referee Reports sent out: Monday 8th April 2019

Referee Reports due back: Friday 19th April 2019

Notification of interviews: Monday 29th April 2019

Interviews: July 2019 (Sydney) TBC

To apply for the PFET Program in trauma Surgery, visit the GSA website.

2020 Training Fee

The GSA Board of Directors has approved the Training Fee of $2,500 (inc GST) for the 2020 PFET Program in Trauma Surgery.


For all Trauma training Program queries, please contact:


Elizabeth Pedersen
Executive Officer – PFET
General Surgeons Australia
Suite 15, 213 Greenhill Road

P +61 8 8274 3791
F +61 8 8373 7032
E liz.pedersen@generalsurgeons.com.au