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Senior Paediatric Surgical Registrar, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne is a leading provider of specialist public health services for children and adolescents and is the major specialist Paediatric hospital in the state of Victoria, caring for children from Tasmania and southern New South Wales as well as other states around Australia and overseas. RCH has an international reputation as a centre of clinical excellence and is a state-wide teaching, training and research hospital providing quaternary child and adolescent health services. 

Applications are now open for international applicants for senior surgical registrar positions in the Department of Paediatric Surgery. These positions have the opportunity to be involved in a range of paediatric surgical specialities including colorectal, trauma, burns, urology, oncology, hepatobiliary, thoracic and transplant surgery. There is also involvement in general paediatric surgical care including all neonatal surgical conditions. Working within one of the busiest paediatric surgical services in Australasia, the role of senior surgical registrar is a demanding one but provides great exposure to a wide variety of paediatric surgical conditions and an opportunity to greatly enhance one’s surgical training. This is a great platform for future paediatric surgeons and urologists.

The positions run from August 2020 or October 2020 for a 12 month period. They are most suitable for a senior trainee, ideally in the year prior or immediately after Fellowship examination. They are not suitable for established consultants or junior trainees.

Applications will only be received through the RCH careers website 

Applications close on Friday May 10th, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be subsequently interviewed utilizing video conference software.

Information on the Department and the experiences of previous international trainees may be found at

If any further information is required on the nature of the position, please contact 

Mr Michael Nightingale

Paediatric Surgeon
Department Of Paediatric Surgery
The Royal Children’s Hospital

Telephone +61 3 9345 5801
[email protected]

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