Speciality Training

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Physician Training

St Vincent’s is part of the Compass6 Consortium for Basic Physician Training. Trainees are part of an active training and preparation program that offers a range of tutorials, mentoring programs, study groups and intensive preparation for both written and oral RACP exams.

This training program has seen St Vincent’s gain the reputation as the most successful physician training program in Australasia for the last 10 years.

St Vincent’s also offers a comprehensive range of specialties for advanced training


Surgical Training

St Vincent’s offers a wide range of SET programs for trainees. We have a sound reputation in the preparation of trainees for exams and a dynamic surgical research program.

Surgeons at St Vincent’s are active in teaching and research and offer trainees excellent opportunities. Results in exams for surgical training over the past 5 years have been outstanding.

Anaesthetics Training

St Vincent's Anaesthetic Registrar training is considered to be one of the best in Australia. Our pass rate for the final FANZCA has been 100% in 12 of the last 15 years. Prizes for the best Australasian candidate have been awarded to a St Vincent's trained regsitrar 4 times for the primary FANZCA and 4 times for the final FANZCA in the past 14 years.


The department runs continuing medical education workshops for the Anaesthetic community and departmental meetings which are of a very high standard. Members of the department give an average of 10 international, 6 national and 6 local conference presentations each year.

Emergency Medicine Training

With a comprehensive list of internal and external rotations, St Vincent’s provides a wide range of opportunities for Emergency Medicine Registrar training.


Protected teaching time for registrars allows for weekly education sessions that include general emergency medicine issues and specific exam preparation sessions. Access to simulation-based training is facilitated by Emergency Physician involvement in the hospital’s simulation centre while the Emergency Department’s research centre assists registrars with their 4.10 projects.


As a result, St Vincent’s emergency registrars have been very successful at ACEM primary and fellowship exams.

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