Becoming an AOA Trainee

Successful applicants for the 2022 intake

Congratulations to the successful applicants for the 2022 intake of the AOA 21 Training Program.

NSW Northside
Vincent An
Michael Kale
Myles Knapman
Brian Le
Karen Muller
NSW Southside
Sunna Bae
Adelle Bagster
James McMahon
Lauren O’Rourke 
Thomas Ryan
Matthew Schwass
Kristen Thompson

NSW Newcastle
Andrew Caterson
Gunar Daniel
Nishan Gaganathan
David Graan

Brady Bonner
Angus Crombie
Gareth Davies
Jonathan Davies
Conor Gouk
Stewart Howard
Ivana-Alexandra Jovanovic
Fionnuala Kelly
Garrett Malayko
Patrick O'Connor
Samuel Scaife
Nicholas Wing

Matthias Lu
David Morris
Jack Richards
Ashwath Sachchithanantham
Andrew Aylett
Jacob Bock
Amy Coates
James Drummond
Catherine Guest
Muqtasid Hussaini
Stephanus Kruger
Jack Lahy
Christopher Stokes
Christopher Stubbe
Wesley Teoh
Lachlan Wight
Bill Zhang
Kieran Bochat
Steven Cecchi
Thomas Christiner
Jonathan Coward
Adam Lawless
May Soo

AOA 21 Training Program selection regulations for the 2023 intake

Regulations for the 2023 AOA 21 Training Program intake are now available. To download the Regulations, please click the link below.

2023 Training Program Selection Regulations

If you have any questions regarding the 2023 Regulations, please check our Frequently Asked Questions

Far North Queensland (FNQ) rural training rotation pathway

Applicants who select Queensland as their primary or secondary preference will have the opportunity to indicate an interest in being considered for the Far North Queensland (FNQ) rural training rotation pathway. Find out more via the information sheet.

How to apply to the AOA 21 Training Program

Application to the AOA 21 Training Program is a two-stage process:

1.  Registration with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

RACS assesses each registrant against generic eligibility requirements which are common across all surgical specialties. Information on registration can be found on the RACS website.

2.  Apply to the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

AOA 21 Training Program selection applications for 2023 will open on Wednesday 2 March 2022.


AOA 21 Training Program selection enquiries

All enquiries must be sent in writing to

Only enquiries lodged through this email address will be accepted. Phone enquiries will not be accepted.