Becoming an AOA Trainee



Successful applicants for the 2021 intake

Congratulations to the successful applicants for the 2021 intake of the AOA 21 Training Program.

NSW Northside
Alexander Constantinidis
Aneesh Dave
Jason Fletcher
Sachin Kher
Ali Moaaz
Taimoor Sehgol
Sarah Shumborski
Benjamin Woods

NSW Southside
Jizhou Cheng
Stuart Ferguson
Andrew Ham
Jiun-Lih (Jerry) Lin
Daniel Park
Kristin Twibill
Eric Yelf
Daniel Youlden

NSW Newcastle
Ellery Clugston
Robert Cooper
Ethan Fraser
Nitin Kankarla
Maya Keeka
Drew Tarrant

QLD

Subash Balakrishnan
Thomas Crookes
Heng Kan
Hannah Kennelly
Giuseppe Pastore
Paul Tuckett
Natasha Van Zyl

SA/NT
Daniel George
Mariana Rego
Miruthulan Thayaparan
VIC/TAS
Alexandra Brown
Filip Cosic
Daniel Epstein
Nathan Kirzner
Edward Pascoe
Andrew Philpott

WA
Caitlin Chidlow
Daniel McCurdy
Emma Sorensen
Georgina Waters

AOA 21 Training Program selection regulations for the 2021 intake

Regulations for the 2021 AOA 21 Training Program intake are now available. To download the Regulations, please click the link below.

2021 Training Program Selection Regulations

Amendments to the Regulations for Selection to the AOA 21 Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery for the 2021 Intake

COVID-19 restrictions have significantly impacted many aspects of the AOA 21 Training Program, including the annual selection process. For the purpose of enabling selection to the AOA 21 Training Program under COVID-19 conditions, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has approved amendments to be included in the Regulations for Selection to the AOA 21 Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery for 2021 (the Regulations). For details of the approved amendments, please click here

Please be advised that the Selection Regulations change on an annual basis. It is imperative that applicants read the Regulations as well as supporting documentation in detail. Incomplete or incorrect applications may result in ineligibility or failure to progress through the selection process.

If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Regulations, please check our Frequently Asked Questions

First round offers will be released on Friday 6 November.


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 2021 have now closed.


AOA 21 Training Program selection enquiries


All enquiries must be sent in writing to selection@aoa.org.au

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