The ACD uses a standardised process to ensure that trainee selection is transparent and equitable. The National Trainee Selection Procedure is based on the principles arising from the Medical Training Review Panel document on Trainee Selection in Australian Medical Colleges (The Brennan Report, January 1998) and is regularly reviewed to ensure it remains relevant and consistent.
The number of training positions available each year is dependent on:
Given these dependencies, it is not possible to predict with any certainty how many training positions will become available in one year. For this reason, the College cannot guarantee the number of entry positions that will be available in any one location in the following training year.
As a guide, entry numbers for training years in each Faculty are given in the following table:
The table below provides information on the percentage of applicants chosen from each group of applicants from a first application through to the fourth and subsequent ones.
The chances of being selected are not influenced by previous selection outcomes. All information provided in application forms, and in reference checking, is scrutinised afresh in competition with others for that year. As a consequence, shortlisting in one year does not guarantee shortlisting in the next.