The objective of the PFET Program in Cerebrovascular Surgery is to provide competent independent specialist neurosurgeons with advanced procedural experience, knowledge and surgical skill relevant to the safe and effective treatment of complex cerebrovascular conditions. PFET Programs in Cerebrovascular can be limited to specific complex Cerebrovascular practice areas.
Duration, Structure and Fees
Each PFET Program position will have an advertised curriculum which complies with the minimum learning opportunities as outlined in the Regulations which can be downloaded below. PFET Programs are a minimum 12 months full time, or part time equivalent, and must include clinical, research, educational and administrative experience in the sub-specialty area.
An application fee is payable at the time of application. The annual registration fee for the first twelve month period is complimentary. Subsequent renewal of registration is available on an annual basis thereafter for PFET Programs running longer than twelve months. Application fees are revised annually.
Positions & Registrations
Fellows who gain employment in an accredited PFET position who are wishing to register for the PFET Program can do so via the link below. The NSA does not assist with Fellows with the employment process and there is no selection process for entry to the PFET Program itself. The selection occurs at the hospital level with appointment to accredited positions using hospital processes. Applications from eligible Fellows can be made at any time during the year.
It is important to note that there are eligibility criteria which applicants for the PFET Program must satisfy to be registered of which securing an accredited PFET position is only one. For the full eligibility requirements please review the Regulations which can be downloaded below.
Assessment & Completion
The assessment of performance of appropriately supervised experience in cerebrovascular surgery is fundamental to the advancement of the Fellow and the accreditation of the PFET Program. Each PFET position has an approved supervisor responsible for the supervision and assessment of the Fellow in that position.
The assessment process is outlined in detail in the Regulations available above and are summarised as:
- Completion of a Professional Performance Assessment (PPA) Report
- Completion of a Cumulative Logbook Summary (CLS) Report
- Demonstration of sufficient experience in complex cerebrovascular surgery
- Completion of a cerebrovascular research project suitable for publication and/or presentation in a peer reviewed journal or scientific meeting
- Submission of the PFET Program Completion Report (completed by the supervisor)
- Submission of the Post Fellowship Assessment Report
Accreditation of the PFET program and awarding of the Certificate is conditional on the submission of the required forms identified above in the manner prescribed within the time frames specified in the Regulations. If the objectives of the PFET Program have been satisfied the Fellow will be issued with a Certificate of Post Fellowship Education and Training.