Fellowships

The Australian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery together with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons provide information on fellowships within Australia and abroad. Fellowships listed here are neither directly nor indirectly endorsed by the Board or ASPS. This list is not exhaustive.

For more information about each Fellowship listed on this page, please contact the relevant institution directly.

Requests to list fellowship information should be sent to ASPS using the Contact Us form.

Reconstructive Surgery Fellowships

Perth international plastic and reconstructive fellowship

The PIPRS fellowship is an established 6 or 12 month fellowship program open to overseas plastic surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Western Australia. Based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands, this position is intended for recently qualified plastic surgeons or final year plastic surgery trainees who are seeking additional training in reconstructive surgery.

Together with the local senior trainee, the fellow will be leading the day to day management of the plastic surgery unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. In many cases, he/she will be expected to be the primary operating surgeon. The fellow will also be encouraged to supervise and teach the junior surgical registrars in the unit. On call is on average, a 1 in 5 rota covering Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital only. Research and publications are encouraged but not essential. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in the regular consultant led teaching sessions, a program which is recognised as one of the most intensive in the nation.

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Facial Surgical Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

We are now inviting applications for the fellowship position, which is supervised by A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng. The fellowship is designed for ambitious candidates who intend to pursue subspecialized training in complex ablative and reconstructive (microsurgical and non-microsurgical) surgery of the face, management of regional nodal basins including sentinel node biopsy for melanoma, parotidectomy and neck dissection, and facial nerve surgery.

The position is based at the Head and Neck Cancer Service at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Center, but the Fellow is also expected to participate in activities at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Plastic Surgery Department and the Melanoma Institute of Australia.

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For queries about the Fellowship, please contact A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng – sydney.chng@sydney.edu.au

For more detailed description of the fellowship experience, please click here or contact immediate former Fellows:

  • Dr Margot Den Hondt – margot_dh@hotmail.com
  • Dr Jia Miin Yip – jiamiin@gmail.com

We Invite Expressions of Interest Burns Fellowship Alfred Hospital

The Australian mainland state of Victoria has a population of more than 6 million people. The Victorian Adult Burns Services at The Alfred Hospital is the state – wide provider of burns care for all adults with complex major burn injuries in Victoria, as well as many people with less severe burns. In addition, we provide education and training for rural and regional clinicians involved in caring for burn – injured patients, and collaborate with community and industry groups on burn awareness campaigns and to provide first aid education and training.

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CV’s and enquiries to: Ms Tracey Petrie, e-mail t.petrie@alfred.org.au or telephone 03 9076 3626.


Provisional Fellow at Sydney Children’s Hospital

Due to COVID-19 and the changes to college requirements during the pandemic, NSW Health may make changes to the recruitment process. Formal interviews may be conducted electronically rather than face to face however, candidates will be notified as soon as practical of any changes.

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, within The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, provides a wide range of surgical services to children, including cleft and craniofacial surgery as well as the management of trauma and burns.

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Senior Fellow at Fiona Stanley Hospital

We are looking for a Senior Fellow at Fiona Stanley Hospital starting either August 2020 or February 2021. The Fellow’s role includes supervising junior staff including 4 registrars. The incumbent will gain considerable experience in Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and Breast Reconstructive Surgery with one day a week dedicated to Cosmetic Surgery Exposure. Any candidates who are interested should contact Dr Tim Cooper at timcpr1@gmail.com.


Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship

The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is offering a one year clinical Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship. The position is open to qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Victoria. The Unit specialises in microsurgical reconstruction for breast, head & neck cancer and lower limb trauma. The Unit also manages a large number of general plastic surgery cases, including elective and post-traumatic hand and wrist surgery, facial trauma, brachial plexus injuries, melanoma and provides a broad reconstructive service to all specialties. There are more than 2,000 surgical procedures performed a year including 200+ free flaps. The Fellow is required to participate in 2-3 major head & neck lists and 1-2 breast reconstruction lists per week. The case load will also include emergency surgery and elective general plastic surgery lists. The Fellow will attend outpatient clinics and contribute to the management of inpatients.

Appointments are for 12 months from September 2021 through to August 2022.

Applications open: 12th April 2021
Applications close: 25th June 2021
Interviews: week beginning 5th July (via Zoom)
Job offer: TBC

A full position description can be obtained by contacting the unit secretary on: PlasticsAdmin@mh.org.au


Fellow Position, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A 12 month position at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide for a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery commencing August 2020.  The position is not sub-specialty specific but gives exposure to a wide range of elective and emergency plastic surgery activity including breast reconstruction, hands, paediatric, facial fractures, abdominoplasty and breast reduction, free flap reconstructions and head and neck cancer.  Flinders Medical Centre is a University Teaching Hospital and the unit consists of 9 consultants, 4 registrars and 5 junior doctors.

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Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

The Australian Craniofacial Unit has 2 fellowship positions each year available. These positions are open to both Australian and overseas surgeons and offer broad experience in all aspects of craniomaxillofacial surgery.

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Aesthetic Fellowships

ASAPS Fellowship program

The ASAPS Fellowship program has been developed to expand on the pre‐Fellowship training
in aesthetic surgery that is an integral part of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training. This
allows sub‐specialisation in an area of interest such as breast surgery, facial surgery,
rhinoplasty surgery, body contouring surgery. At the end of the College training we would like
to offer our graduates the option to learn and compliment their aesthetic knowledge and
skills by doing a fellowship. Fellowships are supported by our industry partners in the form of
scholarships to augment the stipend for these fellowships. The following fellowships are
currently available, although timing is subject to availability. They are all for 6 months and
some are run by individuals and some by a group of surgeons.

Please contact Suzane Ali at the ASAPS office for further information with regards to
application and funding for these fellowships. p: 02 9437 0495  e: sali@asaps.org.au

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The Breast Academy Fellowship program

Six to Twelve month fellowships allowing sub-specialisation in the area of breast surgery.

All program applicants must have successfully completed the FRACS (plastics) or its equivalent.

The principles of the Breast Academy are to advocate for aesthetic breast surgery to be performed by well-trained and qualified plastic surgeons in Australia with appropriate follow-up care.  Fellows will be expected to adopt this ethos and carry it forward into their careers as surgeons and teachers sharing their knowledge where appropriate.

Dr Layt and Dr Stradwick are available to discuss any aspects of the program with interested surgeons.

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Plastic Surgery Fellow

Aesthetic Surgery

USA – ASAPS International Fellowship Program

The American Aesthetic Society’s International Fellowship Program was established in 2009. The programs endeavour is to enhance the aesthetic education of young plastic surgeons abroad and promote international exchange of information relating to aesthetic plastic surgery.

Deadline: Application available 1 September 2020

Read more for the eligibility requirements and application form.


American ASAPS Endorsed Fellowships

ASAPS Endorsed Fellowships are all one year programs which focus on the breadth of aesthetic plastic surgery. All programs adhere to the ASAPS Endorsed Fellowship Recommended Curriculum and participate in SF Match. Fellows are not permitted to contact ASAPS Endorsed Fellowship Programs regarding the 2021 Match. To apply please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/.

Read more about application and curriculum guidelines.


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