Updated: 13 November 2018
Trainees for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are selected on a competitive basis. Strict eligibility criteria apply and are published annually on The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) website. The P&RS Regulations for Selection are subject to annual review, and are published on this page each November.
All enquiries must be sent in writing to email@example.com.
20 September 2018: Selection timelines published – see below.
8 October 2018: RACS Clinical Examination transitions to a minimum eligibility requirement for the 2021 selection round (2022 intake).
29 October 2018: RACS Censor in Chief has approved an extension to the publication deadline of 1 November for next year’s selection regulations. The approved regulations will be published as soon as possible.
13 November 2018: The 2019 Selection Regulations were approved on 12 Nov. 2018. Published below!
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Selection Initiative
One training position will be reserved to support selection opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) selection candidates in 2019. Such a candidate must achieve the minimum standard for selection. More information is available from RACS and in section 4 of the current Selection Regulations. (Also refer to the Australian Medical Council’s accreditation standard 7.1.3.)
RACS Clinical Examination – future minimum eligibility requirement
In 2021 (for the 2022 intake), the RACS Clinical Examination will become a minimum eligibility requirement for selection into Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Contact RACS Examination Department for more information on examination dates, locations and costs.
All applicants will be charged a non-refundable application processing fee which must be paid at the time of application.
The 2019 fee is $828.00 (in GST).
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