Updated: 24 March 2020
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.
A message from the Board Chair, William Blake FRACS
24 March 2020
Dear Selection Applicants
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has decided to suspend all applications for selection into specialty surgical training programs until further notice.
The current selection process will close with immediate effect. Any candidates who has already paid the ASPS application fee will be refunded accordingly.
Please contact Jennifer Nesini in a couple weeks if the refund has not been remitted.
Mr William Blake FRACS
Australian Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with all inquiries or further information.
20 November 2019: The approved Selection Regulations for 2020 are published. See download link below.
Important changes to selection regulations in 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Selection Initiative
One training position is reserved to support selection opportunities for candidates who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) and who reach the minimum standard for selection.
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 activities are postponed.
All applicants will be charged a non-refundable application processing fee which must be paid at the time of application.
The 2020 fee is $828.00 (in GST). All applicants will be refunded the selection fee.
Should the SET application process raise difficulties for you or feeling that you do not know how to deal with, ASPS suggests you to seek out support and advice from these or other related organisations.
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