Updated: 5 April 2019
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.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re eligible to apply for instructions to access to the application platform.
20 September 2018: Selection timelines published – see below.
8 October: RACS Clinical Examination transitions to a minimum eligibility requirement for the 2021 selection round.
29 October: 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: The 2019 Selection Regulations were approved on 12 Nov. 2018. Published below!
15 February 2019: Eligible candidates were emailed notification of their eligibility to apply for selection.
22 February: 2019 Selection Referee Contact spreadsheet published (see below to download).
27 February: Applications for selection are open!
15 March: Scheduled maintenance planned for 6:30am-8:30am AEDT on Sunday 17 March. Applications will not be accessible during this time.
5 April: Interview dates announced.
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.
* The June 2019 RACS Clinical Examination date clashes with one of the selection interview dates being Saturday 22 June 2019. The CE is not a prerequisite for selection in 2019.
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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