Updated: 20 November 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact email@example.com with all enquiries or further information.
20 November 2019: The approved Selection Regulations for 2020 are published. See download link below.
Important changes to the 2020 selection regulations
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.
|Selection Registration Opens||Monday 6 January 2020 12:00pm AEDT|
|Selection Registration Closes||Monday 3 February 2020 5:00pm AEDT|
|Selection Application Opens||Wednesday 26 February 2020 12:00pm AEDT|
|Selection Application Closes||Wednesday 25 March 2020 12:00pm AEDT|
|Referee Reporting Opens||Wednesday 22 April 2020 AEST|
|Referee Reporting Closes||Wednesday 20 May 2020 5:00pm AEST|
|Announcement of Offers|
|New Zealand||Wednesday 1 July 2020|
|Australia (including bi-national programs)||Monday 27 July 2020|
|Last Date for Offers||Friday 13 November 2020|
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).
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